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#28132 of 35281 Re: Sandman [stickguy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2012 (8:04 am)
Hey, watch it - 58 isn't old.
(I've got two years on Sandman. )
#28133 of 35281 Re: Sandman [stickguy]
Nov 10, 2012 (9:28 am)
"...what about trade drivers..."
That's what I thought Sandy was talking about when I first read his post. That's what I'd like to do if I ever get to Florida. Driving the courtesy shuttle would be OK but driving all those new cars by yourself would be a ball. Like an extended test drive with no salesman pressuring you to buy.
My last two new cars were dealer traded, one from 200 miles away. I can't think of a better way to tour Florida.
Sandy, any idea what they pay?
#28134 of 35281 Re: Tickets... [mark156]
Nov 10, 2012 (9:56 am)
I may hold the record and this isn't something I'm proud of.
Nine tickets in one year when I was about 18. One of these was for racing a cop in Palos verdes one night when he came up from behind blinding me with his high beams on. he tried to pass me on the right and the race was on!
Then he whipped in back of me and turned on his red lights. Wrote me for 90 in a 45. Took it to court and the cop didn't show up so I got off scot free.
Did the same thing with all of the other tickets to the point the judges knew me. Half the time I got off because the cops didn't show up.
Lots of tickets but never any kind of an accident.
Insurance company never found out and neither did my parents.
Finally they hauled me in and put my license on probation for a year.
Now? 30 years without a ticket. Guess I finally grew up! (?)
#28135 of 35281 Re: Tickets... [isellhondas]
Nov 10, 2012 (10:12 am)
A good friend of mine managed to get pulled over three times in one day (twice by the same trooper). He was a district manager for a retail outlet around the holidays and was shuffling merchandise between two stores. Pulled over on the way to and from. This was after being pulled over earlier in the day for a "california stop". He actually only got a ticket on the last stop. I still bust his stones for that.
#28136 of 35281 Re: New Cars [sandman_6472]
Nov 10, 2012 (11:07 am)
You might want to talk to the New Car Sales Manager about doing dealer trades. Our store had a couple of retired guys doing that. The only trouble is it's an on call type of thing. You might not do a trade for two weeks and then do three in one day.
#28137 of 35281 Re: Tickets... [tjc78]
Nov 10, 2012 (11:11 am)
My record was three tickets in one week. Two of those were on the same day by the same motorcycle cop.
Come to think of it, almost every ticket I've received was from motorcycle cops!
#28138 of 35281 Re: Sandman [steve_]
Nov 10, 2012 (1:24 pm)
You know your old when going to the department store to ride the escalator was like going to Disneyland. What a rush for me in 1951 at age 5.
#28139 of 35281 Re: Tickets... [isellhondas]
Nov 10, 2012 (1:39 pm)
I have found now that I hit 50 that I drive slower, especially on the highway. 10 over used to be the minimum, now more often it is 5!
Nov 10, 2012 (1:44 pm)
from back in the days where I went through cars faster, but they cost a lot less!
my wife is doing a photo book as an Xmas present for her brother, and she had a bunch of old photo albums pulled out (pre digital days if you can imagine). And one apparently was mine, with the few pictures I took back in college days. I did not even know I had this book.
so, I leafed through and discovered pictures of 4 of my cars from college and immediately after, which I did not even know I had. My '74ish Gremlin (actually after I sold it to my friend), the Green Hornet (yes, it was green and a Hornet), my '75 Corolla (should have kept that longer) and the '85 Colt I got right out of college (replacing the Corolla).
such memories. Just missed 2 of the cars I had in college (duster and the evil Opel Manta).
#28141 of 35281 Re: Sandman [jayrider]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2012 (2:09 pm)
After the escalator riding at Goldsmiths in Memphis (an hour away), we'd hit a cafeteria and then drive to the airport and watch the jets take off for an hour before heading back home. Remember making a special trip up there just to see The Sound of Music, since it didn't play the smaller theaters when it opened in '65.
The driver talk reminds me of the retirement enclave in Bluff UT; like other "adventure tourism" areas, several guys there pick up some cash helping the local outfitters run canoe shuttles for people doing the San Juan. Pretty seasonal work but you meet interesting people. River rats are lousy tippers though.
I think everyone went through cars faster back in those days; they didn't run very good for very long. That started to change in the 70s when Bugs raised the bar for reliability.