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Pintos In Books
« on: November 02, 2009, 07:52:35 PM »
Okay, here's a challenge!

Can anyone name books with Pintos featured in them? This list EXCLUDES repair books, owners' manuals, shop manuals, car magazines (these are givens). I can name a couple...Cujo of course (Stephen King) and J.A. Jance's Partner In Crime (multicolor Pinto station wagon, unknown year). Picture books are ok too. A History Of Ford by Marie Cahill.  C'mon People Let The Fun Begin... (Sir Paul)(not a book.)  :)  I don't wanna hear crickets chirping here... :o
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 08:30:27 PM »
What a great topic Becky!! Will be a challenging one!!  I don't know any though!  ???
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 08:36:20 PM »
The Country Pinto go to the City.
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 08:37:18 PM »
The Country Pinto go to the City.

Opps, that was a mouse, wasn't it :embarassed:
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 08:38:24 PM »
Here is one, but be fore warned, its pretty graphic.

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977694871
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 12:42:36 AM »
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 12:56:25 AM »
Opps, that was a mouse, wasn't it :embarassed:


OK CB How many of those funny lemons did you squeeze in your moonshine?  ::) Then again, Pintos sold in NYC had city horn/country horn. Naah, CB just put funny lemons in his 'shine.  :o :drunk: ;D
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 04:31:18 PM »
There was a forensic science book I read in the mid-'90s that I borrowed from the Valley College library. I can't recall the title or the author but I remember one case in the book where some killer took a woman's life and set her and the Pinto she was driving (before being killed) on fire to cover the evidence. This was a true crime.
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 05:33:06 PM »
While I was waiting at AAA to get the title changed to my name I settled down to continue reading my book. It's Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh (he writes excellent police dramas as well as true stories). Anyway, one of the San Diego Policemen wanting to get into the Border Crime Task Force (?) rides a motorcycle, but his wife drives a Pinto. This incident (in which the Pinto was brought up) took place about 1976 or early 1977.
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010, 07:29:12 AM »
I just finished writing a book in which one of the cars in the main character's stable is a Pinto wagon with a Focus SVT drivetrain.  She drives it from Detroit to Las Vegas and uses it to PIT a Chrysler 300 along the way. 

Unfortunately, this book isn't published...

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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2010, 11:36:17 AM »
I just finished writing a book in which one of the cars in the main character's stable is a Pinto wagon with a Focus SVT drivetrain.  She drives it from Detroit to Las Vegas and uses it to PIT a Chrysler 300 along the way. 

Unfortunately, this book isn't published...


...yet!  Very cool! ;D
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 08:54:43 PM »
Wow. This page was 24 pages back.  Talk about forgotten... the crickets died of old age. lol

A given here is Lee Iacocca's  biography. The Pinto is prominent here, as it was kinda his "baby".

Another book that the Ford Pinto was mentioned in is Steven Gaines's Heroes And Villains (The True Story Of The Beach Boys).  In it, the author tells of Dennis Wilson meeting Karen Lamm, who worked as an actress and was in a TV ad for the Ford Pinto (pg. 273).


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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 07:25:54 AM »
Last May Brian, ( Cookieboy) was staying at our house for a few days before the Stampede. He was in our computer room sitting next to the book case. The Book case has about 100 books of all kinds. He pick one up and glances inside. Chapter one paragraph one reads like this....The Breeze blew into San Junipero in the shotgun seat of Billy Weston's Pinto wagon.The Pinto lurched dangerously from should to center line , the result of Billy trying to roll a joint one-handed while balancing a Coors tallboy and bopping to the Bob Marley song cracking through the stereo. The book is Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 07:41:15 AM »
The book is Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

I have it in PDF form, need to find me a copy in paperback :o)
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 01:44:57 AM »
Joseph Wambaugh must have a soft spot for Pintos...

In The Glitter Dome, one of the main characters drives a "...Five year old Pinto..." . The book was written in 1981.   A couple weeks ago another Pinto made an appearance... in the book Hollywood Station. In that book an "...old blue Pinto..." was an important part of the story, as it was a borrowed car used in a series of mailbox thefts by a pair of meth-heads. 

I know I'm weird, and this topic is boring to many... but I get tickled even seeing Pinto in print and it not ne a negative thing specific to the car.  :)
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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012, 01:54:56 AM »
Joseph Wambaugh must have a soft spot for Pintos...

In The Glitter Dome, one of the main characters drives a "...Five year old Pinto..." . The book was written in 1981.   A couple weeks ago another Pinto made an appearance... in the book Hollywood Station. In that book an "...old blue Pinto..." was an important part of the story, as it was a borrowed car used in a series of mailbox thefts by a pair of meth-heads. 

I know I'm weird, and this topic is boring to many... but I get tickled even seeing Pinto in print and it not ne a negative thing specific to the car.  :)

Hey, I'm not bored!

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Re: Pintos In Books
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2012, 02:51:29 AM »

"....The Breeze blew into San Junipero in the shotgun seat of Billy Weston's Pinto wagon.The Pinto lurched dangerously from should to center line , the result of Billy trying to roll a joint one-handed while balancing a Coors tallboy and bopping to the Bob Marley song cracking through the stereo. The book is Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore..."

sent me into a series of flashbacks there for a minute !!! ;D ;D ;D
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