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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    My BF kept insisting I get the curb feelers because they would "save your white walls." So, I gave in, even though I felt a little too pimp. After he installed them he took me out to show me how they worked, and guess what?... He had to polish my white walls when we got home. As for steering wheel spinners, I've been thinking about finding one for the 59 Lincoln. That steering wheel is huge, and my BF likes to steer it with his elbow up on the door and with one finger. He does it to torment me. I think the wheel spinner would be a fair play.

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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    My dad used to work for a company many, many moons ago that made those collapsible spinners aka suicide knobs. I and all my buddies had a pair on our bike handle bars (I told you it was many, many moons ago). He wouldn't give me the ones with the naked girls in them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBA-One

    The "white" headlight bulbs offered in the early 2000s had a blueish tint. I was pulled over because of this. I could see the cops point but to a point as they were not BLUE. The cop wasn't a bad guy and there was no ticket issued so I don't consider it a silly stop. I got rid of the bulbs to avoid the hassle.
    I understand them pulling me over. But when they said "we think its because its reflecting off of my blue paint." When the LEDs are pointing straight out. I just thought it was funny from then on.

    They had me turn my low beams on and off a few times.

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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    I've only been pulled over a couple of times. The first time I got pulled over was like a week after I got my license. I was driving through town at night with my headlights off but I didn't realize they were off because it was bumper to bumper traffic down the main drag in town right after sunset. Then once I got pulled over for not having my front plate attached. Never a ticket, though.
    I recently got a speeding ticket on the 5 between Medford and Grant's Pass. Doing 76 in a 65. Oregon cops SUCK.

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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    My dad used to work for a company many, many moons ago that made those collapsible spinners aka suicide knobs. I and all my buddies had a pair on our bike handle bars (I told you it was many, many moons ago). He wouldn't give me the ones with the naked girls in them though.
    Those would have been neat on those old Schwinns. But what a killjoy not giving you the ones with the naked girls .... I remember seeing those and they would have been really a conversation piece on your bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76 View Post
    My BF kept insisting I get the curb feelers because they would "save your white walls." So, I gave in, even though I felt a little too pimp. After he installed them he took me out to show me how they worked, and guess what?... He had to polish my white walls when we got home. As for steering wheel spinners, I've been thinking about finding one for the 59 Lincoln. That steering wheel is huge, and my BF likes to steer it with his elbow up on the door and with one finger. He does it to torment me. I think the wheel spinner would be a fair play.
    That's how drive my Eldorado, elbow out, steering with my thumb.
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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    I have not been pulled over in...several years. Not since I was new to this whole "driving" thing.

    However, as per strange things to get pulled over for, here is a list:

    Looking too young to own my Father's Chevelle. No, I did not own it, but still, I was not doing anything wrong...I mean, REALLY?

    Looking suspicious. Turns out that when there are some break-ins in an area and you drop your friend off at her house, then go to the end of the street to wrap around to the next street and head out it can be suspicious. They had had some break-ins and my car looked suspect. I mean, sure, if you're going to rob someplace, use the most conspicuous getaway car possible, right? My response to the officer was: "Kid, if I were going to rob these houses, I wouldn't be doing it in THIS car."

    One time for speeding. Dashcam/GPS records indicated however that I was actually going five MPH under the limit and the ticket was dropped in court. Funny story, the officer printed me a ticket for a vehicle with a different plate number and listed me as driving a 2007 Blue Ford Four-Door Sedan. Never mind that it was a Black Cadillac Five-Door Sedan and he was off by twenty years.

    "You got any beers?" Yes. Police have pulled me over to ask that. My answer was "Yeah, right here."

    Essentially, all of the local officers know me now and I am not getting pulled over for having a suspicious-looking car or looking too young/broke to afford whatever I am driving at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76 View Post
    As for steering wheel spinners, I've been thinking about finding one for the 59 Lincoln. That steering wheel is huge, and my BF likes to steer it with his elbow up on the door and with one finger. He does it to torment me. I think the wheel spinner would be a fair play.
    I've got a solid metal one of those floating around someplace. If you feel like paying shipping, it's yours. I am very familiar with the magnificent steering wheels of 50's American cars. I actually wish that all cars had large, thin steering wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    My dad used to work for a company many, many moons ago that made those collapsible spinners aka suicide knobs. He wouldn't give me the ones with the naked girls in them though.
    However did he get them to fit inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    That's how drive my Eldorado, elbow out, steering with my thumb.
    The elbow-out-the-window thing goes back to the days when driving an Automatic really meant something. I think it is hilarious today when kids try to brag that their cars are standard instead, seeing as that is usually a universally cheaper option. I drive my share of standard vehicles though, so I feel I can justify driving at least ONE Automatic.

