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Who had the coolest car in school?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Maxwedge66, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. NuckinFutz
    Joined: Jun 26, 2011
    Posts: 170

    from GA

    Class of 93. Me the fastest and in my eyes the coolest. 1968 Chevelle 300 Deluxe L79 4spd. Black/ black bench seat interior. The little L79 had a bit of work and a 4.10 posi. Our HS parking lot was a sea of 5.Slows and only a few older cars. Which were my freind's rides. It had 15x7 and 15x8 stelies with the 300 Deluxe poverty caps, with 235/60 and 275/60 BFGs. It was/is a real sleeper.

    I owe graduating to that car! my senior english teacher had a 69 mach 1 with a 351w and toploader 4spd. He gave me crap everyday about my shitrolet. I just took it, Because I had enough trouble with pissing off a teacher. Well about 2 months into my senior year, I had had enough of his crap and told him to be at the Atlanta dragway that friday night for test and tune, But that if I won I got to skate through his class for the rest of the year. The whole class was watching, So he agreeded so he didn't look like a punk, Well 90% of the school tuned out at the track and he was talking much more smack since we were off school grounds. I started my car and that when he figured out real fast he just got sucked! He thought the chevelle was a 250 I6 or at most a 283 car. Well he was the 1 to get schooled that night! 11.47@ 116 to his 13.90 something. It was also the best light I ever cut on a .500 sportman tree. .506
    My dad still has the car. Its just as much fun today as it was almost 20 years ago!
  2. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,872

    from Reno, NV

    Well i go to a school full of kids with lifted diesels, lexus', and mercedes...

    so i have to say my 51 pontiac is the coolest in school. until some new kid pulls up in a 36 3-window or something.... :eek:
  3. Old&Low
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 410


    Too many cool cars to pick! I went to High School in Northern Cal and our school,s parking lot had plenty of 'signs' of big, old money: E-Jags, Vettes, Porches, etc, but plenty of 'bust yer ass, work for it, and pay your own way' car owners too. In '62-'65 I saw some of the baddest, coolest machinery I've ever seen, all in our high school parking lot; a bunch of 'Tri Fivers' because they represented the average ten year old car kids could get their hands on, a sweet '58 Impala that looked the spitting image of Steve's '58 in "American Graffiti," and our fair share of early Fords. Cruising Main St. was a whole lot like the movie! Of course it helped that most of the filming was done on the roads and the small towns that we all used to cruise , but seeing wicked A-bones, Fortys, and 'huffed' Chevies was exactly what I remember in High School. I only had to go as far as next door to shoot the shit with Chuck Smith, who a couple of years later as co-owner, campaigned "Ground Pounder," a nasty, fat fender-flared '66 or '67 Vette Roadster that ran Motorcross at what was then known as Sears Point Raceway. They were great days for American, metal 'eye candy' cars, on their way out, but still perfectly represented by "American Graffiti" for this ol' hot rodder. I drove a Burgundy Flattie- powered '37 Ford Tudor as a senior, and one of the 'car loves of my life' the year after I graduated: a bright ass Red '34 Ford Tudor with a '57 Vette motor, funky 3-speed, 56 Chevy rearend, and about 1 1/2 or 2 inches ground clearance from the grille (thanks to John Moore of Mor-Drop.) A lot of great mentors, and great memories of a time when the most important thing in my life was having a couple bucks left to fill up the tank! Little did I know a year later me and my buddies would have to worry about dodging bullets, Ha-Ha, not unlike "Hollywood Knights," come to think of it. What's the old saying; Art imitates life? Thanks for the chance to Rant and Remember. Great cars, great days all in all.
  4. got-h2o
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
    Posts: 20

    from NW IN

    Here was mine. My first car I worked my ass off to afford the roller at a mere 14 years old. Paid $900 for it. I built an SBC for it and had it running/driving to HS by the time I could legally drive. This was 94-96. I'd say it was by far the coolest car in the lot at the time, aside from a few new rides thanks to mommy and daddy. I was the somewhat quiet, flannel shirt wearing hillybilly wrench type. I got a handfull of flack by the haters of the day but F them. I liked it and so did many others. I was proud to own it and proud to have a lot of blood sweat and tears in it.

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  5. got-h2o
    Joined: Jun 22, 2011
    Posts: 20

    from NW IN

    Here was the other one. My mullet machine. I had both cars at the same time......this car was most of my senior year. A mildly built SBC and it was a blast to drive. I at least thought it was the coolest car. Burnouts and sideways everywhere, every day. This car got me in a bit of school and out. I had started JR year working for a local electrician and was able to save money pretty good to put towards my toys. Ahhh the good ol days!

  6. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    Well, seeing I went to high school in the mid 90's there wasn't a whole lot of "cool" going on. My high school was a bunch of rich kids too, so "cool" was a new beemer or mercedes or new truck with a huge lift. I was ok in my own little world of cool driving this around. It was pretty quick too. Had a 283 stroker w/4.11's and a th350 with a shift kit. Ran pretty strong right up to it's top speed of about 80 mph. lol....


    Still have the car too. I love it. Seems to be a never-ending work in progress!
  7. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,287


    Well, it wasn't the coolest, but it wasn't the lamest either.
    I graduated in 1983 and drove the 67 Charger through most of HS
  8. Bucknsac
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 85


    Mine was! '56 was it fun. I graduated in '87. My 7 year old is already working on his '48 so it'll be the coolest when he's in school.

