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Martini
19-04-2005, 18:43:17
The new millennium sucks.

Music, films, 'culture', political activism....all was better in the 90's.

I wanted to go to a rave tonight. But they no longer exist. The closest things are all nighters in clubs which are amazingly dull and regulated and pc.

Why did I never appreciate the 90's at the time??? (other than being too young to get the full benefits, of course)

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-04-2005, 19:08:55
Ah, yes. The Major governments. "Rave" nights in clubs that shut at 1.00AM. Interest rates at 15%. No internet. Stock, Aitken & Waterman all over the radio.

It was a shit decade. Nearly as bad as the 80's, but nowhere near as bad as the 70's. The 70's were awful.

Martini
19-04-2005, 19:11:32
The Major government was great - at least they actually made people angry enough to get off their arses and do something - instead of whine mildly like they do these days.

No internet? Good, that would mean I actually had a life.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-04-2005, 19:13:17
Originally posted by Martini
The Major government was great - at least they actually made people angry enough to get off their arses and do something - instead of whine mildly like they do these days.



No- that was the Thatcher governments. The Major governments were like spending seven years watch gravey congeal.

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 19:13:55
I used to go to raves back in the 90's loud music, drugs, and people fornicating in the bathroom until 5am.

Gary
19-04-2005, 19:15:26
Great ?!?!? One word, "Maastricht"

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 19:15:34
you can take the boy out of the army...

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 19:16:21
The 70's did suck but thankfully the half that I saw I spent crapping my diaper. The 80's had unfortunate haircuts and craptacular movies but decent music while the 90's just simply rocked. I went to high school and first got laid in the 90's so that makes them ok in my book.

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 19:17:19
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
No- that was the Thatcher governments. The Major governments were like spending seven years watch gravey congeal.

Major did do a good job in the first gulf war.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-04-2005, 19:35:18
Though, of course, it wasn't his decision to go to war. We were already committed to action by then.

Lurker
19-04-2005, 19:37:39
The 70's were most excellent.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-04-2005, 19:41:41
No they weren't. They were shit. And you don't remember them.

Lurker
19-04-2005, 19:43:09
I have pictures.

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 19:51:34
all decades are shit until you get at least 20 years away and then you can start developing an unhealthy nostalgia because you can't handle the responsibility of growing up.......I miss John Hughes movies and Duran Duran (while they were still shaggable and not pensionable)

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 21:15:26
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Ah, yes. The Major governments. "Rave" nights in clubs that shut at 1.00AM. Interest rates at 15%. No internet. Stock, Aitken & Waterman all over the radio.

It was a shit decade. Nearly as bad as the 80's, but nowhere near as bad as the 70's. The 70's were awful.

It was pretty good in the US.

Diss
19-04-2005, 21:24:10
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Ah, yes. The Major governments. "Rave" nights in clubs that shut at 1.00AM. Interest rates at 15%. No internet. Stock, Aitken & Waterman all over the radio.

It was a shit decade. Nearly as bad as the 80's, but nowhere near as bad as the 70's. The 70's were awful.

70 and 80's rocked.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-04-2005, 21:29:02
If "rocked" means "growing up convinced you're going to die in a nuclear war" then yes. They rocked.

Lurker
19-04-2005, 21:31:44
Bah, that was the 60's.

Chris
19-04-2005, 21:37:11
90s sucked.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2005, 21:39:05
Whaddayamean no Internet? I was hooked up from at least '92 onwards, and I was living in a technological backwater.

The 80's really did suck, and I don't remember enough about the 70's to tell one way or another.

This decade rocks, though, and future decades will continue to rock. This I forsee. Though anyone who is afraid of change will HATE it. So, most old people and conservatives.

EDIT: damn typo.

protein
19-04-2005, 22:02:54
The 90s were great. So are the later half of the noughties. The first half was a bit non-descript.

mr.G
19-04-2005, 22:05:15
a giant is great

Japher
19-04-2005, 22:07:25
They Might Be Giants were great

mr.G
19-04-2005, 22:11:19
naaaah almost but not real great.

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 22:15:01
I would have liked to be this age in the thirties, but then I'd have been a scullery maid or something so I probably would have wanted to live now

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 22:15:38
Originally posted by Japher
They Might Be Giants were great

Were?

