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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by felix37, Apr 17, 2011.

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  1. LOL
    I went to get a hotdog at a show and came back and some kid leaned his bike up against mine. Luckily it had good rubber hand grips so no harm/no foul. Kid just didn't know better. Probably does it all the time at home on his mom's daily driver.
  2. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    It's all about respect, plain and simple. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there today that don't know what that is. If you can't respect me or my car, how can I be expected to respect you? :cool:
  3. RustyNCA
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 406


    It is interesting having a car that you are willing to let the kids sit in.

    If we are near the car and a boy or girl is really interested in the car, I have heard the Dad or Mom, careful, don't touch, and I have said have them get in if you want, whatever, and the Dad will say, "No, I can't then he will think he can touch all the other cars." That is very nice to hear them say.

    And the kids love getting to sit in the car...

    And that really is the most fun of building a car you can drive and beat on...

    Interesting side note, we were given an award this last weekend for our Model A at Kool April Nites called "Awesome A". One reason she told me she gave us the award... was she liked to see cars that were used and enjoyed. I thought it was great to get an award for that reason.

    My girl took a photo of us getting the award....:)

  4. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,982


    I'm all for respect and stuff. I will teach my kid not to touch another mans car. But I also dont give a shit if the public enjoy my car and want to take pics and stuff. Even when all the paint, interior, chrome etc.. is done I'm gonna drive the living shit out of it and get some bug guts on the firewall upholstery. I really hate the "holier than thou" attitude that I see from dudes power parked at car shows. It's probably my hatred and contempt for the "hoods up" crowd, with their stupid signs on their stupid nova. I want to park a show rod next to them and let kids climb in and out of it just to piss that guy off..
  5. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    Don't touch my car, it's not yours, end of story.
  6. FourtyOneFord
    Joined: Mar 29, 2011
    Posts: 4


    I have contempt for those "car collectors" too, I avoid their shows.

    I like Hot Rod shows, rockabilly, and pretty girls. Of course I know better than to touch a strangers belongings without permission, (it's not limited to your queer paint job) so do my kids.
    I hate those little signs; we have one here at work that says "if you take the last cup of coffee make another pot" I throw it away every chance I get. What would someone visiting us think? We're not mature enough to know when to make coffee? might as well put a sign in the toilet that explains how to wipe the seat, or wipe your ass for that matter.

    We used to sell used harley parts at swap meets and I can remember these kids walking by our table one says to the other, you don't want that those are used parts. WTF you're not gonna use your parts? They were looking for the cheap chinese chrome covers, probably spent a mint on paint. :eek:
  7. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,982


    It might just be signs. I think I hate signs..
  8. FourtyOneFord
    Joined: Mar 29, 2011
    Posts: 4


    Oh yeah I like Pabst Blue Ribbon too but I don't like signs :D
  9. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

    Don't do this - don't do that, CANT YOU READ THE SIGN! !
  10. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    So here we are. 11 pages and appx. 219 posts of touch my car and don't touch my car. Wow.........
  11. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    Thanks for adding your post... :rolleyes:
  12. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Hot Rod Elvis

    All of this "respect" talk reminds me of times at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame where I work. One of my first experiences of all of this was about three years ago. As I rounded a corner where most of the cars are, I saw this mother who had two kids (probably 2 and 4) and she put the 4 yr old on the back of a car (trunklid) I was shocked. She then saw me and turned around to tend to her younger one. I politely asked her to please get her son off the car. She turned around to see him standing on the car and screamed at him for climbing up there and he knew it was wrong. My god lady, you put him up there yourself and then blame it all on him...:confused:
  13. Pacsh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
    Posts: 113

    from Venice, FL

    Thats awesome. Pretty damn straightforwad too, lol.
  14. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor






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  15. FormerFueler
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 410


    I let kids sit in my shit,And have actually let guys drive it,It's just a car.
  16. 1927 Death Trap
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 355

