Do you really drive your car?

dcozzi

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May 1, 2002
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Phoenix, AZ
musclecarjohn said:
No...absolutely no...and hopefully I'll never drive any of them ever again.

This is just strange from someone who has owned such nice cars. You seem like a really cool guy but, no longer an enthusiast. Bummer.

I have been putting time and $ into my car for the last 6 years. When it goes on the road, I wil take it out every chance I get. I painted it myself and am not going to even wet sand the clear. It will see track duty and trips to the store. Also, I will hammer on it because that is what it was built for. I will talk to all who want to BS about cars even if they "had a car just like it but, theirs did wheelies and flew through outer space."
 

woody80z28

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Sep 8, 2004
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walton, ny usa
I took mine out yesterday and drove it to work today. I used it as a daily for a while last year while I had my truck in pieces and it's a pain in the ass. Lots of fun, but a pain in the ass too. haha

I've got the bug to work on it more again. I really enjoy building it as much as driving it. And I haven't done a whole lot with it in the last few years since I bought my house. I have a paint job & engine build planned for the next year or so. Let's hope life gives me enough time to do it!
 

Z28PILOT

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Oct 8, 2009
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Took a short cruz today...:crazy: ...I loved my Camaro when I was 16 and I still get a kick out of it . Beautiful day , no wind , and about 70 ish.... car running like a swiss watch and gulping gas ...sweet.

Take mine out every nice day possible...never know what tommorrow might bring....

I say get out and enjoy your rides.!!! If you don't the next owner will...:crazy:
 

Venom73

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Feb 4, 2007
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I rarely drive mine, truth is there is too much I want to do to it and haven't had the money for years. I'm unhappy with it
 

72350RS

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Venom73 said:
I rarely drive mine, truth is there is too much I want to do to it and haven't had the money for years. I'm unhappy with it

Wow. I didn't think there was much anything left for you, unless you just wanted to do a power train swap. Your car is beautiful!:bowtie:

Though I do understand. I'm getting ready to put my car up in storage, and get the top working... Otherwise, I just don't feel the desire to run it much, and worry about it OCD wise...
 

Venom73

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Feb 4, 2007
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72350RS said:
Wow. I didn't think there was much anything left for you, unless you just wanted to do a power train swap. Your car is beautiful!:bowtie:

Though I do understand. I'm getting ready to put my car up in storage, and get the top working... Otherwise, I just don't feel the desire to run it much, and worry about it OCD wise...
Everything from drivetrain, suspension, and interior. Just unhappy. Thanks though
 

manifoldsrme

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Aug 2, 2003
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Marshalltown, IA
Killed the engine 2 years ago in March. Swapped in a 350 tpi motor in August. 250 miles later the fuel pump crapped out and after all the work put in for the swap I just said F it and covered it and put it in the corner of the garage. It has sat there for the last 15 months now. I think about fixing it every now and then. But I have other cars to play with so the drive and desire is not there. I am getting worried about the gas going bad though so next spring it may be time to fix it.......
 

Orange71

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Jan 31, 2001
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Finksburg, MD
Had mine out yesterday for a nice drive...beat on it a little too! It's been 35 years with this car and it never gets old. I feel like I'm 22 again everytime I get in it! :cool:
Other than Superstorm Sandy weekend it's been nice driving weather this end of summer and fall. I'll keep driving it till the first snow/salt storm. :bowtie:
 

red78z

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Sep 12, 2009
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pottsville,pa.
fbody_mike said:
I spent many months in the New England area this year, and if I lived there permanently my car would be "put-away" right now.
mines been put away for a month now , weve had a few nice days since, and either i was too busy, or too tired to bother taking it out:mad: :whine:
 

Buickfunnycar

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camarochevy1970 said:
Given this portrayal of how you are, I don't think the collector car community is going to miss you when you sell out. I would say you are definitely in the minority with how you chose to interact with everyone else and other car owners...

Again...I'm 55 years old and I don't care what anyone thinks of me...let alone the collector car community,lol.

I have a funny car and a dragster I'd like to restore while my dad is alive and in great health,these cars are just in my way and have been for years.
 




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