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Old 08-13-2011, 02:20 PM   #21
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Mine was a 1977 Toyota Celica, purchased new for $5600.00.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:24 PM   #22
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I don't have a photo of my Aggie maroon 1988 Dodge Daytona, but it was similar to this one. It had a sunroof, and louvres on the back window. I loved that car!
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:28 PM   #23
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:30 PM   #24
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:58 PM   #25
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!940 Ford coupe - Chevy 283 engine; 3 carbs; Duntov cam. Met a lot of police officers with that car. Some friendly; others not. What really matters - the girls liked it.
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Can't find the actual pic, but mine was a 67 SS396, 4 spd, just like the one below, except with a black vinyl top and black interior. I wore out the wide ovals after about 3k mi. Unlike 73ss454's national pic, my races took place on Mamaroneck Ave, NY; Goats were delicious for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Most of my racing was done on the street also. The craziest place I ever saw for street racing was known as Connecting Highways in Queens NY. Thousands of spectators lined the street but were way above the cars that were 3 a breast down lower. I can remember going there on Friday nights and one time I actually had my headers open and M&H's on the rear. Don't know what I was thinking but it was a lot of fun.

Does anyone remember Connecting Highways?
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:32 PM   #27
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I actually just googled it and found some info.

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I actually just googled it and found some info.

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I knew about it, but never raced there. We also used to block off the Sprainbrook Parkway and race. I remember my buddy, who had a 427 L88 Nickey Camaro, went home one night from there in handcuffs; it was hard to outwit the police radios; that scarred the hell out of me.
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My first car at 14 a 1956 Chevy 4door sedan. Factory 265 PowerPack 4 bbl carb , mild cam, dual exhaust. Since I couldn't license it until I was 16, we use to ride around the fields and woods with it. By time I could legally drive it was trash, so I bought a 1964 Corvair Greenbrier. Was a better van than a Split-window VW bus, because it had a 6 cyl motor. Of course no self respecting Hippie would drive anything but, a split-window VW bus, so I had a 1963 deluxe forest green and white, traveled the entire country at age 21 in that bus.

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My parents gave me their 150000 mile 67 impala in 1973. Great car, but it limped along for only a few months before I traded it in on a 74 Nova. I missed that impala - it could fit 4 guys and 4 girls (back then).
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My parents gave me their 150000 mile 67 impala in 1973. Great car, but it limped along for only a few months before I traded it in on a 74 Nova. I missed that impala - it could fit 4 guys and 4 girls (back then).
I once had four girls and three guys in a 1976 Duster four speed. Shifting was fun. My first car was a 1967 Dodge Monaco two door HT. Not bad but I killed the motor.
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You all had some serous hot rods! 73 you know I LOVE those pics, they are fabulous and I love the memories of racing. Oh I wish I could have been around in those days. Too cool.
My only cool car was a 70 Caddy I bought when we were both 30, but by then you are too old to be dangerous.
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I'll take the yellow Bug, please! It's a classic. I learnt to drive on my Dad's VW Beetle, but I have never owned one.
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I'm pretty sure Mazda GLCs were what all the cool USNA mids were driving in 1981. $6100, although I had to pay extra for a passenger's windshield visor. It's the only new car I've ever bought.

It went to Spain, Amsterdam & Germany (don't ask), the Azores, across America, and to Hawaii. 113K more miles on its own engine, including some very innovative repairs of the duct-tape and hose-clamp variety, before we reluctantly sold it in 1993.
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I'm guessing showing up at the dealership wearing only your underpants was a negotiating tactic?
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