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What was the car you learned to drive with?
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Charles Weyand    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:23:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob NY earlier post about remembering got me to thinking about the old 62 Rambler Classic Mom had. Three speed on the column and no power steering. That was the first car I drove and practiced in to get my license.

I taught my 3 kids how to drive, but they learned with automatics. But now, the oldest girl and her twin brother both drive stick shift car and truck.
The youngest girl has only been driving for about a year. But she is going to learn the manual trans before she goes to college.

Alias    Posted 02-29-2004 at 05:42:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure about the year, but it was 1940's something, 2 ton Ford Log Truck. I was about twelve at the time and I had to place pillows behind my back in order to reach the pedals. I was only allowed to drive in snail fast first. Randy Jackson's song that tells about when Daddy taught me to drive tells was how it happened for me.

steve19438    Posted 02-29-2004 at 05:29:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1955 Ferguson TO-35 Tractor, then graduated to 1946 Chevy panel truck. (wish i had it today)

Newgen    Posted 02-29-2004 at 04:52:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
1962 IH 3/4 ton pickup when I was 11. But I had already cut my driving teeth on a 4010 John Deere.

hay    Posted 02-29-2004 at 03:28:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
1951 Buick, "3 on the tree" and straight 8 engine. what a beast that was.

Willy-N    Posted 02-29-2004 at 00:39:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
1948 Willys Jeepster. It was a blast first car I owned cost me 150.00 when I was 14. When I was 13 I bought a Wizzerd Motor Bike for 25.00 got it running again and was the terror on the block with it. Mark

Bud in NC    Posted 02-29-2004 at 06:59:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like there's 2 of us, anyway - I learned on my grandfather's 53 Willis - 3 on the tree, flat head 4 cylinder with a 1 barrel carb, 2 wheel drive - but you could load a bunch of people in it!

BOSS    Posted 02-28-2004 at 21:36:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
1976 Chevy Van......Ohhhh the memories!

LH    Posted 02-28-2004 at 20:17:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I learned to drive on an unstyled JD model B tractor, the car my dad had when I hgot my license was a 73 chevy malibu classic

Jessie    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:56:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
'53 Studabaker 3 on the column
54 Ford p/u 3 on the column
38 Allis Chalmers B

~Lenore    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:56:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know it was the high school driver's ed car.

The first one I owned was a one owner previously owned, gently used little pale green '52 Ford coupe. It was a neat little car, my mom bought it from a friend of the family for me and I repaid her $50 a month. ;-)

Hal/WA    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:52:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
37 IHC pickup with bad brakes, when I was 8! Later I drove our 50 GMC (which I still have) around the place. When I was 13 a friend and I traded a transistor radio and $5 for a 50 Chrysler. We took off as much stuff as we could to get it lighter and finally got it going using the battery from my Dad's tractor. He would have killed me if he had known how we drove that old beast. It would do almost 80mph in alfalfa stubble. But finally several rods let loose and destroyed the block. My first legal car was a 48 Plymouth that had been in a friend's family since it was new. He had used it as his project while taking auto mechanics at the local junior college, and the car was in real good mechanical shape. When I graduated from High School, I got a neat 64 Dart convertible with a V8 and 4 speed and later traded up to a 67 GTO convert. My brother needed a second car while he was going to grad school, so I lent him the 48 Plymouth and he drove it for several years.

I sure wish I had kept those cars, especially the Plymouth, Dart and GTO and a hot Nova SS. And even the International--it was very straight and would have made a really neat street rod. Oh well, time goes on..... Good memories.

Jet9N    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:47:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
'35 IH pickup. Tough ole truck. Third was geared
about like second on any other vehicle. Just don't
try to start it on a cold day!!


Dan    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:43:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
A new 1964 IHC 1-ton in 1965 during field harvest,like previously mentioned,a creeper gear and "don't drive over the swaths",I was 9. Dan in Alberta.

Grandpa    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:30:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
1955 Chevy Belaire
What I wouldn't give to still own that car!

deadcarp    Posted 02-29-2004 at 05:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
our neighbor has one - black & white - sitting under a tarp in an unused garage. think his has 12000 miles on it! I keep threatenin to take it for a joyride. :)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:13:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aged 10 yrs dad put me on Model `A' doodle-bug, 10-20 McCormick Deering, Farmal(A). Road experience started at 12yrs in a 1939 Hudson & 1935 Ford 1/2 ton. A couple yrs later. At thirten I often choufered foul weather pixilated father home on a regular basis.
Police Chief, Sherif's dept turned a blind eye to my driving, these agencies finally coming up with a special permit when I turned 14.
Learned to drive and drink early. When I was of legal age for either one I never bothered to find or get into trouble.

