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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 9:30 am    Post subject: My other car is a... Reply with quote

In addition to my '67 bug, I am the proud owner of a 17' pirate ship. I own and operate a pirate reenactors group http://www.talesofthesevenseas.com and we were in need of a pirate ship parade float. I bought a '17 tri-hull bow-rider speed boat hull on a trailer for the whopping sum of $27.51 on Ebay and hauled it home $2,000.00 and 4 months later, we'd transformed her into a pirate ship, which we christened "The Land Shark"

Hauling a pirate ship down the freeway is always a lot of fun. I get excited kids waving and pointing through the windows, people slowing down to take a look and lots grins.

But one of the funniest stories was when I pulled up to the toll booth on the Golden Gate Bridge. (I think I probably hold the distinction of being the only pirate ship to go OVER the Golden Gate Bridge!) The toll collectors, who are usually a stern bunch, looked at each other and burst out laughing then said-

"Ummmm... your passenger doesn't look too well." I looked over to the passenger side and realized that I had "Jeff" our decomposing corpse sitting next to me in the passenger seat!

Here is a link to the web page showing the construction of the Land Shark:
http://www.talesofthesevenseas.com/LandSharkPhotos.html

Here is the Land Shark:
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that is a really cool pirate ship. My other car isn't as cool as that.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, my other car can't top that either. Sad

My daily driver is a 1990 Chevy Beretta. It's been fairly reliable and fun to drive, but I can't wait until I can bump my VW into that position. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....a 2000 Civic si that I never drive, but I own it, it's the wife's car. If my '65 goes down, I have the Single Cab as backup/emergency transportation. I refuse to drive anything but buses anymore. Cool



--Nice "Pirate" Ship, very cool. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my other vehicle is my 60 westy! i only own ACVW's
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My other car is a bicycle.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...a 96 Ford Contour that people feel the need to keep smashing up. I have yet to have it fixed since it has been hit 6 times now. Evil or Very Mad It gets me from point A to point B when I'm not driving my Bug. Whatever works...for now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jessica wrote:
...a 96 Ford Contour that people feel the need to keep smashing up. I have yet to have it fixed since it has been hit 6 times now. Evil or Very Mad It gets me from point A to point B when I'm not driving my Bug. Whatever works...for now.


haha, my friend's got a contour we love to beat the shit out of, just cuz she doesn't care and shouldn't

oh, and for my other car? I walk
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...a 96 Ford Contour that people feel the need to keep smashing up. I have yet to have it fixed since it has been hit 6 times now. Evil or Very Mad It gets me from point A to point B when I'm not driving my Bug. Whatever works...for now.


haha, my friend's got a contour we love to beat the shit out of, just cuz she doesn't care and shouldn't


Yeah, I really don't care about it too much, but it does kinda worry me. What if I were driving my bug instead of the contour? The bug would be all smashed up instead and that would really suck.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiffy wrote:
2004 mini cooper...fun as hell to drive....don't ask me to work on it though Shocked holy s&%* Shocked


Despite being "chick cars" I've heard those handle great. I should test drive one sometime... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My other car is a 2002 Lexus SportCross. I think of it is a modern Squareback. Also it reminds me of VWs, because owners of IS300 are very passionate about there cars and because it is quasi-rare. What do you think, modern Squareback?

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My other car is a 2002 Lexus SportCross. I think of it is a modern Squareback. Also it reminds me of VWs, because owners of IS300 are very passionate about there cars and because it is quasi-rare. What do you think, modern Squareback?


Hmmm... technically, the Passat Wagon ("Variant" in other countries) is the heir to that title.

Your Lexus is pretty similar in shape though! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of my cars are VW's. A '67 'vert and a '61 s.c.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My other ride is a Schwinn Mesa...my wife has a 03 Jetta Wagon...
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Daewoo Nubira 99, that's my car, I'm looking for sell it, i want a vw Golf, Let's see what the future bring!!!!! Very Happy
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