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    Thread: Heads up, Larry~! 1930 birthdate for this Packard... 1910 birthdate for the driver....

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      07-20-2011 05:00 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      She doesn't look 101. Would hit
      With what?
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      07-20-2011 05:03 PM #27
      awesome story and beautiful car

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      07-20-2011 05:06 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      She must have been something before electricity.

      Electricity existed before she was born, but not by much!
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      07-20-2011 05:18 PM #29
      Awesome story. Awesome Auto. Truly an inspiration. I wish i was 1/16th as cool as she is.
      so it goes... ಠ_ಠ

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      07-20-2011 05:21 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      With what?
      you don't want to know/are too old.


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      07-20-2011 05:44 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Electricity existed before she was born, but not by much!
      I've been on the Wheel of Progress (my favorite ride at WDW) I know what Electricity looked like back then...

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      07-20-2011 06:50 PM #32
      Ms. Dunning still changes the oil herself, but mostly relies on a small maintenance team that includes a 90-year-old friend. “His hands are just magic,” she said.
      Obvious jokes are obvious
      1) That's what SHE said!!!
      2) Git R'done
      3) I bet (wink wink nudge nudge)
      4) OMG he's 11 years younger than you!!!
      5) Well hell anyone can live to be 101 if you have a small maintenance team and magic hands.
      6) It's just Parkinsons not magic.

      Ba dum bump
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      07-20-2011 07:13 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      Obvious jokes are obvious
      1) That's what SHE said!!!
      2) Git R'done
      3) I bet (wink wink nudge nudge)
      4) OMG he's 11 years younger than you!!!
      5) Well hell anyone can live to be 101 if you have a small maintenance team and magic hands.
      6) It's just Parkinsons not magic.

      Ba dum bump
      I am going with #3

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      07-20-2011 07:39 PM #34
      She looks pretty good for 101.

    10. 07-20-2011 07:50 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I don't remember treating older people different just because they are older. Most of our friends were almost always much older that we were. Yes, I had to bite my tongue a few times, but I benefitted greatly from their knowledge. All the book learning in the world means squat if you don't have experience.
      it's the whole aspect of anonymity... Why be worried about what you type?

      Who chased larry off? most people don't realize with enough googling, you can find names, addresses, phone numbers, etc
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      07-20-2011 08:23 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob. View Post
      She looks pretty good for 101.
      Exactly my thoughts

      She's been driving since age 8 and her first driver's license was at age 12.


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      07-20-2011 09:36 PM #37
      Margaret in 1943 in her Red Cross uniform (she drove Red Cross trucks)

      A number of years after that she purchased the Packard (1949)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      07-20-2011 10:00 PM #38
      Honestly, she might be the longest licensed person in the US, 89 years. Great read, and I was just kidding about the would hit. She doesn't look 101 though.
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      Moderators: lock it up. TCL is not worthy of this thread.

      Lock it or ban me, because one of us has to go.

      335- 12.2@115

    14. 07-20-2011 10:06 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      Honestly, she might be the longest licensed person in the US, 89 years. Great read, and I was just kidding about the would hit. She doesn't look 101 though.
      she looks about 6 or 7 years older than my grandma to me(shes like 91)... once you hit the 90+ range, you really dont keep visibly aging... just more internally, or issues from falling
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      Makes me proud to be an American in some perverse way. **** your terrorist, I've a honey boo boo outside.

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      07-20-2011 10:16 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post

      What kind of car is that? It looks like a push-me, pull-you.
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      07-20-2011 11:01 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post

      I'd say a Chevrolet Fleetline. First introduced in 1941 and the sides really didn't change thru '48 or so.

      Car below is a '48



      similar and earlier car

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      07-20-2011 11:05 PM #42
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
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      07-21-2011 12:50 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
      yep. Wartime era wasn't particularly kind to "pedestrian" car lines and design.

      “I wasn't trying to wreck him, I just wanted to rattle his cage.”... Dale Earnhardt
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      07-21-2011 01:05 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
      I kind of dig the 48.

      That's a cool old lady.
      My grandfather just turned 101, unfortunately the last 2 years or so haven't been good to his memory. He was a cool old guy too.
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      07-21-2011 02:02 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
      I actually like the '48-'54 GM cars alot, especially the '48 convertibles.

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      07-21-2011 09:20 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I actually like the '48-'54 GM cars alot, especially the '48 convertibles.
      Agreed.

      As soon as GM shook off the hangover of war-time dreariness and started to dive headlong into an "up" mode, things improved immensely. Cars, like women, sometimes take on a wonderful pizazz and flamboyance once they drop their top and stretch out their sleekness.

      The '48 convertibles (as you noted) laid out some nice lines.

      One example, below, is the 48 Buick

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      07-21-2011 11:22 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I actually like the '48-'54 GM cars alot, especially the '48 convertibles.
      You start going topless and things improve a lot in these post war cars.

      '48 Olds droptop

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      Quote Originally Posted by porridgehead
      It's all about the tires. I drove my M3 in the snow. With the summer tires on, it was the safest car in the world in the snow. In fact, it was a statue. You could not make it move with half an inch of snow on the ground.

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      07-21-2011 11:25 AM #48
      I would concur that chopping the top off of about any car makes an improvement, and I will acknowledge that the cars got better looking in the late '40s, but the transition cars looked like marshmellows on wheels.
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      07-21-2011 11:29 AM #49
      Pretty awesome story
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      07-21-2011 12:20 PM #50
      I would seriously hurt a lot of people on this thread to be 1/2 as cool as she is.

      A 101 year-old woman that does her own oil changes? Awesome.

      Before I read it, I was thinking she may be the longest licensed driver in the U.S., too. She got her first license about the time my dad was born!
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