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Does anyone remember the car or truck that "Scared the Hell" out of you as a kid??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by motorhead711, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. motorhead711
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 736


    This may have been threaded before, but what the heck, I want to see if anyone else out there who loves hot rods and old rides had ever been "scared" of a certain type of car or truck. For me, it was simple....the big rig driven by Roy Scheider in the movie "the Sorcerer!" I had nightmares about that truck for months...I didn't really learn to appreciate that movie until I got older. That truck still creeps me out though!!:cool:

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  2. ModelEh1931
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 90


    As a little kid it was my dad's '69 corvette....sat in the garage with a cover and boxes on it....the shape of the car scared me, looked dad remembers he tried to put me in it when I was little and I would scream and cry.
  3. xafalcongs
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
    Posts: 46


    One, when I was 15. A street Cobra with the 428PI mill that had been built for track duty. 4 Webers, full S/C trim, and north of 550hp. I about sh!t my pants when the owner punched it in 3rd and the whole damn car proceeded to travel 2 blocks completely sideways.....the owner was a helluva driver and to this day I've never given a "KIT" Cobra a second look. Once you've experienced an original, an imitation will never do.
  4. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    from Auburn WA

    The kenworth from Steven Kings Maxium overdrive

    Yea, it rocked a 8v92
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    or the Pete from Duel

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  5. The Law
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 248

    The Law
    from N. AZ

    That movie freaked me out as a kid.
  6. the car movie christine did,thats about it!
  7. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Most RatRods scare the hell out of me. Especially the ones with a drive shaft for an arm rest.
  8. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

    from kansas

  9. dragass
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 307


  10. Ice Cream trucks... and Clown cars...
  11. My brother had a 59 Pontiac Catalina, tri-power, sitck on the tree when I was about thirteen, He picked me up from school one day and hit the hiway. 90 mph in second gear, hit third and it still pulled. Scared the crap out of me. Got him back thirty years later. Side steped the clutch on my 426 street wedge Satilite about 3500 rpm going up a very steep street in San Francisco, he thought the car was going to flip over. Karma can be a bitch.
  12. 33-Chevy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 267


    I got scared by a real truck. It was a flatbed with those verticle posts along the sides and they rattled when the truck was moving. The truck was probably about a 1925 big truck like a White. I had to cross the street at an intersection with a blinking four way stop light. I was probably six or seven years old. The truck driver was a nice guy, he stopped and led me across the street. That was the intersection of Lombard and Union Avenue in Portland, Oregon just before World War Two. Back then it was safe to let little kids walk around by themselves.
  13. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,129


    Riding in the car when my mother was driving.
  14. uc4me
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 516


    Anything that my older brother was driving when I was in the car
  15. The cars with the red, blue or red & blue lights flashing in my rear view mirror. Did now!!:D
  16. finn
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 810


    About 1961 or 1962... guy across the street owned a Standard Oil service station on 2nd Street in Ishpeming Michigan. He brought home a a 34 Ford roadster which, I think, was owned by one of the pump jockeys at his station. The car had a sbc with 3X2 carbs and aluminum valve covers coupled to the Ford driveline. It was a patina'd Washington Blue with a white top. He took a couple of us neighborhood kids for a ride; a wild ride!

    I was 10 or 11 at the time. I'll never forget it.

    Never saw the car again, as the owner reportedly took it to the big city (Appelton, Wi) the next week to sell it to some city slicker.

    Wonder where it is now?

  17. 55FORDWGN
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 210


    Anything owned by this one particular friend of mine (who shall remain unnamed). If we ride together anywhere we all argue who gets to ride in the backseat because we figure we might not get killed back there. He drives exactly the same whether he's pulling a trailer with his Jeep or driving a hot rod, either the gas is to the floor or the brakes are.
  18. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

    from Illinois

    School Bus. Need I say more?
  19. nail-head
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 293


    My uncle's hemi-powered pickup...way too much power for the street and he drove it like he stole it, that back end got completely squirrely every time he punched it.

    But it was a good kinda scared.
  20. jakedmoe
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 177

    from California

    thats funny but true

    mine would have to be Duel as well rusty old thing scared the shit outta me

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  21. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219


    X2 for me but mom wasn't nearly as scarey as my big sister.
  22. nofin
    Joined: Jan 7, 2010
    Posts: 321

    from australia

    ^^^^^what uc4me said

    One time we were driving at night in a tropical rainstorm and the wiper motor seized. His solution was to go faster:eek:!! and this was through central Sydney!!

    Oh, and the TARDIS from Dr Who. My uncle has managed to mention at every family party since the mid seventies that I used to hide behind the sofa when it came on TV.
  23. Norwegian 49 Mercury
    Joined: Oct 25, 2008
    Posts: 71

    Norwegian 49 Mercury
    from Norway

    My Dad told me these was dangerous. Our neighbour shuffeled snow with one of those, and after my Dad told me it was dangerous I wet myself while having nightmare about them...

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  24. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,862


    uncle's 69 AMX with a 390 that was built by a AMC drag racer. Classic 70's style, 10" wide cragars on the rear, 4" wide on the front, flushed out cherry bombs mounted right off the headers. He was driving, dad was in the passenger seat, and I was rolling around in the back (no back seat in those). That car was just stupid, it sounded like hell itself opening up when he'd floor it, and i've never been pinned back that hard by a car since then. Scarred the hell out of me, but it was a fun kinda scared.
  25. Alex Yohnk
    Joined: Sep 7, 2005
    Posts: 828

    Alex Yohnk

    my friends '72 chevelle........stroked small block, 500 horsepower, no power steering or power brakes, and my friend thought he was Luke Duke. Just about every time i got in that car, I was praying to Lucky St. Christopher that if i survived the ride, i would never get in the car again....
  26. WhiteZombie
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 652

    from Denton TX

    The car that scared the hell out of me as a kid was anything my dad drove home from work. I would dread seeing him pull up most days because most days I had gotten in trouble and was about to get my ass busted. :D
  27. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    My Dad was an officer in the Army. Walking aroung the motorpool was the biggest thrill. Cruising around the parking lot I got freaked out by the size of the trucks. One day I came across some of the guys from the pool. They said the way to get over the fear was to crawl under this tank. "Dont worry, it wont fall on you."
    I got about 3/4 of the way through and one of em started it and revved it.I came outta there with the wide eyes and screaming that kept them laughin for years.
  28. Cincinnati Slim
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 345

    Cincinnati Slim
    from Cincy, OH

    1973 AMC Matador Coupes, one of the creepiest front ends ever put on a car. I use to close my eyes when Mom went by one, luckily you never seen many...I wonder why. :rolleyes:
  29. SteadyT
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 482


    Uncle's 68 Camaro. Fucking Porsche Killer.

    They strapped me in the back seat once and we got from Bakersfield to Ventura in just over an hour (some people had been drinking). I hated that son'of'a'bitch car when I was 4.
  30. haroldd1963
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,154

    from Peru, IL

    You read my mind! As soon as I saw this thread, I was thinking about these 2 trucks!


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