They just came out with a great new album "the Spine".

They are also expanding their stuff for kids and are releasing a ABCs video and a storybook.

mr.G
19-04-2005, 22:17:46
ABC rocked

Diss
19-04-2005, 22:19:52
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
If "rocked" means "growing up convinced you're going to die in a nuclear war" then yes. They rocked.

better than dying in a terrorist attack.

Both had about the same probabilities. Almost nil.

I never seriously thought I would die in a nuclear war. Just as I don't think I'll die in a terrorist attack.

some of us don't let fear rule our lives. JK- I actually do fear social situations. But I don't fear death.

HelloKitty
19-04-2005, 22:25:04
Originally posted by Diss
better than dying in a terrorist attack.

Both had about the same probabilities. Almost nil.

Someone hasn't seen or read about the documents that have been released over the years.

A few years ago a good number of the classified documents about the Cuban Missle crisis were released. We were closer than anyone knew, and everyone thought we were on the brink.

As documents get released we will find out more and more.

Apparently we were damn close during the backstabbing power struggle in the US when Reagan was shot, but everything isn't out about that.

What is the release period in England? For some reason I remember hearing it was 50 years unless someone involved was still in government. Which is why they wouldn't release some post WWII things because the damn queen won't die.

BigGameHunter
19-04-2005, 22:37:09
I've liked all the decades:
70's, riding in the Volare and listening to "Blue Bayou" on the AM radio, having great anticipation and capacity for innocent fun, Christmas mornings.
80's, experimenting with drugs and girls and concepts and being carefree and angsty.
90's, experimenting some more, learning what I chose to learn, being lazy and passionate.
Thousands, not experimenting, working really hard, advancing in career, having a family.

protein
19-04-2005, 22:41:46
70s - born
80s - played alot
90s - lots and lots of fun and partying
00s - bit of depression and not much partying
04/05 - doing lots of creative stuff, some successes, lots of fun, lots of gigs etc. It's turning into another good era for me.

BigGameHunter
19-04-2005, 22:46:33
Yes, but have you driven one of these?

http://www.cars.com/advice/bookreviews/images/lg_autoshow2.jpg

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 22:52:12
70's- forced to wear flared dungareees, failed to recover from the shame
80's- embraced lace finger gloves and neon mismatched pop sox in order to overcome flares trauma. Black lace to prove fatal mistake
90's- drawing inspiration from gloves wore only black for a decade so could not commit further fashion crimes, it went wrong, I was a Goth in black lace
00's- realised benefit of high heeled shoe in lengthening appearance of legs, and flattering effect of gold toned clothing on skin. Much better decade thus far.

BigGameHunter
19-04-2005, 23:02:34
Leave it to a woman to find true happiness in a sodding shoe!

DevilsH@lo
19-04-2005, 23:04:12
:D

Like you're complaining about the high heel!

BigGameHunter
19-04-2005, 23:05:05
The mysteries of femininity do not border on, but dwell fully within the land of the absurd.

alsieboo
19-04-2005, 23:28:49
80's - born
90's - grew up
early 00' - still grouwing up

:(

JM^3
19-04-2005, 23:31:55
I am pretty sure that every decade sucks as much as every other

I just can't remember the 80s all that well

90s were horribly depressing, and started off terribly

00s started off terribly as well (well early 00s)

Jon Miller

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 23:35:49
There was plenty of internet access in the 90's. I've had internet access since just after the end of the first gulf war and even before that just about everyone I knew used BBSes. The local free computer magazine would publish names and phone numbers to all the local BBSes and some of them were pretty fancy affairs with 20 phone lines, online chatting, forums, online games (Trade Wars was the best), and tons of files to download.

Hell, everyone traded software oline too. My first copy of Civilization was downloaded from a local BBS.

JM^3
19-04-2005, 23:37:02
yeah.. I had net access well before AoL ever existed...

same with my first copy of civilization, and a lot of other games

I didn't buy civilization until much later (after I bought SMAC)

Jon Miller

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-04-2005, 23:44:12
My first ISP had a grand total of 2 lines and a blazing speed of 9600 bps! Man, those were the days... :lol:

Oerdin
19-04-2005, 23:54:44
My first modem for my C64 was a 2400 baud modem and I finally talked my parents into buying me a 12600 baud when I turned 12 or so. Those were the glory days. :D

protein
19-04-2005, 23:58:45
Wow. Were you like the kid in Wargames?

http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/images_movie/wargames_02.jpg

Japher
19-04-2005, 23:59:20
but Oerdin didn't want to play a game

Oerdin
20-04-2005, 00:08:05
War Games was the name of the movie wasn't it?