    I am the same way though, I usually drive with one hand. My fingers can reach across the steering wheel plenty well enough (Arachnodactyly and slight hints of Marfan Syndrome have their benefits) but I never find myself doing the classic elbow-out-the-window position. That would result in a horrendous sunburn.

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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    I'd love too! I don't think I can send messages here yet though...So how will we arrange for me to send you the shipping cost?
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    I have not been pulled over in...several years. Not since I was new to this whole "driving" thing.

    However, as per strange things to get pulled over for, here is a list:

    Looking too young to own my Father's Chevelle. No, I did not own it, but still, I was not doing anything wrong...I mean, REALLY?

    Looking suspicious. Turns out that when there are some break-ins in an area and you drop your friend off at her house, then go to the end of the street to wrap around to the next street and head out it can be suspicious. They had had some break-ins and my car looked suspect. I mean, sure, if you're going to rob someplace, use the most conspicuous getaway car possible, right? My response to the officer was: "Kid, if I were going to rob these houses, I wouldn't be doing it in THIS car."

    One time for speeding. Dashcam/GPS records indicated however that I was actually going five MPH under the limit and the ticket was dropped in court. Funny story, the officer printed me a ticket for a vehicle with a different plate number and listed me as driving a 2007 Blue Ford Four-Door Sedan. Never mind that it was a Black Cadillac Five-Door Sedan and he was off by twenty years.

    "You got any beers?" Yes. Police have pulled me over to ask that. My answer was "Yeah, right here."

    Essentially, all of the local officers know me now and I am not getting pulled over for having a suspicious-looking car or looking too young/broke to afford whatever I am driving at the time.

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    I've got a solid metal one of those floating around someplace. If you feel like paying shipping, it's yours. I am very familiar with the magnificent steering wheels of 50's American cars. I actually wish that all cars had large, thin steering wheels.

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    However did he get them to fit inside?

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    The elbow-out-the-window thing goes back to the days when driving an Automatic really meant something. I think it is hilarious today when kids try to brag that their cars are standard instead, seeing as that is usually a universally cheaper option. I drive my share of standard vehicles though, so I feel I can justify driving at least ONE Automatic.

    I am the same way though, I usually drive with one hand. My fingers can reach across the steering wheel plenty well enough (Arachnodactyly and slight hints of Marfan Syndrome have their benefits) but I never find myself doing the classic elbow-out-the-window position. That would result in a horrendous sunburn.

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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    Then we can give it time. Really, all I need is your shipping address. I will mail it out and whatever it costs, you can reimburse me via Paypal. That's how I handle these things with Forum members. You're a trustworthy lot.

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    Faith, you have far more than enough posts to send a PM.
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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    I got pulled over once.

    On New Year's Eve.

    For a License plate light being out. Got a warning.

    Stupid cop. Go pick on the drunks!

    Now I have a really good close call story.....

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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    Close Call? With the Police? I've got a good police story. My apologies, because it will be a bit long (as all of my stories are) because it requires some backstory.

    Back in the day, when I worked for a very large company that operates worldwide with a large portion of their property being in Florida, I made fast friends with many of the interns, as the College kids were in my age-group. Anyhow, The College Program people were put up in one of three large apartment facilities built specifically for them. Among the various rules of this premesis was that visitors must be signed in and are not permitted to remain after 9:00 PM and that no Alcohol was permitted under any circumstances.

    Fast Forward. So I was 18. Maybe 17? Not sure. Anyhow, some friends and I, who learned how Evil this corporation was and utterly stopped caring about it (though it paid INCREDIBLY well) really just started doing things with the impression that sooner or later, one of us could manage to get fired. We never pulled that off and all left on very good terms, but that is not the story.

