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HEY TRAILER QUEENS – OLD CARS ARE TUFF

Holy hubcaps! I slowed down on blogging because I wasn’t getting feedback and now I see my last entry about actually driving newly-purchased old cars home got a good response. Go figure. I’ve never been afraid to drive old cars long distances. When I brought my ’53 Pontiac sedan out to Wisconsin, I drove it from New Hope, pa. WITHOUT A BATTERY! I took my first trip across America in that car, stopping every 100 miles to add a quart of oil while the engine was running. The only trouble I had was a loose shock that cost $11 to fix. The first year I got my MG TD (top speed 52 mph) I put 8,000 miles on it with no blinkers, no heater and a quarter-size hole in the muffler! Listen you “trailer queen” lovers, old cars are tough! Try driving them once in awhile.

2 thoughts on “HEY TRAILER QUEENS – OLD CARS ARE TUFF

  1. John

    Gunner, I personally have never understood why someone would spend boodles of money on a car only to keep it as a trailer queen. Cars are meant to be driven not just looked at. I drove my ’66 LeSabre to the BCA National in Buffalo in 2001 – about 1400 miles round trip – and I’ve driven my ’72 LTD to Hershey twice – again about 1300 miles each trip. I would have no fear of driving it across the country except my back end starts to hurt after about an hour. My ’71 Buick is much more comfortable but it is has many more miles on it compared to the Ford and is showing it’s age – not to mention 10-12 mpg. I average close to 18 with the LTD.

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