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Maureen Lang

Though I can't recall one "car" song he's ever recorded, I would truly be remiss without posting a link to Doc Watson, whose music is always included in the mix cd playing over the loudspeakers at Mason's Cruise-In:

Sweet Georgia Brown, Black Mountain Rag- Doc & Merle Watson
(youtube vid includes lovely photos of NC, Doc's home state)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgcvNBnHW5s

Johnny

I enjoyed reading both the current and background posts on the Masons family. May I put in a plug for nearby Greenville, the home of Falls Park on the Reedy and Shoeless Joe Jackson?

Maureen Lang

Johnny,

Greenville is a lovely city- have visited there several times. Let's also mention that 1925 Art Deco wonder in downtown Greenville, the Poinsett Hotel (now Westin Poinsett). Sitting on the Poinsett mezzanine looking down into the lobby is a trip back in time:

http://www.westinpoinsettgreenville.com/gallery

Kiwi

I remember Jerry Mason well from the Fast and Furious we shopped together in Miami. Thanks for reminding me of his generosity to this grease monkey and his family.

Maureen Lang

Kiwi,

I also remember Jerry from that F&F location, but the 1st time I really got a chance to talk at length with him was during one memorable lunch you might recall at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in Baton Rouge. Jerry's one of those quiet forces for good in this world.

D.W.

Nice post, Maureen. Thank you for sending me the link. Here are two more songs for your car list, one's a real oldie.

The Car Song by Woody Guthrie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDtFdnn9oQ
Fast Car by Tracy Chapman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orv_F2HV4gk

D.W.

Maureen Lang

Thanks, D.W.

12/2/09- as promised, more photos of the '09 Mason's Cruise In sent in by this year's participants have been added to the post.

Tom

Super seje biler :)

Maureen Lang

I had to use Google translate, Tom, but yes indeedy, they really are very cool cars! Thanks for posting here at TA.

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