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someone asks me why I would bring a piece of crap like that to a cruise I reply in a calm voice and with the most fluent use of profanity acquired in my 20+ years in the Navy what I think of them, their car and what they should do with their car

Dan, I laughed outloud. Why can I picture this grin.gif

It's a shame they ruined your day....I guess it's good that my personal "Give a Frig Factor" for what people think or say is very low, guess it comes with being a General Contractor for 25+ years

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: my3buicks</div><div class="ubbcode-body">At the risk of having people jump down my throat, wouldn't many of the above idea's put you in the same boat as them? Just because they acted like azzes doesn't meen you want to stoop down and do the same.</div></div>

Blast! My3buicks is right. I was laughing about parking some wrecks next to their car, but he's right. Confrontation equals more of the same. Too bad. Imagine being boxed in by wrecks every cruise that you attend. Oh well, it was funny to think about but not to actually do. Enjoy laughing at their ignorance and keep enjoying the car that brings you and your lovely wife together more.

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Why do people have to be so CRITICAL.. I have driven over 2 thousand miles on my 66' Skylark over the past 4 months. I drive my car. Is it perfect, of course not. It is physically impossible to own a perfect driver, period.......

For those guys and gals who want to spend thousands on their cars and park them in the garage. Have at it. That's not me. Don't be ignorant and question the imperfections of someones driver. We know it's not perfect. We're not stupid! We go to the cruises to meet people, check out some cars, and have fun..

At least 99.9% of the cars that are purchased have something wrong with them. Some of us have money to fix them to show quality and some of us have our heads under the hood all winter just so we can enjoy the short summers we have.

My advice (like anyone cares), "If you don't have anything nice to say, move on".

I read these threads every day and never post any comments. This one gets my blood boiling because it's the main reason I don't go to cruise ins.

Thanks for letting me express my 2 cents.

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Thanks Al.

Post again, we appreciate comments like yours! wink.gif

Wayne

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How would the people in the 64 Cadillac have felt if you had rolled up next to them in a 30 Cadillac V-16 Town Car and asked: "What did you tow here with THAT?".

Of course, that would be a rude thing to say, too. You don't get to be impolite just because your car costs more.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jeff_a</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> You don't get to be impolite just because your car costs more. </div></div>

Perfectly stated.

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Well, for those following this thread.....this club meets tonight. As I'm responsible for their apparel and other club offerings (hats, shirts, jackets, license plates, etc) so I will be there. Plus there's pizza tonight.

I know this has floated about others locally, and I've done a little research. The Mrs. is typically quiet and soft spoken. The Mr. is apparently known for "speaking his mind" and sometimes being abrasive. Kinda like a grumpy old man is expected to be if you subscribe to the stereotype.

At the outdoor meetings such as this one, everyone brings their cars, weather permitting, and new members are welcomed. The president of the club will put a halt to the chatting at some time to do this and make other announcements. I'll be paying attention to see if the president makes any mention of being nice in general to other cruisers and encouraging them to join the club. I would hope he does...we'll see. It will be a short meeting as the Pens are plating game 4 tonight and it's a home game. GO PENS!!!

I'll let you all know what transpires at tonights meeting.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HurstGN</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would hope he does...we'll see. It will be a short meeting as the Pens are plating game 4 tonight and it's a home game. GO PENS!!!</div></div>

I assumming the Pens are some kinda Pennsyvania sports team correct ?? Plating Game 4 ?? Never heard that terminology before. What sport is it ?

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HurstGN</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Mr. is apparently known for "speaking his mind" and sometimes being abrasive. Kinda like a grumpy old man is expected to be if you subscribe to the stereotype.

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Every club has those. We have a fellow who used to complain about 60s then 70s cars as "moderns" regardless of who was around and what they were driving. The local club will take in cars 25 years and older, so that means we're up to the mid-80s as club cars. Some folks have trouble getting over this.

Bill...Bill...Bill. Sigh. I wouldn't expect a Texan to understand hockey...Stanley Cup finals. Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

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Derek,

I grew up watch hockey back when there were 6 teams in the league. Dad had season tickets to the Blackhawks. I haven't always lived in Texas....

But you are correct, I haven't followed it for a long time at least the NHL. I still go to our minor league games as they are pretty exciting.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Stanley Cup </div></div>

Doesn't that have something to do with hammers, drills, and other hand tools?

