Sometimes, though, you sort of feel the urge to give the guy something to
think about. About 6 years ago I was driving the old 69 Nova home from work
(250 CID, straight 6) and the accelerator cable broke. Well, I rigged up
some nylon rope and ran it through the firewall and was driving cautiously
the rest of the way. This jerk in a BMW didn't like the speed I was taking
on a flyover exit ramp, so right at the end he crossed the quad lines,
whipped around me, cut in front, and locked his brakes momentarily. :) :)
Well, for grins, when he roared off with a bunch of open road ahead, I
figured I'd see what the Nova could do. Wow, the accelerator cable must
have been too long before, the Nova took off and locked right in behind the
BMW all the way up to 114 MPH +/- when he had to start to slow down, having
caught up with traffic. Ya know, having an old car (needing paint) follow
closely after pulling a stunt like he had probably got him
paranoid........... hope he thought a bit next time.
Though when folks give the "California Howdy" my favorite response is to
smile a big dumb smile and wave like they were an old friend. Gets them
REALLY PO'd. :)
Also, Maudib and John don't live in OK, though they are OK kinds of fellas.
'65 Beetle (Jenny the IOC)
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