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What is the best compliment you've ever GIVEN about someone else's car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wsdad, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
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    What is the best compliment you've ever GIVEN about someone else's car? Maybe at a car show, race, a gas station, bench racing with your friends, to an old man or woman, little kid, hot chicky-babe, or something totally unexpected?


    Click below for a similar thread, "What is the best compliment you've ever gotten about your car?"

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6956995#post6956995



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  2. Labold
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    I don't know about the best compliment given but I always try to say something possitive if I'm talking to the car's owner, even if it is something like - "Nice wheel bearings".
     
  3. I shot it for a magazine and wrote an article proclaiming its best attributes. Gotta be the best compliment I can think of.
     
  4. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    I use one that has been given to me a few times and it says it all. I simply say, "I wouldn't change a thing." When someone says that it tells me they feel I did it right, so when I see a car that really turns me on I say the same thing to the owner.

    Don
     

  5. 1950ChevySuburban
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    There's no finer compliment than the honest truth, even if they'd rather hear something different.
     
  6. guitarmook
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    from Austin, TX

  7. storm king
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    I'm with Labold on this one, even if it's not to your tastes, I try to leave an encouraging comment. Except rat rods, where no comment is needed.
    To the question posed by the thread: I was at the NSRA Nat's in Louisville this year and saw that Chrysler Imperial that was chopped down to the size of a Cobra. About eight guys built this, just because they could and wanted to do it together. The workmanship is phenominal. I told the owner, whom I met quite by accident in another area of the show, that I'd been around customs and car shows since I was nine years old, and that nothing I'd ever seen by any of the big name customizers had anything over his car, that if he never built another hot rod or custom in his life, he created an accomplishment to be proud of.
    I don't know how many of you guys have seen that car in person, I'm sure some don't like it's proportions, and it is certainly not "traditional" by HAMB standards, but you have to appreciate the effort and workmanship that went into this car.
     
  8. vinnymac44
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    I think if you can't say something positive then don't say anything at all. When I compliment someone on something they usually light up and give a thanks. That makes us both feel good.
     
  9. Ragnar
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    I wish I had Built it!

    CHEERS!
    Tom
     
  10. seventhirteen
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    from dago, ca

  11. kingpins
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    this is a pointless thread.
     
  12. haroldd1963
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    from Peru, IL

    The biggest compliment would be..."I wish it were mine!"
     
  13. wsdad
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    The point is...

    Oh, never mind.

    I thought some of the responces so far were interesting.

    'Hope the rest of your day is more interesting for you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  14. Kingpin is probably right about the thread but what the hell it gives everyone a chance to voice their opinion ever how worthless it may be.

    carry on.
     
  15. Bob Dobolina
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    Best compliment i can think of...

    " the only thing wrong with it, is my name ain't on the title. "
     
  16. modelAsteve
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    I take a couple of pictures of it.
     
  17. Master of None
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    Is that you in the beautiful car? Jeeze! what a waste of machinery!
     
  18. jipp
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    i use the word "rocks" a lot.. that rocks.. im not a very complicated person :)
    chris.
     

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