Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 09:30:32 -0800
From: Grant Smith gsmith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EWU.EDU
Subject: Re: What's a chrome?
I haven't heard the word "chromes" used, but I used to park my car outside
my garage (a quiet neighborhood in a small town) until some teenagers
(1988) stole the hood ornament and the chrome nameplate, "Impala," off my
1977 Chevrolet. Of course, they needed a cable cutter and chisel type
The police told me the teenagers wore such things, usually on their black
leather jackets, as trophies and that such action had become very popular.
No hubcaps were ever taken, and a week later the police phoned to say the
specific items had been located and parents of the teenagers had promised
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