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Hot Rods Quotes to live by...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boneyard51, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,764



    This quote: “Search for the mystic, exotic path of the truth,” was given to me by my favorite teacher from high school. He was my history teacher. Mr. Komarnicki made the class fun in learning about places and things we would never see or do in a lifetime. That was some feat to keep us entertained and educated at the same time.

    There are some teachers that go the extra mile to educate in their own way, while still following the strict school district guidelines. Not that I liked history classes, but... "without history, we cannot learn from our mistakes…"
    upload_2020-4-24_4-26-10.png 1962 Yearbook Autograph page...

    He was a character and great teacher. For something as boring as history can be, that class was pretty awesome. It helped that the coolest girl in school, a close friend, was sitting next to me in the class. But the search for the “Mystic, Exotic Path of Truth” had some meaning then, during college, and is still being followed, today.

    Thanks Mr. K… Thanks for the nice comments on my 58 Chevy Impala, too.
    upload_2020-4-24_4-27-50.png 1962 Long Beach
  2. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,248

    Mitchell Rish
    from Houston MS

    If you are going to live life on your own terms , you better be willing to Crash and Burn.
    If I had known I was gonna live this long I would have taken better care of my self.
    me more than I’d like to admit.
    Life is a journey not a destination.
    Haven’t got a clue but it has proven out.
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    Posts: 2,093

    from IDAHO

  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,997

    jimmy six

    General McArthur said FDR never told the truth when a lie would suffice... sounds like or politicians are still using it today....
  5. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,764



    With our constant "locked in place" activity, some days, it is total relaxation and nothing on our “to do” list. The dog is clean, the house is clean, the cars have a full tank of gas in them, the groceries were delivered in record time, and the yard work was finished to make the surroundings pleasant, to just hang around. So, besides a ton of nap hours, it was reading, writing, projects…hey wait, isn’t that what school kids are doing during the year anyway?

    Well, this quote exemplifies our current lifestyle on certain days of the month, like most of them:
    “PEOPLE SAY NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT I DO NOTHING EVERYDAY…” A.A. MILNE, famous for one of our favorite books: “Winnie the Pooh.”

    My wife and I have been through a lot over the years we have been together. Like most people, we have endured those times and hardships from 1966-2020. But, we do still follow the rules given to us and hopefully will make it through this pandemic. Our biggest worry is for our son and his family. Their young lives are being totally disrupted and creating a new history for the time being.

    Today is the last day of "WHATEVER" school for our granddaughter. She was diligent in getting her online work done everyday. But, what a year it has been for that whole group of teenagers, going through this crisis. Their history will certainly be different than ours. We are hoping for a conclusion as soon as possible. But, some people in the world are just prolonging the situation.

    upload_2020-6-3_4-58-49.png For my wife, granddaughter and family.
  6. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 3,569

    uncleandy 65

    I had a biker friend tell me one time that, Rehab is for quitters.
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  7. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,157

    from CO & WA

    Our hot rods run carburettors, but are totally electric.
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  8. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,157

    from CO & WA

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  9. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020
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  10. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,637


    Cool teacher for sure. Seems you were the Samurai Genji of Poly high, now that sounds pretty cool too!
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  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,764


    Hey B,

    Thanks for that nice comment. That history teacher was a class kind of guy. He liked athletes, all kinds of sports, hot rods and nice looking girls. No, he was not a "lech." But, he was one of those teachers that everyone liked. He came to all of our varsity football games and sat by us (with his friends) during the spectator bleacher time, during the indoor, raucous, varsity basketball games. He was one of those ..."Hey, what's up..." greeting kind of guy.

    The girl that sat next to me in his class was outstanding and he did know that she was not my girl friend, but that I walked with her to class everyday. He liked her boyfriend's 1955 black and white, Cal Rake Chevy two door sedan, too. He noticed everything in this environment back in our high school.

    Everyone can remember at least one teacher that stood out among all of the 28 different high school teachers (4 years, 9-12) and assorted coaches. Mr. Komarnicki was one of those.

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  12. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,018

    Bert Kollar

    If the going gets tough - keep going
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  13. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,831

    from oregon

    Everywhere you go.........there you are.
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  14. Rodsports
    Joined: Sep 24, 2018
    Posts: 25


    She'll be right Mate
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  15. 55Belairretrorod
    Joined: May 2, 2013
    Posts: 100

    from Australia

    I believe a quote from the famous Australian lady, Sheila B Wright?
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  16. "I can weld metal to metal. Never have figured out how to weld metal to air." Gene Akins in Rockmart GA who taught me everything I know about body work.
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  17. Cobber
    Joined: Nov 3, 2018
    Posts: 8


