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I first learned to drive in a

car....... stick 3 on the tree
truck ... stick 3 on the tree
car or truck ... stick 4 on the floor
car or truck ... stick 5 or more on the floor
a farm tractor
in the water driving a motor boat with a steering wheel
car or truck ... with a Automatic
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Postby FireLion » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:39 am

My first 'real' driving experiance was in a 1952 Cadillac Hearse, with a clutch, on a hill, at a red light, during rush hour! :? :?
Later, wrecked it and couldn't find a new front end so it went to the junkyard. :cry:
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Postby hugh » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:48 am

15 years old, army reserves, an old deuce and a half in traffic through our city on the way out to the local sandpits for some training in army off road. The tester the week before had gotten tired of actually taking us out for real road tests so I was just asked - Which vehicles do want on your dept of defence license, I got the deuce and a half and the 3/4 ton Dodge I think it was. Totally got me hooked on 4wd vehicles. However I only drove motorcycles on the road with a proper license till I reached the ripe old age
of 22.
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Postby wlivesey » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:09 pm

I guess I first learned to drive a boat as a kid growing up in Florida but I fell in love with my first car er.. truck. It was a '65 Chevy pickup, short box, step side and a screaming 283 v8. I spent the better part of high school under that truck in the drive way. I'm pretty sure that was the plan my parents had when they got it for me. I guess it kept me out of trouble - for the most part. I wish I had a picture of it...
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Postby Larwyn » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:18 am

I was first turned loose on the John Deere 40 when I still had to get out of the seat to reach the clutch and brakes. After proving myself on the John Deere, I was allowed to drive the Farmall M. First thing to drive with a windshield was a '56 Ford F360 flat bed with a 5 speed. I was probably about 12 when they started letting me drive the truck on the road (got my liscense at 14), but I know I was driving the John Deere to the little country store about a mile down the road when I was still in grade school, to buy my dad a pack of Lucky's and myself some penny candy, all for only a quarter.

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Postby norm's tear drop » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:31 pm

It was a 1960 ford truck 3 speed on the colum
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Postby Arne » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:54 am

1932 ford, model B, delivery van...... no place to vote for truck, 3 on the floor.

kind of like this, but bigger....

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Postby hotrod » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:17 am

1948 ford 2 ton grain truck(cant remember the number possibly an F5?), full load of wheat, 4 speed with a 2 speed rear end. i was 13 and could back it up the the auger and unload it into the bin on my own...
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Postby xrover » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:05 pm

15 in a buddy's austin mini. Passed my test in it as well when I turned 16.
Really easy to parallel park.
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Postby Mike_La » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:10 pm

'65 Chevy C-10 pick-up, 3 on the tree.

I was 12 at the time and nearly took to the ditch. :lol:

DW(Pat) learned in her neighbor's '57 Chevy Bel Air, also 3 on the tree.


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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:29 pm

I learned to drive at age 12, in Ford Courier with a 4 spd manual.

I didn't drive an auto until age 22. Well, except for that week of in car "driver's ed" when I was 16.

My first car was a 66 El Camino with 3 on the tree. Speed shifting dude!
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Postby bohemian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:02 pm

I bought my first car before I had my drivers license. I first learned to drive it in my back yard. It was in a 1969 VW square back with fuel injection. I loved that car!
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Postby Wolfgang92025 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:25 pm

1976 Monte Carlo
Drivers Ed in my junior year in high school.
After that it was a 74 Toyota Corolla with a 5 speed. I remember stalling it a good number of times.

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Postby Rocketgirl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:55 pm

my grandma's rambler that i could barely see over the steering wheel. took my drivers test fine in it... but then had to take the parallel parking test. the instructor dude made me park between 2 police cars... with the patrol officers sitting in 'em. sweated buckets, my shoes were full of water.
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Postby mvperini » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:14 pm

14 years old, we lived in Arcata califorina our house was across the street from a wrecking yard, worked all summer for the owner in return for a 1932 chey coupe all original an ran great. We moved to nevada 2 years later and my dad made me sell it, :cry:


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Postby Ageless » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:38 am

With 20 acres;drove a great variety of cars. When I got my learners permit; mostt between a 61 Falcon; 3 on the tree and my brothers 65 Mustang; 289 4 speed. Took the test in the Mustang
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