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History So what did you begin and end the year/decade driving?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wheelbarrowsgarage, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. wheelbarrowsgarage
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 276

    from Missiry

    I have to say I wish I could end this decade driving the same car as I started it with, a 1967 Camaro RS. While its OT it was still a sweet ride and I wish I had it back. Have had some other cool ones since but its still my favorite ride. Started this year with another OT 80 Cutlass, not a bad car with only 60k but had the stupid 265 making it officially the GUTLASS Cutlass! Will end the decade/year out with yet another OT Cutlass but this time a decrepid 83. I have had as many as three that were running and tagged at the same time but oddly beginning and ending this decade with only 1.....lots that are not runners or tagged that we won't get into!
    Somebody tell me they have a better story and a cooler DAILY!?!
  2. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    81 el camino when i turned 16 in 2001 /same 81 el camino i drive today

    but i got t boned in my 64 el camino in the middle :(
  3. orange52
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 454


    Started the decade with a '66 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. 383 Stroker, NV4500 5 spd, Air Locker, lifted with 33x12.50x15's, full cage, racing harness, etc....(Pic is with just 31's on it). Am ending the decade with a bone stock 54 Chevy with only 51,000 miles on it. Still have the 52 chevy pickup I started and still haven't finished!

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  4. OldSub
    Joined: Aug 27, 2003
    Posts: 1,064

    Member Emeritus

    I was self-employed in the later 90's and in 2000 was still driving my service truck, a '98 Chevy Venture. I hated it but in retrospect it was one of the most comfortable and useful vehicles I've ever owned.

    As we approach 2010 my drivers are a '55 1st GMC Suburban, an '85 Corvette and a '91 K2500. Unfortunately I don't drive any of them because I'm temporarily disabled and not supposed to drive.

  5. BAD ROD
    Joined: Dec 16, 2004
    Posts: 1,535


    I started the decade driving my 1994 Impala SS and am still driving it.

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  6. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,377

    CJ Steak
    from Texas

    Started out with an '82 F100 Flareside pickup, which had a really wicked 300 straight six in it... and am ending with a '95 F150 with a stock 300 in it. Daily econo-car is a '67 MGB GT in Old English White... weekend driver is a '62 Willys pickup... and project cars are the wife's '64 AMC Typhoon, and my '58 Studebaker Commander hardtop.

    I'm happy with the way this decade ended.
  7. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    I've been driving the same 38 Chevy coupe for 4 decades now.
  8. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

    from Illinois

    My project in 2000 was a '62 Impala SS, there have been several since but I'm ending the decade with my '55 Stude and a '66 C10. I'm fairly certain I'll end the next one with the Stude too. The truck? Who knows.
  9. Gene@Gearworksmfg
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
    Posts: 152


    Started '00 driving a '91 Mustang lx 5.0 and ending out the decade with a '06 Charger.
  10. tigerShark
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 210

    from Tampa Bay

    started with a '95 cherokee that i still have and drove most of the decade. mix that in with a different '95 for a bit and '93 that im driving now. its got 7"s of lift on 33's. still dont have the model A on the road yet.
  11. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,377

    CJ Steak
    from Texas

    Is there anyway you can get back the 5.0?? :D
  12. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Was driving this in 2000....

    ...till this happened...

    ...and will end the decade driving this.
  13. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 727


    I started 2000 driving my 58 Chevy P/u (Sold), and just today took my 27 T roadster down the block and back for the first time.

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  14. 32fenderless
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 269


    Started out the decade driving my '41 Willys truck(nose down)-finished my 32 5 window about 3 years ago and have a '37 willys sedan project in the works-I had a daughter in the middle of building the 5 window and its getting to cramped with all three of us in it.

  15. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,595

    from Garner, NC

    Started out driving these...




    ended driving this...

