Looky what I found! New item on page 2

Want to show off you latest pictures that you took of your Neon or want to share a unique picture you found on the internet. Post them all here to share. Off-Topic Pictures (non-2GN related) should be placed in the Off-Topic Media board.
Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Looky what I found! New item on page 2

Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:20 pm

Image

I bought this on eBay earlier today. I've asked the seller for any background information he might have about it. Does anyone else think that those might be mounting holes on the four corners? I can't really tell from the photo. Perhaps this was mounted as a "license plate" on a Neon displayed at the factory, maybe for the press?
Last edited by Midnight_Rider on Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

User avatar
sidepipe87
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 9491
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 5:35 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:22 pm

cool. those look to be the little rubber half round nubs to sit it on a desk. the "neon" looks to be nothing more than a trunk badge from a 1gn. cool plaque though
PM me for your 03+ PCM SKIM/VIN flashing needs. Neon PCMs Plus

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:37 pm

Oh, I didn't think about those corners being "nubs" so that it could rest on a desk. I knew that the "Neon" badge is just that- the same badge that was on a 1GN's trunk. I seriously doubt that this is something that someone made up to look official so I'm really curious to find out it's connection with Chrysler. Maybe something handed out to new car salesmen as a promo item?
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

r/tguy02
2GN Member
Posts: 3644
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:42 pm
Location: carlisle, pa.

Post by r/tguy02 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:56 am

i think it was a plaque as well, maybe for an award or wall hanger. probably something an executive for chrysler had. just guessing
Justin
[02 R/T sold][00 Highline sold][04 r/t scrapped][95 NYG Sport coupe][01 r/t DD]
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2931823

User avatar
sidepipe87
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 9491
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 5:35 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Gramps, you might want to contact JeffB#2 from the .org (Booger guy) for more info on this...

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=293299
JeffB#2 wrote: Job #1 November 10, 1993

I need to get a better picture of this when I get time and save it on org.

Image
JeffB#2 wrote:The story behind the plaque:

Neon event in 2000 I think? We were all parked in front of the assembly plant for the group picture. Matt and others were on the roof with cameras. An older gal came out of the building and down the steps. My wife Sheree was at the bottom of the steps standing there looking around, bored probably. The lady walked right up to her and asked her if she wanted a souvenir. Sheree instantly said something like "sure, what do you have there?". It was that plaque wrapped in tissue paper. She thanked her and the lady walked up to at least 2 other people and gave each person one of these. She had three of them, possibly four total. I don't remember who else got one. Pretty spiffy, Sheree knew I'd want to have one. Brought it home and it's been in the basement with all the other junk I've collected over the years. I've seen exactly two of these on eBay in the last 6-7 years. One brought something just over $40 and I don't remember the other selling price. There used to be all kinds of Neon "stuff" out there including what was sold in the Belvidere Assembly store. Laptop bags, numerous shirt designs, pens, fanny packs, flashlights, hackeysack balls, various hats, jackets, water bottles, etc. We've bought at least two of all the trinkets over the years when we got into the store and brought it home to go on the shelf in the basement. Wiggins has some cool stuff too, ask him. I know that Cory bought a laptop bag the same year that Sheree bought the one my laptop lives in. I bet ACR Man also has some goodies at his place too.

I'll see if I can find where I packed my ~3' x ~3' drunk driving simulator flag that JT finally sold me a couple of years ago. Try and find another one of those. What I'd like to find - one of the multicolor "Neon Challenge" banners. The older one where the word "Challenge" was in green text and it had the yellow stars around it. I sooooooo wanted to steal one off the fence at BAP the one year that they did the autocross. I have good pictures of those banners somewhere. The last year was when they had the SRT-4s for the autocross, I didn't really care for the black/dayglo orange color scheme on the banners but I should have snagged one of those just to have it. I'm not much of a thief so it was kinda hard to think about reaching up to untie one and walk away with it. Didn't happen.

JeffB#2
2GN Member
Posts: 428
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:55 pm

Post by JeffB#2 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:30 am

Oh yeah, it's real. And rare. Still have ours here somewhere. Yes, those are little rubber "nibs" and not holes.

Just out of curiosity, what was the price? It's been a number of years since I've seen one sell on eBay, the last one went for a little over $100

It's about 7" x 3", not license plate sized at all.




edit -
I found it on ebay, that was a steal on that. Great buy! My search missed it or I would have bought it if no one else had by the time I got to it.
BoogerMan
'95 Ply NYG ACR sedan 12.31 @ 111 all motor 2.4 swap - puked
'95 Ply NYG Sport Coupe 2.4 SOHC. Yes, 2.4 single cam.
'01 ACR Stone White
www.boogerbushings.com

Image

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Thanks sidepipe87 for the link with the info.:thumbup:
JeffB#2 wrote:Oh yeah, it's real. And rare. Still have ours here somewhere. Yes, those are little rubber "nibs" and not holes.

