• 01-30-2013
    girlonbike
    OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars
    Stan once posted a picture of him and his old car. I really enjoyed that picture. You guys got muscle cars? GTOs, Mustangs, Porsches, etc?

    I actually know nothing about cars but I do like the lines and headlights of classic cars. If you guys owned one and have a picture, can you post them up?

    I would start with my Dad's *****in' Camaro but I can't find it yet....
  • 01-30-2013
    hollister
    We've become off camber
  • 01-30-2013
    laffeaux
    Back before the days of digital photography I had a '66 Mustang, a '70 Barracuda, and a couple of Z cars. I may have old school film pictures of these somewhere, but not sure where. But here's the last two VRC cars that I've owned.

    I owned this '67 Firebird convertible from '94 until '00. For the first three years that I owned it was my only car (although there was about 6 months during that time where my old CJ-7 was stilling running). The car was painted a faded canary yellow when I bought it near Boulder Creek, CA. It took quite a bit of work and time to get it looking nice. It was a fun car, but with a 326 engine paired to a 2-speed automatic it wasn't too fast - even after adding a 4-bbl carb.

    <img src="http://www.eandsweb.com/datsun/firebird.jpg" height="480" width="640">


    Here is the last of three Z's that I owned. In college I had an orange '70 240 (which was a rust bucket), and after college I had a nice 260Z (that never was as fun as the 240s) but it was stolen while I was in NYC and it never turned up. The green one was mine for a couple of years from 2003 to 2004. The body was in good shape when I bought it, but it barely ran. I was able to confirm that the compression was good, so I bought it. It had to replace the carbs with rebuilt side-drafts and spent quite a bit of time tuning it up but it ended up running great. It was the most fun of the three that I owned. I sometimes wished I'd not sold this one.

    <img src="http://www.eandsweb.com/datsun/105_0599.JPG" height="480" width="640">
  • 01-30-2013
    girlonbike
    Those are neat.

    And H...really. I think old cars, music, and movies go with old bikes. Feel free to start a thread with a cool bike of yours.
  • 01-30-2013
    DoubleCentury
    3 Attachment(s)
    This is the 1931 Chevy that my father and his brother drove in high school. It becomes my responsibility once I get a spare garage that's not full of bikes and machine tools.

    Attachment 766833

    Attachment 766820

    This is another car in the family, a 1958 Porsche 356B.

    Attachment 766816
  • 01-30-2013
    jaxes88
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here's a picture of my project pickup and my dad's. Mine is the blue 54' gmc and his is the 37' chevy Attachment 766819
  • 01-30-2013
    shawnw
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 766824

    1957 Chevy Belair Townsman

    Now that my youngest is driving this will become my daily driver again.
  • 01-30-2013
    Rumpfy
    Of all the people to start a 'cars' thread. ;)


    But I like car threads.

    Interesting/fun cars over the years:
    77 F100 2wd
    79 Bronco 400 AT
    79 Bronco 351/4spd, stock save the Rancho 3", 40 Series
    66 GT Fastback, port/polished 289 block 302 heads, Shelby suspension, 4spd so on so forth.
    75 Stroppe Baja Bronco, 2" suspension lift, headers, exhaust, otherwise stock
    90 4Runner 4" ProComp/5spd, exhaust.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/f0c2f68a.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/4d5bd222.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/IMG_3369.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSC_0097.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSC_0044.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSC_0053.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...o/e813597d.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...o/2668aa3c.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSC00375.jpg
  • 01-30-2013
    trodaq
    75 Bronco is sick!!!
  • 01-30-2013
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Of all the people to start a 'cars' thread. ;)

    03 G35 Coupe, only as far as Nismo intake.

    I know, right? I was inspired by thinking of Double Century's 31 Chevy today. I hope you don't mind. I decided that your 03 Coupe is not very vintagy or classic or even retro and have redacted it from these historical annals. :P

    edit: you did it for me! :)
  • 01-30-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    75 Bronco is sick!!!

