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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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I took my '66 Mustang out for the first time last weekend just to get gas after about 3 years sitting in the garage being put together after hitting a deer. About 5 minutes after getting on a divided highway with two lanes each way some guy gets right on my bumper with no one else around and stays there for about 2 miles. About 1/2 mile away is a red light. As I approach the light he decides to do one of those angry passes where he zips out, comes within 3 inches of the side of my car then immediately cuts in front of me and hits the brakes to slow down for the light. Almost drove me off the road. I think the pandemic has made some folks crazy - or maybe he just doesn't like old cars. What an idiot.
 
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