rflusser

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  1. Hi all, just wanted to update you on the results of my engagement....well, the most important thing...she said YES. Unfortunately I never did manage to get a classic vehicle out for the engagement, but I was able to come up with a modern version of the story that worked really well (there were tears as soon as she realized what I was recreating!). If you weren't aware, NYC got hit really hard by a snow storm last Thursday (day before the engagement), so there was just no way anybody with a beautiful classic could be convinced to bring it out in such bad conditions. Probably for the best, as my first time driving a steering column-mounted 3 speed and trying to double clutch in 8 inches of snow might have made the whole thing quite a bit less romantic.... So, I went for the modern version of the story -- a black mustang coupe. Even that was challenging to track down. While many car rental places rent mustangs, they tend to be in warm vacation locales, and almost always are convertibles. However, I found a place called Action Car Rental on the Upper West Side that allowed you to pick your car. While they normally don't promise what color the car will be, the woman who I spoke with there (Melinda) was so enthralled by the idea that she tracked down their black coupe at another location and had it delivered to hers for me. It was a brand new sport model and while it was no classic Ford Coupe, it did the trick (and if anything, didn't tip her off to the proposal as much as pulling up in a 40s Ford might have--she just thought I was doing it up for Valentines!). Well, we drove through the park roads playing the music from her book and following the script pretty closely and many a tear were shed. When we arrived at the boathouse in Central Park, I got down on one knee and all our friends and family came out from hiding as she said YES. So all in all, couldn't be happier! Thank you to all of you who tried to help -- thank you for trying so hard for me Phil!! BIGDOGDADDY! and to Peter Yannello at Film Cars who tried to convince his shop to let him drive their classic inspite of the storm! To all those who want to try something like this in the future - I'd recommend the SUMMER!
  2. Hi all, just wanted to update you on the results of my engagement....well, the most important thing...she said YES. Unfortunately I never did manage to get a classic vehicle out for the engagement, but I was able to come up with a modern version of the story that worked really well (there were tears as soon as she realized what I was recreating!). If you weren't aware, NYC got hit really hard by a snow storm last Thursday (day before the engagement), so there was just no way anybody with a beautiful classic could be convinced to bring it out in such bad conditions. Probably for the best, as my first time driving a steering column-mounted 3 speed and trying to double clutch in 8 inches of snow might have made the whole thing quite a bit less romantic.... So, I went for the modern version of the story -- a black mustang coupe. Even that was challenging to track down. While many car rental places rent mustangs, they tend to be in warm vacation locales, and almost always are convertibles. However, I found a place called Action Car Rental on the Upper West Side that allowed you to pick your car. While they normally don't promise what color the car will be, the woman who I spoke with there (Melinda) was so enthralled by the idea that she tracked down their black coupe at another location and had it delivered to hers for me. It was a brand new sport model and while it was no classic Ford Coupe, it did the trick (and if anything, didn't tip her off to the proposal as much as pulling up in a 40s Ford might have--she just thought I was doing it up for Valentines!). Well, we drove through the park roads playing the music from her book and following the script pretty closely and many a tear were shed. When we arrived at the boathouse in Central Park, I got down on one knee and all our friends and family came out from hiding as she said YES. So all in all, couldn't be happier! Thank you to all of you who tried to help -- thank you for trying so hard for me Phil!! BIGDOGDADDY! and to Peter Yannello at Film Cars who tried to convince his shop to let him drive their classic inspite of the storm! To all those who want to try something like this in the future - I'd recommend the SUMMER!
  3. Haha, agreed. I think my chances are good. Well--if I manage to find a good sport with this car! If not, it's a crapshoot!
  4. These are all great suggestions!! Dwight -- unfortunately I've got a few other things already lined up at the destination of the drive I'm trying to make, so unfortunately the parking lot wouldn't work too well for me, but I love the idea and the glove box idea is great! I have to get to the boathouse in central park...I may have figured something out with the help of a member on the forum here, but I'm waiting to hear his final decision. 1948Lincoln -- I'd love to, but unfortunately (or fortunately), my girlfriend and I are leaving the night of the 14th for 10 months for work and travel, so there's no where I could store the vehicle, nor a chance of reselling it in the 5 hours left in the day... junkyardjeff -- wish I could help you out there!! Come this way with a Ford Coupe and we'll make it happen!
  5. Yes, thanks Vila - insurance issues are definitely part of it. Two of the film car companies I called couldn't do it because their insurance only covered their cars on closed sets, not for street use. I'm still trying to see what I can work out... Thanks!
  6. So, just an update -- Peter at Filmcars has been more than nice, but unfortunately their late 30s early 40s vehicles are all spoken for on Feb 14th. I do believe he would have made it happen if they were available. He said he's still looking around to see if he can find something, so I'll let you guys know if anything works out. Dwight -- thanks for looking into this. Unfortunately that was the exact car I was referring to in my first post that unfortunately is still in the shop with little hope of being ready in time. That would have been the perfect car!!
  7. I love that everyone is thinking outside the box for me! Much appreciated. These are all great back up plans!
  8. Thanks for both tips! I called Filmcars and Peter was incredibly nice and is going to get back to me in the next day or so. If he can't help me, I will definitely be calling the AACA headquarters. I'm really hoping filmcars can help, because they have a black Studebaker coupe on their site that is perfect! Thanks John and 1935Packard!!!
  9. Agreed -- if I get down to the last minute and I have no leads...creativity will have to do it. Thanks for the inspiration.
  10. Hey, if it were street legal and under $1k, I'd probably take it.
  11. I would have to believe that a realistic prop coupe would be much more than $1k...no? I'm not even sure how that would work -- we still need to get to our destination (there's more to the plan than I have shared) which involves driving through the park. I appreciate the outside of the box idea though! Keep em coming! Thank you all for your replies
  12. Obviously this is not ideal -- but at this point I'd consider anything -- so if anybody out there has a vehicle that fits my description that they'd be willing to drive, please speak up!! Thank you!
  13. Thanks Bob! I'm hoping it works out and she thinks so too! Paul -- great tip. I will definitely look into that! Thank you!
  14. Unfortunately not! I wish it were an easier task -- and at first it seemed to be working out great, until that Ford Deluxe never came out of the the repair shop! I'm still hoping someone on here is willing to work with me. If anyone reading is even considering it, please give me a call! (347) 878-0008. Thank you!!!