Q: TV Quiz Program
A: I won my 1967 Firebird convertible on a tv quiz program, still runs Great!–your site has been fun traveling thru.
You ask me to respond many months ago on the “hows and whys” of winning a new l967 Firebird Convertible but I can not think of anything witty or cute to say.
Simply, I know that I am an extremely lucky person in many aspects of life though I have never won the lottery! Did make two birdies on the golf course today– a first for my two years of play!
In l966 or early 1967 this Texas family (my husband, six month old and I) resided in NYC for a six month period. While my husband worked I enjoyed the “Big City” life; Subways; unbelievable traffic; sight seeing and of course live taping of TV programs.
Bill Cullen, a popular TV personality of the 60’s hosted a game show called “Eye Guess”. It was sheer luck to be picked from the audience (ie Price is Right type of odds). Then it was luck to beat my Dentist opponent by answering inane not intellectual questions. As winner I began to pick hidden prizes and If I could pick seven in a row with out finding a stop sign the bonus car was mine. History was made.
My father suggested I ask for delivery to be made in Texas since I would not have liked driving it home. The powers that be even let me designate the dealership in San Antonio where my father knew most of the dealers. Tyndale Pontiac allowed me to pick the color and add any options at cost–thus I added a lot including a Power Top and Air conditioning which was not usual in convertibles in those prehistoric days. My choice of colors was butternut yellow with back top and interior.
The baby with me in NYC is now 33 and working on her Ph.D in Accounting Systems. She certainly enjoyed driving it to high school and parking it amongst the BMW’s etc etc. Four children in all drove it to high school but finally I get to drive it to the golf courses around town–parking again next to the Beamers; Jags; Caddies or Town Cars it stands proud.
Inevitable men ask about it; the condition; the history; the sales price, some men even beg me to set a price. Notes are always left on it for me to call if I am interested in selling–but honestly it has given me joy all these years there is no amount of money that could replace it. I wouldn’t think of selling for $l0,000; $50,000 or even $l00,000.–and it certainly is not worth that.
There is no way you can use this information but be my guest. Use my name if you want–I have nothing to hide certainly not my beautiful car.
Mary Jo Poston
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