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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. patrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2012
    Posts: 36

    from idaho

    I got my grandpas 71 newport 4dr. 17000 orig miles, that was in 81. What a great high school car. We could fit like 10 of us in that car!
  2. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,015

    Rocky Famoso

    A two door '60 Corvair. Two speed automatic, the shifter was mounted on the dash.
    My parents tried to give me this as my high school car, I said no Thanks, I'll catch a
    ride, or take the school bus. It was an un-cool car to be seen in.
  3. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,865

    51 mercules

    A 73 Datsun pickup.
  4. Mr. Sinister
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,039

    Mr. Sinister

    74 Stingray, 4 speed, worked L82 350, silver with t-tops and black guts. Was my first car, man I loved that thing.
  5. 28 chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 512

    28 chevy
    from NE Pa

    1954 Stude Champion
  6. 28 chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 512

    28 chevy
    from NE Pa

    Wait, That was my first road car. Learned to drive on an assortment of field cars, mini bikes, VW dune buggies we built, bulldozers, dump trucks etc.
    All before I had my license.
  7. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,994

    from Tacoma, WA

    A bunch of things but mostly my Dad's '58 Chevy Truck and a '79 VW Rabbit...
  8. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,849

    Harms Way

    If you ask my sons,... they will tell you a Chariot,.... !!!


    But in reality it was my Dads 1957 Ford Custom 300,.. Red & White,... gray cloth interior, 223 straight six and a ford-o-matic. looked just like the one below. But with white walls and caps. Years later My Brother and I started to install a 390/C-6,... He never finished the car, sold it to a guy in Redford, that finished it, and I think painted it green..... So if you know of a really solid 57 that meets that description in the Detroit area,... I sure would like to talk to the guy. :)

    Hey!,... I actually found a picture of the actual car !,.. Dad's 1957 Ford Custom 300, We were on vacation at Higgins Lk. Mi. in 1960- or 61.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  9. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    1976 Mercury Montego MX Wagon.

    Exact same color as this one:

    Attached Files:

  10. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,076

    Boeing Bomber

    My brothers buddies '69 Charger. I'd steal it while they shot pool at his house. Ripping through the S turns on the Magnolia Boulevard I'd always loose a hub cap or 2. spent many hours searching for those damn things. What is it about Charger hub caps?
  11. Bobert
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 820

    Member Emeritus

    '54 Buick dynaflow, '58 Chevy powerglide, '58 Ford 3 on the tree. Yes, the last two were high school driver training cars.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  12. SwedeVedette
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 368


  13. snakecbaker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 78

    from Keyser, WV

    1988 dodge shadow
  14. One of those little electric Jeeps...
  15. davo461
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 345


    A '28 Austin 7 'Chummy', (Tudor). Started out at age six, sitting on my Dads knee and steering. Hit the main seat at around seven and haven't stopped since.
    Mind you, that was 1948 and the roads were a almost uninhabited, 16 miles from Melbourne, Oz.
    Graduated to an early Fiat 500 after a couple of years and then an 8 hp Ford 'vert.
  16. Olds Tinman
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
    Posts: 220

    Olds Tinman
    from W.N.Y

    An old scout 67 loved it
  17. Ford 8N tractor at 11 and then the '37 Ford 2 door when I could get enough cushions under and behind me in the seat to reach the pedals. Farm life had some advantages.
  18. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,264


    This old thing..........

  19. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Wild Turkey

    John Deere 730, power steering, hand clutch:D

    Then dad's '59 Chevy pu.

    '47 & '48 Ford 2-tons, 4-speed (unsyncronized) and 2-speed rear end, Bored flatheads and not enough brakes.:rolleyes:
  20. Sonicjagstang
    Joined: Mar 21, 2011
    Posts: 169

    from IL.

    1967 Chevy pickup straight 6 three on the tree manual everything......68 Ford Custom 500 4 door with a 390. My dad taught me how to "drive" in these not just how to make them go.... big difference.
  21. hotrodtom
    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
    Posts: 231


    1939 (I think) Farmall Model B, when I was about 10. Had to be hand cranked, but it would pop a small wheelie when I let out the clutch in 3rd. Oh, a car? My dad took our '49 Ford Tudor out on a dirt road and turned it over to me when I was 12. The next summer we took a camping trip to West Texas and he let me drive about a fourth of the way. I got my license a year later, at 14. Driver's Ed was Daddy on the dirt road.
  22. hep2jive
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 11

    from Chicago

    a stock 1949 plymouth in 07.
  23. 64 coupe deville
  24. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,177


    First car I drove, also my first engine overhaul.


    Second car I drove, this is the one I learned to use a clutch in, although my brother and I had to put it together first. And I'm working on it again....

  25. once4fun
    Joined: Aug 20, 2009
    Posts: 24


    i learned in my dads 2nd car with a v8 a 64 impala jet black with a 300 hp 327 power glide when, sigh wish i still had it . my 1st car 1953 ford flattie v 8 when 16 more door
  26. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,585


    If you count taking a joy ride in my Dad's car with my buddy Joe Janes when we were twelve it would be a '57 Chevy Bel-Air...

    If not, it might be the '56 Plymouth I bought with another guy, Chuck Akers, when I was 14. We must have put a hundred miles on that car just driving up and down the alley.

    Officially it was my Dad's '65 Chevelle....
  27. Flynn's_57
    Joined: May 10, 2002
    Posts: 886

    from Nor*Cal

    Does that count?
    (1952 for me ... oh wait... does that make it 9n?)

    1953 Chevy longbed p/u (no carpet and the spare was on the side)
    Learned to drive in the early 90's I think-

    (in the fields on and around grandpa's ranch!)
  28. Still_Crazy
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 351

    from . .

    A 1950 Willys Jeep, on mountain dirt roads and trails.
  29. cl350rr
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 216


    66 AH Sprite and a 68 Chevy Stepvan, oh and a 1952 Case
  30. 1950 GMC black 5 window:cool: with a 4 spd. pu & a Ford 9N tractor. I was 6 yrs. old in 1951. The next yr. when I was 7 I drove Dads 1952 GMC 2T picking up square bales with a couple hired men stacking in the box as I drove !! Need I to say those were some of the "good ol days" ?? :)
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012

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