What kind of car do you drive?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Fordracing7, May 24, 2017.

  1. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Yup he still has two galaxies two Fairlanes two Mustangs and even a Fairmont remember those and extremely low mileage cougar. People that don't understand manufacture loyalty I guarantee they were never raised in the culture that some of us were that do understand manufacturer loyalty it's more than a car manufacturer it's memories
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  2. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    In the late 80s I worked for Bob Bruncati at a Ford dealer. His friend was George Boskovich (Boskovich Farms.)
    When I was younger George was a legend on Van Nuys Blvd cruise night. George had 2 1969 MACH 1 Mustangs. They were identical, both were candy apple red and had gold leaf graphics on the rear quarter panel that read, Pop's Toy. One was a real Boss 429 car, the other had a transplanted 427 cammer motor. Both my cousin and myself had the opportunity to work on those cars when we worked at the Ford dealer.
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  3. To put a Cammer in...... it must have started out as a Boss 429 car because Ford outsourced and contracted with a company named Car Craft to modify the Mustangs to take the big Boss 429 engines..... It is really cool you got to get hands on experience with them.......

    or...... maybe someone else modified it........
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  4. It used to be a VERY big deal...........I grew up pulling for Holman Moody...... was elated to see Jack Roush enter...... now...... I just thank my lucky stars that Penske seems to be shouldering the load........ I'm not so adamant anymore...... a lot of my interest has waned in the last 10 or so years.....
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  5. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Yes, both cars had the "trimmed" shock towers that would accommodate the giant engines.
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  6. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Other cars we had in the family were Lincolns, my dad bought a brand new '71 MK 3, my aunt also had a MK 3 that my uncle put on a set of massaged heads. We also had a red on red 67 GT 390 Cougar, '70 or '71 351 Cleveland Cougar, '68 390 Talladega Torino, 68 Mercury Montego convertible, '64 390 Galaxie, '64 Lincoln Continental convertible...I know I'm forgetting some...
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  7. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I usually do to but this time when I got to the rental place the buick they were going to give me needed an oil change and instead of making me wait for it they offered to upgrade me to a 2017 Audi Q7 at no extra charge. I may be spoiled after driving this thing for a week.:D
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  8. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Just got this yesterday. Well the wife did while I was driving that Toyota.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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  9. Coors9

    Coors9 Crew Chief

    My two baby's.... 20160802_153040.jpg
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  10. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    And remembered another one! 1987 Olds 442

    A fun car to drive ----- fast. hehehe
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  11. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    ^ Coolest car in the teacher's parking lot.
  12. My '67 GT 390 Cougar was also red on red......... that's the one I had the 428 SCJ engine in..... still had the 390 badges....... everyone thought that was the fastest 390 they had ever come across..... since they were both FE family engines...... no one was the wiser........;)
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  13. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    That bottom pic is awesome
  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor


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  15. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

  16. SOHC 427.........Beautiful!!!!!!!
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  17. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

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  18. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    It's an absolute joy to drive :D Every second is fun.
  19. Yogisd1

    Yogisd1 Resident Retard

    I can't lie, 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. My older self is built for comfort, not speed.
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  20. Bob

    Bob Assistant Car Chief of Brake Fluid Dynamics

    Wife's car is a '16 Hyundai Tucson. I drive a '97 Ranger as a beater but it runs good. Some rust, cassette player is busted and no A/C. Doesn't bother me at all. Good in winter, 4wd. I never regretted having a light truck. The Hyundai is a nice comfy vehicle with some cool options I don't want or need but don't mind having. We traded another Hyundai in on it, an Elantra. Had an Accent before that, the Mrs. didn't like it. I had a 93 Chev. S10 pickup. Kinda regret getting rid of it. That was the first new vehicle I bought with my own money when I was about 27. I had an 87 Charger I bought used. That thing was kinda fun, had a 5-speed and a good stereo sys.

    When I was a kid I drove Pop's '77 Granada and my Grandfather's 74 Montego after he passed. It was a 4dr like below but s*** brown in color. Burned regular leaded gas. Gas cap was behind the lic. plate which folded down. There were others, a Buick in there somewhere. Dad liked Buicks. He had a '72 Electra 225 which was a land yacht with a 455 in it. Some called it the "Deuce and a quarter." He got rid of it before I was old enough to drive. Regrets there. Pretty dull lineup, all in all.

