Day 77

The coolest car I’ve seen so far!

June 11th, 2010


  1. Craig... (Yeah, From NC!) says:

    I was looking up Rothsay Minn and saw there are 2 spellings one with and E RothEsay and then I saw (no E) so I guess it’s correct, MATT.. LOOK AT THE LARGE ASS-ED TURKEY YOU MISSED HERE (on the main page) and also near the bottom the name of the power company is “Otter Tail Power Company”!
    wahaha I swear, you’ll get a kick outta it!

  2. Karen Too says:

    I believe that is a prairie chicken, not a turkey, especially since the slogan for Rothsay is “So Much More than a Big Chicken,” and because they claim to be the “Prairie Chicken Capital of Minnesota.”

    Great link, Craig; thanks.

    • Craig... (Yeah, From NC!) says:

      hehe chicken!? With that tail!?? WHOA!
      I’d hate to see what the turkeys look like then!
      Thanks Karen..
      Prairie chickens are they original recipe or extra crispy.. I’ve never seen one here in NC?

  3. Karen Too says:


    Matt, I agree about the car.

    By the way, I can’t believe you are so close to North Dakota already!

  4. Jeff says:

    Oh yes a prairie can tell by the throat sacks that they use to get a mate. They are inflated as we speak. so praytell….what you think is a street dance…..

    North Dakota or bust….I think today should be the day…looks only to be 10 or 13 miles. My personal favorite wakling distance. Peace and keep a step ahead of the other.

  5. Thomas says:

    Limos like that were real common airport shuttles back in the 60s. Haven’t seen one since about then.

  6. John in Redford says:

    Just for you car buff’s – that stretch is a Checker cab which was made in Kalamazoo Michigan. They also made Jeep’s during WW II.

    • Anna One says:

      I recently watched the PBS series “America: The Story of Us.” In the WWII segment I learned that the US made 100,000 General Purpose vehicles, or GPs. Does anyone know how the name segued to Jeep?

      • I believe they told us that in the story on the show. I watched it to, every episode, and found it very interesting as well as informative. I am so bad at history but this was so good, I loved it. Try to re-watch that part about the GPs and they tell you about it. I’m almost certain they did.

        • Stephen says:

          Here’s another one of the explanations for the name Jeep, other than the common reference related to it being a GP (general purpose) vehicle. Rumour has it that it was based on a cartoon character from the Popeye comic strip in the 1930’s that was known as Eugene the Jeep. This little guy was from another dimension and was blessed with the ability to go anywhere and do anything…. something like Matt!

  7. Sven says:

    You’ll soon see why I laugh when people say Norwegians came to Minnesota because it’s like Norway. The land east of Fargo has an elevation change of 1 foot per mile. There is not much of a valley in the red river valley.

  8. Andrew in VT says:

    A Checker Marathon “stretch” wagon! Rare!

  9. Jason says:

    If I had my wager – I would say that that vehicle was a mid 60’s Checker Cab Limousine. I drove one once as a promotion item for the Kalamazoo Gazette (The checker cab company was in Kalamazoo, MI) and recognized it.

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