On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 10:54:22 -0400, "dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com>
>I had to laugh when the shop assistant asked if I'd mind getting my own car.
>He couldn't bring it around front, because he couldn't drive stick.
>Now this: http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/...62/detail.html
>Makes me feel a whole lot better.
Years ago, California wanted to start requiring drivers licenses to
reflect the ability of the driver. So, if you took the test with a
standard shift, you could drive auto or standard, but if you took the
test with an auto, you couldn't legally drive a standard. The reason
made sense... too many young people were taking the test in an auto
shift, and then jumping behind the wheel of a standard. The result was
a lot of accidents which could have been avoided if the driver knew
what they were doing. If your license was stamped AUTO ONLY you'd get
a ticket if you were caught driving a manual shift.
I taught my first wife how to drive a manual. She became so good she
started winning races. Found she loved the idea of driving the car
instead of the car just transporting her.
Considering that practically every driver training school
(non-specialized like racing) uses nothing but automatics... yep...
we're a dying breed... dinosaurs facing extinction.
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.