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what is the funniest comment you had about your car?

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I always get a kick out of driving my old cars and the reactions I get whether at a show,filling up for gas,whatever.My Cadillac for instance had two guys get on one end each and one yelled to the other to see if they could hear each other.The Riv,people always try to guess what year it is(usually wrong).The caddy had a person comment that it was the "batmobile".A Sonic worker came over the intercom and commented about my caddy and said"what is that?".What funny comment have you heard about your car?

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A really smart daddy told his son once that the engine in my '65 Corvette was a nice 350 cubic inch engine. It has 327 cu. in. stickers on both valve covers! crazy.gifblush.gif

Wayne

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Not my car but some of the best comments I have heard from spectators.

About a 1956 Cadillac. "Those bullet type things on the front bumper (Dagmars) are for pushing cows out of the way on rural roads because they had fewer highways back then."

About a 1936 Cord Winchester "Oh, a Cord. That must be a Honda."

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About my 1976 Ninety Eight: "You sure that ain't a Cadillac? It sure looks like a Cadillac to me."

About the Toronado: "I ain't ever seen no car like that" and "That car can't be front wheel drive. They didn't make front wheel drive cars till they made K-cars. You cobbled that car up." Wow- thanks for the compliment! laugh.gif

About the Hurst/Olds: "That don't look like any hearse I ever seen"

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> About the Hurst/Olds: "That don't look like any hearse I ever seen" </div></div> grin.gifgrin.gif

That's a winner in my book!!

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This one could only happen in New York smile.gif

While attending a car show with my 56 Cadillac. I opened the trunk to retrieve my folding chair. Two guys wearing gold chains and pinky rings were admiring the car.

One of the guys said while pointing to the trunk, "look at the size of that trunk you could fit two Jimmy Hoffa's in there" grin.gif

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Joe Public "What is it?"

Mother "1928 Graham Paige"\

Joe Public "Have you owned it since new"

My mother nearly decked the guy, we almost wet our pants laughing grin.gif

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I've had people lean on the radiator shell of my car, their hand inches away from the bow tie which is about 12" above a plate that says 1926, and ask what year F*** it was.

Several have looked at the engine and said something to the effect of: WOW, a flat head six. They don't make them like that anymore. (It's an overhead valve 4 cyl)

One old man told me the engine came out of a 28 Willys. I explained that it was an original engine. He told me I didn't know what I was talking about and that he'd had a Willys with the exact same engine. I pointed out the bowtie that was forged on the block and he said that that was obviously welded on there.

Then not too long ago some young lady suggested I put 20" rims on it. I asked why and told her it already had 21" rims. She said.... "Oh."

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While driving my father's 1930 Model A Ford roadster, a fellow in a truck pulled up at a light and pointed to the famous Model A quail hood ornament. He asked,<span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold"> "What is that, some kind of grouse?"</span></span>

I also had to spend a considerable amount of time at a show trying to convince a gentleman that our 1925 Buick was not, in fact, a 1938 Buick, because they looked "exactly the same".

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Oh I forgot the most common. Usually in a service station.

To set it up We have a plate attached to the rear of the car, the same size as a license plate, with 1928 Graham Paige on it.

Joe public "So Graham, what kinda car is it" crazy.gif (Wheres the head-but smilie)

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A couple of years back at Lake of the Ozarks, while in the middle of the lake a lady on a VERY nice probably 30' cabin cruiser, pulls up next to me in my Amphicar and asked (she was serious) "Does that car really float?" Now maybe she didn't notice that we were 400 yards from shore at the time!

Then last summer while driving through town, another lady pulls up to me at the stop light and asked me "Is that really a car too?"

The question most asked is...

"What kinda car is that?"

"It's an Amphicar"

"A what?" (This is my what my license plate says)

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I had my 1921 Stanley Touring at a show and was asked if I converted the car to steam. I have also been asked what it was and I have to honestly reply: A car!

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Friends and peers of mine:

"Wow the backseat in that thing is huge, man". Yes, the conversation ALWAYS goes in THAT direction. whistle.gif

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The gear on the front wheel on my 1915 Buick, You know. The one that drive's the speedometer. smile.gif

That's for four wheel drive!!! shocked.gif LOL laugh.gif Dave!

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We were at a show with the woodie wagon. A guy (who appeared to be in his 70's at least) was riding down the street on a bicycle and was staring at our car. Needless to say he wasn't watching where he was going, the bike went into the ditch and he went over the handlebars. While he's still laying on the ground I run over to him and asked him if he was alright and his response to me was "WOW WHAT A CAR."

Another question that we frequently get is "how did you guys manage to keep the car that nice all these years?" Of course the car has been restored.

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One of the most popular personalized license plates among Triumph owners is <span style="font-style: italic">"NOT A MG"</span>. Guess why! smile.gif

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One that I am sure many of you that do your own restoration work have heard.

"So, when will it be ready?" grin.gif

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My '13 White was put together in the 1960's, and was meant to be a driver. And it looks like it. The first time I took it out to an event, someone asked me " did you just find this in a barn somewhere?" Keep in mind this was before the term " Barnfind" was coined. My favorite however, was when I overheard a very well known and well respected restorer/collector explaining to his young son, "see that son, that's what they call an older restoration, that's the way they used to do them in the old days". I laughed to myself and certaily didn't take any offence, he was right on the money! LOL

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When I used to have a '63 Corvair convertible, had a couple of young kids (about 8-10 years old) ask me about my Corvette. I told 'em it was a special edition one, and that if the engine in front failed, I had a back up one in the back! laugh.gifwhistle.gif After all the 'wows' & eyes as big as saucers, my hubby had to steal the fun by setting them straight.

Now it's folks saying they have a Charger just like our '70 300 with FOUR DOORS sitting at home. When we point out to them that there were NO 70 Chargers with four doors, they'd get ill with us & argue the matter. Never mind the <span style="font-style: italic">only</span> thing that even looked the same between the two cars is the front bumper.... crazy.gif

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I have a good friend who moved from Hawaii to Arizona. He used to ship his Harley over and ride around the lower 48. I can not tell you how many times he was asked "Did ya ride it over?" Some people actualy believed us when we said he shipped it by truck!

roadkillontheweb - Not to change the subject, but I thought you may be interested in this Ute that I came REALLY close to buying here in Denver a couple years back...

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Now back to your regularly scheduled program already in progress.... crazy.gif

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">they'd get ill with us</div></div>

Hey Moepar- I need to know something.

When you talk about a large quantity of something, do you use the word "beaucoup"? grin.gif

Yah, bofn'um are Piedmont Nawth Cahlina and Vajenya thangs, the rest of y'all might not understand. whistle.gif

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I guess the occassional question on what kind of mileage it gets tickles me as if it was a daily driver.huh.gif

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Hi- I have fun with my '38 Packard; the speedometer and the radio dial are side by side, with the radio, AM of course, starting at 55 (I think that's it, not by the car this instant). Both dials look very similar. When people ask, I tell them that the right hand dial is the "high speed speedometer" since the "low speed speedometer" is not as accurate at high speed. I always explain the joke, of course.

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