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What is the best reaction you have gotten from people?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by EnragedHawk, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. I had just brought home the pile of parts that I now call my 48 ford. I was so excited about it I called up a friend from work to come over a take a look at my new treasure. The first words out of his mouth were, " you must have bumped you head" just the honesty in his voice had me rolling on the ground in laughter.
     
  2. pride63
    Joined: Apr 5, 2012
    Posts: 252

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    At a show on Sunday in aid of a local cancer hospice, an old lady and her husband(70-75ish) spent ages looking at my wagon. I told them they could sit in it if they wanted, they were smiling madly as the sat on the front bench seat . When the old lady got out she looked at me and said "that is a real knicker dropper" . The husband looked over and laughed and they went of giggling like a pair of teenagers. I couldn't stop smiling lol
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  3. dynaflash
    Joined: Apr 1, 2008
    Posts: 506

    dynaflash
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    from South

    I have that same brother I law. Ha ha.


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  4. castirondude
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 496

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    Member

    One time I was checking into a hotel in West Yellowstone,MT
    There was a dutch guy standing there making stupid remarks about my truck.
    Problem is that he didn't expect that I speak dutch. OPHOEPELE!! :D

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  5. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,026

    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    LOL surprise surprise! What did he say when you let him know that you understood him?
     
  6. greasy58
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 7

    greasy58
    Member
    from montana

    I got a good one, i wanted to join the car club back where im from in montana so i went to my first and only club meeting and all they wanted to do was make fun of my car probably because it didnt have 10 tons of chrome on the engine, it wasnt finished and it didnt have a super duper snazzy paint job. I kinda got the feeling these guys dont remember their roots at all. What the hell ever happened with getting together with fellow car nutz and just helpin each other out???? and just being happy with what you got and the progress you want to make on your project??? there were a few guys there that were fun to listen to when they were talkin about the old times. It wasnt a complete and total loss i guess. i just hope this doesnt happen all that often, it dont matter as long as yer havin fun!!!!
     
  7. sierra rod shop
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
    Posts: 382

    sierra rod shop
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    the people who think it,s a merc
     
  8. TheTrailerGuy
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
    Posts: 392

    TheTrailerGuy
    Member

    i was out in my roadster pickup and had stopped off at the local restaurant for lunch. when i came out, a lady and two young girls were dressed up in there sunday finest just waiting for whoever owned that car to come out.

    I walked out, hopped in and said hi. the little 6 year old girl walked up and said, THIS is the coolest car, I have ever seen.

    Thanks little girl, i take that to heart.
     
  9. SIX_94Y
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 96

    SIX_94Y
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    from Australia

    I been building and working on old cars forever and driving something odd for my age group since I could drive, always used to get "how much did you pay for that" and " where did you buy that" as if someone young couldn't do it! Used to drive me crazy. But the worst I've copped was, is that a 57 Chevy? In both my 62 falcon and 50 pontiac! Total disbelief! Both times coming from older gentlemen....


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  10. I had my old 52 Buick hardtop disassembled and looking very sorry for itself sitting under a tarp. The poor old car had been hand painted in grey primer, the floor was rotted, the engine and gearbox was out, the seats were just rusty springs, the windows were all cracked. Anyway, we had to get a tree cut down in our back yard and the old Buick was not far away from it. Five tree fellers arrived and they all started asking "gee, mate, what's under the cover there?" And when I said a 52 Buick coupe they all got really excited. "Show us, mate! Show us!"...so I did.

    And they all walked away very quietly... I suspect in shock. heheh.
     
  11. We were driving home from the shop and filled the tank on the way. when we got home some friends of my dad said they saw a really cool car at the gass station earlyer. turned out to be my car, that was quite cool! :)

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  12. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

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    I was driving home in the '64 C10 last night with the bed full of stuff from my parents house (bumpers for the '40 Plymouth, a bbq, a bunch of other car parts, tools and equipment, etc. and I was at a stop light. Keep in mind I had already been driving for 45 minutes, the truck was plenty warmed up, and I was ready to get home... Low and behold a couple in a pretty nice OT convertible pull up beside me to turn left and the lady in the passenger seat starts bitching to me how the C10 is bad for the environment. Instead of arguing with people that will never understand I just pulled the choke and let them breathe that for about 30 seconds or so :D... This thing was belching unburnt fuel vapor and black smoke... I asked them "Is that better?"... Keep in mind my wife was in the car and laughing pretty hard. I am sure that was the longest 30 seconds of their lives. They sped off to get out of the cloud and I quickly pushed the choke back in. The biker behind him that was also turning rolled by my window and said while laughing "cool truck!" A couple lights down I impressed a pair of sexy water buffalo in a truck and their mouth-breathing children as I watched the kid say "COOOL". In all seriousness I felt pretty good about that kid being impressed.
     