"Would you like to play a game?"

Edit: Never mind Protein already anwsered that one.

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2005, 00:14:51
I was promised an amiga, but I never got it :(

protein
20-04-2005, 00:19:43
Me to. I ended up with a Spectrum +3.

Debaser
20-04-2005, 00:26:31
I had (and probably still have) an Amiga. It was great.

I have nothing bad to say about the 80s or the 90s really (though that whole rave culture thing was a bit shit).

Oerdin
20-04-2005, 00:32:33
Commedore/Amiga was way ahead of their time with better graphics, sound, and super easy to set up hardware. I could even use my old Atari joysticks with most C64 games. :b:

It's problem was people only saw Commedore as a game machine while the Amiga didn't have enough market share to attract software companies. It also had some weird hardware standards which meant parts were expensive. Still, great machines that were way ahead of their time.

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2005, 00:35:20
I liked joysticks. Can't get the hang of those silly control pad thingies

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
20-04-2005, 00:46:55
I wanted an Amiga for Christmas. I bugged and bugged and bugged my parents incessantly about it from August until Christmas, whereupon come December 25 there was a shiny new A500 under the tree for me. Hurrah!

They told me afterwards that they'd bought the thing in September and that I'd bugged them almost to insanity during the remaining time. Serves them right, keeping secrets.

I still have my two Amigas, but they're 8000 miles away *sigh* though I did rip as many of the disks as I could and can even play some of them on an emulator - hurrah! 7MHz sucks though.

GEEK FORUM!

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2005, 00:56:01
i want a spectrum again. A real one with rubber keys, not a crappy emulator

Debaser
20-04-2005, 01:00:03
I just had a look on eBay, and they're more expensive than you'd imagine...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11994&item=8185087856&rd=1

Cruddy
20-04-2005, 01:34:53
Originally posted by Martini
The new millennium sucks.

Music, films, 'culture', political activism....all was better in the 90's.

I wanted to go to a rave tonight. But they no longer exist. The closest things are all nighters in clubs which are amazingly dull and regulated and pc.

Why did I never appreciate the 90's at the time??? (other than being too young to get the full benefits, of course)

I got news for you... rave culture is still in the UK. But since the Criminal Justice Act, sound systems are a lot more wary of setting up in urban areas.

They still happen, just not nearly so much in the warehouse/hanger venues.

Nightclubs are bloody awful. They try hard to appeal but they're just overpriced pubs with longer opening hours. It's not like you can get a bong out on the bar or setup a mushroom stall.

You also get some gorillas disguised as humans throwing you out into the early morning chill.

Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
I was promised an amiga, but I never got it

No wonder you are so unhappy. To never have an opportunity is one thing, to be promised and it never happens is infuriating

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2005, 01:37:44
Originally posted by Debaser
I just had a look on eBay, and they're more expensive than you'd imagine...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11994&item=8185087856&rd=1

yeah we should have kept ours in its box so that one day aspiring professionals looking nostalgically back on thier youth could have paid a pretty penny for that 7-colour technology and 48k memory!

Remember micro drives? Man- I thought it would never get any better!

Darkstar
20-04-2005, 06:41:35
70s was great for single people in the USA. A very happening single scene. Lots of sex, and almost everything they knew about was treatable. Sex and coke everywhere. People just had to put up with a bit of disco to score either.

Tizzy
20-04-2005, 09:12:39
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
No they weren't. They were shit. And you don't remember them.

