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Old 04-18-2009, 04:15 AM
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I always tried to keep the shiney side up.

6,000 hours of low-level, search and destroy missions.
Countless sorties.
Killed bazillions.
Cut a few powerlines, but always made it back.
All so bread could be cheap.
Just the life of a crop duster.
Most people think we're crazy.
But, we're just good.

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:17 AM
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Show off!
Did I mention I was towing a canoe?
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:58 AM
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Did I mention I was towing a canoe?
Just keeping it in the family - my father rolled a car ... with a canoe on top!

The canoe was fine. 16' cedar strip and fiberglass. Weighed about 4 tons. Of course, I was only 10 then...
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:09 AM
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This was a 16' Grumman on a rowboat trailer with cleats to carry it upside down. I actually did take that pass a little slower than the performance runs.

That Spitfire was a drivers dream. Brake into the turn, downshift and floor it throught the apex, tires screeching to hold on. Shift up on the exit. Barely a wiggle if you had some finess. It was actually my Dad's car that he commuted to IBM in. I got to borrow it when I was home. I think that contributed to "G" addiction.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:44 AM
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Don't you love the way you're practically lying down when you're driving those cars? Six inches between your butt and the pavement... Wheee!
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:25 PM
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Seeing as we are back on this subject
The actual first wreck
was a 1961 Austin Healy sprite.

Speaking of car wrecks, I've been driving for nearly fifty years and never had one. Not even a scratch on a fender. And my one and only traffic citation was back when I was nineteen (drag racing).

I guess when it comes to driving, I'm just a boring guy.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:48 PM
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Good for you, John. That rollover was my one and only accident (nary a ticket since then), and I didn't even have my license at the time (learner's permit). Youthful stupidity, and an impressive learning experience. Sure felt bad for my friend.

It was his car...
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:17 AM
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John,

I have never hit another vehicle or pedestrian.
Nope, just trees and curbs.
See I have a problem with that sign that say's
Slow curve, 25 miles a hour.
Silly me.
Shall I tell you of the 76 Trans Am?
455, turbo 400.
Have my mother in the car
Jeebus.
See I live it to the fullest.
Its when you start to follow your headlight's
And not the road
you have a problem.

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