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#261 Belugawrx

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:43 PM

Update

Since it is spring, our thoughts naturally turn to ........... what else

GOLF

(aka..a good walk,... spoiled)

On my local Muni course this is 160 out on a 180yd hole( used to be raised)

FORE!!!!   or 5

 

Cheers to spring



#262 slusher

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:59 AM

In school since my name is kind of unique to some I have always been called Slusher and also as I got older all thru high school and work I have been called Slushpuppy.  I have never told anyone when I went to work that in high school they called me Slushpuppy all it takes is one and everybody does it. I change my avatar to something I have watched or pops in my head...



#263 PappyD340

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Well mine is pretty simple,   Pappy:  that's what my grandchildren have always called me and it has just stuck my wife even calls me that all the time now!   D:  first letter in my last name    340: I owned a Duster 340 many moons ago it was my absolute most favorite car I have ever owned, if I had a dollar for everytime I have wished I still had it, it would be like winning the lotto, I could retire and buy another one!!  :lol: my avatar pics are just random 340 dusters I have found on the internet and I change them from time to time!!   :) 



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:14 AM

SVT98t. I used to own a 1998 SVT Contour. At the time, I was gathering parts for a 3.0L swap and a turbo kit. Then I sold it and bought my affordable dream car: 2003 Mercury Marauder. And my avatar is my car parked alng the mighty Niagara River.

 

 

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#265 oldnslow

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:43 AM

Well. I'm old and slow.

 

What my 55 used to look like.



#266 Tom Geiger

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:53 AM

I know I answered this thread a long time ago... I let my parents pick my user name. I also use it in other forums and on my tax returns!

 

My avatar changes whenever I get the whim.  The last one was a 1960 Valiant buried in snow which reflected my feelings this past winter.

 

My current avatar is the old WABC Radio NYC music note from the early 1970s.  They had dancing notes on their TV commercials and these stickers were available everywhere, so they were also stuck everywhere.  I still have my sister's old 45rpm record box that has one on the front of it.   I came across this on the Internet, so I saved the image. It will show up on a model someday!



#267 JollySipper

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

What kind of music did WABC Radio play?



#268 Tom Geiger

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:54 AM

What kind of music did WABC Radio play?

 

It was the AM pop station from New York City in the 1970s at least.  One of those stations where the DJ was in an echo chamber!



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:55 PM

Sheer laziness for the failure to spell out my last name in the user name part. Or something.

 

The car might be the one most notoriously tied to my building career, but I don't know for sure. What inspired it is beyond my sorry excuse of recollection, it started out to be a factory replica stock of a 930 cabriolet and I had gotten as far as a fully detailed engine (which is now buried, a few details can be seen when it is upside down), but somehow it turned into a woody wagon. I guess I decided to go for more 'gotcha' appeal midway through the build process.....



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:33 PM

Imagine climbing on board a C-Type Jaguar with a tremendous hangover and faced with having to drive a long stint at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Having to endure a bird strike at over 120 mph; no, not on the windscreen but on your face thus breaking your nose.  Having the balls to continue driving and heaven forbid winning said event.  How about crashing into and knocking down a pole carrying overhead electricity during a GP race thus knocking out the power to half a town.  Then being carted off to a hospital only to awaken in a darkened emergency room with a surgeon and several nuns hovering over you. 

"Why is it dark in here?" you mumble.
"Because the pole you crashed into fed this hospital’s electricity," replies the surgeon.
"Why aren’t I anaesthetised?", you ask.
"Because the anaesthetist went to watch the motor race you were in."
"And what are these nuns doing here?"
"They are to give you as much port as it takes to numb your pain. Or the last rites. Whichever comes first."

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

My user name comes from Joshua Fit For Battle. A somewhat unknown band from Newark, Delaware which in some way found its music playing through my ears in the deep woods of Sweden.

At first I traded the Joshua part for my own name, Robin Fit For Battle. Somewhere I lost my name and fitforbattle was left.

It has now more or less become a part of my whole life as I live it always being fit for any battle I may have to fight.

I AM fitforbattle. Always.

My avatar was the only picture I had on my phone at the time of registering.

Edited by fitforbattle, 12 May 2014 - 01:22 PM.


#272 Tom Geiger

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:33 PM

Many of the earlier posts in this thread won't make sense since when you change your avatar, it changes back in every post you every did!  So I will comment on my current one.  My aunt gave me some old photos and this one really caught my eye. That's my father when he was two in 1936. The wagon has art deco skirts on the wheels!  And that's my grandfather's '32 Essex.  And it fit perfectly in the avatar box! 



#273 JTalmage

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:06 AM

The username I wanted was taken when I signed up, however i've never seen anyone by that name post anything anywhere, so that kinda makes me mad, so I just went first initial and last name. Typically my username on just about every forum I'm on is "Stangman" because I'm a huge fan of Mustangs, and I've had 5 at one time before. Down to 3 now, but still love em just the same. Avatar picture will probably never change here for me, I find it too much work to resize and shrink a picture for only a short times use. So I found a picture I used elsewhere before of the GT Mustang side emblem that is on my '94 GT and so there you have it.



#274 Tom Geiger

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

 

 

The username I wanted was taken when I signed up, however i've never seen anyone by that name post anything anywhere, so that kinda makes me mad, so I just went first initial and last name.

 

I got curious so I went for a look.  As I tried to navigate the user directory, it was clear that the majority of the listed users are inactive.  In fact many, many signed up and never posted a single post at all!   There should be a clean out of names that haven't accessed the site in a certain amount of time... up to the site owners to figure out just how long.  But a user with a cool name taken out in 1996, who never posted a single post is a sin!

 

I did look at "stangman" and found he signed up in August 2008 and last signed in Dec2013 so he's still interested.  



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

Many of the earlier posts in this thread won't make sense since when you change your avatar, it changes back in every post you every did!

 

Yea, I didnt think that part through when I made the initial post. There was a lot of fighting, name calling, and other such nonsense on the board at the time, and I just wanted to lighten the mood, if you will.... :) 



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

Well everone calls me redneck and i like ratrods and hotrods so i came up with redneckrodder
as for my current pic i like ac/dc