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Does your wife/girlfriend like the hotrod scene

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tattedfordguy, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Nope, nada, no way in hell. Her idea of car stuff is if there happens to be a mall near where I want to go and scrounge for parts!
     
  2. ironpile
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
    Posts: 915

    ironpile
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    My wife used to love to drag my 55 Chevy C gasser.She doesn`t seem to like the hot rod scene much at all.The only time she is outside now is from the house to the car and from the car to the Mall.She is good at helping me bleed brakes and kind of likes the sound of open headers. And by the way we have been married 46 years next Sunday.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  3. Hebert Racing
    Joined: Aug 1, 2010
    Posts: 27

    Hebert Racing
    Member
    from Louisiana

    My wife loves it so much she quit her job and works full time in the shop with me.
     
  4. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283

    ol'chevy
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    HELL NO! She named my truck "Christine" because she has had near death experiences both times she drove it. I told her it was all that shit she talks about her......
     
  5. garcoal
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 277

    garcoal
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    shes loves it as long as i tell how wonderful she is all day, and talk to nobody else.dont play the radio loud. and go where she wants. the tbirds been in the garage for about 3 years now kinda my solution.
     
  6. I'm teaching mine to fix her own car. If see wants to drive an old car she needs to work on it.

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  7. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 633

    deucetruck
    Member
    from Missouri

    I think my wife loves it (ALMOST) as much as I do. NO A/C, NO heater, NO radio in the hot rod, and she still likes to travel with me. Goes to a lot of the local car shows, is a member of our car club, loves to talk cars; most of my buddy's wives don't. Even has her "own" car - '65 Mustang coupe.
     
  8. she tolerates it, but not a huge fan
     
  9. My wife of 39+ years won't go to a show with me and rarely will even take a local ride with me in a rod, but tolerates my cars and puts up with the associated expense. she knew they were a passion for me before we got married, and I deferred working on hot rods for about 21 years, until the kids were half grown, I could afford it again and I found a good excuse to get back into it. I built a car for my youngest one's 16th birthday. ...haven't stopped since. ...now 3 Model a's and a '51 Ford in my shop, and most days, my wife comes over and we have lunch in the shop. I'll keep her.
     
  10. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260

    Gman0046
    Member

    My wife would rather have a stick in her eye then be involved in anything automotive. She used to go to out of town rod runs but now thinks its a bunch of foolishness.
     
  11. A.P. Photography
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 285

    A.P. Photography
    Member

    My future wife (getting married 4/20/2011) loves hot rods and going to shows. I could not have asked for a better woman. She wants to slowly move to having all classic cars. Said her goal is to have a large shop with a different Hot Rod for every day of the week.
     
  12. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster
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    I don't mind the wife's shiny rocks and she don't mind my rusty cars.
    when we were younger she did lift the roaster so I could put the tire on it!
    (no engine or trans, she ain't no go-rilla) now that's funny
     
  13. Fordtudor37
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 273

    Fordtudor37
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    My wife's idea of a car show is driving to and from work, and that's it.
    She's never helped in the garage or had an interest in what I was doing out there.

    Our daughter was interested for a while, but now she's into horse riding and training for horse show's when she's not involved in something for school.

    The garage has an erie silence to it lately.
     
  14. Mr. Galore
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
    Posts: 21

    Mr. Galore
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    she's as much of a gear head as I am, this is her working her way through the install of HO Mustang 302 and battery re-location in her '63 Falcon

    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/album.php?id=583350379&aid=309068

    and just for good measure, some shots of her trip to Prudhomme's shop (for work...nice job), we have a digital file of the interview, pm me and I'll try and get a copy to any interested parties...it's pretty "bitchin'"

    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/album.php?aid=294115&id=583350379
     
  15. sacredsteel1
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 174

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    when i was married, the ex wouldnt even ride in my cars..(all the more reason to drive them!). My new fiance however, LOVES every part of it. She wants a 50s or early 60,s P/U as a wedding gift, and wants all my cars to have bench seats so she can ride closer.
    KEEPER!!!!
     
  16. 1948plymouth
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 109

    1948plymouth
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Heck, my wife of 26 years owns a 38 Plymouth truck and a 1964 Airstream. She says this package will be our retirement transportation.

    BTW, my wife is my girlfriend! I know---too sappy
     
  17. jammersspeed
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 347

    jammersspeed
    Member
    from herman mn.

    mine loves the hot rod scene... the shows for a short time..... but really likes going out and driving the cars!
     
  18. nachodog
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 111

    nachodog
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    from socal

    Car shows no, drag races yes. Something to do with all the vibration i guess:)
     
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    Theres my wife leaning on 'her' '51 and unknown to us when i took the picture our daughter too! She loves the cars and the scene. Spends almost as much time in the garage as I do.
     
  20. 500LBGorilla
    Joined: Jul 30, 2003
    Posts: 402

    500LBGorilla
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    from Austin Tx

    I met mine at the Alter boys show in WOOster Mass...she digs it and is always cool with whatever hairbrained plans and projects i come up with..
     
  21. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,824

    desotot
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    Worst thing that ever had a negative influence was when I told her she shouldn't drive the car farther than she was willing to carry the licence plate and battery back, but she got over that one and we have fun doing car stuff.
     
  22. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 1,563

    Lil32
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    Cannot keep her out of our coupe. Walks around shows and swap meets all day with me, never complains. Sure I do Malls with her,its a shared life
     
  23. ralphcramer
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 36

    ralphcramer
    Member

    She has no interest in my garage adventures but loves riding in them and never bitches about what I spend or how many I drag home.

    We're driving the avatar from PA to Bowling Green in June and then around the Gaspe Peninsula and Nova Scotia in July. She's pretty excited about the trips so I guess I'll keep her.
     
  24. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 314

    mwhistle
    Member
    from sacramento

    She's not interested, but happy that I have a hobby.
     
  25. Kustom.Falcon
    Joined: Nov 1, 2010
    Posts: 502

    Kustom.Falcon
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  26. Mine supports me the entire way. She wants her own now! (Like I can say no to another build..)

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  27. Mine loves everything about the entire scene. She even loves sitting with me all damn day when I'm selling at the swap meets. I feel fortunate to have found such a good one.
     

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