  13. iarodder
    Joined: Dec 18, 2012
    Posts: 214

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    Thats hilarious, I almost spit out my doughnut! :D Almost sounds like something I'd say. My wife would tell people that I love the old car more than her? I don't but the car is a close second...:rolleyes:
     
  14. Magnum Wheel Man
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 418

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    Had my survivor condition 38 Nash at a car show, the 1st year I had it... had a young gal came up & looked inside the open hood, & asked me if I "towed" it there... puzzled, I said no, I drove it... she said "how could you drive it here, 1/2 the parts are missing on the engine"... I assured her all the original parts were on the flathead 6, that's just what they looked like back then... she walked away shaking her head, & wondering how it would run without all the "stuff" on it...;)
     
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  15. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT
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    Today at a gas station a guy in an Eagle talon made of rust and bondo said "I like your work in progress" I said thanks, then he says "you should put that up on blocks and finish it..." I just looked at him and said "I think I'd rather just drive it." he looked so confused.
     
  16. cecce
    Joined: Aug 10, 2007
    Posts: 94

    cecce
    Member
    from Sweden

    An OT-friend (Not a car guy) looked at the project in my garage/shop and listened patiently as I enthusiastically told him what I'd done and what I was doing next. When I was done he just looked at me and said "I hope you'll have a long life". I guess those projects can look pretty hopeless to ordinary people…
     
  17. PossumJR.
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
    Posts: 423

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    from Walls,MS

    These are two questions I get ALL the time about my Model A "Is that a kit car?" and my favorite "is that thing street legal" geeees kids now days just have no clue! Ill never understand why these kids would rather sink $10,000 into a Honda civic or a 96' S-10 "mini-truck" when they could build something cool made of actual steel!
     
  18. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 344

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    My 5 year old grandson (Yes, he's a car dude) came to visit last summer before he was out of the minivan he said "Can we see what's in the garage?" When I opened the door his comment was "Grandpa you got Hot-Wheels" Love that little guy!!!
     
  19. no.scar.no.story
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 325

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    :DEvery time my wife mashes the gas a little in her OT pickup, at a light or to pass on the highway, my four year old daughter hears the exaust note change and says "Whoo-hoo! Hot rod, mommy!" My wife thinks she spens too much time with my old trucks and me. I say just about right...:D
     
  20. Ester Eddie
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
    Posts: 3,988

    Ester Eddie
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    from Alaska

    Yesterday I had and older guy walk up smiling at the Cadillac .He said he had the same car way back when.He walked around the car smiling day dreaming about better times.
     
  21. crashbox
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 148

    crashbox
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    "Did anybody get hurt in that wreck?"
     
  22. mixedupamx
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 513

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    when people like that are staring just pick your nose in front of them they will look away!
     
  23. models916
    Joined: Apr 19, 2012
    Posts: 380

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    My buddy has a black 65 corvette with a blower. Had a girl tell him, if cars could F___, she would be on the hood right now.
     
  24. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,459

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    Mostly people pointing and laughing....
     
  25. BIG APE
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 42

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    I have a 1949 Nash Super 600 4 door, original two tone green. It has a up-dated suspension with a punched and cammed 350, 4:11 camero rear end and thrush exaust. Kinda lumpy and loud. Sitting at a red light and a older lady pulls next to me and says"My dad had a car just like that but it sure didn't sound like that!!" Sure made my day LOL
     
  26. hotrod--willys
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 521

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    I had my 1951 Chevy at a car showing in Northern California when some guys and girls in bike leathers can up to the car and were complimenting me on it, when one of them said, can I take some photo's of your car with my girl on it. Just to be a smart ass. I said only if she is naked. :eek: What happened next is XXX rated. I hope my wife never sees those photo's. Our my ass is grass:D
     
  27. Fugly Too
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
    Posts: 257

    Fugly Too
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    A good looking, well optioned young lady and her partner stroll over to the wagon and start looking around.

    The guy states, "Cool! I'da never thought a station wagon for a race car."

    The girl trumps everything, "I got laid in one of these in high school........"

    My buddy is checking tire pressures on the other side swallowed his dip and was sick all afternoon.
     

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  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796

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    I recently had a car full of goofs ask if my T Bucket was a go-cart. I told 'em, "Yea. Yea it is." Some assholes don't deserve a nice response.
     
  29. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,749

    Bill Rinaldi
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    Had a guy looking over my Avatar truck and he says "that's ths coolest, most believeable old truck I've ever seen" That struck me as a hell of a complement. BILL RINALDI
     
  30. I've had someone yell at me because the metal flake in my car was hurting their eyes...seriously!
     

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