Nov 10, 2019 at 9:13 pm #3618049
We must have done this before….
Dream cars, trucks, bikes, vans, aircrafts.
What’s on the list?
yeah I got one picked out alrightNov 10, 2019 at 10:44 pm #3618057
I know the tires are a bit much but this here is it for me right now.
Nov 11, 2019 at 12:21 am #3618066
That’s a cool truck but I have no idea what it is. The spare mount is a cool touch.
I won’t talk bicycles as I’m not sure anyone here knows one from another…
I really like, old, simple, small, efficient, and often dorky Japanese cars. A fleet from Datsun would make me very happy.
1977 Datsun 620 King Cab
1968 Datsun 510
1970 Datsun 240Z (to get a little fancy…)
I would drive a yellow 1972 Honda Civic coupe in a heartbeat…
Nearly 40 years ago they were getting 40MPG!
I really don’t have the time, energy, or money to fix up an old car right now. But I’m very much a fan of small and Japanese still. My Honda Fit has hauled bison home from the mountains of Montana and done more offroading in the southwest and SoCA deserts than a lot of pseudo-4x4s I’ve seen on the road. I can sleep in it, fit 4 bicycles (with roof rack), family camp for over a month with roof box….all for 35MPG and totally trouble-free, reliable driving.
Ok, last one…a Honda Fit rally car:
I’m currently looking at larger tire options and a lighting system. Now that’s a dork car!Nov 11, 2019 at 12:27 am #3618067
That 1970 Datsun is really beautiful.
The truck is a 1963 International :)Nov 11, 2019 at 12:28 am #3618070
I figured it was an International but I know nothing about them.Nov 11, 2019 at 12:31 am #3618072
They quit making them in 1975. They were smaller trucks built like the big guys. Heavy duty everything, big engines, relatively simple.Nov 11, 2019 at 12:36 am #3618074
Yeah, it looks like you could uproot trees and pull down barns with one.
My car taste doesn’t seem to impress anyone. All of my students really like imagining me in a 4×4 of some sort, a tricked-out offroad Jeep, etc. They’re super disappointed by my Honda Fit. : )Nov 11, 2019 at 1:02 am #3618081
I drive a Forester…😂Nov 11, 2019 at 2:11 am #3618097
Renovo John Day – wooden frame. Beautiful, truly beautiful. Unfortunately the company that made them went out of business.Nov 11, 2019 at 2:15 am #3618098
And the bike I currently own – a retirement present to myself – is a dream ride of mine. Moots Routt 45 gravel bike. Titanium frame, carbon fork.Nov 11, 2019 at 2:51 am #3618099
^^^ are you searching for a used one?
how light is your beautiful “current” dream ride?Nov 11, 2019 at 3:26 am #3618103
No real idea, never weighed it. Pretty light though.
the Renovo, no, they’re quite expensive, out of my price range. I read that a company up in Washington, not too far from where I live, bought out the assets and plan to start making them again though.Nov 11, 2019 at 3:53 am #3618106
For me most rides are just a busman’s holiday. Cars are metal, glass, rubber, and other materials. Given that, my favorite car is a 1932 Supercharged Duesenberg Model J. Purchase price was originally $8,500 in the middle of the Great Depression. Today? Probably around $1 million for a prime, quality unit.Nov 11, 2019 at 4:03 am #3618108
I can definitely picture Nick cruising the 111 in his Deusenberg with the top down, hair blowing in the desert wind…
@Doug: the Moots is a beauty, much more my style than the Renovo. But I am told by someone that rode one for a year that the Renovo is one of the smoothest rides you’ll ever get out of a road bike, like ridiculously smooth….Nov 11, 2019 at 4:25 am #3618110
Here’s some cool cars we had when I was a child, not these exact cars but these models. I’d take any one of these right now :)Nov 11, 2019 at 5:19 am #3618120
I’ve worked on a few of those Citroen DS cars.Nov 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm #3618169
Those are really nice carsNov 11, 2019 at 2:49 pm #3618174
Actually, I just said that to be nice. Why would someone own an old unreliable car????