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,177


    Started in 2000 with a 39 deluxe and ended in 2010 with 40 deluxe ( is for sale )

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  17. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,196


    Started with a 1991 Astro van ext (just got out of high school). Ending with my '28 sport coupe. Hell of a difference.
  18. Big Bad Dad
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 317

    Big Bad Dad

    Started with a 78 Dodge and 93 Dodge trucks for work. Still have them. Had a 86 Dodge conversion van for personal use in 2000. Sold it in 02 and got a 96 Jeep Cherokee. Still have it, it's a good 'un! :) Also still have my 67 Coronet R/T and 64 Fury hobby cars since the 70's and 80's. And I got a good Christmas present. My Dad gave me his old 66 F 100 that he bought when I was a kid! He retired it when he got a new F 100 in "90, and it has been stored in his barn since. (Can I claim a barn find? LOL) This is all of my current "drivable" stuff. :rolleyes: The 37 IHC panel truck is waiting it's turn...........
  19. wheelbarrowsgarage
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 276

    from Missiry

    I think some of you are fudging a little bit! NitroFC do you really drive that every single day? Right now there are about 6 inches of snow in my area, wouldn't stop me if I had something good! Drove a Vette while it was snowing about 8 years ago. The 67 Camaro I started the decade with I got a written warning for spinnin it out in the snow exactly 10 years ago! Mine are a car first, art/expresion/collectible/irreplaceable second!
  20. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,454


    Started driving my '40 Stude in 1977...still driving it today...guess that's over 4 decades...thru lots of states, lots of miles and too many rod runs/events to remember...

  21. Flatheadguy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,037


    At the beginning of the decade, 2001, I was driving a variety of different cars.....rods. I'll wait until the end of the decade, December 2010,and will post what I'm driving at the time. WOW!! That's like a year from now.
  22. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    I still got my family car, a 1997 Chev Venture van. Put lots of money into it last couple of years, but still like it and plan to keep it awhile yet.
    Started out 2000 with a 1979 BMW 320i hobby car. Got sick of working on it and cost of parts, I got smart and got back into old American cars again. Got my '64 Acadian and I plan on keeping it a long long time...

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  23. justnicholas
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 137


    Since I was only 7 when this decade started I wasn't driving it but I had a 1955 Chevy Pickup....
    Then when I turned 16 I bought a 76 corvette....
    Now I have a 51 Chevy Pickup....
    Which I am looking to sell to get something thats more of a project.

    PS Sorry the pictures are so big.
  24. Edsel_Presley
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 547


    Started the decade in an 86 Jeep Comanche. I loved that tough little truck, but alas, I am a large mammal and it was just too small. Bought a 97 Yukon 2dr, and started the year driving that. I traded that for my 66 Newport which I plan on finishing next decade with.
  25. upperwhitetrash
    Joined: Oct 12, 2009
    Posts: 124


    Started Y2K driving a 90 GT Mustang, Guess I will start the next 10 out driving my 54 GMC, and my 00 Z-71.
  26. dmac620
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 357


    Started in a 1981 Camaro and ending it in my 1950 Chevy Sport Coupe. Yes, a true example that we get better with age!
  27. GlenC
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 757


    OK, don't remind me....

    On the 1st January 2000 I walked to work. I'd sold my flatback Ford Prefect project when we moved to Queensland in the early 90's and had never replaced it, raising 5 kids, mortgages etc.

    Late this year I sold the Triumph 2500 sedan I'd modified/restored over the last 5 years, the only car I've actually onwed and driven in the last decade, so when I go to work on Monday....

    I'll be bloody walking again!

    But there is a hotrod in my future... Somewhere.

    Cheers and a happy new year to all.

  28. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,867

    Jalopy Jim

    I started out 10 years ago owning the 54F100 project I'm still working on. Back then I owned a GT3 Pinto and raced in SCCA and Midwestern Council races and spent very little time working on the 54.

    Now the 54 should be done in 2010, I have a low milage rust free 62-1/2 Falcon wainting to be next followed by a 28 Chev 2 door sedan.
  29. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    2000-I was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 with a 64 Cyclone and a 68 Mustang fastback in the gargage

    2010-see above
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    '41 Poncho

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