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(Some DJ)   In 1956 you could get the optional record player in a Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge or Plymouth (w/ bonus video)   ( blog.allstate.com) divider line
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2012-07-25 06:01:21 PM  
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buckler: MonkeyAngst: Lando Lincoln: buckler: Lando Lincoln: buckler: cptjeff: notmtwain: // I guess the needle would skip a lot less if the record pressed down on it.

I was wondering how they addressed that...

I was thinking it must have had some kind of spring-pressure contact with the record to avoid skipping when the car went over bumps and such.

You guys are way over-thinking this.

The record players were not for use when the car was being driven.

Just for use at Makeout Rock, ya think?

Exactly. Those cars had some REALLY big back seats. Ooh yeah.

But with a record player that played only singles, dudes back then must not have had a lot of staying power.

/seriously, how did ANYONE get laid in the age of vinyl?

I was thinking that, too. Back then you got what? Maybe two minutes of song before changing the 45?

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2012-07-25 05:16:25 PM  
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You youngsters have NO IDEA what a godsend portable music like 8 tracks and cassettes were. Radio wasn't terrible back then but for the first time you could decide what you wanted to listen to. I still love cassettes but i don't miss 8 tracks at all. It was always a lousy format but it was the first practical car system so I will always remember it fondly.
2012-07-25 04:14:17 PM  
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That would have to be the ultimate test of how smooth your car drives.
2012-07-25 04:12:30 PM  
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I don't think you want to keep records in your car on a hot summer day.
2012-07-25 01:01:09 PM  
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That's pretty damn groovy. I'm not really into cars but I'm doing a little coveting right now.
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