If you remember them you were doing something wrong

ville_valo
20-04-2005, 09:14:38
i am kingof the ninetys

my dad woz king henry the 8th

:cute:

Tizzy
20-04-2005, 09:20:01
Anyway,
70's: don't know, was hardly there
80's: ok for what I can remember
90's: not great
early 00's: sucked. badly.
05: pretty damn good overall

Diss
20-04-2005, 09:20:28
the good thing about never wearing anything that is in fashion, is I never regret the clothes I wore in the 70's and 80'.s I have no regrest at all. Even my MASH t-shirt I wore to elementary school. :)

In fact, I still own clothes I had in the 80's. They don't fit so well anymore. But I still have Iron Maiden t-shirts. I haven't thrown away any of my concert t-shirts.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-04-2005, 10:38:46
The nineties sucked. I don't miss them at all. Especially not the music. I spent an entire decade not liking music that much before discovering that it was just the contemporary bland-pop (of ironic brit, R&B and pure commercial variations) that I found dull as hell. Name any decade since the 20s and it's liable to be better musically than the 90s, not least the rather exciting new decade.

The fashion was bloody awful too. Circa-1991-pastel-turquoise-meets-pink is easily the ugliest fashion ever.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 18:00:29
Originally posted by Diss
better than dying in a terrorist attack.

Both had about the same probabilities. Almost nil.

I never seriously thought I would die in a nuclear war. Just as I don't think I'll die in a terrorist attack.



Well, of course, in 70's we had both rampant terrorism AND the threat of nuclear war over here.

MDA
20-04-2005, 18:26:32
The Malibu. The family ride in the 70's - IIRC ours had a fake-convertible vinyl top.

MDA
20-04-2005, 18:32:41
The 1980's began with the two-door buick LeSabre - Fit into the garage with 3 inches to spare for the door to close.

We had no sunroof. It was big, orange-brown, and guzzled gasoline.

It should now be obvious that the 70's were better than the 80's

MDA
20-04-2005, 18:36:54
More proof- the latter part of the 80's

Olds Omega

Cars are the true measure of a decades greatness.

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 19:20:50
My folks had a disiel powered 1982 Chevy Caprice Station Wagon. Dear lord was that an aweful car and it came complete with that tacky fake wood siding.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 19:46:38
The 80's.

http://finelines-art.co.uk/vehicles/products/frdct4%20-%20002.jpg

Ford Cortina Estate Mk IV

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 19:48:37
The 70's.

http://vea.qc.ca/vea/v/r867.jpg

Renault 8

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 19:49:19
It's a no-score draw.

mr.G
20-04-2005, 19:54:33
60's

one of the coolest cars evah made

http://www.automuseummelle.de/800/Bilder/Autos/Gro%DF/wankel%5B1%5D.jpg

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:05:27
And that's what you drove?

protein
20-04-2005, 20:14:02
How come 1970s cars are absolutely awesome? Especially American cars.

mr.G
20-04-2005, 20:20:12
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
And that's what you drove? hell no, wasn't even born at that time. first car was a nice ford fiesta.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:28:25
Originally posted by protein
How come 1970s cars are absolutely awesome? Especially American cars.

You liked the Renault 8?

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 20:28:37
American car wise the 1920s, 1930s, 1950, & 1960's were great. The 40's were fucked up by the war while the 70's were fucked up by a lack of competition (since the big 3 ran everyone else out of business) and a horrid lack of style sense. The 80's cars were bad but better then the 70's while the 90's were actually a good decade. The first half of the 00's is looking good.

mr.G
20-04-2005, 20:28:52
I do, a piece of art

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:31:06
Vauxhall Chevette. Spooge, protein! Spooge!

http://personal.inet.fi/cool/makkesgarage2/entiset/veh94-1.jpg

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:33:00
http://www.alford.info/home-garden/cars/marina1979.jpg

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:34:15
Originally posted by mr.G
I do, a piece of art

Well it might as well have been made of canvas.

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 20:35:43
A friend of mine in high school actually drove a Chevette. It was crap as all hell with its tiny 3 cyclinder engine it had a top speed of around 50mph so he couldn't drive it on freeways. The Chevette did have good bumpers and used thicker steel then the Japanese cars though so it could take a beating. That last fact was confirmed time and again since my friend had the habit of driving into brick walls, steel polls, parked cars, and all sorts of other non-moving objects.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:40:03
This was the first car my Dad owned- a Renault Dauphine.

http://www.geocities.com/bob_billiards/rdauph.jpg

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:42:05
Originally posted by miester gandartak
A friend of mine in high school actually drove a Chevette. It was crap as all hell with its tiny 3 cyclinder engine it had a top speed of around 50mph so he couldn't drive it on freeways. The Chevette did have good bumpers and used thicker steel then the Japanese cars though so it could take a beating. That last fact was confirmed time and again since my friend had the habit of driving into brick walls, steel polls, parked cars, and all sorts of other non-moving objects.