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SIX teams in the NHL, THAT WAS REAL HOCKEY. HITTING, BITING, FIGHTING AND GOAL TENDERS NOT WEARING MASKS. THAT WAS A GREAT TIME TO WATCH HOCKEY. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT, MONTREAL, TORONTO, BOSTON, CHICAGO, DETROIT and the NY RANGERS.

GO PENS! LET'S GO SIDNEY!

STEVO

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bill Stoneberg</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Derek,

I grew up watch hockey back when there were 6 teams in the league. Dad had season tickets to the Blackhawks. I haven't always lived in Texas....

But you are correct, I haven't followed it for a long time at least the NHL. I still go to our minor league games as they are pretty exciting. </div></div>

Yeah, I can tell you aren't native Texan...not enough drawl wink.gifgrin.gif

The last Canadian professional team still playing is in action tonight - the Manitoba Moose are playing game 3 against the Hershey Bears for the Calder Cup. If I remember correctly, the Houston Aeros are in the AHL.

Expansion was what, 1971 for the NHL? I'm afraid I can't remember the league without the Vancouver Canucks, but I do recall the WHL teams joining in.

Ah well, ignorance is bliss. It's June...the snow is gone...hockey should be over. It's Buick season!

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Watch out...the Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots will be back next year!!

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OK Buick People: Here are some facts. Please try to understand........

I have been doing collector Buicks since they were beaters.

Most of my old Buicks ARE still beaters.

Because they ARE beaters I have been scorned, judged and had my inventory taken every way possible.

Much of the behavior I described in the previous paragraph has been shown to me by Buick Club members. Let' face it, if my cars were cherry, original, authentic i would fit right in.

Why would I hang out with the Buick Club? That is a good question. Mitch

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: lrlforfun</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why would I hang out with the Buick Club? That is a good question. Mitch</div></div>

Mitch, it seems you are hanging out right now and have been in the past. Maybe it is where you live, but around here beaters are welcome, as are all Buicks. On the other hand I have heard remarks about 'trailer queens' (not directed personaly at the owners). Now if you show up at a gathering with a car that you have not made the first attempt at cleaning with garbage all over the interior, don't expect a lot of raves. At our club gatherings the biggest crowd will be around the newly resurrected 'survivor' that was driven, like a 1950 with a polished chrome grill grinning out of faded paint. I am the Buick Club and you are welcome to hang out.

Willie

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OK, report from last night.

1) That was REAL hockey last night in Game 4....especially the 2nd period. Hitting, breakaways, goaltenders standing on their heads, and even a shorthanded goal.....yes, real hockey!!

2) I purposely didn't speak to the president about the incident before the meeting...I wanted to see if word got to him through the grapevine. Nothing was said about treating others with respect, whether you like their car or not. Maybe something will come up at the board meeting Monday...we'll see...I'll be there too.

There was a welcome for new members as is the tradition, and somebody new was in attendance. So while it wasn't made known to the entire club at the outdoor meeting, it was known.

We were asked by several members if "that's the car there?" and "that's them?" by folks that know of the incident. Yes, Mr and Mrs were in attendance. Mrs was pleasant as usual. Mr was enjoying himself, but when he left, a car was just barely in his way to get out of his spot. Mr abruptly rammed the car in reverse, then drive and got around the car in his way. I wouldn't have been as abrupt on the throttle in such close quarters...but Mr seemed a tad upset that he couldn't get out fast enough.

So it seems Mr has a bit of a grumpy streak in him.....it's just sad that it upset S on her birthday. That just seems to be Mr's personality, and one that can ruin a day.

As folks have said, words can hurt if not well chosen. I know I'll try to ensure I don't make this mistake.

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Board meeting report:

This issue was brought up at the board meeting. Dan's letter to the club was read and discussed. Apparently Mr Caddy has said the same kinds of things to some of the board members about their cars. One in particular was about a Mopar that had Cragar wheels. Mr Caddy took exception to the Cragars and indicated the car should have stock wheels. I asked privately if the wheels weren't round enough...the board member and I had a good chuckle. The board member also was put off when this happened to him. Apparently he upgraded from 14" stock wheels and hubcaps to Cragars when he lost 2 hubcaps one day, and the only replacements he could find were repro's at over $200 each. For that price for a hubcap, he just went and got 4 new wheels that eliminate the lost hubcap problem.

The discussion was good and several comments were made. One was made by the president (everyone in attendance agreed) that no matter what, it's not right to tear apart somebody's car like what happened here.

