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Okay, so like, I was really bored last night (and the BF was watching his Brazilian soaps on the big TV - yechhh. If you think American soaps are bad, try watching them on Globo - well, okay, the hotties are hotter on those shows, but anyway, I digress.)

So, I am in the den, puttering around on the computer and switch to YouTube. After laughing my ass off at the Sarah Pollin skit on SNL, I hunt for old car commercials and take in a dozen or so old Chrysler commercials ("Your Next Car...,") etc, then I see all these videos posted of different folks showing off their old beasties.

Ah, a cornacopia of old cars in action. When what to my horrified eyes should appear, but a couple of hillbilly hicks racing around in a '69 Chrysler 300 coupe, beating the snot out of it. :omfg:

Perhaps some of you guys on this site can sympathise with me, but I literally felt sick. The video was about 6 minutes long but I could only watch about 2 minutes of it. The asshole running the camera even remarks about how great the car runs for 40 years old: WELL, THAT'S THE POINT, ASSCLOWN - THE CAR HAS LASTED 40 YEARS OLD AND DESERVES A MODICUM OF RESPECT.

They were really beating on it: doing power turns and driving it through a field of tall grass. Screw hunting for child pornographers, the cops should hunt these guys down and give them a good asswhooping.

The car looked like it was in decent shape, too - not that it was bound for the wrecking ball!

It really saddens me to see these ol' survivors getting beaten like that because there are virtually none of these old '60s tanks left in Ontario, thanks to our salt and weather. Don't these punks appreciate what they got?

Is that all those old cars are worth now - demolition derbies and destroying them in farmer's fields?

Okay, end of rant.

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Those old tanks have some real monetary value as well, so the joke is on those yahoos for trashing one.

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I posted over there. What a bunch of flame-broiled a-holes.
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Reminds me of a very pristine 65 Imperial a woman I know saved from becoming a demo derby car.

That Impy looked about like a two year old car...glad to see that one saved.

Sadly, a LOT of cars like this have ended up as derby cars here in Ohio. Brother in law of someone I know brings them up from the south by the car carrier load just for the purpose of using them as derby cars.

We need lots O ammo...

Chris

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Guys- what they did is NOTHING a '60s MoPar can't handle, driving tru tall grass & some powerslides, sheesh; I was expecting jumps and mowing over saplings. Sure, it could be spending a quiet afternoon getting polished in the driveway, but that's a waste of a 440, IMO. Did you catch that it was squealing the tires on DIRT? Real nice car, even tho 'lesser' than the earlier lettercars, still some real nice coupes up thru '70.

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I just have a real weakness for the '69, since my dad had a 4 door hardtop. It wasn't the burn outs, it was the thumping over the potholes on the road: those old torsion bars can't take much of that - not after 40 years.

I realize anybody who has a car like that is going to have 'fun' with it (God knows I had my fair share with my dad's car - and I wasn't even of legal driving age when I buried the needle one night on the highway), but they were clearly trashing the car. I guess somebody bought one for $300 and decided to drive it into the ground - literally.

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Yeah, I got a fairly nasty response back, about how I was getting in their bizness and they were just having fun. I should write back that the proper way to "have fun" in a special car like that is to preserve it, clean it up and take it to cruises or shows. Heck, if they want to test its abilities, they can take it to a proper quarter mile track and get some time slips, after a thorough maintenance session.
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Speaking of old Mopies, there is a blue w/ black top '69-70 Chrysler 300 4dr ht I see on my daily commute...sitting in an alley beside a house on a busy, major street...looks like paint is faded, no idea if it's in running order..

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Actually saw 3 nice old Coronet Convertibles down in Circleville this last weekend.

Nice to see Mopars being preserved.

Chris

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Actually saw 3 nice old Coronet Convertibles down in Circleville this last weekend.

Nice to see Mopars being preserved.

Chris

Nice..saw an unrestored white w/ black vinyl top '73 or '74 Challenger today w/a patina of age..solid and straight, dull paint. It really stood out amongst the Accords, Camrys, and other generica of modern urban traffic.

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Yeah.... the sad part is that there's MUCh worse out there.

Like people literally KILLING a classic car for no good reason. :(

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Think that's Bad?

People are stealing cars around here (classic cars) ans selling them to scrap yards for money!

Sad part is, most of these cars that they are stealing could be sold for much more as they are! :banghead:

People are really dumb sometimes....

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Holy crimeny!

Heh ... it almost looked, at first, like they were trying to recreate that scene that played at the end of Dukes of Hazzard ... where the Duke Boys in the Charger were being chased by the cop around the trees in the field by the dirt road...heh.

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