    1927 Death Trap
    from CT

    Posts like this are getting old..Lets see more stuff about projects and shows. Enough with the complaining about the douche bags we all know are everywhere, not just car shows. My car and this hobby is my escape from all that B.S.
  17. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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  18. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    If i found someone in my car i think i would accuse them of trying to steal it, maybe throw a shin kick their way or just a good ole bitch slap. Maybe you guys should have a water sprayer so you can spray people like i do the cat when it gets on the counter.
  19. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 645

    dirt slinger

    That guy must have drunk. Everyone knows you treat others cars with respect. If you had told him told him to try it on for size it would be different. Some people.
  20. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    you are welcome.
  21. A few years back at the Winnipeg World of Wheels show, we had a vendor booth across from and down a bit from a Riddler candidate that was built locally. You know the type, cash in your retirement plan to build it, $40 k for a display no one is allowed to walk on with shoes etc etc. But the owner was a cool guy and the car was a work of art. Saturday nite about 5 minutes after they closed the show and were still herding the patrons out, we saw a very drunk guy carrying a plastic cup of $6 draft, step over the barrier, put the beer down on the fender and then try to get into the car. He almost fell over trying and sat down hard on the running board. You have to understand that this car had the driver side up on display stands. The owner wasn't around and security no where to be seen so my brother and I got him out of the display. There was no serious damage done in any way and the car was not even close to falling, but the thought of this moron doing any damage to this car was sickening. Kind of makes you wonder why they serve booze at these events.

    And to the guy who thuinks it's ok for the general public to touch our cars... get bent. As stated a few times, it's my car, my time and money, hands off !! (unless invited). It's no different if come over to your place and wander in uninvited and walk around with my muddy shoes.
  22. Ratticis
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 41


    And if the car would've fallen over, chances are he'd be trying to sue the owner :rolleyes: I like the electric fencer idea
  23. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    I once saw a old guy at a cruise in with a fiberglass "perfect" street rod freak out and yell at a little girl about 3 yrs old who touched a fender. The little girl's Dad picked up the girl and asked the the old guy what his problem was. The old guy, I think fearing getting punched out, just put his head down and walked behind his plastic car.
    I don't think anyone should touch or play with anyone else's car, but if you freak out if a little girl touches a fender maybe you should leave your ego car at home.
  24. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    As much as I admire "Riddler candidates" and beautiful cars I'm glad I don't have such a car that would cause me so much anxiety and fear. Maybe these people should take their cars to El Mirage or Bonneville and drive them around for a while. Might get them over the fear of a fingerprint.
  25. People that are overly anal about folks not touching their cars generally can't fix the damage. This is why they are so scared of anything besides feather dusters and Armor all touching their trailer queens. Obviously, there are exceptions and idiots out there but more often than not the "don't touch" guy is an annoying gold chainer. That being said, if your kid touches my car I'm whippin your ass.
  26. Running the salt in that most prized possession of theirs will never happen.
    I understand what you are saying completely. But different cars for different reasons.
    The LSR car isn't going to be show quality, mechanical masterpiece that it is, after a run on the salt. It wasn't built to show it was built with rugged functionality and ease of maintenance and light weight in mind. That doesn't mean people wont want to touch it and look at it. Its built to go fast and hopefully safely.

    The show car isn't going to pass tech at at the salt . It wasn't built to.

    Much the same way a motorcycle isn't going to make a good school bus.

    Now lets look at like this, you're poised on the salt waiting for a 200 MPH run and some dip shit wants to fondle your lug nuts or steering linkage. Or Maybe play with your safety harness or grab a hold of your Carb linkage to see how the progressive features works.
    Same thing but different.
  27. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


    I never want to own a car that perfect that I truly would need to protect it or worry.

    Like I said, people touching don't bother me that much, but it's the morons like that bitch who let her little kid JUMP UP AND DOWN ON MY DRIVERS SEAT that piss me off.

    It's just a car, the thing has survived getting stolen, being used to deliver newspapers by a high school kid, 3 major hurricanes, long distance trips, 51 years and 2 countries. Some kid touching it isn't likely to hurt it but some people do go way too far.
  28. Marcia
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 619


    I like to drive my cars and and don't worry about the paint.

    This is the original sign I made about 15 years ago. Now I make them up on the computer and hand them out at the show.
    Maybe you've seen one around new england.

    Attached Files:

  29. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,509

    Special Ed

    Marcia, if you handed me that sign, I'd get into a lot of trouble....:D
  30. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,531

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    I find it comical that most of the guys who would say fuck it, it's only a car are the same guys who find that scratch on my door and that lumpy spot on my roof and bag on me.:D
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