Originally Posted by GM Kid
"GTO National Anthem." Nice. I sang a verse from that tune yesterday.
There's this cool old guy, Ken, who patrols our work parking lot in an electric golf cart. I've known him a few years, and he and I talk cars sometimes.
Someone here at work has just bought a metallic red Dodge Charger with a hemi. She doesn't drive it every day, but she did yesterday. I was returning from lunch with a co-worker when I spotted the Charger woman--also returning from lunch--emerging from her car. Two female co-workers were getting out along with her, and all three looked at my GTO as I slowed to take my usual parking spot (you see it in my avatar--end of the row, wheels straddling the line). I'm not sure they even knew what kind of car I have.
Just ahead of me was good ol' Ken in his golf cart. He knew I was following him, so he slowed down deliberately just to be a goofball. Naturally, I gave the throttle three good blips.
Those three women still may not have known what I was driving, but I hope the "Anthem" gave them pause.
As for Ken, he waited until I got out and asked if I'd seen the Charger. I grinned and confided, "I could take her."
"Are you sure?" he asked. I think he'd been impressed by the "hemi" badge.
I nodded. "She's down 60 horsepower from me and she's saddled with about 400 extra pounds." Then we talked about classic two-door Chargers and agreed it was a shame the new one hadn't followed suit.
In the days to come, I plan to look for more similarly tasteful, mature ways to sneak in a few parking lot choruses of the Anthem. Should be fun!
On Aug 4 My wife and I drove up to a Dodge/Chrysler dealership that had an 05' Jeep Liberty in the showroom that was to be raffled off. It benefited Rely for Life Cancer Society. So being my wife is involved with raising money for the Cancer Society, I went along.
Sitting on a pad just outside the showroom under roof was a black Charger. So, being the inquisitive person I am I went outside to check it out. As I re-entered the showroom a woman mentioned to another woman how much she liked the Charger, etc.etc.
(I too am highly upset at the fact Dodge gave re-birth to one of the most recognizable, beloved muscle cars ever built..With its rendition of why abortion clinics get bombed....)
I could not resist, in a somewhat not so quiet response ......IT'S AN ABORTION. an ABOMOLATION TO THE CHARGER NAME, and HERITAGE. With that my wife high tailed it for a corner away from me, expecting a confrontation with Dodge sales people. I went over and told her It's not my fault Dodge burped out this specimen they call Charger. She just shook her head in a I don't know this guy manner.
The woman that made the statement how much she like the car is a typical woman who goes by looks and not what the car is truly about. My wife stopped me from giving her a brief overview of what a True Dodge Charger WAS.
At any rate... I took notice of many of the sales people training their eyes on the GTO sitting in a parking space close to this Charger, quietly murmuring to themselves. When looking at these cars side by side..... Anyone that knows anything about cars knows which car is the King of Muscle.
We didn't win the Jeep Liberty.... So as I was leaving... I said..... Well dear, I guess we'll just have to go home in a GTO. With that we was gone.
The Anthem played as we departed Chargersville.