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Old 10-07-2012, 05:01 AM
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i walked outside the hotel and there was this big dude taking pictures of my car.
so i walked up and said hi.
turns out he was a french tourist that didnt speak english.
through sign language i asked him if he wanted to go for a spin in the 27 chevy.
he was REAL into the idea.
so i took him for a quick spin around the area.
the guy was like a lil kid
real excited and taking movies of the ride.
afterwards he shook my hand repeatedly while jabbering away in french with a big smile.
it was pretty comical watching this big galoot cram himself into this dinky little truck.
anyway ,
i just thought i would share a cool thing that happened to me.
being friendly is free and makes everyone feel good.



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Old 10-07-2012, 03:16 PM
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Payin' it forward, Right on!
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its nice to see good people doing good deeds
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Oh heck yeah! When my son was about 11 years old we were at the Dream Machines in HalfMoon bay and while he was staring at some high end Ferrari the owner came up and opened the door asking him to hop in! He told me how some guy did that with him when he was a kid and sparked his love for Ferraris so he makes sure to do the same when ever he can.

The Dream Machines by the way is a great place for this, they let my son and I get into stream liners, it was a ball. After this photo was taken he put the windshield on it.

I love to give people a ride home when they drop their car off at the shop in my Rambler. I get the best conversations on the way, especially the older folks "It's been fifty years since I was in a Rambler".

Great job Bill!

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Cool indeed. Thanks for sharing.....
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Brian,

Your boy looks like the hired gun for that salt shaker!

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Awesome! i did the same for some tourists from japan.I was driving my dad's 52 chopped mercury 4dr..yup a 52 4dr. They loved it! picture after picture after picture they took! there was an old fella who looked like he was about to cry when the ride was over,So i asked if he wanted to go for a spin,So i went with him down a straightaway.He wanted to 'put the pedal to the metal' is what he said.So i let him hammer on the car a bit,he was in heaven!
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Is that a small block Ford i spy in that chevy truck??...forgive me if the truck is something else,But i would love it that somebody put a ford in a chevy..instead of the same old chevy in a ford street rod
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Brian,

Your boy looks like the hired gun for that salt shaker!

Truth!



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I have done my best to get him interested in cars but he just isn't. He wants to learn to drive in my Rambler instead of his mom's mini van next month when he gets his permit, but that is as much as I can get out of him.

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Is that a small block Ford i spy in that chevy truck??...forgive me if the truck is something else,But i would love it that somebody put a ford in a chevy..instead of the same old chevy in a ford street rod
How about this?

http://cdn.speednik.com/files/2012/0...eadcamaro1.jpg
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HAHAHA!!! i love it!! a flattie in a camaro,I bet the jaws flopped and the eyes goggled whenever he opened the hood on that! what the....?? oh boy! i can hear it now!...he ruined that camaro! or...whats wrong with that guy?? hahaha
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Is that a small block Ford i spy in that chevy truck??...forgive me if the truck is something else,But i would love it that somebody put a ford in a chevy..instead of the same old chevy in a ford street rod
yep
that is a 302 ford
front axle 64 f100
9" rear (you guessed it. ford)
it's what i had layin around.
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my motives werent entirley altruistic.
i dont need much of an excuse to play with that car...
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Some of the guys freak out in our group because my dad and I let people in our cars all the time. My ex worked with the mentally handicapped and I invited her to bring some of her 'higher functioning' group (they live in a housing complex nearby and are pretty comfortable being in crowds) to one of our small weekly shows. I was pretty pissed that a lot of guys there looked like they either wanted to run and hide, or scream at the autistic guy looking at his car. As long as people are well behaved, let them look. If you car is THAT valuable, why are you in a gravel parking lot to begin with?
I was hanging out by my dads car because my knee was really grumpy, and most people had left already. This older woman comes up with a very young girl (maybe 6 at the oldest) in a cool little hybrid stroller/ wheelchair thing. The girl was upset cuz she couldn't see any of the cars up close; so I opened the door, helped Grandma get her out of the chair, and they sat in the car while I took pictures for Grandma. The little girl was mildly autistic and had Spina Bifida and her mother and father dumped her in Grandma's lap and disappeared.

The little girl looks at the window cranks "Whats that" "turn it like this" She thought that was the SINGLE COOLEST invention in the history of mankind.
My dad shows up; says "can't see? No problem" Hops in the car and chauffeurs them around the parkinglot, revving the engine and rolling the windows up and down like the little girl.
For that twenty minutes; she was a kid like every other 6yr old. All I am saying is sometimes we take our hobby too seriousl, don't forget how to have fun.
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Agreed you would be surprised how happy you can make some with just ainple littles gestures
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