Skip to comments.The Cars We Drove (Cool Video)
Posted on 02/21/2010 10:49:22 AM PST by Tom Hawks
If you like classics, and you are old enough to remember the 50's and the 60's, or just like the classic cars of those years then you will love this trip down memory lane. The guy that put this together is an obvious conservative patriot who loves America. I know from the sites that he links to this classic car site of his. If you need a brake from the news, or just want to go down memory lane then you really need to check out his video slide show of the;
(Excerpt) Read more at cruzintheavenue.com ...
Somehow, the idea of cruising down main with my arms around my girl while showing of my new Ford Fusion just don't seem cool.
As much as I get a bit jealous about all the great gadgets and modern day conveniences the younger people have today, I actually feel sorry for them.
They will never ever be able to experience what it really meant to grow up in a great country you could brag to your grandchildren about, and actually know they wish they were there to experience it themselves.
Oh Yea? Thats a cool site but check out the pics on this flikr account, click slideshow and prepare to be amazed!
“Scenes from a Small Town”
Where you could actually work on your own car!
Speak for yourself! I still work on our cars. I did a brake job on the Boxster last Sunday.
Now, to do much, you’d best have a laptop, some software and an OBD-II cable so you can pull error codes from the car’s ECUs and such.
“They will never ever be able to experience what it really meant to grow up in a great country you could brag to your grandchildren about....”
Wassamatter? You got something against a 3rd world environment? Don’t wake these kids up — they might just riot if you took them to the 50s and back again.
My father until the day he died always regretted selling his 1957 chevy that had a corvette engine in it. He sold it because Mom couldn’t drive it. There is a photo of me when I was about a year old sitting on the hood of that car. I was probably under 3yo when they sold it for a more family friendly car.
I work on my vehicles. I do have an OBD-II scanner and the softwear also.
Neat! Fantastic! Great!!!
Thanks for posting.
When the officers stopped the vehicle, they discovered the hood tied down with a rope. Underneath the hood, a propane tank from a backyard barbecue was sitting on top of the hot engine block. The propane tank was connected to the cars engine with a rubber hose, apparently to the fuel-injection system.
The Police said that they have driven cruisers fueled with propane, but they were production models.
Imagine that, unless a licensed bonded business modifies your vehicle, you will be charged and fined. Imagine if such laws were around when men modified their vehicles all the time to turn them into what they wanted?
It was a short article from a story that no longer exists on the original site, but but I looked around the web and found the rest of the information. Nothing like a little investigation to get the morning going. Anyway I started off this story;
Man Using Propane Tanks to Fuel Car Charged
The cops are going to give you a ticket for spray painting your plate!
For the humor challenged: yes I know he did that to the IMAGE not the car.
“Where were you in ‘62?”
I was dragging Tenth Street in Modesto, in a classic white T-Bird convertible.
I sold it a few years ago to a black guy who still drives it around town.
My Father had to buy a tax sticker each year from the state so he could fill the propane tank.
I’m working on my 57 Chevy today!
I was in Cincinnati still. It was a few years before we moved to Texas. I was only a bit older then 15, but I was looking forward to getting my license the next year.
It would have been the guys your age i was wanting to emulate. As it was Becky and I split, and I met the future Mrs Hawks two years later when we moved to Texas.
Heh. IMO you’re lucky you didn’t really get the chance to emulate us. I am very disappointed in the Boomer generation....they seem to be running the country now (into the ground) and they’re still as air-headed as ever.
You.....on the other hand.......had the good luck to run into the future Mrs. Hawks and stay out of the mainstream insanity that was the sixties.
The “Baby Boomers” blew it.......big time.
I can put a set of brakes on and swap an air filter out on my 03 Ranger stretch. I have forgotten so much but it gives 0 trouble. My other pet project that I hope to do something with is my 73 Jeep. One of my main immediate goals is to get rid of that old points system in it and get an electronic ignition replacement it it. I went to a parts house sometime back and the guy at the counter had no idea what points were.
LOL! on that last. Dang.
I still have a timing gun in the garage toolbox. I haven’t used it in a *long* time.
I have a tach/dwellmeter still in the box new. I used to have a timing light but that was years ago.
Thanks! We used to drive to Cheyenne for stock car races on Saturday nights, spend the night sleeping in cars at the drag strip and then drag race all Sunday. It was usually “run what you brung” at the drag races.