Butch    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:09:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
1960 IHC 1/2 ton pickup, V-8 and 4 speed with creeper. Also learned how to do burn outs, J hooks and figure 8s with it, hee hee. Very important knowledge.

T16    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:00:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
63 galaxy 500 3 on the tree.

Stony Jim    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:59:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
'53 Jubiliee Ford. Still can see the dealer delivery man's eyes bugging out when Dad told me to take it up to the barn after he unloaded it. I was 5 at the time!

Ron,Ar    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:37:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a picture in my mind of that salesmans face. Do ya still have that Ford. BTW, drop in over at Tales every now and then. Folks was asking about you this week.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:52:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
International Harvester Metro bread truck,3/4 ton heavy duty four speed. I do not know the year model but it was old and wore out when I first drove it and that was about 1964. Dad let me drive it from Kenefick to Dayton where we lived at the time.

deadcarp    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:44:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was dad's old "schoolbus", a 46 chevy with a stick. I couldn't quite reach the pedals but was rarin to go so the folks let me drive 3/4 mile to grampa's on bath-house nite. Everything went okay til i slowed down for their diveway - then every time i stretched my ankle to give it some gas, the darn thing would lurch forward, sliding me back in the seat and then it slowed down, by that time i was on the gas again and we lurched again, i finally shut it off when we got to the yard. everybody had a good laugh but me - how embarrassing. :)

ron,ar    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:43:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
58 ford f-100 1/2 ton pick-up. 3 speed on the column.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:30:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1953 IHC pick up.
Later Bob

Charles(Mo)    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:52:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
My first pickup was a 66 IH. One of the things that I remember about it was the water pump going out on the coldest day in January and I had to change out on the drive way. Couldn't afford to have it done and I didn't have a heated garage. I needed the truck to get to work, so I just got out there and done it. It wasn't a big job but man, it was cold. It must have been about 100 below and the wind was bout 100 miles an hour. lol

Charles Weyand

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:36:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Chas. Dad traded the 53 for a 62 with a Black Diamond 264. It was a great truck, metalic light blue, IH white wheels and chrome hub caps. It would only go up to 85 Mph but it got there fast. I liked it better than the 68. About a year ago I got a 96 F150, 300 inline 5 sp a nice looking truck. Almost as nice as a Binder but they are history, it will have to do.
Later Bob

Charles(Mo)    Posted 02-28-2004 at 22:58:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Bob, about a month ago I got a 96 F150. Inline 6, 5 speed. Short bed Eddie Bauer. It seams to be a good truck and it really looks good. It sure beats the heck out of the old International.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-28-2004 at 23:17:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Charlie I know what we are driving is close but nothing beats a Binder, they are close but they still aren't a Binder. Maybe if I drill the hood and put on the old IH off the 68 it would be better Eh.
Later Bob

bob mny    Posted 02-28-2004 at 18:41:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
i learned to drive a team at 6yrs drove modle a ford at 8 or 9

1977    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:01:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chrysler of some kind. A veritable road yacht it was and gobbled gas like there was no tomorrow.


Dave Smith    Posted 02-28-2004 at 19:06:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
37 Ford sedan. Then I got a good car, 41 Ford coupe. Put the engine from the 37 in a boat.
Dave <*)))><

Grove r    Posted 02-29-2004 at 03:48:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Learned to ride then drive horses, graduated to a TO 20 Ferguson tractor, then on to a 1949 Ford three ton of my bros, best little car I had, I bought a 1953 Ford Zephyr, six I guess that was the first car I drove. have a gooder, R.E.L.

UncleTom    Posted 02-29-2004 at 04:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
A 58 olds. My dad let me drive it in the hay field. When we went to town dad use to stump the gas station man by letting him figure out where to put the gas in at. The whole left chrome finned tail light assembly tilted over and then you would see the gas cap. No one could guess where it was at. LOL

~Lenore WOW!    Posted 02-29-2004 at 07:35:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

I had to go and look for myself;
quite a cool looking car.

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