Show us your vehicles

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Tin Pan Sally, Mar 22, 2006.

What general era was your vehichle made:

  1. 30s or earlier

    36 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. 40s

    25 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. 50s

    39 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. 60s

    49 vote(s)
    20.8%
  5. 70s-90s

    62 vote(s)
    26.3%
  6. New with classic features

    47 vote(s)
    19.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. p51

    p51 One Too Many

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    Well behind the front lines!
    I know I'm right in the middle of a timeframe when almost all WW2 Jeep owners have had their Jeep's 75th 'birthday' (or will soon), but my Jeep's 75th came yesterday. I just had to fire her up and take her for a stroll around town after work last night to celebrate. Got lots of thumbs up and waves from everyone and the weather was perfect!
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    Not bad for never having been restored, huh?
     
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  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Magnificent, how I love an unrestored vehicle. Have you ever seen the Austin that served so well in WW2? Not mine I hasten to add, I wish.
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  3. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks for sharing folks. What a great collection of unique vehicles.

    I just dropped my wife and I's vintage autos off for winter storage. My wife's turquiose vehicle gets lots of road time during the warm weather.

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    I get the pleasure of driving my vintage "woody" around in the warm weather. My nephews have enjoyed the car recently for taking their Homecoming dates out for a special evening.

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    (Apologies as the above pics are a couple years old taken at a local vintage car show.)

    Best, Eric -
     
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  4. Shanghailander

    Shanghailander One of the Regulars

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    Stone Ridge drive.jpg Wanted one of these since I was nine years old.

    Good things come to those who wait. Have put 1500 miles on her in the last four weeks.
     
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  5. Shanghailander

    Shanghailander One of the Regulars

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    Was up at Saratoga for the closing weekend of the races when I was snapped, unawares, by a newspaper photographer. Saw my car in the Sunday paper the next day.
     
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  6. Shanghailander

    Shanghailander One of the Regulars

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    Also drove it to see a polo match.
     
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  7. Shanghailander

    Shanghailander One of the Regulars

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    Driving to the Jersey shore to view the Race of Gentlemen first weekend of October, then out to the big show in Hershey, PA the week after.

     
  8. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    You look as fabulous as your car, good to see that both car and driver have such standards. Turning up unexpectedly in a magazine is a real ego stroke. My MG was used for a photo shoot depicting the 1940's era. The photographer did a few shots in black & white sepia for the originality. The MG car club of Germany, came across the photo, next thing you know it's gracing the cover of their monthly magazine MG Kurier.
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  9. Shanghailander

    Shanghailander One of the Regulars

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    IMG_1296 - Copy.jpg On the beach at Wildwood, NJ

    Lots of great cars, and some great 20s and 30s music from Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society.
     
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  10. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    That is simply spectacular. Drive her in good health!
     
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  11. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    Well I turn the big 50 this coming December. Wife asked if I wanted a big party or a toy. The choice was easy. This was dropped off a few days ago. I'm still beside myself.
     

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  12. Killick

    Killick One of the Regulars

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  13. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    That's a beauty!
     
  14. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    The second car that I ever owned, cost me all of fifteen pounds back in 1963. It was a Morris. What type? Black, such was knowledge of cars. But my Morris had a front bench seat. It also had an under dash ratchet hand brake and column change gears.
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    One of the best things that happened in my early youth was that I learned to dance. Latin, Ballroom, Jive that sort of thing, very handy because most towns and cities back then had ballroom dance floors. When the bands of the late fifties and sixties toured, it would be at a ballroom venue. Being a dancer gave me an advantage over those fellows who would hang around in groups, hands in pockets, waiting for the DJ to play a slow smoochy record so that they could ask the lady of their desire to dance.

    One young lady in particular took a complimentary interest in me. She was rather cute and we got on very well. After a week or so, I started to run her home, there would always be the furtive kiss and a cuddle and then she would be off into her home. The kisses and cuddles became a little more adventurous but the problem was, her Dad was a stickler for her being home on time. So we devised a plan to leave the venue early, have enough time for sampling the sweet fruits of life, and then I would run her home, following her bus. Dad thought she had caught the last bus home.

    What's this got to do with the Morris? Do you remember that front bench seat, without a hand brake and gear stick in the way? It negated the need to climb in the back. Now at seventeen, going on eighteen, I knew that tab A went into slot B, but the things that lady taught me would make you blush, it nearly made the poor Morris blush.

    About three months on and I thought that we were getting serious, especially when she wanted to take chances, and that was the sticking point. No babies for me, not at eighteen. We went our different ways and poor old Morris who had been witness to my deflowering went too. One of the con rods parted company with it's piston, (must have been in sympathy,) and as I was offered the same fifteen pounds that I paid for it, just as it was, broken con rod and all, away it went.

    There is a post script to this tale, sadly though, not of the Morris. That young lady disappeared from the social scene, then I heard that she had met someone, later I heard that they had married. Years later, by which time I too was married, I saw that lady, whilst sitting in, my now current car. She was pushing a pram, there were two other children, one each side of the pram. It made me smile, I wanted to say hello but life had moved on, best not to. She so wanted children. I felt that glow you get when a movie has a happy ending.
     
  15. Killick

    Killick One of the Regulars

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    Great story and I like your writing. Certainly can tell you are not from the states :)
     
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  16. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks for the compliment, I'm intrigued, my avatar shows a British car and my whereabouts shows The New Forest. Coming from East Anglia you will know that the New Forest covers an area that takes in parts of Wilts, Hants & Dorset, but how does a style of writing differ between two English speaking countries?
     
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  17. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    1997 Jaguar XK8

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    Had to let this kitty go a few weeks back... sadly she needed more than I could put into her at this point. She will be missed. But I very much enjoyed the 15 years she was here.

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    Best,
    Joe


    ——— EVERY Day is HAT Day!!

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  18. Killick

    Killick One of the Regulars

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    Maybe it's just your style of writing, which I like. But 'pram' was definitely a give away!
     
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  19. My Great-Grandfather and his sister standing in front of my maternal Grandmother's '55 Chevy pickup near Dixon, Missouri. This truck was mine for a short time (when I was 16) after I pulled it out of the field, started to fix it up, got frustrated with it and traded it off. Ranks right up there with some of the dumbest things I've ever done. I so wish I had it now. And his pants...

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  20. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I know how you feel... had a 67 V8 mustang convertible 30 years ago that was rotting so badly in the floorboard it was ready to snap in half.. literally had to jack up the car to open the door... everyone I talked to said it would be 5 grand to fix... so I got scared and let it go. six month later had a mechanic friend said DAMN.. I could welded in a cage for like 100 bucks.

    Still miss that car


    Best,
    Joe


    ——— EVERY Day is HAT Day!!

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