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Old 05-14-2011, 12:07 PM   #61
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I remember $0.19 a gallon gas....Before I got my DL I had an older buddy that had a VW Bug.....Three of us would chip in $0.50 for gas, and we would ride all over three counties...chasing women, and drinking ....was it $0.25 Country Clubs? anyway, and eating $0.10 Krystal Burgers

It is funny how you can have so much fun with so little money when you are young
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #62
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I learned to drive using a Nova. Also a Mustang, and one of the early Pontiac LeMans.
Our Nova was a station wagon, 4 on the column...most fellas didn't know what hit them when they lost a race.

It belonged to my Mom...until I wrecked it, then it was mine
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #63
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I remember $0.19 a gallon gas....Before I got my DL I had an older buddy that had a VW Bug.....Three of us would chip in $0.50 for gas, and we would ride all over three counties...chasing women, and drinking ....was it $0.25 Country Clubs? anyway, and eating $0.10 Krystal Burgers
In '79, a girlfriend and I used to head off for a week with $50 in an old Datsun, we made it to New York state a couple of times, from Wyoming. That was the summer of Jimmy Buffet...the only tape we had....
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #64
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Those column shifts were fun. I learned how to drive a standard with a three on the tree pickup.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #65
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I got my license in '66. I remember running boards. Our neighbours had an old black car they called "the bomb" and it had running boards. It was old in the '50s.

I remember a car we had with push button automatic transmission. It was a 1957 Plymouth Fury.

I also remember wind wings, those little triangular windows That pivoted, in front of the regular crank up and down window. I wish we still had those.

The first car I remember was dad's '38 Nash sedan. That had running boards and opening vent windows in the front. I wasn't old enough to drive that. The first car I drove was dad's 58 Chevy. I got my license a year after he died and drove the Chevy every time mom would let me (and a couple of times she didn't know about).
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #66
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Even as I type this, I'm watching a Turner Classic Movies "The Killers," 1946, which is Burt Lancaster's film debut. One scene depicts one of the killers at a service station in which Lancaster is an attendant in white cap, dress shirt and slacks, and black bow tie. The cost of the fill up - $3.83!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #67
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$3.79 at Costco. $3.99 most stations in town.

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #68
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #69
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when i see the gas prices i am so glad i don't drive. my little ten dollar cab ride once a month pales in comparison. gas is bad enough, then there are repairs and insurance. i am almost totally green as far as transportation goes.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #70
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I filled up a couple of days ago & it actually went down to 3.78 gallon. Some places are still charging 3.89/gallon in SE South Dakota.
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