  21. Cholo

    Cholo Team Owner

    Toyota Tundra. I've never been loyal to a manufacturer, I get whatever is the best deal and fit for me at the time.

    Maybe if Kurt had stayed with Ford his whole career I'd have been a fan but since I started pulling for him he's been in a Ford, a Dodge, several Chevys, and now back to Ford.
  22. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    This thread is over a year old, but it's one of the coolest "off topic" threads on here, so it deserves a bump. Plus, I've added and sold a few more cars since my last post :D

    I traded the Buick for this '89 IROC-Z....



    Sold it, and bought this...


    I also sold my S10 and bought this.....

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  23. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Oh....and I sold the Blazer and bought a 2007 Pontiac G5, pictured here along with my truck and my wife's Equinox...


    Her Equinox has the 3.6L V6. It's pretty cool that you can get a run of the mill SUV with over 300hp nowadays....


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  24. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    I have a 1991 Silverado as well but it doesn't look quite as nice,lol
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  25. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Those Equinox's are capable of 130... I wouldn't know though it's just what I've heard;)
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  26. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    My first car was a 1969 Impala with a factory 4-speed with a console and bucket seats,300 HP 350.I used to have dreams I found this car and bought it back.I don't know why but I did.It wasn't fast but it sure was fun.
    1974 Monte Carlo ,silver with black interior,traded the 69 in on it.
    1970 Chevelle Malibu ,350 but wore out.I would love it now to make a SS clone.
    1972 Chevy pickup had it for 17 years painted it twice had an 8 foot overhead camper,pulled the boat with it ,probably the best generation truck ever made.Wife cried when I sold it.
    1991 Chevy Silverado ,still have it with less than100,000 miles
    2013 Siverado with 72,000 miles.This thing is like brand new.I looked for a long time for the right one and its red which is awesome.
    Now when I retire I have to get a muscle car of some type.It will be a Chevrolet.
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  27. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    My main car is a Buick Century and a Ford Ranger. But, last year when we were racing in Seattle Wa I went over to a friends house for dinner and he was showing me some of his hot rods out in his garage and there was a very nice 2003 Saturn sitting in there. He bought it new for his wife but she never drove it much so it sat inside the garage its whole life. It only had 60,000 miles on it so I bought it. It has leather seats , automatic trans and is like a brand new car. I flew up there in Dec and picked it up and I love the little car.
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  28. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    - 98 Saturn SL2
    - 94 Ford Mustang
    - 04 Chevy Monte Carlo
    - 2013 Dodge Dart (x2)

    I just got another Dart, but in a higher trim now due to the other one being totalled. 2.4 with a six-speed... I love driving manuals, but the stock shifter and knob suck... Need a short throw shift kit. Cluch needs to be adjusted as well...

    I know the platform, so why not get another on with only 46k miles on it.:idunno:
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  29. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Chevelle pic 05.jpg My baby:
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  30. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    The wife's 87' Camaro.

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  31. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    The daily driver:

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  32. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    The wife's daily driver:

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  33. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    0D9218C4-BBC7-4ABD-A656-473DC12F1DF7.jpeg My Silverado, hours after I picked it up in Minnesota and drive it home
  34. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Although it was 40 odd years ago, the car I had the most fun in looked a whole lot like this:

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    A 1964 Plymouth Satellite 2-door hardtop, light yellow with a black vinyl roof and black interior.

    It had a 318 cu.in. V-8 with an automatic transmission with the shifter on the floor between bucket seats.
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  35. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Still driving this 04 CR-V. 198,500 miles on it now and no sign of stopping.
  36. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Drove the crap out of my ‘63 truck today. I got all of the disc brake and suspension components out of the bed today and it was fun to be able to mash the gas again. I ordered the brake booster/master cylinder and adjustable prop valve today. Looking forward to doing the disc swap.
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  37. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    Just bought this AMG, it was a demo with a couple K on the clock.


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  38. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    Still driving my 2005 Kia Rio. Planning on finally getting a new vehicle next Fall, but I say that every year. The trade in value on my car is next to nothing, so I have a hard time forking over money on a new car unless my current vehicle quits running.
  39. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    2010 Hyundai Accent manuel

    It's a basic model but it gets me around.
  40. Churchkey

    Churchkey Crew Chief

    Another basic model that gets me around
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