The club was founded on the principle of a love of cars and you don't even have to own a car to belong to the club. There was much discussion of how to address the issue, and it was decided that a member would write an article on car cruise / show etiquette for the newsletter. Hopefully puting it in print would make folks think twice before saying something that may be inappropriate. Also the hope is other clubs will also publish the article in their newsletters.

Several other things were mentioned, and I'll pass these along privately to Dan at our next club meeting.

*** shameless plug *** Wednesday June 10th, Bob Evans in Bridgeville PA 7:30 pm - open to anyone interested in the club. Discussion of the Carfest event at BeaveRun and the BuddBaer show in Washington PA.

*** end of shameless plug ***

Once the article is written, I'll see if I can get permission to post it here. It would be nice if this bad experience would result in some education for others.

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Dan,

Thanks for the update. Im glad the board has taken the time to look into this. She is still VERY upset, and has tossed the idea out of selling the Skylark . Its her car , not mine , and she wants to do the work on it herself, Im only there for advice and tools. After this situation she feels that her car is "ratty" and she will never be able to change that. Ive tried telling her that anything is fixable and she has a very solid starting point, and with just a little effort her Skylark could be beautiful. The problem is that she is in Florida visiting with family, and since im still up here , I cant spend the time needed to straighten her out.

Dan do me a favor and thank John F for me concerning the E mail he sent.

Dan

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With all respect. And I seriously mean that. Don't you all think this is getting a bit silly?

Some one was offended by a boorish remark. Get over it already!........Bob

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Bob what do you want me to say ?!?! How many times do I have to tell you ........Im not the one with the problem. Unfortunately my wife is currently 1500 miles away, staying with her parents for the next 2 weeks , listening to her father who by the way doesnt want his daughter to own an antique car. And he will be nice and comfortable in Florida while Im dealing with his daughters emotions about the car, sellers remorse and people in general. It may not seem like a big deal to you. But then again you werent there the day she bought that car, you didnt see how proud she was of having an antique car of her own, and you dont love her . I do . And to have the rug pulled out from under her like that, on her birthday of all days, flat out sucked. You know why????? I couldnt do anything about it...... and thats whats bothering me . And if youve got a problem with me being protective of my wife and her feelings . The line to place your lips on my gluteus maximus starts to the left .

With all respect......... youre not living here. And if this thread is bothering you that much ......dont read it anymore.I dont read anyone complaining but you.

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A big, "Happy Birthday" to the missus. Tell her I love her car, Dan. Crack your wallet open, dust off the cob webs, and do a little work on it to make her feel better about cruising in it. I hope she never stops. I enjoy seeing '67 Skylarks, still on the road.

Pittsburg is famous for producing the fine steel Detroit used to make our highly polished, 'labors of love'. By contrast, we Detroiters offer a hearty "Thank You" to our Canadian brothers for producing great hockey players.

Because Detroit is situated one mile from Windsor, Canada, our young hockey players train with theirs producing a hybrid team of Stanley Cup winners, the Detroit Red Wings.

Penquins (the other white meat) have been a formidable foe in the past six games, but we are playing the final game in Detroit's Joe Lewis Arena. The Wings are more serious now, and will not release their clutch on Lord Stanley's cup. Game seven, Fri Jun 12, 2009 - 8:00 PM. GO WINGS!

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">dont read it anymore.I dont read anyone complaining but you.

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Yo Dan! Easy boy. Cool those jets! I'm not complaining about all the drama. I'm mearly suggesting that by continuing to dwell on it you are only hurting yourself. I'm pretty sure the boorish remark maker hasn't lost any sleep over it.

Getting over it is the best thing you and your's can do.

If jumping down my throat helps, have at it. My shoulders are wide and my skin is about a foot thick.........Bob

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I'm with Bob...

Jeeeezzz..... Everyone here is trying to pat you on the back and make you feel better and poor Bob says what I'm thinking and you jumped down his throat in 2 seconds.

Yet, for some reason, you say nothing to a jerk who offended your wife soooooo much that you can't stop thinking about it. My Lord....... You can have a "perfect car" and someone will still have something to say. What will you do then?

My advice (again). If shes going to get offended every time someones says something negative about her car then tell her to sell it. End of story, end of drama...

I hope I didn't hurt your feelings too......(really)

P.S. Don't worry Bob, when theres a thread complaining about you, I'll read it.

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Bob has actually made several good points.

A) this is how the Hatfields and McCoys started.

B) the old fart who made the original statement hasn't lost any sleep over this.

C) getting over it is the best thing at this point

We're all in this together, enjoy your car and I hope your wife doesn't sell hers.

(Also, very) respectfully

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