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Dude, it's always 9:30 somewhere. Have at it.
I already have. Burrrppppppppp.
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Originally Posted by mcbear View Post
Those numbers don't add up, even using 1960 as the base.

Vehicle Technologies Program: Fact #364: March 21, 2005 Historical Gas Prices, 1919–2004

It calculates for up to 2004 which, at the time was the highest [besides 1981] price for gas when adjusted for inflation.

Using 2005 dollar as the base, 1963 era gas was $1.95 per gallon. That is an inflation adjusted number. Current [for the time] dollars was $0.30 for regular. And in the 60s there were constant "Gas Wars" that took prices down to $.19.
Seems you didn't take the next step and compare to disposable income.

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Originally Posted by Marsden View Post
Dude, it's always 9:30 somewhere. Have at it.
Well...technically, give or take nearly thirty minutes or so...more or less.

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