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Anybody here drive the same car to high school their Dad drove? We both drove the same 1930 Model A Ford Standard Coupe -- to the same high school! Hutchinson High, Class of '42....and '71. Go Salthawks!

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Anybody here drive the same car to high school their Dad drove? We both drove the same 1930 Model A Ford Standard Coupe -- to the same high school! Hutchinson High, Class of '42....and '71. Go Salthawks!

No, my Dad was a motorcycle freak when in high school. Got thrown out of high school when he was in the 10th grade in 1928 for ridding his motorcycle through the main hall during classes. He never went back! Was not a cool move. Never heard an explanation for why he pulled that stunt, but I'm sure he caught hell from my Grand father, who owned the largest bank in town.

Jim

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The Model A often was hard to start and Dad always had at least five friends riding in or on the car (mostly on the running boards) who would help push it to get it to start, in return for getting to ride six blocks to school. Once he admitted that a couple of times they pushed him all the way there. He knew there wasn't any gas in the tank, but didn't have the heart to tell them!

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I had to go to Google maps to see how far it was to school. (see edit history)

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Maybe he figured that, being the son of the owner of the biggest bank in town, he could get away with it!

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

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My dad didn't have a car when he was in high school and neither did I. Does that count?

Don

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I think you'll find very few people who can say that. In my case we weren't supposed to drive to school unless we could prove we had an after school job. Many of us drove anyway but we had to park offsite. The bigger reason was that my father like most had to go to work and never got past the 9th grade.

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Maybe he figured that, being the son of the owner of the biggest bank in town, he could get away with it!

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

Gil, I think it was more like a typical case of teenage stupids and having forgotten you didn't make the mistake of screwing around with my Grand Father who was a no nonsense pioneer type from what I understand. My Grand Father was a product of the Civil War era and passed away ten years before I was born. I have all of his guns and all appear to have been well used, which is to say he apparently lived a great part of his life in very rough times. There is no absence of very colorful family folklore dating back to the early 1700s and colonizing North Carolina. My Dad's escapade just added to that colorful folklore.

Jim

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No, my Dad was a motorcycle freak when in high school. Got thrown out of high school when he was in the 10th grade in 1928 for ridding his motorcycle through the main hall during classes. He never went back! Was not a cool move. Never heard an explanation for why he pulled that stunt, but I'm sure he caught hell from my Grand father, who owned the largest bank in town.

Jim

Sounds cool to me, I bet the ladies were chasing your Dad after that.:cool:

Tom

Sorry, I had a 1972 Nova, in 1989.

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Didn't have a car until I got to college. I did occasionally have use of my parent's '66 Impala Sport Sedan in high school. Hated it then, but would love to have it now. It was the only new car my father ever had. He passed away in '73. In '74, my mother traded the Impala for a '74 Dodge Dart Custom sedan. The Impala had 82K on it then.

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I didn't have a car until my senior year of college, and had to give up my drivers license (to avoid having to pay for car insurance & tuition at the same time) for the previous 3 years. My dad left high school on his 16th birthday, and finished college 2 years after I did.

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I got fairly close I guess. My grandfather had a 32 Plymouth when my Dad was in high school. I drove a 1937 Dodge to school - when I could get it to run.

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Oldengineer

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I can't say that I drove the SAME car my dad did in high school, but I CAN say that I drove my 1931 Dodge Brothers business coupe (that used to be my dad's) to high school in 1969 and 1970.

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I graduated in 2000 and drove a 1982 Firebird that I bought for $350 and an engine for $350. Over my freshman summer I got the engine in and cleaned up what I could. I beat the crap out of that car lol.

I've owned about 20 cars since then and learned allot!

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I had a 56 olds 88 hardtop stick shift that I drove on nice days. That was in 1992-1993. Still have it.:D

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My first car had been my mothers and was then given to my older brother to take to college. When he went into the army in my sophomore year of high school I got the car; boy was I excited. It was a 1948 Dodge sedan and our high school didn't have a no car policy so I was able to drive it to school. My only complaint was I always wanted a convertible but for a teenager, a big sedan did have its advantages.

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I had to ride the bus to school so I figured why not drive it. So, my senior year I drove a 1953 Ford 6 cylinder bus. It was an overhead valve inline 6 with a glass bowl Holly carb. The state of North Carolina paid me one dollar per hour.

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We were pretty financially strapped when I was in high school (64 grad). All my buddies had cars and besides I only lived a block from the high school. After graduation I bought my first set of wheels (56 Vette) for $1100.00, (OMG, that's less than I just paid for my T engine rebuild). Had three jobs, so it was out of necessity more than anything. Used it in college for two years and had a blast. Dropped a new 63, 375HP FI engine into it in the Summer of 65. Unfortunately the car was totalled a five months later. Sure wish I still had it.

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My son came home with his learners permit today, I'm still shaking. Now to find a 73 LeBaron like I drove in high school. I'd love to find one with a slant six, very underpowered - just what he needs!!

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I drove a '60 Corvair 4 door automatic with faded blue paint and Pep Boy seat covers and was STILL able to get dates. Doesn't say much for the taste of the girls I went to school with come to think of it.

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