Just out of curiosity, what was the price? It's been a number of years since I've seen one sell on eBay, the last one went for a little over $100

It's about 7" x 3", not license plate sized at all.




edit -
I found it on ebay, that was a steal on that. Great buy! My search missed it or I would have bought it if no one else had by the time I got to it.

Over $100? :shock: Wow, now I'm really glad that I bought it.
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

User avatar
sidepipe87
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 9491
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 5:35 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Post by sidepipe87 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:45 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:Thanks sidepipe87 for the link with the info.:thumbup:
JeffB#2 wrote: Just out of curiosity, what was the price?

Over $100? :shock: Wow, now I'm really glad that I bought it.
Oh no! Are you taking a page out of the eBay sellers book??? LOOK HE SIMPLY ASKED FOR THE BUYING PRICE, HE HAS A RIGHT TO DO SO WILL YOU JUST ANSWER??


I'm sorry.... I had to harass you a little bit. :rofl: :lol:

FAC3L3SS
2GN Veteran
Posts: 6517
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:58 pm
Location: NIN

Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:34 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote:Thanks sidepipe87 for the link with the info.:thumbup:
JeffB#2 wrote: Just out of curiosity, what was the price?

Over $100? :shock: Wow, now I'm really glad that I bought it.
Oh no! Are you taking a page out of the eBay sellers book??? LOOK HE SIMPLY ASKED FOR THE BUYING PRICE, HE HAS A RIGHT TO DO SO WILL YOU JUST ANSWER??


I'm sorry.... I had to harass you a little bit. :rofl: :lol:
Haha ripping good laugh, mate!

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:39 am

:laughing3: Okay, okay- I paid $23.75 with shipping. Guess that I had that coming. :lol:
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

User avatar
thomas_w
2GN Member
Posts: 266
Joined: Sat May 04, 2013 5:41 pm
Location: Beavercreek, OH

Post by thomas_w » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:41 am

Midnight_Rider wrote::laughing3: Okay, okay- I paid $23.75 with shipping. Guess that I had that coming. :lol:
That is pretty cool, nice find! I guess fate is trying to make up for all the ebay trouble you had lately.

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:31 am

I hope so. Last night, I emailed the rude seller that I mentioned in the other thread and asked that he send the item to me again. Seriously doubt that he will do it though.

The seller of this plaque emailed that he posted it on Tuesday of this week. :thumbup:
Last edited by Midnight_Rider on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

User avatar
sidepipe87
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 9491
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 5:35 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:37 am

Very cool find for the price :thumbup:
PM me for your 03+ PCM SKIM/VIN flashing needs. Neon PCMs Plus

alsey_seven
2GN Member
Posts: 1167
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:36 am
Location: escondido, Ca

Post by alsey_seven » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:54 am

sweet
Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000043 For 2000 neon

Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000125 For 2001 R/T


Image

User avatar
MyNeonSaysHi
2GN Veteran
Posts: 11649
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 8:46 pm
Location: Kansas

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:27 pm

Nice find! Damn I was 8 years old in 93. LOL

08 Acura TL-S
05 Neon SRT-4

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:06 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Damn I was 8 years old in 93. LOL
:beatstick: I was 34.
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

User avatar
Pablodragon
2GN Member
Posts: 567
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:22 pm
Location: Westland, MI

Post by Pablodragon » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:58 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Damn I was 8 years old in 93. LOL
:beatstick: I was 34.
Thank you for that, Gramps...Ha! i was only 30!... sheesh, you and me, Gramps....U and me...
2004 SE... doin it one piece at a timeImage

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:30 pm

:laughing3: I'm so old that I had to ask a kid at Burger King this afternoon how to work the Coke Freestyle fountain. :roll:
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

User avatar
caustic neon
2GN Member
Posts: 1517
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:36 am
Location: Pa
Contact:

Post by caustic neon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:05 pm

what the hell are you typing into the ebay search to find this cool stuffs
Bacon is a Vegetable


Image
Neons owned
2003 Dodge SXT (MAGGIE) = Dead X 3
1997 Dodge Highline DOHC coupe = Sold
1996 Dodge sedan (Baby) SOHC = Sold
1996 Dodge espresso coupe SOHC (Stella) = Dead
1998 Plymouth ACR------- more to come

occasional demons
Junior Admin
Posts: 19472
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 12:14 pm
Location: Ashland Ohio

Post by occasional demons » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:26 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote::laughing3: I'm so old that I had to ask a kid at Burger King this afternoon how to work the Coke Freestyle fountain. :roll:
:rofl:
Bill
dblsg wrote:ya'll a bunch of post whores
Seriously people, this is 2019 not 1920.
2001 Neon ES MTX with '02 R/T PCM
Help support 2GN!

