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The Official Nostalgic Thread

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Wood Chipper, May 7, 2011.

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    8 Track - yes. Donna Sommer - no. Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Uriah Heap, Nazareth, Pink Floyd. Boone's Farm, Schlitz Malt Liquor, Old Milwaukee. You?
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    Depended on what the cars had for sound systems. Some FM but usually AM. If they had cassettes or 8-track we were limited by what the driver had along. A loud party actually would have a ghetto blaster as long as the batteries lasted. Music choices in those days hmm!!! Aerosmith and Meatloaf, Journey, ACDC, KISS, Bob Seger, and maybe some Styx or Air Supply for the cuddling phase. Cuddling phase enhanced by Wisconsin's finest beverages PBR & Old Style, or if we bought instead of raided the fridge then maybe Point.
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    What was everyone's first or favorite car? My first car was 1975 Gremlin. Baby poop orange, 3 on the floor, plastic seats, AM radio (till I got really cool & got an FM converter). I'd LOVE to have that baby back. I was so dang cool. :dirol:
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    First car was a black 1969 Mustang Fastback with air shocks and super wide N60's. I too had the AM radio and I also got the FM converter -- as well as an underdash 8 track player that I wired to a PA speaker I mounted under the hood for those road parties.
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    Your car sounds a lot cooler than mine. Did you also have fur in your back window? I didn't but you seem like the kind of guy who just might have. :thumbsup:
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    Sure did. It was yellow. I also did the stuffed animal in the rear window, I think it was a beaver (as I recall).
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    Wow! Chick Magnet, right?
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    That's what its all about at that age, right?
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    First was 2007 Kia Optima. Still driving it.
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    '69 VW Super Beetle. Had it about a month. Flipped it going from a fireman's picnic to bonfire party along the river. Didn't own it long enough to get the plates for it. Had driven it for a year since it was my roommates. Still wish I had it. Got 32-35 MPG. AM/FM Cassette. Leather wrapped steering wheel. Fog lights, Customized gas pedal and beer tap shifter knob. 23 channel CB with whip antennae.

    For those that don't know it, fireman's picnics are a major fundraising event for the rural volunteer departments. In some communities, restaurants and bars close for the weekend so as to not compete with the VFD. They are to small Wisconsin towns what Oktoberfest is to Munich or Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. Until recently, they were a huge source of alcohol for underage drinking. Every weekend had a picnic from early June until mid -August. The teens knew when and where to go to not get carded.
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    Sounds like a sweet ride, Papa San. I also had a 69 Beetle. Painted it lime green & installed a warning beep signal for backing up. Sorry about your mishap. Hope you were able to salvage the CB...over.
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    Tough vehicle. If I hadn't snapped the front wheels off it may have still been drivable after pounding out a few dents and replacing all the glass. Saved the CB, tap, pedal and tunes. Still made it to the bonfire. My older brother was there and still sober so he helped arrange recovering and stashing the vehicle until OWI was no longer an issue. Great to know people that don't necessarily want to help law enforcement and have big empty barns. Almost got away with it except for a drug raid 5 months later found the vehicle but no drugs. The landowner was a hippie type but didn't get into alternative medicine.
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    Let me guess, it was the "barefoot" gas pedal.
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    bingo! were there any others?
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    Not for people of quality and style.
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    I feel like I grew up with you guys.
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    Ditto!
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    My best friend had a Bug before I got my car. I still remember that he would always call and ask me if I wanted a ride to school only to find out that it was because his battery was dead and he needed me to help him push start it. Good times.
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    Bugs were awfully cute but not a lot of fun to go parking in...I mean, so I've heard. :icon_wink:
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    Nah, for that you needed a Delta 98. or a hand-me-down caddy or lincoln. The country squire was too obvious as were the customized vans of the day.
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    Ha Ha. You were REALLY cool if you had a full size van. Maybe with the port hole window & carpeted walls.
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    No cell phones, cordless phones, home computers. Beer in college was 25 cents for a 10 oz glass, $1.35 a pitcher at the on campus beer bar. Pac-man was the hotest video game, only available in bars.
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    hottest game for me when i was a kid was goldeneye and mario kart
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    I am SO old that our high school had a smoker's patio behind the school.
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    My senior year, our school got it's very 1st computer, a TRS80-II. BASIC programming, cassette (as in music) storage, 8kb maybe, CRT screen. Oh and the smokers lounge was just off school property maybe on the bridge next to school or the restaurant 2 buildings the other way. Teachers smoked in the staff room.

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