Pulled the 1954 MG TF out of the garage for coffee and cake in Lakes Entrance. Nothing like cruising through the summer holidays in a car that turns heads wherever we go.
From El Presidente:
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
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
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
We accept the car we think we deserve.
(paraphrasing) Stephen Chbosky
And in the end, the state of the old car you drive is equal to the love you make.
(paraphrasing) The Beatles, The End
Old Car Spotters Never Die… They Just Get A Bit Rusty In The Subframe
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
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine what’s broken down in your car
(paraphrasing) Nido Qubein
I believe in the immeasurable power of old cars; that old cars can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance
(paraphrasing) Steve Maraboldi
Don’t cry because it’s old, smile because it was built.
(paraphrasing) Dr Suess
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
A man cannot be comfortable without a front bench seat
(paraphrasing) Mark Twain
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take your old car out of the garage
(paraphrasing) Miguel Ruiz
Before you accuse me take a look at your new car.
(paraphrasing) Bo Diddley
New car drivers should be respected as an individual, but only old car drivers should be idolized
(paraphrasing) Albert Einstein
Freedom, well, that’s just some people talking. Your prison is driving through this world in a new car.
(paraphrasing) The Eagles, Desperado
Old Car Spotting – It’s OCD with “Style”; not “Disorder”
If we were blind and had no choice, would we hate new cars by the tone of their engines?
(paraphrasing) Anthrax, Schism
ANOCSC Anti-discrimination Policy: We don’t discriminate against any cars… except anything built after 1980… and Leyland P76s
ANOCSC = Old Car Plus Camera Plus Attitude Minus All The Boring Detail
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
From A Time When Sex Was Safe And Cars Were Dangerous
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
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
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
Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of cars that are really old
(paraphrasing) Ian Frazier
It is amazing how many drivers… think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.
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
Its Great To Be OCD… Old Car Driver
We don’t spot Trains. We don’t spot Planes. We spot old Automobiles
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
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!”
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
Try to be like the Leyland P76… At ease in your own shell
(paraphrasing) Bill Copeland
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
A person who won’t drive an old car has no advantage over one who can’t drive
(paraphrasing) Mark Twain
The best and most beautiful old cars in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be driven
(paraphrasing) Helen Keller
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
When you start your engine, I salivate like Pavlov’s dog.
(paraphrasing) The Rolling Stones, Bitch
It’s the other thing we look at on the net
Like NASCO… But Accessorised
If you choose not to drive an old car, you have made a bad choice.
(paraphrasing) Rush, Freewill
I feel the same way about new cars as I do about herpes
(paraphrasing) Hunter S Thompson
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and an old car; what else does a man need to be happy?
(paraphrasing) Albert Einstein
I Love An Old Girl With Great Hood Ornaments
If everything seems under control, your car is just not old enough.
(paraphrasing) Mario Andretti
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of garage.
(paraphrasing) Jorge Luis Borges
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.
Kingswoods – Underpinning Australia’s fantastic GDP results
Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one old car gathers what another old car spills.
(paraphrasing) Grateful Dead, St. Stephen
All lies and jest, still, a man drives what he wants to drive and disregards the rest.
(paraphrasing) Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer
Still Providing The Dodgiest Photos Of Old Bangers On The Internet
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 a very long acronym
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their classic cars.
(paraphrasing) Eleanor Roosevelt
Grey engines perform, not by strength, but by perseverance.
(paraphrasing) Samuel Johnson
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
It’s great pictures to look at on the net
All of us get lost in the darkness, old car drivers learn to steer by the stars.
(paraphrasing) Rush, The Pass
I was born with a chromed bumper bar (with over-riders) in my mouth.
(paraphrasing) The Who, Substitute
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
Without old cars, life would be a mistake.
(paraphrasing) Friedrich Nietzsche
ANOCSC – It’s not an obession… It just has to be done, goddam it!
From A Time When Seatbelts Were An Accessory
Nothing makes an old car feel emptier than wanting someone to drive it
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
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, an old car can achieve.
(paraphrasing) Dr. Napoleon Hill
I may be going nowhere, but what a ride!
It is better to travel well in an old car than to arrive.
In the old car world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield
(paraphrasing) Warren Buffett
If Your Car Feels Safe Enough, It’s Not Old Enough
The cars out there at night are closer than you think
(paraphrasing) Doug Dillon
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
Cars that can turn and stop like the Queen Mary II
To love beauty is to see old cars
(paraphrasing) Victor Hugo
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still drive my old car
(paraphrasing) Martin Luther
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
The journey in an old car is the reward.
(kind of a) Chinese Proverb
To drive your old car in a world that is constantly trying to make it unroadworthy is the greatest accomplishment.
(paraphrasing) Ralph Waldo Emerson
A grey motor doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
(paraphrasing) Maya Angelou
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
Mouldy, Rusty, Unwashed, Loved
If you listen to the car very carefully, you’ll be able to hear it leaking oil for you
(paraphrasing) Andrew Davidson