Here'z'ta'da Unappreciated Ridez.

Old 05-02-2010, 09:16 AM
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Here'z'ta'da Unappreciated Ridez.

It occurz'ta me'datt we ain't all been weaned on finely-honed'r muscularly-capable ridez before we 'rrived't Mudda Honda'z doorstep'ta recieve our personal Stewie.
Liddle mention'z made ('N whenn'itt'izz, itt'z usually mentioned'z'iff we'd get cootiez'r somethin' frum exposure) 'a'da less'n potent ridez'att allowed us'da get'ta'da point where we could't leas' have'a chance'a successfully navigate somethin'z capable'z Stewie.
Deah'z'alot'ta be said about takin'a less-well-endowed ride to the ouder extremitiez'uv'itt'z abilidiez'n knowin' whu'cha can gedd'away wit', 'n whu'cha can't.
Da bein' able'da jump from one ride'ta anudda, sort out'da diff'rencez, 'n still be able'da find itt'z limitz widdou'cha turn da ride'n yerself inda jus' anudda case'a "it got oud'a control".
'N, granted . . da front-wheel driverz may nodd've taught us'z much'z'da rear-wheelz . . but limitz'izz limitz'n all'uv'em taughd'us 'bout'datt.
So, da'all'a youze unappreciated ridez, from da anemic Ford T'z'ta'da "faster'n'da-speed-yuh'd-like" Prius . . . (wit'da assistance'a our good'n fait'ful barkeep Sam) . . . diss Budd'z fer you.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:43 AM
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I appreciate the heck out of my 24PSI MSP. As well as all the Chevelles, El Caminos, Mustangs, Triumph Spitfire, TR7, Camaros, and the occasional Corvette we had.
But as a kid I was driving the back roads of rural Texas at 10 yrs of age in a 300HP Malibu sliding round the gravel roads with a rooster tail of pea sized rocks shooting from beneath the rear wheels.
I had to sit up straight to see over the steering wheel and hold it close to my chest like a little ole lady in a 1980's Wendy's ad. My younger brother and his friends would be in the back jumping around like methed up retards throwing things at my head the objects bouncing off my skull onto the passenger side of the bench seat.
We drove all over what they called "pig roads" as they were trails used to drive the animals to a loading place so they could be hauled to slaughter. I know some of them were even old wagon trials at one time. They were dirt and gravel and sometimes just rock. I remember stopping by a small grave site with a little wrought iron gate around it. It was the site of a stage coach robbery and one of the defenders had been killed and they buried him there. Sometime later they came back and erected the fence and placed a small tomb stone. Of course "sometime later" was still the 1800's.
There were these bridges the ranchers had built out of piles of natural, uncut rock placed over the creek bed itself with some haphazard openings for the water to pass through at the base. The bridges were only about 4 feet high and the valleys you dropped into like a roller coaster car descending rapidly downward towards impact with the bridge were about 30' deep. When we rode the bus to school the drop from the descent would cause you to slam into the roof of the bus if you were lucky enough to be seated in the back.
They would often times flood in the spring. I can remember whoever it was that had to go see if the bridges were out coming back to the bus stop and seeing him mouth the words "their out" to the appointed bus stop parent (an unenviable job.) It would be about that time some random kid would scream out NO SCHAOOOOL and we would make the 3/4 mile trek back down the rocky hillbilly road to the house. My Mom would always look like a defeated woman as her four rag-a-muffin kids came dragging back up the front porch dripping wet from the rain.


Anyway lots of cars before this one.

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:14 AM
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Damn yash!
'Att wuzz'n unexpected'n enjoyable read.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:09 PM
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'Jus'inn from runnin' errands (Depot. Where'da @*#& else?).
We've got'da '93 Miata up fer sale'n I've been givin' it some "exposure", usin' itt'roun'town fer chorez'n such.
Aaay! Toppz dropped'n I'm dealin'wit' 9 million a$$holez all convinced'datt'da'udda carz aroun'em're'da a$$holez. Itt'z not like Stewie would'a hadd'a banna time eida, y'know?
But we got'diss 180 off'a Rte.1 add'I alwayz take 'naddz-out, alwayz tryin'a'gedd'a glimpse'a'datt edge, y'know?
Bronco, itt'z jus'a madda'a keepin'itt upright.
'Cruizer'z alot bedda, bu'cha ain't gonna be slidin'.
Da Miada . . . well'att destination'a all'a'doze "girly-car" barbz . . . izz'a glorious hoot!
'Felt like I wuzz'a kidd in'a Soap-Box Derby car, elbowz'n kneez all stickin' out in every direction, datt edge bein' so much closer'n wit' Stewie . . . managed'da pull'a 4-wheel drift oud'a'da li'l feller fer'a liddle bit.
'Know'I've said'itt before but here'z'ta'da lesser carrz.
Bless'em all.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:30 PM
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Our first family car was a '78 Dodge Aspen, now there was an unappreciated car (for very good reasons). Then there was the '80 Dodge Challenger (built by Mitsubishi). Felt like getting into a Mercedes compared to the Dodge. But the two I remember with the fondest memories were the '85 Corolla GTS 5 spd and the '87 MR2 5spd. Didn't even think about it back then, but rwd and *gulp* mid-engine rwd sports car. Loved that MR2, it still stands as the longest car I've ever owned.

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, 'Know'I've said'itt before but here'z'ta'da lesser carrz.
Bless'em all.
AMEN BROTHER!
preechin to the choir.
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I learned to operate a motorvehicle with a tractor. My 'ol man said that if I could work it in a fashion that he found acceptable, I'd be fine on anything else he had.....I was very young.

my early road experience came from driving an early style Bronco.
Three on the tree, 2 speed transfer case to the front axle, and a smallblock riding under the hood. It was actually quick and fast,
if ya can believe it.
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Where I grew up in Wales the "Ford" was sought after car as it combined with Lotus and Cosworth engines right back to the Ford Cortina, mid 60's. Mainly made in Spain. Learned to drive in a mark 1 72 Ford Escort 1.1.L , hell I think I have more h.p. in my lawn mower than that was in that car. But in the UK as well as Europe petrol has always been very expensive, sometimes as much as three times the price v US .
People get by as the average car would get about 35 miles pg, and a v8 engine was very far and few....."you had to be rich to run one of those "
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we're Americans damn it !!! I spill a gallon at the pumps, just for kicks.


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we're Americans damn it !!! I spill a gallon at the pumps, just for kicks.


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My first car was an Austin American. Other than the Olds Toronado it was the first front wheel drive car I had ever seen. I bought it from Dad in 1972, I gave him 350 dollars for it. I drove that thing all over the country. I moved to Ohio in 72 and back to Fla in 73 and drove that thing hard. It got around 35 miles to gallon and had pretty good get up. If it was raining out the car skip and back fire because the distributor was on front of the engine right against the grill so it would get wet. I finally learned by spraying wd 40 inside the cap it would dry it out. I traded it for a new Mustang II in 1974 and 900 dollars trade in for it. I think you guys on the other side of the pond called it an austin 2000.
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One for you and one for your homies, right jagg!!
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we're Americans damn it !!! I spill a gallon at the pumps, just for kicks.


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You rich mountain men !
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