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#1 68Caddy

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:02 PM

You would think I drove this one because how I get around the track! :laugh2:

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After all, we know what Duffy drives! :laugh2:

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Well, you know what Philippe drives! ;)

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How does he get his slot box in? :shok:

So what type of car are you slot car racers driving? :rolleyes: This is for fun! ;)

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:37 PM

This is my 1966 Caprice. It's not as big as your Caddy, but it still cruises nice. 396CI, 325HP.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

Very nice, Bob. Smaller is faster, my friend. Nice ride. ;)

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:30 PM

I bet you get around really fast! :unsure:

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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

Nesta,

I drive a 1993 Honda Civic DX with a five-speed. It's paid for :D .

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:44 PM

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How can you tell that this is a slot racer's car?

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:46 PM

I drive a 1999 Saturn and it gets good gas mileage. ;)

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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:47 PM

Hey Nesta,

Since you took that picture in downtown San Diego, I got my Smart fixed up and now it has wheel locks.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:58 PM

Hey:

Ford Fusion and a PT Cruiser. Gas is now $3.95 here in Chicago 'burbs but these two get great mileage.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:15 PM

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How can you tell that this is a slot racer's car?

That's Ron Southern's ride parked in front of SCR in Rohnert Park, CA. The white pickup in the background belongs to Paul Gawronski and that front bumper parked next to it is my Infiniti G37s coupe.:)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:01 AM

2008 Dodge Caliber.

Room for lots o' slot boxes and it gets 28-30 MPG.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:02 AM

I drive a 21 year old Buick with 207,000+ miles on it. :shok:
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:37 AM

2004 Nissan Sentra with 180K miles on it. 30-32 MPG overall, a little better on the highway.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

2008 Audi A4 S Line.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

I drive big cars and fast cars. :rolleyes: Take your pick... I restore cars for my other hobby. LOL.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:45 AM

Nice cars, Frank. Sure love those old Caddys and love that T-Bird.

What's the last one... Olds?

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Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:55 AM

Cool, Nesta...

The last one is a 1960 Ford Starliner... All custom... Look close... no window vent. Has 460 big block, power windows, disc brakes, R&P steering... This bad boy gets it. The only problem is the 8 dollar a gallon fuel cost to drive it... LOL

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:13 AM

Frank, the only time you drive the Starliner is back and forth to get fuel? Posted Image

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My first car was a 1962 Mercury Monterey four door with a 390 and automatic. I used to tell people I would get 18 miles per gallon with it... 9 in town and 9 on the road. The engine was bone stock with an Autolite four-barrel flat top carb on it. I used to choke when gas went to 40¢ per gallon.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:46 AM

Yeah, Doug... You're right... That car has only 1,200 miles on it since we redid it three years ago... Had a lot of help on that one... But it's fast and fun to drive..
Even knowing gas prices are that high, it still gets driven once and a while... LOL... but not much.. The 'Bird only gets driven on nice days. It's cool.

Yeah, my first car was a '71 Nova with a big block... Wish I still had that one... bought it for 400 bucks, too.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

Mine was a 1962 Ford Galaxy with a 289 and "three on the tree". I switched the tranny out to a four-speed with a Hurst shifter, bolted on a set of Hooker headers, and a Holly 650 dual pump sitting on a highrise intake. The car flew!! I paid 250 bucks for it when I bought it.

Sure wish I had that one today!! :rolleyes: Oh yeah, I also had the red lights under the dash. :laugh2: :laugh2:

Sorry to go off topic, Nesta, but I guess we can all say we wished we had some of the cars we had years ago. :)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:30 AM

Vic,

We call that the "Shoulda and Coulda" song and virtually every car collector sings it from time to time..

"I shoulda kept that 289 Cobra I owned in the late '70s..."

"In 1963, I coulda bought a Duesenberg for $1,000..."

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:00 AM

Oh, don't I know it, Greg!!

Do you know that you could probably own a nice house for what that Cobra would be worth today? :rolleyes: I recently saw one go for $1.2 Million at auction. Heck, even the kit cars are bringing some good money!
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:47 AM

:D When I was a kid my everyday driving car was a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger. When the weather was nice if we wanted to go for a Sunday drive I would go over to the garage I rented and take out my 1962 AC Bristol. I kept the Tiger for 15 years - sold it in 1986 - the current owner just did a rotisserie restoration on it and sent me pictures of it.

Sure do miss both of those cars!!!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:13 PM

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2001 VW Jetta 1.8T five-speed gets the job done.
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