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Hot Rods Red light/gas station talk.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ratty_aussie, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. What’s the classic go to comment/question you get when driving your old car? Red light, petrol station etc. “I leant to drive in one of them”, “nice Chevy (when you have a model a)”, “they don’t make them like they use too” etc. bonus points for pic of you car that goes with the story.

    I get “how many bodies can you fit in the back of that thing?” My reply (looking them straight in the eye with zero emotion), “4 when they’re still kicking and screaming and 6 once they’ve sniffed the rag....”


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  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,753

    from Tampa, FL

    "Nice car. Can I take a picture of it?" Mostly at gas stations.
  3. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,881


    My cam / exhaust was loud enough you had to yell inside the car. Wasnt much talking to the next car.

    If Im approaching someone. " Hey - thats a nice ride".. "da da da," seems to work for any kind of motorized transportation.
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  4. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,031


    I enjoy it but Pittsburgh is very mechanically oriented, they usually ask if I have the regular 427 or the L-88 or they notice how well it handles and want to know what I have going on.. Cops usually ask if I race it and one wanted to race me in his new LS all wheel drive Caprice. He warned me it can do 10 seconds and it could, he blew the doors off me lol..
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    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    "What is that thing?' to which I say "Loud, fast and dangerous."
  6. Cool car, what year is it? Followed by, a question or a guess as to what it is. All good natured banter and sometimes I find out about a stash or car for sale.
  7. "My Grandpa had one just like it":rolleyes: FB_IMG_1571442492853.jpg
  8. "What is that, an early Indy car?"......Seriously, I did have a lady ask me that. I was dumbfounded.o_O:confused: 1024151020 (1).jpg
  9. Then she asked me, what's that car on the other side of your Indy car?:eek:
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  10. LOL, you can see that I wasn’t lying.
  11. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,577

    from PNW

    "Nice little dune buggy," (23T roadster).... That statement always put them on the ignore list.
    "Looks like it's a bit cramped" (27T roadster)..... "Thanks for your concern"
    "You build it?"... "Yes"
    "Wanna sell it?".... "Sure"
    "Nice ride".... "Thanks"
    "License and registration"..... "Sure thing Officer."
    I'm lucky now. My town's small, so there's no red light. And I fill-up at home.
  12. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,428

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    "Oh my God! Did anybody get killed in that wreck?"
    "Is it legal to drive that junk pile piece of shit on the highway?"
    "That'll be a nice car when you get it done"
    And that's just my old lady's comments!
  13. ............Yep. My Grandpa had a Sedan just like that.:rolleyes::D;)
  14. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,428

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Your point? I've been done this way here before. Is there a rule that if your topic is similar to another, then it's out? I looked at that thread you threw up there, i bet most of those people are either dead or haven't been here for years. And the last post was in 09. It'll be alright officer X38. Good work though
  15. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 124

    High test 63

    What do you do when it rains is no. 1 comment... " I go home and get my bike out"
    That is a small bed, you can't haul much in that.... " It hauls ass" i got that one outside of the bar the other day.
    Why don't you paint it?... No reply. IMG_20200713_072213329_HDR.jpg
  16. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,526

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    My Unibody Ford truck, "grandpa had one just like it" (mines slammed, metal flaked, lumpy cam etc...)
    Then the next thing out of their mouth "did you slide the bed forward and weld it to the cab?"
    My response, "Yep, just like grandpa did it"
  17. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
    Posts: 468

    Pass The Torch

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  18. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,813


    My go to standard reply is "Thank You" as most people I've come across at cruises/shows/gas stops/store parking lots/etc. their comment to me is "nice car/kool car/beautiful car/etc." My Roadster/32 3 window/Mercury all similar comments. People enjoy talking about Dad's/Grandpa's/friend's car/their car or an Old Timer (I'm an Old Timer) about one they had in their youth, It's all good as I enjoy car people, for the most part car people are good /friendly/nice. When that occasional "expert" shows up with mouth flapping, I just ignore/walk away, No interest in talking with asshats. Again, I'm lucky, met many good people in/around car hobby.
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  19. Except his was red and a four door

  20. When I had this... IMG_2707.JPG ..."What size motor is in that thing?"...Me- "390"...Dumb-dumb says....."Why did you stick a Ford motor in there?'..
    Then this one... IMG_3050.JPG ... "What year is it?"... I reply with a puzzled look, "errr, 2020?"
  21. High test 63
    Joined: May 8, 2020
    Posts: 124

    High test 63

    Another one i have gotten often:
    Isnt it a little cold to be out in that thing?"... Once my brother in law asked me that, l said " aren't you the guy that owns 2 snowmobiles?"
  22. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 820

    from colorado

    Hey! a Deuce Coupe when your driving 64 Fairlane Or nice rat rod.
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  23. I usually get "I had a car just like that" followed by "but mine was (whatever color except yellow) and a four door. Sometimes they might say "I bet it's hot in the summer" to which I say yes it is, that's why my car has AC.
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  24. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 419


    My avatar, maiden voyage, barely running, barely drivable at a 100+ vehicle car show. "man, this is the best car here!"
    I called him a liar. Felt bad about that ever since.

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  25. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,010


    Virtually everyone who comments about my truck likes it. Some ask if I'm going to paint it but most say don't paint it, leave it exactly like it is. Every now and again I get someone who knows that its a '39 not a '38. My standard response to most everyone is "it keeps me out of trouble" which it does.
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  26. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,934

    from Iowa

    “Nice ‘38”, it’s a ‘32. “Thanks” is about all I respond.

    “Nice rat rod”. The car was literally on its way home from the painter on the trailer. I had no response to that one.

    “Want to sell it?” “Nope, this one isn’t for sale”. He offered me $10,000. Told him he hadn’t made it to the cost of the chassis yet. “No car is worth more than $10,000, none of them”. Thanked him for his opinion and drove off.

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  27. I was in the 57 vette, a gal came up to me saying “that’s my moms favorite car, what do you think it would auction out for?” I told her the last time it sold was 1962 for $1995. Then she just kept repeating that it was her moms favorite car, i didn’t know how to respond.:D
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  28. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,753

    from Burton, MI

    ----Filling the tank in the trunk of my Shoebox Ford: 'Is that where the gas goes?'
    'Man...I sure hope so!'

    Or...'What year is that Studebaker?'

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