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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Is that a Bug?"

"Your windshield is broken"

Him: "Is that a '65?" Me: "No it is a 181" Him: "O.....K...."
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While sitting at a stoplight in traffic: "Hey! Is that a TOYOTA?"
While pumping gas, a pretty young lady remarked: "That car is TIGHT!"
While driving through a Target parking lot: "Well, lookie there!"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ha Ha, just noticed the feet under the car - that was my car before replacing the floorboards!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just came back from getting lunch.

Guy pulls up beside me at a stop light, "What is that?" I answer it is a Thing. He says "What kind of Thing?". I say it is a VW Thing. He says "What kind of VW Thing?"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joescoolcustoms wrote:
Just came back from getting lunch.

Guy pulls up beside me at a stop light, "What is that?" I answer it is a Thing. He says "What kind of Thing?". I say it is a VW Thing. He says "What kind of VW Thing?"


Flashbacks of "Who's on first"
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While getting gas yesterday:

Lady: "Is that a Thing?"

Me: "Yes, it is."

Lady: "Volkswagen or Jeep?"
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going through a Taco Bell drive thru, the "want fries with that" attendant asked "do they still make those?".

Me, "yeah, just have to special order it from the Hummer dealer".
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy that delivered my lathe asked "is that a Thing?" so, at least he knew what he was looking at Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was stopped in a parking lot the other day. The guy asks,
"You can pull the doors off that car also, right?"
"yep"
He elbows his friend, "We need to get us one of them, open the top, pull off the doors, and take her into the woods. Four guys would be able to hunt from that thing"
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's what the German Military thought too. Think
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was deployed to Somalia, we had kind of an ad hoc motorized unit, and we were referred to as the "gun slinging f**ks in trucks", as we basically drove around as that fellow suggested.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clank! Clank! Clank! I think it's just a cv, but it sounds bad. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

InkAnkUnk wrote:
I was stopped in a parking lot the other day. The guy asks,
"You can pull the doors off that car also, right?"
"yep"
He elbows his friend, "We need to get us one of them, open the top, pull off the doors, and take her into the woods. Four guys would be able to hunt from that thing"
Rolling Eyes


The guy who owns the other Thing in town claims he hunts coyotes that way Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was driving down our main street last night. It's about 7, and because we are a tourist town in the summer, the sidewalks are packed. Suddenly, this 50ish guy steps out past the parked cars and into the street.

Gives me the Heil Hitler salute as I drive back. I just yelled "NATO doesn't do that" and kept going.

Are the german army references as common for everyone, or am I just lucky?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't owned a Thing for several years, but I've had four of them. I've heard most of the comments related here, including the floating... VW actually used that tidbit in an advert from about '67, years ago I found this ad in an old LIFE magazine in my grandparent's house;

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It was VW started that one!

My last Thing had a bumper sticker from the Thing Shop:
"DONT STARE AT MY THING!"

When I lived in Daytona, it was no big deal... they used to have a rental fleet of orange Things for beach cruising. When I moved up to New York City, it was like I had landed in a UFO. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too many comments to list. Two today: "That's tight", and "NICE!"

And then this...
A woman stopped me in a parking lot today with an unusual Thing story. Some time ago, her family and some friends went camping at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. One of the friends drove a VW Thing. He had a bit too much to drink at the campfire, then hit the dunes by himself in the Thing. The next morning the campers noticed mysterious tire tracks on all the doors. Seems the driver had gotten stuck in the sand, tried like crazy to get unstuck, then as a last resort, took the doors off the car and placed them under the tires for traction. Not so good for the doors, but it worked!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today:

"Wanna sell it?"

Thumbs up from a driver in a Yellow Spyder.

And why do almost all Miata owners wave at me?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joescoolcustoms wrote:

And why do almost all Miata owners wave at me?


Do you really want to go there? Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joescoolcustoms wrote:
Just came back from getting lunch.

Guy pulls up beside me at a stop light, "What is that?" I answer it is a Thing. He says "What kind of Thing?". I say it is a VW Thing. He says "What kind of VW Thing?"


haha that was almost the exact conversation I had @ the DMV
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a teenager in a Jetta at the gas station after he asked me if that was a Thing Orange 181 I was driving, "I have never seen one in person before"
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