Car cruise-in tonight. What you gonna drive?

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    Jun 19, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    It's a lazy early summer day and fabulous weather (just like central Ohio is right now) and there's your typical car hangout late this afternoon and early evening at your favorite 50s themed drive-in. You know the kind .... with all the ole geezers and maybe a few not so old .... folks who are friends all the way back to high school having a great time reminiscing about the good ole days.

    What are you going to drive tonight?

    If you're lucky enough to have a bench seat car, maybe put your best girlicon_wink.gif right up next to you and have a nice evening out.

    I'll start. I'd love to have either of these for the evening.




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    Jun 19, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    This would be mighty fine too

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    Jun 19, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
    If you're talking about a '50's car cruise-in I'd like to bring something like this: a 1955 Oldsmobile. My parents had one before I was born, in the same color combination as the car depicted in this photo. They told me their '55 was a great car - strong, well built, long lasting, powerful and beautiful. (Too bad they didn't keep it for me!)
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    Why, it could be Greased Lightning!

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    Jun 19, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
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    Jun 19, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
    What I would bring:

    Old School:

    Probably A Shelby Cobra

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    Maybe even a 1984 VW Rabbit GTI
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    New School:

    Probably a Aston Martin Vanquish icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 19, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
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    And speaking of 64 Galaxies, I know this isn't likely to be an original R-code, but the engire along is worth about ten grand. Plus a few hundred more to get rid of that silly ass hood scoop.

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    Jun 19, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidIf you're talking about a '50's car cruise-in I'd like to bring something like this: a 1955 Oldsmobile. My parents had one before I was born, in the same color combination as the car depicted in this photo. They told me their '55 was a great car - strong, well built, long lasting, powerful and beautiful. (Too bad they didn't keep it for me!)
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    and speaking of 50s. I can think of about 40 or 50 that I would bring, one night at a time.

    this would be one



    and this one was at our little Friday night hangout at Quaker Steak across from my gym.

    a 57 fuelie Vette

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    Jun 19, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    And this would be just fine too, especially with the chambered exhaust (8:00 and up)



    or this one



    fukin hawt. You can have any (70 yr old) chick of your choice with either of these

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    Jun 19, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    But be careful in some of these poor ole things ... can get away from you if you're not careful



    He has a wind noise problem above 150 that he needs to take a look at!
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    For folks who are at least curious about the hobby, which incidentally has become a giant business over the last 20 years or so, here's an incomplete, rough guide as to where to start.

    Local shows aren't communicated very well to the online world, but if you have a Quaker State & Lube in your community, that can be a good place to start. Most decent sized communities have a local cruise night at a 50s or 60s themed restaurant such as Sonic, In & Out or of course Quaker State.

    It's great fun and you build life long friends from these events.

    http://www.lacar.com/?cat=48/

    http://www.oldride.com/events/ohio.html

    http://www.oldride.com/events/index.html

    http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/showcalendar

    And for the homosexual oriented collector car club

    http://www.lccimembers.com/LCCPublic/index.html

    In some areas of the country they are real active such as California with Great Autos of Yesteryear in Socal and Freewheelers in NoCal and in other areas (such as here) there's nothing going on except 'parade floats' for their local homosexual festivals and parades.

    http://www.hemmings.com/

    Hemmings has been the bible for the hobby for 60+ years so its another source for just about everything including events

    http://www.hemmings.com/calendar/

    http://www.hemmings.com/clubs/
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    Jun 20, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
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    I'll bet most guys (in the U.S.) can guess what year this extremely popular car is - just by seeing the grill. (If you're under 25 and have to see more of the car to identify it, that's okay too.) GM had a hit on their hands when they designed this car. These models bring huge $$ when they're on the market.
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    Jun 20, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    Check out my profile pics to see one of the cars I would drive.

    (IDK how to post pics on thread pages here. No other site that I frequent is SO hard to post pics on as this site is!)


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    Jun 20, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidcopper-1957-chevy-bel-air-gordon-dean-ii
    I'll bet most guys (in the U.S.) can guess what year this extremely popular car is - just by seeing the grill. (If you're under 25 and have to see more of the car to identify it, that's okay too.) GM had a hit on their hands when they designed this car. These models bring huge $$ when they're on the market.


    'Tri-fives' are generally owned by really old guys who came of age in the mid to late 50s so unfortunately estate sales are taking their toll on prices (Thinking of the guy in Iowa who died a few years back who had 350-400 of them). That hit prices for a while. That of course means for prospective buyers, there might be some opportunities ahead. Problem is that kids just aren't interested in this stuff anymore and the kids that are interested in cars are generally interested in rice.

    I try to do my part as much as I can. An 18 year old who works out with me is going to the POCI National meet July 9-13 and probably Dream Cruise. He's a car nut, but has a older, slightly riced out Lexus is300 so he can likely be saved. I've at least taught him the meaning of V8 torque.

    My gym is full of 18-20 yr olds and I let as many know as I can to come on out to an event. My 42 yr old son is not in the least interested, but my 18 yr old grandson has some interest. He flew into Detroit from Villanova with a friend for Dream Cruise last year and had a blast.
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    Jun 20, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    rnch saidCheck out my profile pics to see one of the cars I would drive.

    (IDK how to post pics on thread pages here. No other site that I frequent is SO hard to post pics on as this site is!)


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    So true and one reason why I post so much from YouTube as its so much easier.

    And yeah, we need Corvairs out on the streets so get it out this summer to a hangout.