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  9. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,438


    I had '58 chevy ragtop w/ skirts, continental kit, 6 cyl w/ powerglide but a buddy had a 1965 Impala SS convert with 396, powerglide, etc. I still love that '65 to this day (I graduated in 1970)
  10. hillbillyhellcat
    Joined: Aug 26, 2002
    Posts: 595


    In 1998-2000 I had two cars. 1971 Ford Torino with a 351W, Gabriel Hi-Jackers, glass pack mufflers and Cragar SS/Ts. It looked fast but was slow, slow, slow! Perfect for a HS stupid, I mean student.

    My other car was a '65 Thunderbird with white interior. It was damn nice, but I was too much of a dork to use it to my advantage, heh heh.

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  11. Bar Ditch
    Joined: Aug 1, 2011
    Posts: 272

    Bar Ditch
    from Tacoma

    In HS I drove my 1960 Catalina and my 1958 IH. Loved em both and both are still at the family ranch. Though nobody ever felt the same as I did when it came to vintange steel. It was always about the fastest and shiniest new thing. Wonder how many people still have thier civic?LB
  12. fiveohnick2932
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 889

    from Napa, Ca.

    Where im from Hot Rods were not as cool as the spoiled kid with the lifted 4x4 diesel truck. A couple muscle cars were cool but the guys that had them were not really into cars. My best buddy had a 57 Buick and it was more of a custom, we and a couple other guys were the only people who knew it was bad ass. I had a souped up VW but nobody thought it was cool but me a a couple others. Nobody had a 5.0 mustang but those were the "holy grail" for quite a few guys. Another one of my friends had a 54 chrysler new yorker vert with a 331 HEMI that was bitchin and the chicks loved it. I would have loved to grow up in a town where hot rods and street cars were the "cool cars".
  13. rainh8r
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 792


    Dave Mahelich had a nice, black, A coupe with a built banger and Buick wires that he parked when he finished his maroon 32 2-door with the 327, 4 speed, and Americans. Ross Bendixen bought a super clean baby blue and white 55 Chev post, built 327 and 4 speed, to try and beat Carl Rotemeyer's typical 57 Chev post with a similar combination. Dave ended up selling the sedan and regretting it, building more along the way and even another 2 door. Carl wrecked the 57 and ended up driving a 52 Chev wagon that may have had the running gear out of the 57 in it, and Ross blew up the 55 finally. He got a job at the local trailer manufacturer to pay for the car expenses and they taught him to weld trailer frames together, and a few years later, Ross is a big-time metal sculptor and furniture maker. Me? I had a Honda 305 Super Hawk and a 55 Chrysler New Yorker hardtop, and they were reliable as rocks.
  14. 61falcon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 772


    i didnt have the coolest, probably the loudest.
  15. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 912


    All I had to drive was a 1933 ford 3 window that only run sometimes. that was in 1960
  16. In my dreams. No rich daddy, we came from poor blue collar family. However, he you dies with the most toys wins!
  17. Torque-Tube
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 146


    Not the coolest but I did have a pretty eclectic assortment. '55 Sunliner, '58 Borgward combi, and a 49 Packard Limo.

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  18. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,198


    Never drove in H.S but always rode in my buddy Jeremy's 63 Bonneville with a 389 4v
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,254


    Some guy named John Milner .
  20. ZAPPER68
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 198

    from BC

    Might have been first car (bought when I was 15 for $25) was a 53 Ford Sedan Delivery, then a 56 Ford 1/2 ton and last but certainly not least a 69 Mach 1 428 CJ, 4 speed, shaker. I am from a blue collar family & worked my a$$ off cutting grass, shovelling snow and working in a salt mine (no $hit) for my cars. Ahhh, the good old days.
  21. OldTC
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 770


    Hands down, my wife's high school boyfriend. Brand spanking new Roadrunner.

    I lived out in the sticks and had no money at all,.......rode the big yellow dorky bus.
  22. blackanglia
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 92


    This was my High School ride, still have it 38 yrs later. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  23. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600


    Yeah, but you won...:)
  24. #1 Kawboy
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 189

    #1 Kawboy
    from Fl

    Tore up plenty of VHS parking lot in my 1965 Corvette coupe (mom and dad's wedding present ) c/o 1985 !!
    Mostly hated by guys, but all the girls wanted a ride !!!!
    327 / 4 spd / 4:11 ! ! !
  25. tatersgravy
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
    Posts: 146

    from midwest

    "68" Plymouth Barracuda, bought from my aunt for $200.00.

  26. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    didn't get my first car till after boot camp in San Diego, 56 chevy 210 with 394 Olds and three speed, $200
  27. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,245


    my first school ride was a pos buick apollo I moved to the head of the class 30 years ago with a 71 trans am

    my son stole my lowered f100 and holds reign this year

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  28. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,570


    Yeah, baby!

    The Sundowner!

  29. SulphuriousSam
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 98


    A buddy of mine had a late 60's vw beetle/bug/whatever. Not so cool really except his dad ran a Porsche dealership. He took it and had the top chopped, added 911 mirrors and a whale tale, limo tinted windows and then had a really nice fire engine red paint job put on it. He called it the slut bug cuz they all came running when we'd roll up into the school parking lot.

    Now I don't think that is such a cool ride but it was the 80's and we were teenagers...go figure.

    Personally I was pimpin in my '87 Suzuki Samarai (well it was mom's but whatever)!
  30. On regular days I drove a total POS 1985 Camaro Berlinetta. Normally people look back at their high school car with rose colored glasses...but I look back at that car....and no matter what....I still say it's a total POS.

    <----------But...on special occasions and sunny, warm days I got to drive the little truck to the left.

    All the guys were envious.....all the girls thought it was just loud and wierd....whatever ladies....

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