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Old 07-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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A sign of the time...

Last night my wife's brother stopped by to drop something off. He has 2 boys a 12 year old and a 10 year old.

They had never seen my 68 Firebird as a finished car before because it just recently came out of a 10 year restoration and asked if I could take them for a ride. So I said sure....I'm always willing to show off the car and encourage young boys to have an interest in Muscle cars and not those fart can Honda's.

So I back the Firebird out of the garage and my nephew climbs into the front seat. Now I leave my windows about 3/4 up while the car is parked in the garage, my nephew says "Uncle Greg, how do I roll the window down?". I just looked at him in amazement.....I said do you see that handle there(as I pointed at the window crank)....he looks at the window crank like what do I do with that....he grabs it and I look at him and say "now turn it". For the first time in his life my 12 year old nephew rolled a window down manually. He said "wow this is cool"

My response was "get out of my car!" HA HA I did take him for a ride but I told my brother in law after that, that it's a total violation to ride in an old car if you've never rolled a window down by hand before.

I mean seriously is this is what the world has come to???

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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Last night my wife's brother stopped by to drop something off. He has 2 boys a 12 year old and a 10 year old.

They had never seen my 68 Firebird as a finished car before because it just recently came out of a 10 year restoration and asked if I could take them for a ride. So I said sure....I'm always willing to show off the car and encourage young boys to have an interest in Muscle cars and not those fart can Honda's.

So I back the Firebird out of the garage and my nephew climbs into the front seat. Now I leave my windows about 3/4 up while the car is parked in the garage, my nephew says "Uncle Greg, how do I roll the window down?". I just looked at him in amazement.....I said do you see that handle there(as I pointed at the window crank)....he looks at the window crank like what do I do with that....he grabs it and I look at him and say "now turn it". For the first time in his life my 12 year old nephew rolled a window down manually. He said "wow this is cool"

My response was "get out of my car!" HA HA I did take him for a ride but I told my brother in law after that, that it's a total violation to ride in an old car if you've never rolled a window down by hand before.

I mean seriously is this is what the world has come to???
Some kids don't know where food is from either! It's rare to see one looking out the window. Normally they are looking at a phone or game. I hear ya!
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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Those "fart can Hondas" may not have the best exhaust note, but I enjoy being able to actually go left an right fast as well as in a straight line.

I was riding in my friend's uncle's Fury last weekend and it was a really nice cruiser but for the most part, those old cars just don't handle and they're incredibly heavy.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:14 AM   #7
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It's okay, my wife asked me how to roll down the windows on my soft top yj. I looked at her like this...
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #8
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I'm always willing to show off the car and encourage young boys to have an interest in Muscle cars and not those fart can Honda's.
In four years, he will be driving a fart can honda with power windows and see a muscle car on the road. privately laugh to himself and say, "I bet that guy doesn't even have power windows."

That is what this world has come to!

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