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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. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    my fathers anglia.jpg My Father's 59 anglia small block chevy 4 speed
  2. Bucksnort
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,302


    We had field cars.
    49 Chrysler
    55 Ford
    54 Buick
    57 Olds
    57 Pontiac
    57 Chevy
  3. XXL__
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,911


    Mom's house-- Ford Pinto wagon (one of the exploding ones). Learned the gas/clutch ratio was about 50/50... then back at dad's house, got to back the Jag XKE out of the garage. Turns out the Jag didn't need as much gas as the Pinto. Oops. Didn't hit anything, but probably did give dad a mild heart attack.
  4. Normal Norman
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 510

    Normal Norman
    from Goshen IN.

    I learned how to drive in my big brothers '55 Chevy, 6cyl. three speed (floor conversion) and 4doors. Normal Norman
  5. whisky runner
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
    Posts: 799

    whisky runner

    i first "legally" drove my 46 fleetline more door to high school in the 60's.. "yes it had pot leaves, peace signs, and flowers painted all over it"....but i guess i really learned to drive in the 41? international yard truck of my dads from the time i was a kid and could barely reach the pedals in the late 50's, we owned a salvage yard so i had work to get done
  6. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,298


    Austin Mini.

    Funny enough my Son has now adopted the one I fixed up a couple of years ago. He's still a learner at the moment.

    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121


    I learned in Dad's friggen' '57 Cadillac, but at least it had that cool 365 Caddy engine. Actually, a pretty nice ol' boat at the time. DD
  8. My Drivers' Ed car was a 1967 Plymouth Valiant but I didn't drive that one much . The Family car was a 1956 Plymouth station wagon with a [IIRC] Red Ram V8 . That car scared me . A mechanic got drunk and took it for a joy-ride and was clocked at over 160 [The Arkansas State Trooper car couldn't go any faster] coming back across the Old Memphis Bridge running on 7 cylinders . I once had to floor it in Reverse to get out the way of 2 cars racing on a 2 lane road over a hill at me and my mom . It burned all the rubber , down to the cords , on the 1 day old rear tires . After all that my father still made me take my 1st road test in it even though I had a nice slow Falcon I had picked in which to learn ; I failed because I was nervous :rolleyes: . I used the Falcon the next time and passed with flying colors .
  9. Cantstop
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 239


    In '89 my ol man took me for a ride in his '63 Catalina. He stopped about a couple of miles down a dirt road and said "have at it". 3 on the tree, 389 still have a soft spot for those old Pontiacs and column shifts.
  10. fiddy
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 163


    66 Nova ss L-79!!!!!!
  11. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    First learned on my grandfathers 52 Ferguson 2085 (I still have it), then in his 63 International pickup (wish I had it).
  12. maybelene
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 114


    1949 Willys pickup - four wheel drive. Also learned how to pull the starter and unstick the bendix on a regular basis.
  13. My brother and I stole grandpas 50 GMC , got caught , took a beatin , it was so worth it!! :D
  14. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 3,125


    My Dad gave me a 47 Pontiac more-door,it was brindle -shit brown. I hated it. Sold it and bought a 49 Olds fastback shortly thereafter.
  15. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 710


    I learned how to drive in my parents 1966 Plymouth Fury 383 4-speed.
  16. rogmoseley
    Joined: Jan 7, 2009
    Posts: 58


    Dad stuck me in his 49 kb 2 with granny non synchro 4 spd., and said have at it. I was 11 in 54,,,, does that make me old???
    Think he rued that day.
  17. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,242


  18. fordknut
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 7


    1934 (I think) Ford Bread truck turned farm truck when I was 15 in 1956.
    It was a neighbor farmer's truck who, as it turned out, later became my grandfather-in-law.
    His hired man ran it into a maple tree about a year later.
    Believe it or not, that Maple Tree is still standing and my Wife's cousin (who makes maple syrup) "tapped" it for this year's run just yesterday.
    If you want to count tractors, my Dad's '41 Allis-Chalmers "B" since I was about 12 or so.

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  19. 3windo
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 8

    from ohio

    Grandpas 32
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  20. hvywrench
    Joined: Sep 29, 2011
    Posts: 158

    from N.W. Conn.

    1950 something A-40 Mack, sitting on my Dad's lap, I steered and shifted, he clutched. I think I was 8 or 9. Also an 8N tractor that I drove myself.
    At 11 or 12 I got my own car, a 1960 Rambler American to zip around our property with. Had a really long private driveway and a big dirt lot that my Uncles had as a gravel bank. Dad paid $25 for that car.
  21. JD Miller
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,908

    JD Miller
    from Wildomar


    61 VW 21 window and 64 chevy belair

  22. falconwagon62
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,432


    1963 Rambler, 199 OHV, 3 on the tree, while Coon hunting with my dad...when I was 9...Miss ya Earl F Howard

  23. Moneymaker
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Posts: 320


    My uncles 61 light green 61 Galaxie. He even let me pull a holeshot.

  24. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,657


    i don't remember for sure, but it was either the minneapolis moline or the '48 3/4 ton dodge pickup (flathead 6; granny low 4-sp).

    don't have any idea what year the M-M was but it had to be hand cranked.
  25. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,815


    Old Ford Econoline panel van. 6 cylinder and 3 on the tree. Out on the farm lanes picking produce. Then my 55 Chevy 265 and 3 on the tree. Racing up and down my driveway.
  26. At first glance I thought the title to this thread read, "what did you learn at a drive in". Kinda personal question.
  27. fossiltin62
    Joined: Aug 7, 2011
    Posts: 40


    An old chase behind a nice pacer named Angel. First car I drove was a '32 Essex coupe with a rumble seat.
  28. 64ONEOFF
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
    Posts: 378

    from Md.

    embarrasing to actually say...... A little FIAT SPYDER, 5 speed... pretty gay.:(
  29. davo461
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 345


    '28 Austin 7 'Chummy', then a Fiat 500 !
    Always liked a bit of power.
  30. Saxon
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,157

    from MN

    A go-kart, mini bike, tractor, skid loader, 2 ton 60's grain truck, and a 70's vega wagon. In that order.

    First car I rolled. A 72 ford f100 with a 460. 15 yrs old. Oops... Not cool.

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