    Yaaa, I miss it.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I know, right? I was inspired by thinking of Double Century's 31 Chevy today. I hope you don't mind. I decided that your 03 Coupe is not very vintagy or classic or even retro and have redacted it from these historical annals. :P

    Good point on the coupe.
  • 01-31-2013
    Hooligan63049
    3 Attachment(s)
    OT: VRC Picture Thread of Classic Cars
    My 63 Mercury Comet I am building!Attachment 766857Attachment 766858

    Building the motor now!Attachment 766859


    Thanks,
    Brian.

    Sent from my iPhone4 using Tapatalk
  • 01-31-2013
    colker1
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here is my project. It's almost finished.
  • 01-31-2013
    mikeferg75
    1 Attachment(s)
    Sweetness, my other Passion :) Here is my 1975 911 Carrera

    Attachment 766944
  • 01-31-2013
    iamkeith
    3 Attachment(s)
    OK, OK...

    I once thought about posting in that "Are you into other vintage areas?" thread when I first started hanging out here, but told myself "No... it's in the past - let it go!" (Basically, I've had to struggle my whole life not become a mulleted, redneck motorhead, and bikes are supposed to be my salvation.) But I'm obviously surrounded by like-minded and sympathetic people here, so what the hell. In my case, most of my life story can be told through references to old mechanical things that I've owned - right up to my current obsession with vintage mountain bikes. It's who I am, I guess, so no point in being ashamed.

    Based on some of the vehicles above, it appears that great minds think alike.

    In about 1980, at 14 years old, I rescued a 1967 firebird from the junkyard. I restored it in time to take it to college, and then slowly ran it back into the ground. Just like Laffeaux's, it was my only car for about 10 years - which is quite amazing considering the amount of snow where I live. Thank god for bicycles. Here's one of a few photos I have, from spring break, senior year, 1988. 400 Pontiac big block, tri-power, Muncie M22 4-speed, limited slip differential, and many shared adventures. I ruled, man:

    Attachment 766979

    After I had my first kid in 1991, I parked the Firebird with the intention of restoring it again some day. But when I had a 2nd kid in 2003 it became clear it was never going to happen. So I traded it for a very original 1967 Airstream Caravel, which I still have and use regularly. (Much more family-friendly hobby). During most of the interim period, I also drove a really nice 1970 Bronco, which I had to sell when I was building a home, but I can't find any pictures of it at the moment. I'll have to edit this when I locate one. But here's the airstream, from this last summer:

    Attachment 766992

    Then, after having a 3rd kid in 2006, I suppose I had a mid-life crisis... and I tried the classic car thing once again - partly restoring a 1977 FJ40. But I sold it shortly after, in 2008, to put the oldest kid through college... and at that time decided/realized that tinkering with old mountain bikes, which have always been in the picture anyway as you can see, is every bit as satisfying as tinkering with old cars - plus a whole lot cheaper and healthier.

    Attachment 766977

    I don't need to explain to anyone here why I'm attracted to "classic" things over newer, mundane alternatives - but I often think about how my preference and tastes for certain bikes - Bridgestones, Bontragers, Ibis (Ibi?), etc. - were being formed before I even understood why. I think they must represent the best of the "production class" or "working-man's" rides. In the same way that I'm not likely to own a Ferrari Barchetta or Airfloat Navigator, I don't hold out hope for a Ritchey Annapurna or a Cunningam Indian. But I can have a hell of a nice Pontiac if I want it bad enough!!!
  • 01-31-2013
    ICONCLS
    1 Attachment(s)
    OK, perhaps more...
    "future" classic, my '97 993TT, last year of the handmade, air-cooled 911.
  • 01-31-2013
    wv_bob
    I would bore you with pictures of old Mopars but for some reason I can't get the upload images function to work.
  • 01-31-2013
    Buddysnack
    Perhaps it's not a classic car, but I have a 2001 Audi S4 Avant that's boosted to about 480 horse. It's quick I guess...
  • 01-31-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mikeferg75 View Post
    Sweetness, my other Passion :) Here is my 1975 911 Carrera

    1st gen SWB 911's are some of my favorites. Porsche can make that brown look good.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Buddysnack View Post
    Perhaps it's not a classic car, but I have a 2001 Audi S4 Avant that's boosted to about 480 horse. It's quick I guess...

    S4 Avants are rad.
  • 01-31-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    OK, OK...

    I once thought about posting in that "Are you into other vintage areas?" thread when I first started hanging out here, but told myself "No... it's in the past - let it go!" (Basically, I've had to struggle my whole life not become a mulleted, redneck motorhead, and bikes are supposed to be my salvation.) But I'm obviously surrounded by like-minded and sympathetic people here, so what the hell. In my case, most of my life story can be told through references to old mechanical things that I've owned - right up to my current obsession with vintage mountain bikes. It's who I am, I guess, so no point in being ashamed.

    Based on some of the vehicles above, it appears that great minds think alike.

    In about 1980, at 14 years old, I rescued a 1967 firebird from the junkyard. I restored it in time to take it to college, and then slowly ran it back into the ground. Just like Laffeaux's, it was my only car for about 10 years - which is quite amazing considering the amount of snow where I live. Thank god for bicycles. Here's one of a few photos I have, from spring break, senior year, 1988. 400 Pontiac big block, tri-power, Muncie M22 4-speed, limited slip differential, and many shared adventures. I ruled, man:

    Attachment 766979

    After I had my first kid in 1991, I parked the Firebird with the intention of restoring it again some day. But when I had a 2nd kid in 2003 it became clear it was never going to happen. So I traded it for a very original 1967 Airstream Caravel, which I still have and use regularly. (Much more family-friendly hobby). During most of the interim period, I also drove a really nice 1970 Bronco, which I had to sell when I was building a home, but I can't find any pictures of it at the moment. I'll have to edit this when I locate one. But here's the airstream, from this last summer:

    Attachment 766992

    Then, after having a 3rd kid in 2006, I suppose I had a mid-life crisis... and I tried the classic car thing once again - partly restoring a 1977 FJ40. But I sold it shortly after, in 2008, to put the oldest kid through college... and at that time decided/realized that tinkering with old mountain bikes, which have always been in the picture anyway as you can see, is every bit as satisfying as tinkering with old cars - plus a whole lot cheaper and healthier.

    Attachment 766977

    I don't need to explain to anyone here why I'm attracted to "classic" things over newer, mundane alternatives - but I often think about how my preference and tastes for certain bikes - Bridgestones, Bontragers, Ibis (Ibi?), etc. - were being formed before I even understood why. I think they must represent the best of the "production class" or "working-man's" rides. In the same way that I'm not likely to own a Ferrari Barchetta or Airfloat Navigator, I don't hold out hope for a Ritchey Annapurna or a Cunningam Indian. But I can have a hell of a nice Pontiac if I want it bad enough!!!

    Best post.
  • 01-31-2013
    sgltrak
    ameybrook's signature Rumpfy quote showed up on this Porsche photo on Facebook this afternoon.
    Timeline Photos | Facebook
  • 01-31-2013
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    ameybrook's signature Rumpfy quote showed up on this Porsche photo on Facebook this afternoon.
    Timeline Photos | Facebook

    I didn't even know what you meant until I read carefully. hahaha!
  • 01-31-2013
    jeff
    That makes me sad. I just ended a relationship with a gal that has a white 94 C2, a black 01 996 4TT and a white 05 GT3. She tracks them all. :) I only drove the GT. Stupid fun and surprisingly easy to drive.
  • 01-31-2013
    mik_git
  • 01-31-2013
    Benster
    That fastback and I would die together. Vanilla Sky?

    Edited;)