Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 09:30:32 -0800 From: Grant Smith 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 tool. 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 restitution. Grant Smith Eastern Washington University