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What'd you learn to drive in?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gassercrazy41, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. gassercrazy41
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,432


    Lets see what you guys learned to drive in!
  2. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    Grampa's 50 Caddy with an auto trans, in about 54 or so. First car with a stick was uncles 55 XK 140. Let the clutch out six inches and nothing happens. The next 1/4 inch and I killed the engine the first time, and spun the wheels the second time, (damp grass).
  3. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    I got a motorcycle license before a car license.
  4. Grandma's 61 Falcon 4dr. 6 cyl/3spd. Up and down the driveway.
    First time on city streets...Dad's 62 Cadillac. :)

  5. william.ali.kay
    Joined: Nov 20, 2009
    Posts: 824

    from Milwaukee

    Im probably in the younger group around here so what I learned to drive isnt excatly H.A.M.B. friendly.
    But it was cool to me.
    My Pops was an AMC man back in the day so we had everything from this 68 SST to a 69 Javlin AMX to a frickin Eagle 4X4!

  6. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,014

    von zipper

    My Moms 1967 Falcon Sports Coupe. Wish I still had it!
  7. FencePost
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 350


    12 years old in 1973.... my grandfather had me driving my dad's 1917 Model T Ford...
  8. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,018

    Rich Rogers

    57 chevy wagon, 6 cyl. with a Spark-o-matic 3 speed stick..
  9. Future Stock
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 71

    Future Stock

    A'71 Pinto, with Ansen slots for the cool factor.
  10. ecode ragtop
    Joined: Apr 28, 2009
    Posts: 125

    ecode ragtop
    from illinois

    I'm Sorry. I thouht it said what did I learn at the Drive-in!!!! 57 Ford Ragtop was my first car.
    Model T1 likes this.
  11. lvlynyrd
    Joined: Jul 25, 2010
    Posts: 49

    from Las Vegas

    My folks 1950 Chevy 3 on the tree.
  12. a 1982 chevy crapalier. (cavalier) wasnt pretty by any means but i learned alot about wrenchin. and, what farmers will do to "fix" a problem. (a twisty tie on the carb? realy? wtf)
  13. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    from California

    learned to drive in my 49 Chevrolet. 261 with a 3 speed. someday I hope to drive it again.

  14. Learned in a '64 Impala

    But took my road test in a new '78 Malibu.
  15. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,493

    from Idaho

    Model B Allis Chalmers
  16. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,358


    I learned to drive ON a 1948 Farmall H, then graduated to a 1951 Ford F6.
  17. My very first drive was in a very nice Hudson convertable, '49 I belive. My mother was going out to do errends, got the car started when she remembered the shopping list back in th house. I saw this as my perfect chance to try out my skills.. Got her into gear, and off we went. I was 2 years old at the time. The neighbors fence stopped me about three blocks away. I've always been into cars!

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  18. 65 F100...straight six, 3 on the tree was my first driving experience, although most of my early driving was done in the 54 Ford that I still have.

    Had it for over 25 years.
  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,681


  20. 14 years old in my 38 Ford fordor. Black with wide whites & skirts.
  21. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Vauxhaul Victor "field car".
  22. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    I was about 11 or 12 years old my dad a business that he had to walk a lot house to house and I would drive the truck along for him to get the orders out of, 1952 Chevy panel truck 6 cyl 3 on the tree.
  23. shelby1
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 57

    from Lillian,Al

    Learned to drive in a 54 GMC log truck...6 cyl, 4 speed with a 2 speed Brownlite axle. I was 8 at the time so I learned to steer and shift the gears by setting on my brother-in-laws knees. Soon I was able to drive it by my self by sitting on two Sears and Roebuck catalogs , had one hell of a time pushing the clutch in, had to twist sides ways to push it down.
  24. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    ....Used my uncle's 51 chevy truck....back on the farm in the early 60's
  25. TKEBH964
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
    Posts: 216

    from MO

    38 Chevy Coupe with a 396/350 turbo. I thought I was pretty cool until my dad brought home a Ford Festiva that cost a whopping $75...
  26. if I remmember I think it was a 30's Ford Farm Truck
    Standard Shift on the Floor
    my Grandfarther used on the Onion Farm to Hall the
    Boxes of Onions to the Barn
    that was back back in the Day!

    just my 3.5 cents
  27. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,475


    The Drivers-Ed car was a 1978 Malibu 4 door. My parents had a 1976 LeMans 4 door, and I learned how to drive a stick shift in my 55 Chevy. Pics are from 1979 and 2011.

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  28. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,913


    No pix. 1956 Chevy 210 4dr. sedan stick six (my fathers car) and a '61 Chevy Biscayne 4dr. stick six. (neighbor lady let me use it.)
  29. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,409

    Barn Hunter

    A 63 Nova 6 cyl. three on the tree....:rolleyes:
  30. Beamy
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 11

    from oakley ca

    '68 buick skylark

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