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Trying to be cool in the Texas heat...in my 1976 Trans Am

By Tinman5

One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. As the story goes, an interviewer once asked the question: "Don't you feel at least a little bit foolish doing what you do on stage at your age?" His response was: "There's a part of me that's sixteen years old...and I nuture it."

So several years ago, I arrive at a car event and the tech line to be classed was embedded in the show field. I slowly burble through the crowd with my sunglasses on and the t-tops off, turn up ZZTop "Tres Hombres" (La Grange, to be precise) thumping on the 8-track and, not only am I sixteen again, I'm as cool as it gets.

I slow to a halt due to pedestrian traffic and sit there enjoying the moment when all of a sudden I'm distracted by movement to my right. I turn my head and there's this sweet, little, old, white-haired lady with her head in the car checking it out. She had to have been pushing seventy-five. She looks up with a smile and says: "What a nice car!...can I go for a ride?"

So much for thinking I had a "chick magnet"...

Tinman

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ponchofreek
Jun 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Tinman... My 75 is a time machine and takes me back to 21 allover again... So many memories all worth their remembrance... some I will share and some I won't....(blush)
But no matter what... the car still has its cool factor. Enjoy it at whatever age that TA takes you to.!
perfect story and retort to jwf!
Hope to see you sooner than next next years BR!
 
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classicfirebird
1979
Mar 16, 2009 at 9:47 am
That's a great story ! I get a nostolgic feeling driving around in my car too, so I can totally relate...then when walk around to the back of the car I see my antique licence tags it brings me back down. I wish Arkansas had "Collector Car" plates!
 
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Ramair1
Jul 12, 2008 at 12:07 am
Priceless!!!! So did you give her a ride of her life? She must have felt 16 too!!!
 
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db67tranny
Jun 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm
cool story, and quote
 
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99999999
May 20, 2008 at 5:41 am
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your stories Robert biggrin image
 
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Shaker
May 19, 2008 at 3:57 pm
HAHA!! Tinman what a great story!!!
Ron
 
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MN12
Nov 29, 2007 at 11:21 am
That's a cool story. I guess you got a lot of them. Keep posting it, it's nice to read those. Good luck.
 

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