07-04-2012, 09:07 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Doylestown PA
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???
02 4 Runner Sport Edition-daily driver
94 Wrangler 2.5, 5 speed, 31" BFG's
68 Firebird 400, 4 speed, 3:55 rear
83 Mustang GT, 5.0, 5 speed, 3:89 rear