Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Patio Boat first: a correction!

Well, whaddya know. Somebody wrote in to correct my mistake in incorrectly identifying the owner/creator of an extremely cool Gremlin in my post about the Gremlins I saw at this winter's Detroit Autorama.

I believe this to be the first correction I've had to make in more than 600 posts. Sadly, I suspect that is more a comment on my lack of readership than the razor-sharp accuracy of my writing. (Admittedly, Monique has complained loudly about me calling Katie the Beagle a "fat beagle" in these parts But since a photo of that pudgy little bucket of furry love shows up at #35 on the list of images Google brings back for the phrase "fat beagle", who am I to argue with the geniuses at Google?)

In any event, I made the correction and threw a little Edit box down at the bottom of the post, as such:

[Edit: This post was corrected to show that Ray Lewis, Jr., was the actual owner/creator of the burgundy Gremlin. My apologies to Mr. Lewis and his inexplicably awesome Gremlin for the misattribution.]

I also reckoned I'd make an actual post with the correction included because ... well, I hate corrections that slink in the back door at the bottom of a post. So here it is, loudly proclaimed to my ever-dwindling blog readership. What you should really all do is click on the link to the post and check out that car. It's awesome.

Ahhh, if only all my mistakes were that easy to correct.


  1. Hey John- Your post about Pacers reminds me of something that happened when I was living in Michigan. The humble Pacer was best in show at the Dream Cruise! I couldn't find a picture of it, although I remember seeing it in the Free Press at the time.
    If you have a subscription to freep you might be able to get farther in seeing this article than I could.
    (from the freep archives, online)
    Detroit Free Press - Detroit, Mich.
    Subjects: Automobile industry
    Author: Creager, Ellen
    Date: Aug 13, 2000
    Start Page: K.1
    Section: FEATURES
    Still awaiting my first ride in a Pacer--

  2. I was tempted by this '76 Pacer that went up for auction last month. But believe it or not, it went for twice what I paid for the Jag.

  3. Oops. Forgot to include the link: