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Old 04-14-2011, 05:47 AM   #71
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My grandfather taught me to drive on these.....

Ford Tractor



'49 Studebaker

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I first drove a 61 ford falcon, I was 11, my Pop had it for sale, and uncle Harry came by to test drive it, I went with him and watched him like a hawk. After he left I took the keys and taught myself how to drive that 3 on the tree! Beat the hell out of it too. Good times there!!

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Alright fess up, which one of you old timers first broke there cherry on this one,?

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Started on the lawnmower once I was able to reach all the controls. Then moved on to the Ford 8N (just like dunerunner's picture, 'cept ours had a bucket), I wasn't tall enough to sit on the seat and drive, so I stood on the floorboards, straddling the hump, while mom and dad bucked hay bales onto the wagon. Dad still has that tractor, and I'm tall enough to sit in the seat now.

First automobile I learned to drive was our 82' Escort wagon.

First running motorcycle was a 1972 Kawasaki KE125.

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WOW one person knew what a tote goat was. I am surprised.

They didn't go fast but man that little 5 HP B&S would pull an elk out of the woods....

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Dang, a lot of us old farts learned on Falcons. About 3 months after I got my learners permit I bought my first car - a 65 Plymouth Fury I for $200. About 2 tons of sheet metal, vinyl bench seat, no power steering or air conditioning - but it did have a V-8 and 3 on the tree. Drove that beast for a year and a half and gas was only 19 cents a gallon - those were the days...

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3 different vehicles when I was 15½, with the "learner's permit" one got in California. A 1957 Cadillac, a 1960 Corvair and a 1958 Mercedes Benz 190SL convertible roadster. The first 2 were automatic transmissions which I had no problems with. My Dad surprised me when he decided to let me drive his Mercedes, a 4-speed stick. Took me a bit to get the shifting down, mainly because I didn't get the vehicle speed up when I shifted gears the first few times.

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I dunno my first wife killed three of them in the same Plymouth Twister. First thing I ever drove was an old H Farmall made in the 40's. Then I bought a motorcycle when I was 11. Then I got a 67 Mustang my sis bought new. I took my driving test in it when I was 15 in 72. Talk about a chick magnet.
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Like most of us kids back then I learned to drive a truck in the hay field , a Diamond Rio flat bed. At the same time I had to learn to pull a wagon with a 1937 Farmall M with a hand crank. First car I drove was 1938 Olds straight eight Back then you could get your drivers license at 14 and my father gave me the Olds. A big four door tank with vacuum wipers that just about stopped when you stopped at a light. The heater only kept the front seat area warm and anyone in the back froze. I could drive eight of us to and from school at a time in it. A classic Mafia Staff Car. Wish I had it back.

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