    So, we sort of learned by accident that we could make money if we could supply the kids in the apartments with alcohol. Not surprising really, since these apartments were KNOWN for their crazy parties. One in particular. Well, by pulling together, we realized that we (our group of five) had two immediate connections to procure cheap...REALLY CHEAP alcohol from. Often free. One was a friend of mine who was married to an illegal alien who ran a liquor store. In return for marrying him, he paid her bills and she could get anything she wanted. One of us also drove a '67 Oldsmobile that she restored just prior to her internship and refused to part with, so she drove it all the way to Florida from Massachusetts. EVERYONE knew the car, even if they didn't have any idea who the owner was. It was legend.

    So, we developed a plan of action and began procuring and redistributing alcohol to these kids. It got really big, really fast and soon, we were actually getting orders. We would fill these orders and charge extra for that. Within a month, we were making...well, after dividing the booty, we were each making a substantial amount of money in a single evening. And we got BETTER at it. Now everyone knew about it. The car(s) would pull in right about 9:30 (to accomodate the schedule we ended up using, we never followed that first aforementioned rule) and out of nowhere, kids would just come out quietly and in large numbers. Bottles and cash passed back and forth while someone jotted and scribbled on a pad of paper. It really must have been something to see and will have to be in the inevitable film of my life. Security never caught on, because we would be in and out in minutes flat. One time, an individual threatened to record/report us, but when the supposed time came, I feel he felt pressured not to, since by then, everyone had heard of his plan and I was more than happy to point him out in person when we got there.

    Anyhow, this went on for a while. One evening in the summer, we had three cars lined up at a red light, waiting to turn into one of these three facilities. The Olds in front, as always, with my friend and I riding in it. Behind us was a Chevrolet pickup with a cover over the truckbed and behind that, a Ford Escort. Anyone walking by the front car would have been easily able to tell what the contents of the entire rear area was. A close look would give the other two cars away too. We had a little of everything. Boxes and boxes. And a beer keg, as I recall.

    Anyhow, we were just waiting at this light in the left-side turning lane...when two officers pulled up, one right behind the other, in the lane beside us. I did not immediately notice the rear car, but I definitely saw the front car. The officer rolled his window down and looked very intently at us. Not trying to be weird, when he and I made eye contact, I politely nodded and went back to acting natural. He just sat there, in utter silence. Glaring at us from only a few feet away. Two minors with a car full to the brim with alcohol we could not legally obtain, heading into a property that forbids it, with the intention to sell it to other minors. With a Police Officer idling beside us...glaring at us. After a rather long minute he smiled and said "Sick ride".

    We politely thanked him just as the light turned green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan
    I have not been pulled over in...several years. Not since I was new to this whole "driving" thing.

    However, as per strange things to get pulled over for, here is a list:

    Looking too young to own my Father's Chevelle. No, I did not own it, but still, I was not doing anything wrong...I mean, REALLY?.

    This reminds me, when I was a senior in high school, My buddy and I were out driving around at about midnight in my parents new Lexus. We started being followed by a deputy. Every move I made he was right on my butt. So after 20 min of being tail gated by this guy, we pull into a gas station and he pulls into a closed gas station across the rd and watches me.

    After I go in and pay, I come back out a d he's finally gone. I take my buddy home, and I get home at about 230 AM and my folks are wide awake.

    My mom asks where I've been, and I told her just out driving around. She then tells me they gotta call at about 1230 from a deputy asking if they were aware their new Lexus was out and about. She tells him of course and that her son had it. And without any explanation the officer just says, "ok thank you" and hung up. So naturally my mom was worried sick by that call. And when I was in high school 10 years ago, I didn't have a cell phone.

    But apparently, my friend and I looked to young to be seen in such an expensive car so the office assumed we'd stolen it.

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    I've been pulled over numerous times in my Eldo for looking like a "minority car" based on colour and wheels. Than they see my and want to search for drugs lol.
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    Re: Excuse me miss (What have YOU been pulled over for lately?)

    Never had that problem, Hunter, but one time an officer repeatedly asked me if I had weapons in the car. I do not actually know what made him feel so sure I did (I certainly did not) but he must have asked me at least six times.

    My Half-Brother was once pulled over in New Jersey (Living in Pennsylvania at the time) and my Mother got a phonecall around 2 AM, because the police stopped him and did not believe him that it was his car and that he had any reason to be in New Jersey.

    They quickly apologized when she realized they woke her up not because anything had happened and he may have been hurt, but just to ask if she was aware of these things. She told them YES, it was his car and YES, she knew he was in New Jersey.

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