Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Musings.

Today it was warmer, in the 30's when we got up, coffee was good and Rigg's was raring to go again. I hope we do see 60 degree's on Friday like they are saying as I have a couple of projects in the garage and out side I would like to take care of.

I sent some of my blogger friend's a request to join Skype with us. I know some who are a little bit hesitate to give up any of their privacy, and I respect that, I will assure all that I will only call someone if I can make a previous appointment by private e-mail, so that a call is expected. I really like being able to use Skype with my calls to family and think it would be a nice extension to friend's, even the ones I haven't met in person yet. Our Skype name is SamandDonnaWeibel, Dardenne Prairie MO. The contact search engine in Skype leaves a lot to be desired, so if it doesn't pop up, and you have my e-mail address try that. I think it would also come in handy if I find ourselves in the same area and want to contact someone to meet it would certainly add another form of communication, Maybe I am just amazed at the technology, but it reminds me so much of Dick Tracy's, wrist radio, remember that.. If you want to be added and I didn't have a way to include you in my search just use the Skype name above.

A long while back I posted pictures of some of the cars we have had over the years, but I couldn't locate one of my favorites, Donna's 1971 Mustang Mach 1. This car was a real road burner, I remember talking one of the cops I worked with into timing me with the radar on a straight stretch of interstate highway, If I remember right he locked it in at 116 mph. We took a picture of the readout. Wish I had the picture and the car today.

Donna & 71 Mach 1in 1978

             Donna & the Mach 1 in about 1979.

This is the only car I ever drove that I never did know how fast it would go, the speedometer went to 150mph so one day I decided to see what it would do on a long straight stretch. At about 140 it started to feel light on the wheels and do that little dance that aircraft do right before they get airborne. You could feel it in your seat. I knew that was as fast I wanted go and let off. Was it foolish, sure, but your only young and immortal once in life.

Don't know how fast Donna ever got it up to. But I'm pretty sure I have her beat. All my cop buddies got a chance to drive it at least once.

Don't know if I ever told her about those speeds so I will probably catch hell when she reads this. I know I did when my buddy John let it slip at a pizza party how we did 100 mph on our Harleys, she almost put mine up for sale.

Speaking of Donna she has the Restaurant duty tonight and then tomorrow Andy & Sadie will be home so it will be controlled chaos again around the Weeb Ranch.

Look's like my friend Rick, RICK & PAULETTES RV TRAVELS, got started this morning for their trip south to Palm Springs. I'm pretty sure he will keep his speed down in the sensible sixties. Hope they have dry roads and following seas & winds.

That's about it for today. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. Just in case Donna doesn't give it to you, I will. Shame on you, Sam, for breaking the speed limit! And this from a police officer??? :)

  2. Sweet ride Sam. I bet you wish you had that back.

    When I think back to some of the stunts my buddies and I pulled it's a wonder any of us lived this long.


  3. When we met, Dennis had a 1967 Chevelle 327 with a 4 speed, and I had a 1966 Chevelle convertible...yellow...Now those were the days!!!!!

  4. can you say 'busted'!!..you know of course that this will be one post that Donna will read because you don't want her too..
    "mach six with your hair on fire!!"

  5. Back then, I worked for a tire company in the summers, and the problem was the tires were never designed for those speeds. They went out of round and got wrinkles infront of where they met the road.
    I'm sure you were wise to let up, as one of the tires could have let go at any time. We used to mount them on a test jig and run them until they exploded, and somewhere about 150 was all they could ever do.

    The mach 1 was a cool ride back then to be sure!

  6. I would have loved to have driven a few of my old cars up over 100 mph when I was much younger - only I couldn't! Too many cops around with radar guns to give tickets!!

    We had a good first travel day, no probs and good weather.

  7. tsk, tsk...

    what a bad example for a cop to set! now you know the pad would have come out faster than a speeding bullet for any other boys doin' that!!!!

    go, Donna go....