What is the Most Improper Way You’ve Used Your Vintage Car?
As a vintage car lover, I am very particular about how and when I use my non-daily-driver. I’m not averse to running my classic in poor weather (which means rain in SoCal) as I grew up driving in a variety of conditions. Also, water drips off so no big deal. But sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you’re forced to use your car in an unsuitable manner.
This happened to me with my 1964 Pontiac Catalina Four-door hardtop on which I’d installed an air-ride system (not the most tasteful mod). When I would pull the valves in the dash, the air would drain from the suspension and the car would drop onto its frame rails on the ground. It looked longer than the horizon! The car was by no means pristine, but as I mentioned I tend to be a bit particular (read: psychotic) about how I was willing to use it.
Imagine my exasperation when I had no other option but to use the Big Cat to haul nearly a half-ton of mulch from Home Depot. A half-ton of mulch! Put it this way: it happened eighteen years ago and as I type this I’m shaking my head in anger. Sometimes a large trunk is a liability.
So, what is the most ridiculous, cringe-worthy way in which you’ve had to use your car?
(Photo via Amanda Uren for Retronaut)