I used to own one when I was 18. They're indestructible.

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 20:46:41
My first car was a 1974 VW Beetle which previously belonged to my sister but she blew up the engine when she forgot to put oil in it. In 1992 (when I was a month shy of 16) my father and I put in a rebuilt 1776 cc fuel injected motor with a hot cam, go faster headers, and a high flow cat. Sure it was money wasted on an old PoS but the parts to a beetle were cheap and even a 16 year old could afford to play the go faster game. Mine was tan and I lowered it and at a junk yard I found early 1960's Porche rims which fit my VW so I had larger Porche sized wheels.

This is a picture of the same model but mine was tan, had a black fake leather interior, was lowered, and had more stylish wheels. It was a naff car but I, as a 16 year old, loved it.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-04-2005, 20:50:10
My first car was a 1979 Fiat Panda. If you pulled the choke all the way out, you didn't have to put your foot on the accelerator pedal to make it go. Cruise control!

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 20:51:22
I'm afraid we don't get to many French cars on this side of the pond. I grandfather used to buy Peugots until the mid 1980's when he switched to Toyotas. I guess he liked the Peugot's suspension but mechanically botht eh Peugots he owned were crap. The final straw was having to wait two weeks to get parts special ordered from France (having the car unsuable the whole time) only to find the union people in France had mailed the wrong part. He had to wait another two weeks to get the right part and I guess it was a hassel to get those Frogs to pay for the shipping costs for the wrong part. After that he became a Toyota man.

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 20:54:38
I was talking about the Renaults and not the FIAT of course.

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 21:01:50
My father used to tell me about his first car. In 1962 he bought a 1953 Studebaker Landcruiser sedan with a 232 CID V-8 and a three speed automatic transmition. He paid for it by saving money from his paper route for two years then investing (as a 15 year old mind you) it all into GM stock. The stock went up so he bought this old car. He told me he bought a Studebaker because he lived in LA and the factory was in the city.

Eventually he crashed it.

miester gandartak
20-04-2005, 21:08:46
In 1965 he crashed the Studebaker so he bought a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine roadster. It was small, fast, fun to drive, and a convertable, but it broke down more often then a Soviet tractor. He owned it for one year and the monthly payment was the then astronomical amount of $100, however, once he totaled up the repair costs he ended up paying $105 per month in repairs! :lol: Repairs cost more then the car. :gasmaske:

Still a nice looking car.

MDA
20-04-2005, 22:35:32
Originally posted by miester gandartak
My first car was a 1974 VW Beetle which previously belonged to my sister but she blew up the engine when she forgot to put oil in it.

My little sister did the same thing to her Grand Prix.

"Daddy, can you look at my car? It smells funny."

minutes later...

"When was the last time you checked the oil?"

"huh?"

mr.G
20-04-2005, 22:39:37
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
My first car was a 1979 Fiat Panda. If you pulled the choke all the way out, you didn't have to put your foot on the accelerator pedal to make it go. Cruise control! hehehehe second car i had was a ferrari red panda 1.0 fire, same choke trick.

Oerdin
21-04-2005, 05:50:48
The 1979 FIAT Panda. Wasn't this the car the Yugo was based on?

mr.G
21-04-2005, 09:28:37
http://webdisk.planet.nl/heijm509/publiek/album/panda.jpg

look a my beautiful Panda, that's mrG's way to attract the girlzzzzzzzzzzz.

mr.G
21-04-2005, 09:31:40
http://webdisk.planet.nl/heijm509/publiek/album/panda0005.JPG

hey Girllllllll, BOOM yes now i got your attention.

mr.G
21-04-2005, 09:32:49
My panda rocked, Drekkus wouln't dare to drive that little racemonster. He's a wussssssssssss

Scabrous Birdseed
21-04-2005, 10:56:29
My parents had one of these when I was little. They even had it custom-fitted with variable-speed windscreen wipers (an MOT requirement) and imported into Sweden where it was our main car for several years.

http://a5.hu/kepek/autoszaki/szaki0331polak250.jpg

The other car, used for longer journeys, was the awesome and incredibly compact Bedford Auto Sleeper. (Ours was white.)

http://mclellansautomotive.com/photos/B22677.jpg

MDA
21-04-2005, 11:41:24
Had a friend with an old red Sunbeam in college.

