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Customs Your worst car insult by someone

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hudson48, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,038


    My previous instance of misnaming the Hudson was it was a Humber!!
    Last Friday I did a graduation drive for my friends daughter using the Hudson. We cruised in and dropped it on the ground. My friend and his wife overheard a woman asking what kind of car it was. Then she had a thought bubble and said "I know it's a Citroen" .
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  2. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 11,456

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

  3. 57chevymadman
    Joined: Sep 15, 2021
    Posts: 204


    (55chevy) that thing an old taxi cab?
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  4. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,568


    Wow.... nice rambler

  5. trevorsworth
    Joined: Aug 3, 2020
    Posts: 1,273


  6. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 1,705


    40two, dan c, jakespeed63 and 14 others like this.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,534

    from IDAHO

    Is There A Dead Person In Your Hearse?..(Not Yet)... DSCN4414.JPG
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  8. When you are driving an 80 year old car and some teenager asks you if you bought it new.
  9. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,937



    It’s been called a - cartoon car, - a clown car, - a gangster car, given the 2 thumbs down, - but fortunately never referred to as a Citroen, - so yes I still sleep well at night……..
  10. rtp
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 219


    Was asked is that a rat rod ? Said that is a bad word . And I don't use bad words. ( see avatar)
  11. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,276


  12. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 1,226

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    Not my story, this was reported in a car mag in the mid '60s.
    A fellow had parked his Ferrari on Rodeo Dr. Upon his return he found a woman admiring his car. He paused to acknowledge her. Spying the emblem she commented, "My nephew just got one of these Mustangs".

    Just recalled the time I spent with a Nomad that had been campaigned on the strip. I bought it cheap with a busted hood, cut-out fenderwells, no seats, floor covering, multi colored primer etc.
    A few weeks later After stripping another car, I drove into the Sunoco and pulled in front of the office fishing for admiration. The biggest mouth there steps over to yell: "Get that piece of shit out of here before I have to sweep up this pile of trash" OUCH
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  13. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 2,449

    from kansas

    Is that a Chevy motor in your Ford?
  14. Cosmo49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,504


    I don't see a car.
  15. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 6,504


    I worked for a small computer company in the sixties. They were having a tough time of it, so they brought in a high level executive from Control Data Corporation (remember them?) to try to get the place back on track. They paid him a bunch of money and one of the first things he did was buy a '56 Thunderbird painted a bright resale red. It wasn't a very good job and one day, he and a bunch of the other "executives" in the company were out in the parking lot "oohing and aahing" over his new ride. I was a known "car guy" even back then, so one of the group asked me what I thought of the "T-Bird". I squinted and looked it over, paused, and then asked : "What size orange did you use to roll the paint on?".

    I was planning on leaving the company anyway.
  16. bobd1976
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 97

    from Illinois

    Not mine but back in the late 70's I went with a good buddy of mine up to the hardware store in his newly finished '41 Ford pickup. We were outside getting ready to leave when an oldtimer [we were in our 20's]came up to my friend and seriously said "Hey don't worry someday you will be able to afford a newer truck!" True story! We never knew if he was being serious or not we sure never forgot about it.
  17. I can beat being told nice rat rod, I attended a low key cruse-In car show for charity and was given an award for "Best Rat Rod"

    I bit my lip because it was a charity event.

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  18. buds56
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 204


    The worst insult to me is the guy that never built anything scouring every inch of the car and pointing out the flaws tells me how it should be and then gets back in his clapped out toyota
  19. 55blacktie
    Joined: Aug 21, 2020
    Posts: 789


    Spoken or heard? I think somebody on this forum said that the 56 Tbird/w continental kit resembles the Nash Metropolitan. Even though I own a 55 Tbird, yes, I do see a resemblance, particularly if that 56 is a pastel color/w white top. I'm not a fan of the continental kits. I guess I'm not alone because it was standard only on the 56 model and not a factory option for 55/57. Ford listened to consumers and enlarged the trunk for 57, where the spare tire returned. If you prefer big rears, you probably like the continental kits just fine.
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  20. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 1,229


    2020 06 26 Frenched.jpg
    Is that a Citroën (Twice in the same day).
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  21. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 8,625


    That runs like a Ford! What an insult.:(:eek:
  22. Worst was just a couple days ago.

    someone asked if my 40 mercury was a VW bug !!o_O:eek:

    and I happen to like bugs , but C’mon !!!!
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  23. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 883


    Nice Isetta.................... hoots.
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,825


    Smart asses, ain't they????:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  25. hipojoe
    Joined: Jul 23, 2021
    Posts: 472


    US- 1928 Coupe... Them- looks like the original owner.!:p
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  26. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,825


    Lucky guy.....:cool:;):cool:
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  27. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 3,990


    LOL. I ran into the same thing with my last 2 hot rods. People would ask if it "was an old hurst"...not an old hearse mind you, but an old hurst:eek:.
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  28. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,492

    Lone Star Mopar

    My grandpa had one JUST like that !!! What year is it ?
  29. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 883


    This thread is a reminder to not sit next to your car at a car show.
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