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Thread #54477   Message #3289028
Posted By: Bobert
11-Jan-12 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Copperhead Road - explanation of line
Subject: RE: Copperhead Road - explanation of line
Well, I bought a twas-a-fuzz "big block dodge"... It was a '74 model... And I bought it at a county auction... Back then they would take a spray can of black primer and paint over the insignia/decal on the front doors... I knew it had a "big block" V-8 (440 cu inches)... I didn't need to see that but if you have ever been to a car auction you'll see folks looking inside the car at the interior... People are looking to see if the air conditioner is working or if there is stuff missing or the overall condition of the seat covers, carpet, etc... It's part of buying a car...

So I think, in spite of having performed the song for years as "big black Dodge" that it is indeed "big block Dodge", and coat of primer over the insignia and looked at the interior...