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What'd you learn to drive in?

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

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    The '48 Chevy 3/4 ton truck that my grandfather kept around to haul sawdust and horseshit. Luckily for me, '48 was the first year of syncromesh four speeds in Chevy pickups, so even at the mature age of ten, I could shift it without grinding noises.
  2. Redz Rodz
    Joined: Oct 4, 2002
    Posts: 490

    Redz Rodz

    at 7 yrs old the old man had a 32 3 window heavly chopped & channeled project just a stock frame with the body mounted that me & 2 older friends would push up the stone farm lane jump in let it rip down past the garage slid it sideways to stop & do it again till are tounges would hang out,can't belive he never busted my ass for that ! but the first thing with a real gas pedal was a few years later a little metro conv. that one did get my ass beat! i can still see the apples in the front yard @ 1968 way before them nascar boys started messin' up the grass !!
  3. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,601


    Oh, you elitist. I learned on a '49 Commodore. If I'd been driving a convertible, I'd probably not have hit that guardrail in the U-turn part of the driving test (and I wasn't 2).
  4. dragsled
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,976

    from Panama IA

    65 pontiac tempest station wagon 3 on the tree
  5. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    My Dad sat me on his lap and let me steer the '40 Pontiac all over San Pedro when I was about 4, maybe 5. Does that count? I shifted the gears too but he worked the pedals.
  6. Bar Ditch
    Joined: Aug 1, 2011
    Posts: 272

    Bar Ditch
    from Tacoma

    60' Catalina and a 58' IH duelie. Still love 389's and ol' binders.
  7. Moneymaker
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Posts: 320



    I haven't heard a IH called that in years.:cool:
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    40 something Ford tractor.
  9. leon renaud
    Joined: Nov 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,934

    leon renaud
    from N.E. Ct.

    Taught myself to drive 9-10 years old in my dads retired 59 Anglia on the farm and on the old railroad beds and fire roads I could get to from the farm . Got my license in a 68ish Plymouth Valiant that was the Drivers Ed car at school.
  10. Bilt
    Joined: Jun 23, 2011
    Posts: 311


    A b**a** 1992 Ford Escort in driver's education. 8 valve inline four.....0 to 60 by the end of first semester. Chicks dug it!!! lol
  11. hubcap
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
    Posts: 198

    from phx

    What did I learn at the drive-in? Well...there was this cute girl and uh, well....
  12. FormerFueler
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 410


    A 78 Chevette,and a 79 400 4speed Trans Am,As well as a 55 Bel Air with a 235 and a 3 on the tree.'
  13. Gretschplayer
    Joined: Nov 7, 2010
    Posts: 15


    Turned 16 in 1976, learned to drive in my '54 Ford Hdtp. I'd purchased for the then-princely sum of 75 bucks the year before (239 Y-block, 3-speed). Took my driver's test in a (wait for it...) new Volare'...
  14. bigorange
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 2


    49 international ton truck 4 on the floor
  15. I learned to drive in a '77 Lincoln Town Car. I guess my parents figured that unless I started driving city busses, I wasn't going to find anything else that was much longer than that boat. My first car was a '67 Dodge Dart GT, 273 V-8 and a torqueflite automatic. Too slow to be any real hazard, except getting run over by the ice cream truck.
  16. Zandoz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2012
    Posts: 307


    Unofficially, 1964 Plymouth Belvedere wagon with a 413 cross ram...with my dad on a seldom used access road. Mom never knew.

    Officially, a 1968 Plymouth Fury III...with my mom. Followed by a 1971 Pontiac Catalina for drivers-ed.
  17. I learned in Dads Chopped Topped 64 Bug. I know the asshole who owns the car now, but it's an avenue I don't want to go down. Kills me knowing it's still around, cos I grew up in that car. I will find a picture tomorrow to post!

  18. We learned to drive in the same car!
  19. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,646

    from Berry, AL

    Mom and Dads 67 Ford Custom 500. Took my drivers test in my Aunt's 74 Gran Torino. Learned to drive a manual trans in Dad's 71 Chevy pickup.
  20. foolthrottle
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,085


    1936 diesel Fergie, 1937 olds.
  21. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,103


    One just about like this at about 10. It was my 16th birthday present and raised HELL in it for years. Some no good prick stole it a few years later and has never been seen again.... I still look at every '57 Chevy truck I see around here to make sure it's not mine. Still looking.

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  22. 37 caddy
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
    Posts: 371

    37 caddy
    from PEI Canada

    1951 ford 8n,still have that one,gonna restore it soon,took my drivers test in a 74 comet,failed as i was led to beleive a 4 way stop sign only meant you had to slow down not come to a complete stop if no cars were coming,boy he tore me a new one for that,funny now but not then"?,passed 2 weeks later in a 72 dodge van with a 3 on the tree,it had homemade swivel seats that had no lock on them,so when you accelerated they would twitch a bit,instructor made note of that?,this was in january of 1977,i was 16 and had a custom van,life was good then!
  23. brianj
    Joined: Jan 1, 2012
    Posts: 92


    1973 ford maverick. Totaled it three weeks after I got my licence drag racing on the street.
  24. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    OT 1969 ss Chevelle .. Sat on my Dad's lap.
  25. x2!
  26. ernest t bass
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 60

    ernest t bass
    from Iowa

    9 years old in a 1965 Galaxie 500 convert. my folks bought new. I also sat on dads lap with no seat belts doin 65 on an ol blacktop road at midnite. He had to work the pedals but man to this day that was still cool to me.:D
  27. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,860

    from Michigan

    Nasty weather.
  28. Hahaha.. Good one!
  29. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,161


    54 Chevy pickup driving my stepfather home from the tavern when I was 12 years old.
  30. Kevinsrodshop
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 590


    My mom's 1975 Nova hatchback. Not really a classic. However I did learn how to paint a car using that old girl.

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