Some of my best childhood memories are things like these. It`s sad how deprived children are becoming because of over-protective big brother to prevent the idiots from causing bad things to happen.
I remember being about this age and my dad letting me sit on his knee and drive the old 60s Ford Bronco back on his 80 acre property. It had a hole in the gas tank and no tailgate and we used to put gas in it at the house to get to where we were going on the property, cut down a dead tree for firewood and then he`d stack it in the back of the bronco. Gas it up again and let me steer back to the house.
I let my girls sit in the front seat of the Beetle the other day, in the kid seats of course. Naturally they like to fight over stuff like that.
The younger one is dying to help me rebuild the fuel pump. Yeah, that's bonding time for daddy and the kids.
Passing on the desire to the next generation is important if we want to have a next gerneration of car enthusiasts. I'm not so sure we will with all of the loss of interest with kids of that age. I know it will be there, but certainly not in the amount that it was.
Keep up the fight, man!
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
(In typical TCL form some of the above story may not be true)
Great video and I loved the last one too!
When I was 4 my dad let me sit in his lap and steer our Subaru wagon through an apple orchard.
Later when I was 6+ he would let me work the shifter in his Subaru hatchback on the way home from school. It had no tach so he taught me to listen to the engine. I'd say "clutch!", he'd press the clutch and I'd shift into the appropriate gear.
Man, I loved that so much.
That was awesome This past weekend I heard my 2-yr old daughter shout "race car! faster faster!" after I stabbed the throttle on my lowly GTI. It's little things like this that make you smile.
BTW, At the local C&C events, people drive their babies in the front seats all the time. I thought the baby sitting in a recaro seat inside the 430 Scuderia was one of the coolest things I've seen.
can't see the current vid at work but i think i saw the original one. someone reported you to the cops?!?!?! i fear for society's future. our grandkids are gonna be incapable of leaving the house (which will be padded with foam for safety) without a helmet, elbow pads and high visibility jackets
The funniest part is how they'll run their mouth but then back down completely when you challenge them on it.