    On the wall in an old bosses office;
    "Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions, there easier to fix than dumb mistakes"
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  18. 28 Ford PU
    Joined: Jan 9, 2015
    Posts: 455

    28 Ford PU
    from Upstate NY

  19. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 3,299

    from illinois

    Some dumbass in Detroit put that thing together ,I'll bet you can fix it !
    Grandpa 1966..
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  20. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 499

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

    "When reason fails... Force prevails"
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  21. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,242


    :D From my Dad."Boy,you`re paid to do.NOT think".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  22. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,764



    Our little “toddler” granddaughter used to come up with these interesting sayings. Where they came from who knows. She did not watch a lot of TV shows, but did listen to a lot of rock and pop music. The music she listened to while she was with us was chosen by us, from our mp3 complete music file on a small Ipod Touch. She had her playlist mixed in with some rock and roll. Then, it was played over the old stereo amplifier and fabulous bass driven floor speakers.

    She listened to the rocking music, got her toddler dance steps in motion, and did a dance on a smooth piece of an extra, wooden, finished cabinet side panel for her own personal dance floor. So, we knew the music and never once, heard the term” “BEAUTY HURTS.”

    So, where did that term come from? A precocious little toddler that was a “hear all, store away all” type of kid… even from across the room. We had to watch what we said or did, when she spent the week with us or even when we were with her for all of her youth activities.

    To this day, it remains a mystery as to the origin of “BEAUTY HURTS.” As a teenager, we still do not know where she got this idea... She does not know either.

    or perhaps it was after we had seen these: Prada‘s Spring 2012 flame heels
    upload_2020-7-4_3-47-36.png after paying, someone might be in the RED,WHITE, AND BE BLUE...


    She has now grown into a tall, 5 foot 7 inch teenager, creating her own teenage history during this pandemic. Going back in pretend time, if we had met in the 9th grade, she would have been taller than me, at 5 feet 5 inches. As a matter of fact, she may have gotten her height from my wife who was 5’6” in the 7th grade. Boy, those two would have made my world smaller back then. My growth spurt did not come for another year (9th to 10th grade) of being a new teenager. (Actually, the height may have come from the other grandfather who was 6’4” and me a 6’ combination)

    So, does BEAUTY HURT?

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  23. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,637


    Out of the mouths of babes. Never heard that one either. Makes you think. I certainly wouldn’t know.
    Maybe she overheard it at the chic dress store.
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  24. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,357

    from Arizona

    Three people can keep a secret if two are dead.
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  25. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,514

    Rusty O'Toole

    Old guys have wisdom and experience but we would rather have hair and teeth.
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  26. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,146


    I may have commented on this before. This is what gets adolescents caught. There is no "cool" if nobody knows what you did. As soon as one other person knows, everybody knows.
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  27. Seon
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 339


    ...I do the easy ones twice and leave the hard one for someone else....
  28. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,764



    Our lives have been a roller coaster of survival to sitting back and relaxing, so needless to say, hot rodding was a luxury in the beginning. We had a great time doing our thing in the hot rod world and in drag racing. But, there were times when we could have used an influx of cash for more upgrades to our cars. But, who hasn’t gone through that stage?

    My wife and I have been together a very long time and we have been through plenty of adversities. But through it all, it does not matter if it is a lot of expensive things or wallowing in crappy stuff, just because some celebrity has his/her house decorated in it. We have led a normal life and have come to the conclusion that we have appreciated each other through all of our adventures. We have always “been on the same page.”

    Now, that we are locked in place, it is evident that things have worked out and we now appreciate all of the things we have done together. We are not in the ritzy, So Cal lifestyle, but, just normal living that we have carved out for ourselves. We get along with others, like where we are living and have no complaints. Our goal is (applies for others, too) to follow the rules and help get all of us through this pandemic as fast as we can.


    Living in a low key life as we have done over the past 50+ years, one comes to appreciate what we have experienced. We did not plan for anything, it just happened. It is one trail in the millions of choices we have been up against, but being in a simple lifestyle, it is enjoyable. Contrary to popular belief, people can live in So Cal adapting to all that is thrown toward us. There are no high expectations and are happy to be where we are in this day of locked in place. There are always disgruntled people and their choices are theirs alone. We appreciate the So Cal life that is simple and functioning.

    Hot rods and the automotive industry has given us an outlet when we were younger. Now, reliable cars that start upon turning the key or pushing a button is what is nice and simple. The current cars are low key, neutral colors, (pearl white and silver) and let us slide by society in a very peaceful existence.
  29. jockeyshift41
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
    Posts: 91

    from Florida

    “You can count the number of true friends on one hand and usually end up with extra fingers” “the grass is greener on the other side. It’s crab grass!” “I’d slap you but shit splatters”

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  30. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,514

    Rusty O'Toole

    It's later than you think.
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