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#13 of 22 Episode from Amos & Andy during the 50's
Jan 15, 2007 (9:18 pm)
when Mopars had push button tranmission selectors to the left of the steering wheel. They were called "Power Flight" transmissions. (N L D R) Push Buttons
Amos steps up to the Parts counter and says, "I needs a kit!"
Andy: What kind of a kit?
Amos: Well, this guy next to me wanted to see what I got so when the light turned Green he took off kind of easy. I figured he wanted to Lag a little so I pressed the "L" button, but then he took off & I figured he doesn't want to Lag, he wants to Drag so I hit the "D" button and we were going pretty fast when he goes by me so I figured he doesn't want to Lag, he doesn't want to Drag, he wants to Race - so I hit the "R" button. I need a kit."
#14 of 22 forgot who wrote it
Jan 15, 2007 (11:05 pm)
shoot, can't find the exact quote, but it's from one of the bigger car magazines.
"When the last stickshift car rolls off the line, I plan to be there with my checkbook. I hope it's not a Yugo."
#15 of 22 From
Jan 16, 2007 (6:02 am)
a local car dealer, about 15 years ago.
"push it,pull it drag it, MAMBO it on down. We'll give you $2,000 for any trade."
If I had to vote, I would take the Vacation lines about the Family Truckster.
#16 of 22 One of my favorite scenes...
Jan 16, 2007 (7:03 am)
...from the original "Mad Max", when the police mechanic is showing Max the interceptor that he will eventually use to take on the motorcycle gang at the end of the film:
"The last of the V8 interceptors!"
"She sips nitro... with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower to the wheels! She's meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!"
Jan 17, 2007 (7:31 am)
On the 1969 Polara,"...test car was as loaded as a slowly drowning mouse in a vat of bourbon." and "in the best tradition of the marijuana set..."
1969 Mustang Mach 1 "..more style than a Chinese pallbearer." Another car "Hairier than a Mongolian Hippie"
1970 Z28 "..and if some pimply-faced goon bleeps his go pedal at you at a traffic light.."
Looking through the old issues of Mechanix illustrated was a refreshingly non PC nostalgia trip, although to emphasize how times have changed were the subscription cancellations due to Mimi.
#18 of 22 Not too long ago...
Jan 17, 2007 (7:43 am)
I caught the pilot episode of "That 70's show". Red and Kitty had recently, grudgingly, bought a Toyota Corolla because of high gas prices. Red makes a comment along the lines of "The last time I was that close to a Japanese machine it was shooting at me!"
Then, about their Vista Cruiser, Red makes a comment like "The dealer only offered me $400 in trade for it! I'd let it rust in the driveway before I'd let it go for that!"
And Kitty pipes up..."But honey, it IS rusting in the driveway! Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha..."
#19 of 22 Re: Not too long ago... [andre1969]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:53 am)
Or the episode when Kelso wants to buy Leo's late '60s El Camino, and tries to borrow money from Jackie. He tries to to explain to her why it's so cool:
"Jackie, it's Spanish for 'the Camino'!!"
Jan 20, 2007 (9:47 pm)
"We are the ones in the Imperial, we should be ahead!"
- Mad mad world
#21 of 22 Re: First of many... [kcram]
Jan 21, 2007 (7:31 am)
also from The Blues Brothers: "We're on a mission from God!"
#22 of 22 one of the worst:
Mar 03, 2007 (4:48 pm)
Said with a straight face by Riccardo Monteban "I like what they've done to my car." Cordoba, rich Corinthian leather, etc.