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History The Car Your Mom Could Not Ride In On A Date

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by trulyvintage, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. In high school in the 60's my buddy had and early Econoline van. Went to pick up a girl he was going out with for the first time. He went in to pick her up and her dad got up, looked out the window. He reached in his pocket, threw him a set of keys and said "Here son, take my pickup. I'll keep an eye on the van for you until you bring her home." Don't remember if there was a second date.
  2. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
    Posts: 247


    even if that is just 'lore'-that's great!
  3. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,188


    Or an Austin Healey, Don't ask me how I know!
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  4. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 702


    Or sitting up in your AD pickup!
  5. Try rolling up at the young ladys parents house drive a custom van, the proverbial Bedroom on Wheels, It was not well received by her dad. :rolleyes: HRP
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
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  6. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 811


    Nothing says 'no chance of a second date' like turning up in a Shaggin' Waggon (panel van).
  7. I remember those neat old parking spots as a teenager.;)Even an old coupe, had enough room back then! When I was in high school. I had a girl to tell me that her dad wouldn't let her ride in a car with me, on a date. I also had a teacher to tell me in front of our class. That I'd never see my 21st birthday. In my senior class album, they predicted that I'd win the Indy 500 in the year 2,000. So I don't think it was as much of what I was driving, but maybe how I drove'em. I Wonder what old dad would have thought if I pull up on a date, with this. Lol :rolleyes: Ron.... 138.jpg { Always a Hot Rodder:rolleyes: }
  8. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 6,784


    My mom drove a '48 Chrysler convertible. I don't want to know anything about what went on! My dad was a Navy fighter pilot (see avatar) and I wasn't born until 11 months after their wedding and I'm leaving it at that. :)
  9. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 6,784


    These days, most of us couldn't get into the back seat of a Falcon Sprint by ourselves!
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  10. 1929rats
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 596


    Not to long ago, when I graduated college in 1995, I bought an el camino as a daily driver. I went out with a very adventurous woman after college who I'd pickup up in either my hot rod or the el camino at her parents house....her parents liked the tan el camino as the hot rod was red, fast, and loud and had a backseat.......little did they know that I had a couple of pillows, a mattress, and a blanket under the tonneau cover in said el camino......We'd drive all over the place and park behind supermarkets, state parks, etc. and "enjoy" the bed of the elcamino under the I said...this girl was quite adventurous and fearless - really. Anyway, a year or so I got a friend request from her on facebook. As I looked at all the pictures of her husband and family in their McMansion, my mind kept going back to that wonderful El Camino and the summer of '95! Today I still have an El Camino ---- and a girlfriend, but, a battery and fuel cell take the place where I once had that mattress.
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  11. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 837

    from Indiana

    PSHAW! I drove an a1962 Austin Healy Sprite in high school. I can tell you that if you are young and bendy enough IT is possible. Go ahead and ask. The statute of limitations has run out long ago. Hell, we even double dated in it.
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  12. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,445

    The Shift Wizard

    For some reason, I have no memories of what my folks drove before I was 8 years old. But in '51 +/- they had a black Nash Airflyte like the one in post #2. I think it's etched into my brain because I thought it was so odd looking. I was filled with wonder when I first laid eyes on it. I wondered what were they thinking. It has to be seen in the context of the scope of all other cars of those times. Sort of like comparing Elenore Roosevelt to all other women.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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  13. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 259

    from Las Vegas

    I had a girlfriend with a ‘59 Rambler she called the Batmobile. We had all sorts of shenanigans in the back seat. Now that I think of it, I’ll bet the seats folded down into a bed and we didn’t even know!

    Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock...
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  14. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 243

    from So. Oregon

    Yes I could ! ! ! ! ! :D :D

  15. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 811


    It was possible in the humble Morris Mini Cooper as well. Push the passenger seat forward, she sits on the back seat and.........well, use your imagination.
  16. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,567


    it's the 1950's shouldn't they be sleeping in separate cars?
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  17. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,364

    from Berry, AL

    Ricky and Lucy did!
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  18. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,112

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    ......and at least one foot on the floor at all times.....
  19. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 774


    Had a navy buddy that absolutely LOVED "dating" in his Vee Dub "bug". "Get in the backseat....fold the two front seats forward....put your dates two feet thru the two hand hold straps and lay pipe until exhausted!" Sounded very interesting in 1968!!!
  20. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 956

    lumpy 63

    Ok lets up the ante ...My folks are British and quite a few Summers in my teenage years I would fly back to the Uk to visit Family...My Uncle had a repair shop and a used car lot, I would always borrow a mini from him when I stayed there. Kinda pissed off my cousins because I could drive a car in England at 16 with my American drivers license , while they could only drive a moped or small motor bike:rolleyes: Anyhow ...the pass side front seat of a mini in its full rearward position and an agile young lady is very workable... although there might be some foot prints on the windshield...just sayin:D
  21. farna
    Joined: Jul 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,183


    AMC had fully reclining seats up until the last 1988 Eagle wagon was made, at least as an option.
  22. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 2,943


    Since my mom is 99 years old and my dad drove a 29 Ford roadster when they met and my mom's dad never owned a car or truck. He only had a team of horse's . She could ride in anything that ran during the depression.
  23. The OP's nash is an original Sin Wagon. I usually drove a pickup truck. No biggie. we just threw a quilt on the hood.Not too long ago one of my old girldriends gave my wife a friends request on Facebook. I went with her years before I met my wife. hadnt seen her in 40 years No matter my wife still got mad at me.
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  24. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,752


    ^^^^And is't that how it ALWAYS is Wolf?^^^^ My wife STILL gets upset about the "prior" girlfriend to her from 45 plus years ago, and she never knew or even met or saw her. We've been together 43 years, married for 33 years. A few years ago, I get a ClassMates.Com notification from you-know-who, and that lead up to a FaceBook.Com lookup. Well, the "prior" was only 4'-11" tall, and now she's almost the same side-to-side, and front-to-back. And, my wife is, once again, mad at me (?????). I married my WIFE, no-one else, and plan on keeping things that way. I know my wife better than she knows me, and if the "prior" and her WERE to ever meet, they'd probably wind up being the best of friends; but I still would't take that bet. As far as the Nash's and Rambler's go, " YOU SEE THIS NASH A-ROCKIN', DON'T COME KNOCKIN' ". My best friend in high school, his parents had a Rambler Station Wagon, with the reclining front seats. He sure talked the car up, but I'm not sure he actually saw any real action in it; kind of like my own Station Wagons and Sedan Deliveries. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  25. Been married over 46 years. And when I think of that former girlfriend. Im reminded of that song thank got for unanswered prayers. The old flame is now very fat & ugly. been married and divorced three times
  26. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,752


    ^^^^And how did I forget THAT^^^^; the "prior" has been married and divorced FIVE times, although she told me twice; amazing what you can find out online. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  27. Ha ... :D

  28. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,422


    When I was 17, I had an older girlfriend who drove a Fiat Spyder. We got down to business in the passenger seat of that little machine on many occasions, made the backseat of her Dad's Honda Accord seem downright roomy.

    A couple of years later, another girlfriend had a Datsun B210. We parked and made use of the passenger seat in that car quite often.

    Shortly after that, I moved out of my parent's house and into an apartment, so parking and getting busy in a car was no longer a necessity and became an occasional novelty.
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  29. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    Not one gal ever liked my vintage cars....

    But my OT Honda Civic and OT Mazda 323's both got more action than I care to admit! LOL

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  30. wisdonm
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 428


    Never had a girl refuse to ride in my '54 Dodge with Shelby GT-350 style stripes, but they all said their parents questioned the red dome light.

    And yes, Spridgets are doable.

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