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Pimp your ride, Tom Wolfe showed you how it's done.

post #1 of 38
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Here's a NYT article on how Wolfe pimped his ride, with matching spats no less.

How would you pimp your ride to reflect your sartorial inclination?
post #2 of 38
Well, the word 'pimp' certainly seems to fit. That's one expression of vanity that deserves a bonfire of its own.
post #3 of 38
I would have suspected Tom Wolfe would drive a vintage auto instead of something tacky like that.
post #4 of 38
But then it wouldn't have power windows.
post #5 of 38
What is the car, anyway? I have a colleague--all vintage clothing all the time--and he drives a Chrysler 300. As soon as I saw it pull up one day I knew it had to be his. It has a very vintage feel to it. And, yes, it has power windows.

bob
post #6 of 38
Who wants power windows when you can have craftsmanship? Besides, Tom Wolfe uses a typewriter. It appears to be a Cadillac.
post #7 of 38
It's a Cadillac, and an ugly one at that. Modern cadillacs are completely devoid of the post-WW2 era culture that makes the brand attractive.
post #8 of 38
I have to say I kinda like new Cadillacs. The one Mr. Wolfe has up there is the DTS. It does has a pimpy vibe, which is the largest part of it's appeal to me. I would love to have a black one with a custom white leather interior.
post #9 of 38
Maybe he likes power steering and that Northstar system.
post #10 of 38
How can that ersatz bit of, to paraphrase Norma Desmond, spit and chrome compare with this:

post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
How can that ersatz bit of, to paraphrase Norma Desmond, spit and chrome compare with this:

There's no way that car has the Northstar system.
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Manton
There's no way that car has the Northstar system.
It has an aesthetic system which is infintely better than Bluetooth Northstar/Blueberry/Palm Pilot Ipod system.
post #13 of 38
Tom never ceases to amaze.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
It has an aesthetic system which is infintely better than Bluetooth Northstar/Blueberry/Palm Pilot Ipod system.
Better says you. Wolfe may value the Northstar system more. Since it's his car, he should get to choose.

I think you meant "Blackberry."
post #15 of 38
He lost his style, in the car.
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