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Sdude
11-10-2009, 01:16 PM
So I'm making a paratransit run from Vacaville back to Dixon when I get on Interstate 80 near Costco. As I accelerate to merge with traffic, in my rear view mirror in the slow lane is a white Avanti. It was a 64 or an Avanti II, not sure which one as it never got close enough to me. It was about 10am on Tuesday the 10th.

It was right behind me, so once I safely merged with the traffic, I slowed down to let it catch up. I was only doing about 50 to 55 and it just kept getting further behind till I couldn't see it any more.

I drove slow all the way back to Dixon but no luck....

Anyone know who that was and why such a fast car didn't catch up to a slow moving ReadyRide bus? I so wanted to show the car to my passenger. [V]:(;):D

Jon Stalnaker
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DEEPNHOCK
11-10-2009, 02:12 PM
You have to slow down all the way to 1963 or 1964 for that to happen;)

Milaca
11-10-2009, 02:30 PM
The Avanti driver maybe didnt appreciate your diesel exhaust? ;)

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bige
11-10-2009, 02:55 PM
My guess is that the driver has respect for his car's ability and wants to maintain a safe following distance.

I've had people stop while making a right turn if I'm stopped at a light to get a look at the car much to the chagrin of people behind the inconsiderate driver. On the highway people insist on driving along side pacing me so they can tell me they like the car only to be drifting into my lane in the process. I've learned to either be ahead of or behind traffic whenever I can.

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buddymander
11-10-2009, 06:41 PM
You only had one passenger?

Sdude
11-10-2009, 09:53 PM
Only one passenger and the bus is not diesel. I didn't slow down to the point that I was a hazard on the roadway. If I had, the car would have caught up with me. I wanted to see the car but not at the expense of creating a hazard on the road. He wasn't maintaining a safe following distance. He fell waaaaay back.

C'mon, I'm a professional driver....

Jon Stalnaker
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Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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bige
11-10-2009, 10:37 PM
I wasn't taking a shot at your driving:) Just offering the opinion of an Avanti driver that has been exposed to some weird behavior from other well meaning but potentially dangerous drivers. I've had people almost rear end me trying to read the nameplate on the trunk.

Of course I live in New Jersey so driving in any car is a challenge:D

ErnieR


quote:Originally posted by Sdude

Only one passenger and the bus is not diesel. I didn't slow down to the point that I was a hazard on the roadway. If I had, the car would have caught up with me. I wanted to see the car but not at the expense of creating a hazard on the road. He wasn't maintaining a safe following distance. He fell waaaaay back.

C'mon, I'm a professional driver....

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
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studegary
11-11-2009, 02:12 PM
On Interstates, I used to have people get up very close behind my 1953 Commander Starliner. I figured that they were trying to get close enough to read the trunk nameplate. I started to use a license plate frame with large, easy to read "Studebaker" on it. I no longer had the way too close problem. I still had people that veered to the right as they were passing me and looking at the car on their right.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

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Gunslinger
11-11-2009, 02:18 PM
On the '63 Avanti I used to own, I had a bumper sticker attached to a plate under the rear tag saying "Don't Tailgate...Klingon Battle Cruiser"....just in case they didn't know what the car was.




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JBOYLE
11-11-2009, 02:34 PM
I've had people pace me in the Avanti...they just want to see what it it.
Sometimes you can read their lips and make out a puzzeled look on their face. "Avanti?" "Studebaker?"

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