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The weirdo car guys were afoot

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It's not unusual to get a little attention while driving these old cars and I try to be gracious about it even when someone is an idiot. Hell, the attention is a big reason to bother owning it - it's fun.

But last Friday morning I was driving it to work and it got downright weird. Twice. First, I was at a light where two six-lane roads intersect, and a dude two lanes over in a truck starts yelling out his window "I have a sixty five--" and immediately a car stopped between us. The light turned green instantly, I took off, and laughed for half a block.

I've had some version of that happen at least 50 times over the years. But then two miles and 5 minutes later was the real absurdity. I was in the middle lane, stopped at another VERY busy intersection daydreaming and listening to the radio. All of a sudden there's a guy standing in the road talking to me through the passenger window. I hadn't seen him coming at all. Panhandlers work this particular intersection all the time, and that was my instant assumption. But this dude was dressed business-casual and had gotten out of his car, a couple cars back, to ask me what year mine is and another 10 seconds of generic talk. I was so shocked I don't even remember what he said.

Any other live ones out there?
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While the Mustang has always been a part of the family as long as I've been around, I actually started out in the hobby as a Mopar guy thanks to my dad being into the 300-series letter cars. My first 4 cars were all Dodge/Plymouth A-bodies (Demon/Dart/Duster/etc). One time a guy pulled up next to me at a light as I was sitting in my '73 Dart Sport and asked me "What's that got in it, a 350?"

For the record, in addition to being ignorant, he was 10 cubes off. It was a 340, and even had the badging on the fenders calling it out.
Maybe he knew it was .060" over? lol.
 

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Should have told him it was a 2005 and let that rattle around his brain for a bit.
I went to a "Cruise-In" at the local vo-tech center about 20 years ago.... A kid (male) said "Cool car! What year is it?" and I replied "Nineteen Twenty-Seven". He said "No kidding?". Ah, the innocence of youth....
 
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