Cars are just transportation – point A -> point B – without breaking down. Cheaper is good.
I’m really liking my 2018 Toyota Tundra. I like how I can put it in autopilot. It will go the fixed speed, but it’ll slow down if there’s a car ahead. If I then shift from the right lane to the left, it’ll automatically speed back up to my set speed, around that car. I think there’s a radar signal. Maybe it’s sonar.
The only problem is when it speeds back up, it floors it. It would be better if it had a more gradual acceleration. Same thing going up hills, if the truck slows down, it’ll floor it trying to go my set speed. It would be better if it went to maybe 1/2 or 3/4 of max acceleration. Max acceleration is for getting onto the freeway when cars are bearing down on you.Nov 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm #3618177
Restoring an old car is a different thing. I like projects. Then you could put it in a museum.
I went to some museum in London where they had all these industrial revolution relics, very interesting.
I have a friend that’s into steam engines, those are pretty cool. There’s a steam engine festival in Brooks Oregon every year, really cool stuff.Nov 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm #3618178
Several Porsche but a 1970s 911 would be a top pic for me
Hot Rodded Chevy Apache, slammed to a point where it scrapes cigarette butts off the ground
Have always loved Datsuns too. Dad had a 240z. I’ve always wanted to rebuild a 510.
Honorable mention, Ferrari 308 complete with mustache and Hawaiian shirtNov 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm #3618181
Here’s a better example. I’d prefer a hard top and don’t much care for the targa.Nov 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm #3618187
I like your list Ian!
Jerry: “Cars are just transportation – point A -> point B – without breaking down. Cheaper is good.
I’m really liking my 2018 Toyota Tundra…” 😂😂😂Nov 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm #3618188
“Music is just noise. Like listening to a blender. A $20 blender is as good as going to a symphony but cheaper.”
Philistines.Nov 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm #3618190
Z cars… this is a picture of an early ‘70s Fairlady Z
You thought Studebakers were your grandmother’s car?
1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo GT Hawk
My first car was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air station wagon I bought for $125 in 1971 (picture isn’t mine)
My second car was purchased in 1972 for $300, a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air (picture not mine)
1973 I bought a 1970 Mercury Marquis from a customer for $500. His transmission had a serious leak and he didn’t want to fix it and didn’t even have it diagnosed, so I bought without knowing what the problem was. When it got to the shop it had a cracked rear tail piece, a cheap and quick repair. (Picture not mine)
In 1974 I sold the Mercury at a huge profit and bought my very first new car, a fully loaded 1975 Chevy Monte Carlo for around $6,000 and I paid cash. (Picture not mine). Of all the cars I have owned, this was my favorite. Sold it after 200,000 miles and 20 years of service. My dad was upset when I decided to become an auto mechanic instead of some sort of professional. He was pretty impressed that I could afford a brand new car and he finally bought his first new car 5 years later.
In 1980 I bought a ‘62 Cadillac Sedan Deville for $500 as a 2nd car. My first wife hated it, but it was a great cruiser for Hwy 111 in Palm Springs, Craig. (Picture not mine). This thing was HUGE and barely fit in the garage.
In 1988, with two kids, I bought a new Dodge Caravan for $10,500 cash. Contrary to its reputation, it was a great vehicle wIth zero problems. It was handed down to my daughter, then to my son.
The one car I wished I had kept was a ‘92 Honda Civic Hatchback with a stick shift. Got 47 mpg consistently. I got rid of it to buy a 95 Isuzu Rodeo to tow my tent trailer.
Since then my cars have been a 1998 Ford Ranger, a 2000 Ford Explorer, a 2003 Ford Expedition, and a 2012 Ford Expedition. All these Fords were extremely reliable with almost zero repairs needed. Note that all these were purchased for cash. Financing or leasing cars is NOT the way to build wealth. It blows my mind that people can afford payments and interest instead of making payments to a savings account and then buying a car.
Oh, I forgot this one, which was also a great car — 1975 Lincoln Mark IV (picture not mine)Nov 11, 2019 at 11:28 pm #3618229
Jerry, I thought you had a Tacoma, not a Tundra.
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