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Hot Rods Who Else Gets To Drive Your Car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TFoch, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,258


    The wife loves driving the 51 merc she likes the sound of the flatty with straight pipes.
  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,801

    from California

    I've had my 61 Dodge since 1987 and nobody has ever driven it under it's own power but me since then. my good buddy Jim drove it once when the motor broke while I drove my Cadillac towing it with a rope. that's it.
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  3. @jim snow My daughter was still talking about it today with a big smile. Definitely made her day!
  4. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,889

    Dick Stevens

    I must be "stupid" because I would love the chance to drive Almost Funny! :D:D:D
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  5. I let my cousin drive one of my cars once..... We're family and all, and he had the same car as I did ( a 66 model), anyways, he pegs the converter, and lay's snake's for 50 yards or so, winds the crap out of it.......He come's back laughing, and I'm saying WTF are you doing? LOL! it was all good, as I got to see MY car do it's thing.....
    I let a girlfriend drive one once..... Banged/chirped second gear all the time..... approaching a stop light, she panics, and skids to the crosswalk...... Cop in the other lane is laughing his ass off......
    Trusted another girlfriend- she was ok and scared shitless by the noise/shake/power....We hit a lil bump in the road, she stopped in the middle and got out. What's wrong I say? Reply= Your F'N crazy to drive this!
    S0- I'm the only pilot of my rides now.
  6. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,082

    Marty Strode

    I finished this roadster in '98, and sold it in '06. During that time, I let more than 50 people drive it, at least 5 of them raced it on dirt, and 10 of them decided to have me build them one. It never failed to put a smile on their faces. The current owners are sharing it with the young ones. 2012-12-14 091416.jpg Lon and me.jpg
  7. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 267

    from Las Vegas

    So far, no one. But no one has asked.

    If you can handle a three-on-the-tree, take it for a spin!
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  8. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    Everyone is afraid to drive mine and that's ok with me or maybe they know something I don't.
    hummmm that could be scary?
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  9. No one has ever asked to climb into the coupes driver seat.:eek::)
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  10. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,019

    1. S.F.C.C.

    My Son and his Wife, my friends, my customers. This was built to drive and enjoy.

  11. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,253


    My Grandson.
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  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,635


    It's a funny question around here because a big part of this hobby, passion is getting in and getting on it and driving these contraptions with all the quirkiness.

    Since a wee tyke I have hopped on rolling things and figured out how to make it go whatever it was and that is no different today. I really like most of you enjoy hopping into stuff and turning the key and going whatever it is...its part of the fun...Standard or Auto...mind you as referred to many old vehicles aren't just a key, shift, and gas pedal...some are like a full time job...:D
  13. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,715

    from Minnesota

    Back when I still owned cars that ran anybody could drive any of my cars.
    Right after they bought it.
  14. My wife, my life long friend who had a big part in working on it with me over the years..... and the inspection guy. :D
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  15. Wife and daughter both drove the '26...
    I offered to let my nephew drive the banger but he declined. By the smile on his face, I would say that he was enjoying the ride...
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    Wife, daughter, grand kids and nephew would be welcome to drive this...
  16. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,790

    from Nicasio Ca

  17. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 701

    from TX

    The kid at PJ's auto repair that does the state inspections :(
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  18. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,924

    rusty rocket

    My daughter. Oh wait she has to wait a bit longer!!!!!;) IMG_3028.JPG
  19. My wife will drive anything but the 1929 A:cool:. She doesn't really understand how to manipulate the spark advance and fuel levers and doesn't care to learn as long as I drive it.
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  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,264


    IMG_5152.JPG If you can stand on the pedal and steer you can drive a Model T Ford, my Grandson did that when he was four years old.:) Bob
  21. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,089


    Anyone who wants to.
    I make it a point want the youngsters to carry the torch?
    Let them drive it. P1000278.JPG
    Here are folks driving it in the rain at the dirt drags.....

    Sent from my XT1254 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  22. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217



    ....and children seem very attracted to mine, and some you can tell that they want to sit in it ...

  23. my dad and George Kaplin.
  24. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,808

    Kiwi 4d

    Just went on a 4 day rod run with our 3 cars and I think we had 6 different drivers. I enjoy letting others experience driving our hot rods and sharing the fun , some do it with a little trepidation when they think what they are worth. And the history they all have. But I say its just a car and If you want to drive it by all means do so.
    Who knows we may just spark a new flame.
  25. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    That's not a very good excuse :D [and it is H.A.M.B traditional also]

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  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,635


    That's good Snoopin...:D...out Cruisin looking for Daisies....Arroooo...Doggie​
  27. I let my brother, who raced a modified MGB in VARA races, drive my roadster. It scared him, a little. I probably wouldn't let many others drive it. It goes, corners and stops pretty well, but it's scary quick.
    I'll lend my El Camino out, to friends who will respect it. They do have to be able to row a 4 speed.
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  28. Whale let Beth - my junior high sweat heart - after she asked awhile get behind the wheel of my RM21J and after the movie that night - back in the 80's - it didn't end well at less than 5 mph...not much after that even at the valets.
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  29. I let my youngest daughter learn some skills in the truck, got the dance of 4spd no syncro sorted out , then she bought a car with auto trans , LOL .
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