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Folks Of Interest Quirks or superstitions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Smokeybear, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,365

    from oregon

    racecar spelled backwards is............well you know!
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  2. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 870

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    I dont talk about my car breaking down in front of my car.

    Wont own or use a white Bic lighter.

    Always step into a plane or boat right foot first.

    Never eat anything bigger than my head.

    Never eat the last deviled egg at a picnic.

  3. big john d
    Joined: Nov 24, 2011
    Posts: 99

    big john d
    from ma

    wasn*t jimmy clarks indy lotus green?
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  4. My Dad would give a stern look if i sat a battery on the ground when i was kid. I still put them on a board out of respect for him. May he rest in peace.
  5. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,138


    How about the whole family, perfect for a wagon...that could possibly get you protection for over 100mph. 1553032688700~2.jpeg

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  6. My Mom and Dad were close friends with Ralph Earnhart, and one night when they went to watch him race at the Concord Speedway (dirt track in NC) Mom was wearing a green shirt and Ralph made her change into an old dirty work shirt of his, "No GREEN in the pitts." She looked at my Dad and he said, "thats the rule" so she changed shirts.
  7. Hahaha!
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  8. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,138


    Well I got a plastic Virgin Mary right here..and a no longer a virgin Mary also... 1553032688700~2.jpeg

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
  9. I always talk nice to my car even when she is having problems. Happy car happy life. (I don't have a wife)
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  10. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 301


    Green M&M's make you horny!:cool:
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  11. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,008


    I always pat my car on the dash after I comment on how good it is running. Kind of like knocking on wood.
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  12. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 438


    My grandmother was incredibly superstitious.

    Never wear something new on a Friday

    If you put your shirt on inside out it’s bad luck to change it

    Don’t start a meal with a spoon

    Don’t put your hat on the bed

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    Does anyone still throw salt over their left shoulder after they spill it at the table?

    Don't pick up a found coin unless it's heads up.
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  14. I have a couple of magnetic Saint Anthony's (patron saint of hot rodders I was told!) which have been transferred from car to car since I was 16. They were given to me by my grandma, to keep the car and occupants safe. They were always on my grandpa's cars. I'm 56 now, and they are still doing their job.
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  15. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 861

    from Indiana

    My buddy and I were unloading truck loads of equipment at a construction site. We were walking back to work after a break. I dropped a little change. I picked up everything that was heads up. Left two pennies, tails up. Buddy asked why I didn't pick them up. He had never heard of the superstition. I told him about it, then he picked them up and put them in his pocket. Five minutes later, we were back unloading and he was on top of the truck and fell off. Hurt his knee pretty bad. He is a believer now.
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  16. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,764

    from Idaho

    Don't drive a car with a nice paint job …. somehow, something bad will happen to it within 3 weeks of my ownership.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019
  17. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 685

    JC Sparks
    from Ohio

    I'm not superstitious. I have a positive attitude, I'm positive something bad is going to happen.
  18. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,521

    rusty rocket

    After getting home from a long trip in my hotrods i always pat them on the dash and tell them thanks for getting us there and back.
    I know its kind of weird.
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  19. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,040


    Cannot stand crap on the floor of a car I'm riding in. Makes me crazy how people will drive with trash under their feet.
  20. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 324


    Used to be "Don't pick em up if you can't pick em up". Now I like them chubby.
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  21. I try to never walk under a black cat.
  22. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,623

    from ohio

    Damn, I though I was the only one that done that, have ever since I was a little kid and that was a loooooooong time ago:eek:
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  23. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,365

    from oregon

    This was probably not too well known outside of the PNW but there use to be a thing about the labels on Olympia beer bottles; there were a series of dots on the backside of the labels that identified the line it was bottled on and the horndogs of the time came up with a rumor that if you found a "four dot" label and got a girl to sign it then you were assured to "get lucky".
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  24. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 5,975

    from Nicasio Ca

    Ever notice in old movies the driver often gets in on the passenger side and slides over? I never did that, even with a bench seat, column shift and traffic whizzing by. Was that just a movie thing?
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  25. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,079


    Yeah, bucket seats spoiled that.
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  26. I don't know the exact when, or where but I was told long ago that in the 1920's and 30's the law was you had to enter from the sidewalk side and not walk into traffic. I know for a fact that all Willys-Overland cars up to 1936 used a key lock cylinder on the passenger side outside door handle only so I've always considered it could be true.
  27. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 878


    My dad always said that about the peanuts. Definitely forbidden!
  28. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 878


    That was a must in Dad's shop also! Always said it would drain the battery if setting on concrete and not on a piece of wood. I still do it too.
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  29. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 878


    Doesn't work, at least not for my wife. Believe me I've tried!!!
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  30. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 878


    My Grandfather always said, "Just be sure to turn it over to heads before picking it up". You know the depression thing, needed every penny you could get ahold of.
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