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:01 am

caustic neon wrote:what the hell are you typing into the ebay search to find this cool stuffs
I honestly don't remember the search term(s) I used to find it. I seem to have no life other than work, 2GN and eBay these days. :lol:
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

ianguilly
2GN Member
Posts: 465
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:35 pm
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Post by ianguilly » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:26 pm

Ok I got the story on these today. A friend of mine worked for Chrysler when these first came out. He said when the first neon was built they had a big party at the plant. The news crews were there and higher up, all thatgood stuff. He said they were handing these plaques out during this celebration, hence the job #1 on it. He has one and just about anyone who was there got one. So there's probably more than 4 of these things floating around.
-Neon #3 1999 Neon R/T coupe,DOHC MTX
-Neon #4 1998 Neon Alpine green coupe SOHC MTX -daily shit box

Official "I'm gonna drive my Neon until it dies" Club Member #110

r/tguy02
2GN Member
Posts: 3644
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:42 pm
Location: carlisle, pa.

Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:31 am

:thumbup: cool story, so theres probably a good 100 of these out there
Justin
[02 R/T sold][00 Highline sold][04 r/t scrapped][95 NYG Sport coupe][01 r/t DD]
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2931823

ianguilly
2GN Member
Posts: 465
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:35 pm
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Post by ianguilly » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:50 am

r/tguy02 wrote::thumbup: cool story, so theres probably a good 100 of these out there
Correct, I might even just make one. They aren't to hard.
-Neon #3 1999 Neon R/T coupe,DOHC MTX
-Neon #4 1998 Neon Alpine green coupe SOHC MTX -daily shit box

Official "I'm gonna drive my Neon until it dies" Club Member #110

User avatar
sidepipe87
2009 Silver Contributor
Posts: 9491
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 5:35 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:29 pm

Wait. So faking memorabilia is ok? Good, because I think the same guy has a mug I'd like to have :lol:
PM me for your 03+ PCM SKIM/VIN flashing needs. Neon PCMs Plus

ianguilly
2GN Member
Posts: 465
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:35 pm
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Post by ianguilly » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:18 pm

sidepipe87 wrote:Wait. So faking memorabilia is ok? Good, because I think the same guy has a mug I'd like to have :lol:
Yes faking is ok, but male sure if you ever sell it to say its real :)
-Neon #3 1999 Neon R/T coupe,DOHC MTX
-Neon #4 1998 Neon Alpine green coupe SOHC MTX -daily shit box

Official "I'm gonna drive my Neon until it dies" Club Member #110

r/tguy02
2GN Member
Posts: 3644
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:42 pm
Location: carlisle, pa.

Post by r/tguy02 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:40 pm

ianguilly wrote:
sidepipe87 wrote:Wait. So faking memorabilia is ok? Good, because I think the same guy has a mug I'd like to have :lol:
Yes faking is ok, but male sure if you ever sell it to say it isnt real :)
fixed :lol:
Justin
[02 R/T sold][00 Highline sold][04 r/t scrapped][95 NYG Sport coupe][01 r/t DD]
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2931823

FAC3L3SS
2GN Veteran
Posts: 6517
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:58 pm
Location: NIN

Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:34 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Damn I was 8 years old in 93. LOL
:beatstick: I was 34.
I was 3...

JeffB#2
2GN Member
Posts: 428
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:55 pm

Post by JeffB#2 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:04 pm

ianguilly wrote:Ok I got the story on these today. A friend of mine worked for Chrysler when these first came out. He said when the first neon was built they had a big party at the plant. The news crews were there and higher up, all thatgood stuff. He said they were handing these plaques out during this celebration, hence the job #1 on it. He has one and just about anyone who was there got one. So there's probably more than 4 of these things floating around.
Belvedere Assembly employees got them as well, there WERE a lot of them 20 years ago.
BoogerMan
'95 Ply NYG ACR sedan 12.31 @ 111 all motor 2.4 swap - puked
'95 Ply NYG Sport Coupe 2.4 SOHC. Yes, 2.4 single cam.
'01 ACR Stone White
www.boogerbushings.com

Image

Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor
Posts: 8099
Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:49 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:23 pm

FAC3L3SS wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote:
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Damn I was 8 years old in 93. LOL
:beatstick: I was 34.
I was 3...
Hush you. :lol:
JeffB#2 wrote:Belvedere Assembly employees got them as well, there WERE a lot of them 20 years ago.
True, but how many of those employees thought the plaques were valuable enough to keep them for 20 years? They mean more to crazies like us than anyone else.
Official "I'm Going To Drive My Neon 'til It Dies" Club #10

Post Reply

Return to “Picture Post”