Cast iron body and a 3 cylinder engine. Sounded like a sewing machine. Loads of fun, but it was always breaking down, too.

Lurker
21-04-2005, 16:56:04
My first car:

http://hem.passagen.se/tomeli/bilder/Ford_1960_Falcon.jpg

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
21-04-2005, 18:27:24
Nice red X!

Lurker
21-04-2005, 18:41:37
Get a real computer.

Oerdin
21-04-2005, 19:14:26
Originally posted by MDA
Had a friend with an old red Sunbeam in college.

Cast iron body and a 3 cylinder engine. Sounded like a sewing machine. Loads of fun, but it was always breaking down, too.

I believe my dad's Sunbeam Alpine was a small four cyclinder. I'd have to ask him to be sure but I believe the US models had a 1.6L engine with a four speed manual. I remember him telling me that the 1st gear was a weak little thing and if you tried to punch it to hard off the line the gear would break! :lol:

He said it happened to him four or five times and he got so good and pulling out the transmition and replacing the various gears that he could do it in just under two hours. Something tells me that the good old days of 60's cars weren't all that good. ;)

Oerdin
21-04-2005, 19:15:50
Originally posted by Lurker
Get a real computer.

I'm not seeing anything either. Not even a red X.

Lurker
21-04-2005, 19:18:49
Got me. It's showing up when I load the thread.

Japher
21-04-2005, 20:04:34
take a screen shot from your computer and post it so we can all see it

Lurker
21-04-2005, 20:11:00
yeah, like I know how to do that.

Japher
21-04-2005, 20:14:22
me neither, but I know it can be done

Lurker
21-04-2005, 20:17:43
Thank god for geeks.

MDA
21-04-2005, 20:22:09
I would have bet money the Sunbeam was three cylinder, because I thought it was odd at the time.

So much for memory. Google says I'm wrong, too.

BigGameHunter
21-04-2005, 20:42:57
For one brief, shining period in my early youth, Dad had this as a demo (M&P are both lifelong auto industry folk):

http://www.javelinamx.com/carstars/s_h_le1.jpg

Also this in the mid 80's:

http://www.z31.com/84/steves.84ae.show2.jpg

My first "car":
http://www.wantadsonline.com/photos/429.jpg

My current car:
http://www.datsuns.com/modelguide/87pathfinder.jpg

My dream car:
http://nostalgiaknights.homestead.com/files/Abbatelli_71_Chevy_SS.jpg

:love: :love: :love:

Diss
21-04-2005, 21:26:26
nice first car.

here's my first car. POS it was

http://mclellansautomotive.com/photos/B28236.jpg

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-04-2005, 02:59:40
Originally posted by Lurker
Thank god for geeks.

That's because you visited the site previously, and have it cached.

Easier thing to do is paste the link, rather than the image. I went there earlier, took a look, and now the pic shows in the thread.

Diss
22-04-2005, 06:44:28
actually looking at that picture, my monza wasn't a hatchback, it had an actual trunk.

MDA
22-04-2005, 12:27:13
If you could keep them clean, there would be no need for any color of car other than black.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-04-2005, 14:47:29
And in the summer, it turns into an oven suitable for roating beef, chicken, small pets and children.

Give me a dirt-colored vehicle any day.

Oerdin
22-04-2005, 15:15:42
Originally posted by Japher
take a screen shot from your computer and post it so we can all see it

I think Lurker is lying. He's just duct taped the picture to his screen in an attempt to "upload it" onto the internet.

Lurker
22-04-2005, 15:27:19
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
That's because you visited the site previously, and have it cached.

Easier thing to do is paste the link, rather than the image. I went there earlier, took a look, and now the pic shows in the thread.

Why do image links for some sites do that and not others?

