From El Presidente:
Grey engines perform, not by strength, but by perseverance.
(paraphrasing) Samuel Johnson
An understanding of old cars and what makes them go is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.I just wish the roads of the world were twice as long and half of it was still undriven.Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
(paraphrasing) Sir Richard Attenborough
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of garage.
(paraphrasing) Jorge Luis Borges
Still Providing The Dodgiest Photos Of Old Bangers On The Internet
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can drive an old car without them
(paraphrasing) Michael Bassey Johnson
The path that I have chosen now has led me to a garage, and with each passing day I feel a little more like something dear was lost. It rises now before me, a dark and silent gaping hole between all I am, and the old car I sold.
(paraphrasing) Kansas, The Wall
I was born with a chromed bumper bar (with over-riders) in my mouth.
(paraphrasing) The Who, Substitute
I believe in the immeasurable power of old cars; that old cars can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance
(paraphrasing) Steve Maraboldi
To love beauty is to see old cars
(paraphrasing) Victor Hugo
New car drivers should be respected as an individual, but only old car drivers should be idolized
(paraphrasing) Albert Einstein
A grey motor doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
(paraphrasing) Maya Angelou
All free men, wherever they may live, are old car spotters, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein alter auto aufklärer!”
Since I sold my old car, I’ve found a new place to dwell, down at the end of Lonely Street at Heartbreak Hotel.
(paraphrasing) Elvis Presley, Heartbreak Hotel
Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of cars that are really old
(paraphrasing) Ian Frazier
A person who won’t drive an old car has no advantage over one who can’t drive
(paraphrasing) Mark Twain
If we were blind and had no choice, would we hate new cars by the tone of their engines?
(paraphrasing) Anthrax, Schism
Like NASCO… But Accessorised
The cars out there at night are closer than you think
(paraphrasing) Doug Dillon
Before you accuse me take a look at your new car.
(paraphrasing) Bo Diddley
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take your old car out of the garage
(paraphrasing) Miguel Ruiz
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Fins, chrome, dual exhaust, that is the soul of genius.
(paraphrasing) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
ANOCSC – It’s not an obession… It just has to be done, goddam it!
The best and most beautiful old cars in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be driven
(paraphrasing) Helen Keller
Its Great To Be OCD… Old Car Driver
Don’t ask me what I think of your new car, I might not give the answer that you want me to.
(paraphrasing) Fleetwood Mac, Oh Well
Cars that can turn and stop like the Queen Mary II
If Your Car Feels Safe Enough, It’s Not Old Enough
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their classic cars.
(paraphrasing) Eleanor Roosevelt
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.
Outside of an old car, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of an old car it’s too dark to read (cos the dome light is not bright enough…)
(paraphrasing) Groucho Marx
We shall spot them on the beaches, we shall spot them on the landing grounds, we shall spot them in the fields and in the streets, we shall spot them in the hills; we shall never surrender… The ANOCSC will carry on the struggle, until the New World steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old cars
(paraphrasing) Winston Churchill
I always knew I was going to be an old car spotter. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute
(paraphrasing) Warren Buffet
If you choose not to drive an old car, you have made a bad choice.
(paraphrasing) Rush, Freewill
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, an old car can achieve.
(paraphrasing) Dr. Napoleon Hill
Old Car Spotting – It’s OCD with “Style”; not “Disorder”
Freedom, well, that’s just some people talking. Your prison is driving through this world in a new car.
(paraphrasing) The Eagles, Desperado
Kingswoods – Underpinning Australia’s fantastic GDP results
In the old car world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield
(paraphrasing) Warren Buffett
It could be a spoonful of diamonds, could be a spoonful of gold. Just a little spoon of your precious leaded fuel satisfies my soul.
(paraphrasing) Yardbirds, Spoonful
So tonight you better stop and rebuild all your cars, because peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.
(paraphrasing) Led Zeppelin, Immigrant Song
ANOCSC = Old Car Plus Camera Plus Attitude Minus All The Boring Detail
All lies and jest, still, a man drives what he wants to drive and disregards the rest.
(paraphrasing) Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer
Old cars are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is an interior light from within.
(paraphrasing) Elizabeth Kubler Ross
I feel the same way about new cars as I do about herpes
(paraphrasing) Hunter S Thompson
A man cannot be comfortable without a front bench seat
(paraphrasing) Mark Twain
The preacher said, you know you always have the Lord by your side. And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran twenty red-lights in his name.
The Rolling Stones, Far Away Eyes
I may be going nowhere, but what a ride!
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can restore a car… I want that garage..!
(paraphrasing) Garrison Keillor
Like an old car, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
(paraphrasing) Marilyn Monroe
To drive your old car in a world that is constantly trying to make it unroadworthy is the greatest accomplishment.
(paraphrasing) Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you start your engine, I salivate like Pavlov’s dog.
(paraphrasing) The Rolling Stones, Bitch
I Love An Old Girl With Great Hood Ornaments
For what is a man, what has he got? If not his old car, then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels, and not the words of one who kneels.
(paraphrasing) Frank Sinatra, My Way
We accept the car we think we deserve.
(paraphrasing) Stephen Chbosky
There are cars I remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain.
(paraphrasing) The Beatles, In My Life
Without old cars, life would be a mistake.
(paraphrasing) Friedrich Nietzsche
From A Time When Seatbelts Were An Accessory
From A Time When Sex Was Safe And Cars Were Dangerous
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still drive my old car
(paraphrasing) Martin Luther
When I first saw you with your grille so shiny, my heart was captured, my soul surrendered.
(paraphrasing) Elvis Presley, It's Now Or Never
ANOCSC Anti-discrimination Policy: We don’t discriminate against any cars… except anything built after 1980… and Leyland P76s
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and an old car; what else does a man need to be happy?
(paraphrasing) Albert Einstein
It is amazing how many drivers… think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.
Old cars. You can drive them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.
(paraphasing) Jesse Tevelow
If you listen to the car very carefully, you’ll be able to hear it leaking oil for you
(paraphrasing) Andrew Davidson
Don’t cry because it’s old, smile because it was built.
(paraphrasing) Dr Suess
The journey in an old car is the reward.
(kind of a) Chinese Proverb
If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand. If there’s a rock and roll heaven, well, you know they got a hell of a 50’s car with fins and chrome.
(paraphrasing) The Righteous Brothers, Rock And Roll Heaven
ANOCSC – It’s a very long acronym
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine what’s broken down in your car
(paraphrasing) Nido Qubein
It’s great pictures to look at on the net
Mouldy, Rusty, Unwashed, Loved
All of us get lost in the darkness, old car drivers learn to steer by the stars.
(paraphrasing) Rush, The Pass
Nothing makes an old car feel emptier than wanting someone to drive it
Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one old car gathers what another old car spills.
(paraphrasing) Grateful Dead, St. Stephen
If everything seems under control, your car is just not old enough.
(paraphrasing) Mario Andretti
It’s the other thing we look at on the net
And in the end, the state of the old car you drive is equal to the love you make.
(paraphrasing) The Beatles, The End
Try to be like the Leyland P76… At ease in your own shell
(paraphrasing) Bill Copeland
We don’t spot Trains. We don’t spot Planes. We spot old Automobiles
Old Car Spotters Never Die… They Just Get A Bit Rusty In The Subframe
I drive following a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean and on the road from me to you
(paraphrasing) Jonathan Safran Foer
It is better to travel well in an old car than to arrive.