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frank kayser

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Re: THIS is why.....
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2014, 10:59:46 am »

I did 30 years of daily stop'n'go commute traffic in DC with a stick mostly in one 5-series BMW or the other.  My 528 IT wagon has a stick - surprise to many, which is still my main hauler for my QSC powered system (sans subs...).  Thule box up top carries mic stands and some cables.


I just feel too disconnected from driving in an auto...


That DCT (dual clutch) tranny in the new (2 yrs now) Honda VFR is pretty cool - once you get your hear wrapped around not having a clutch lever...  When will it end up in a Gold Wing...


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Jeff Bankston

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Re: THIS is why.....
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2014, 04:23:15 pm »

an ottomatic ! shameful ! this is 1 of my 5 ford 4 speeds. the shifter is a 1970's Hurst Supershifter2.
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Mac Kerr

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Re: THIS is why.....
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2014, 05:42:58 pm »

I'm sure you're familiar with a column shifter, so I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about here.

In HS I drove a '56 Mercedes 220S with a 4 speed on the column. Real walnut dash (not just trim) and red leather seats.

This isn't my car, but it is the same interior.    https://www.flickr.com/photos/52124449@N07/6452886947/

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Jeff Bankston

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Re: THIS is why.....
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2014, 08:45:24 pm »



I'm sure you're familiar with a column shifter, so I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about here. I owned a 1972 Chevy stepside.
the first car i ever drove was a 60 chevy impala with an auto when i was 12. the 2nd vehilce i drove was my dads 69 chebby 1/2 ton straight 6 with a 3 on the tree. we had ben out in the sticks hunting. 1 was about 14. my dad handed me the keys and told me i needed to learn to drive. he told me how to work the clutch and shift. i could speed shift a 3 on the tree. i love a fo on the flo ! my f350 is a 6 speed brick. my pressure plate is burning the machines too much !
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Bob Leonard

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Re: THIS is why.....
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2014, 11:56:55 pm »

In HS I drove a '56 Mercedes 220S with a 4 speed on the column. Real walnut dash (not just trim) and red leather seats.

This isn't my car, but it is the same interior.    https://www.flickr.com/photos/52124449@N07/6452886947/

Mac

That's so nice it's obscene. What's that car worth today Mac.

PS-Close friend is a Mercedes rep for the New England region and often brings home an exotic model for about 6 months. Lot's of fun.
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