PS: Geek! ;)

Oerdin
22-04-2005, 15:28:17
Originally posted by Diss
nice first car.

here's my first car. POS it was

http://mclellansautomotive.com/photos/B28236.jpg

I had one of those for about 3-5 months. It was god aweful but the car was given to me for free so I shouldn't complain. After I over reved my beetle's engine and throw a rod on it trying to see how fast it would go my friend's older brother gave me a Monza on the condition that I remove it from their driveway and never bring it back. :lol:

It was dog shit brown but the driver's side door was damaged in a car accident so a canary yellow door was taken off of a car at the junk yard and put on it. No one had a key to that door so we just didn't lock it while the other door's lock stopped working while in the locked position so the passenger's side door just didn't open. I rolled down the window and my friends would get in "Duke's of Hazard" style by climbing in through the window.

The previous owner had broken the key off in the ignition and so he "fixed" it by hammering in a large flat headscrew driver into the ignition then turning it with a wrench until the ignition lock broke. The car could be started by putting any large flat object into the broken and twisted key hole and making a turning motion. I suppose that meant anyone could steal the car but the truth was even car theives would not demean themselves by stealing such a worthless piece of shit.

It belched black smoke and had four completely bald tires but it seemed to run just fine. It had the car antinna built into the windshield but it didn't work because the 1970's vintage radio wouldn't pick up one damn station. Eventually, I gave it away to a friend from work who was having family trouble and supposedly he used it to drive to Oregon so he could move in with his Grandparents since his dad was an alcoholic and his mother was arrested for selling drugs. Never did hear what happened to it.

Oerdin
22-04-2005, 15:36:56
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
That's because you visited the site previously, and have it cached.

Easier thing to do is paste the link, rather than the image. I went there earlier, took a look, and now the pic shows in the thread.

I went to the site and now I see a picture of a 1960 Ford Falcon.

Diss
22-04-2005, 20:49:32
Originally posted by Oerdin
I had one of those for about 3-5 months. It was god aweful but the car was given to me for free so I shouldn't complain. After I over reved my beetle's engine and throw a rod on it trying to see how fast it would go my friend's older brother gave me a Monza on the condition that I remove it from their driveway and never bring it back. :lol:

It was dog shit brown but the driver's side door was damaged in a car accident so a canary yellow door was taken off of a car at the junk yard and put on it. No one had a key to that door so we just didn't lock it while the other door's lock stopped working while in the locked position so the passenger's side door just didn't open. I rolled down the window and my friends would get in "Duke's of Hazard" style by climbing in through the window.

The previous owner had broken the key off in the ignition and so he "fixed" it by hammering in a large flat headscrew driver into the ignition then turning it with a wrench until the ignition lock broke. The car could be started by putting any large flat object into the broken and twisted key hole and making a turning motion. I suppose that meant anyone could steal the car but the truth was even car theives would not demean themselves by stealing such a worthless piece of shit.

It belched black smoke and had four completely bald tires but it seemed to run just fine. It had the car antinna built into the windshield but it didn't work because the 1970's vintage radio wouldn't pick up one damn station. Eventually, I gave it away to a friend from work who was having family trouble and supposedly he used it to drive to Oregon so he could move in with his Grandparents since his dad was an alcoholic and his mother was arrested for selling drugs. Never did hear what happened to it.

:lol: Mine was dog shit brown as well.

although I had this fake convertable style roof. It wasn't all fabric, it had metal underneath, but had a fabric covering. Everything else was brown.

I think a brotha' had the car before me. He had some nice small and wide tires on it. Made it into a low rider sort of. That didn't end well when I took it to the lake. I bottomed out on it pretty good. And developed a small oil leak after that. And I had super dark tinted windows. I thought the car was cool. :).

but I had all sorts of engine problems. Mostly due to not getting enough gas. I replace fuel filters. I had a family friend replace the fuel pump inside the gas tank. I had problems with the connections at the battery terminals. Eventually it just would not start. I gave it to my brother when I went in the navy. He said he and his friend would work on it. But they never could get that thing running.

Lurker
22-04-2005, 20:52:43
Originally posted by Oerdin
I went to the site and now I see a picture of a 1960 Ford Falcon.

Most reliable car I ever owned.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-04-2005, 00:20:02
Originally posted by Oerdin
I went to the site and now I see a picture of a 1960 Ford Falcon.

See? I was right! Now you also have it cached. It's like a virus, dig?