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I was Stopped at a set of lights a old guy is walking acroos, walks upto my Door, i wind the window down and he ASK me if its a GT, "sorry its a GTP" I used to Own a XY GT, when i was your age, you have a nice car..
Like any Ford Fan i Offered to take him for a drive, never seen a door opened faster, 1hour later i dropped him off, done the shopping got home to a EArfull from the GF, Told her what happened got the usual you were racing bullshit, took her to his house, his wife came out and said "i thought he was dreaming it true he went for a drive in a BA GT". Look at the Gf her smile told me to tell them to get in, Took both of them for a drive, got to love the open roads of the NT, Dropped both of them off with smiles from ear to ear and she said if we win lotto we have to by one.

I just had to share this
 

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Tripper, thats very cool of you. You know that they will be talking about the ride you gave them for the rest of their lives.

Well done!
 

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Well done.

Casper said:
Tripper, thats very cool of you. You know that they will be talking about the ride you gave them for the rest of their lives.
could not resist this.....

May not be a long discussion. DOHH... ok I am going back to sleep
 

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Nice to see these old people appreciate the legend that is the GT...unlike some of the people my age who don't understand the imortance this car has.

Gotta love when you can make someone's day by giving them a ride in your GT.
 

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nice one. It always feels good to put a smile on peoples faces.

I was parked in a shopping centre car park in my current XF mid last year. When me and the GF had finished shopping and got to the car, and elderly gentleman got out of the mobile home thing next to me and started asking about the car. He asked if I had the time to explain what had been done to it and if he could have a look. My GF just smiled and I continued to point it all out to him and everything else. He was more than impressed, his wife wasn't. He said he was from NT and was doing a round trip around Aussie. He only just missed me walking into the shopping centre so he waited the whole time.

Now I know my car aint much, but just to put a smile on his face was well worth it.

I was also sitting in the same car park waiting for my GF to finish work when I noticed an elderly gentleman fall over while carrying the shopping home with his wife. I was quick to get over to him and at the time I was training to be a nurse (go ahead and laugh). I ended helping him up and got him to my car. I gave him and his wife a lift home with the shopping and helped them pack it away. a few days later there was a thing in the newspaper written by his wife thanking me and my GF for our help. Damn it felt good!

Good job Tripper!!
 

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LunaticSVT said:
could not resist this.....
LOL I know what you're thinking! :AAHHH:

Good job tripper, glad you made their day. Give them something to talk about at Bingo! :angel:

Cheers...... Tim!
 

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Good on ya mate! It's good to hear nice stories like that.

(He probably does this to every GT owner he comes across for a free ride in a brand-spankin' BA GT!! I would! J/K)
 

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I must remember to do this when i reach that age(if I do)but good on ya guy's for finding the time to make someone's day.
 

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Tripper........Good Onya.........Good to see there are still some younger people around that care for the older generation.

And for all you other GT/GTP owners, consider yourselves put on notice. I'm not THAT far away from being that old, so if you see me in the streets in Perth, don't be shy, just pull up and say: Hey Jon, i'm here to take you for a ride. If you like, you can drive.
OH, OK, IF YOU INSIST...............see, i can be very polite..Hehehehehe.

Jon
 

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Just goes to show, there is no age limit when it comes to appreciating a good car.

When I used to work at the spencer st Shell (now no longer there), I used to get a lot of people asking if that was my Escort parked at the side. When I replied that it was, lots of people would stay and want to chat about it - and I got quite a few English tourists asking if I'd take them for a ride in it because it reminded them of home and they used to have one and they wished they'd never got rid of it.
 

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always nice to hear storries like that :)
i remember when i was a kid (about 14) and i was a huge ford fan already but all i got to ride in was mum's festiva :/
when they went lookin for a new car (AU) they lined up a ride in a brand new manual XR8 for me. i was stoked!
 

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This story has made my day ;)

Its great to hear that there really is still nice guys out there when the rest of the world seems to be going down hill ...........

Thumbs up Tripper & also to Freak ........

:fairy
 

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good to hear the story's of helping ppl in need,
maybe we all should head up N.T and thumb a ride in a GTP *winks*(those who dont have one) :S
 

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Did u make him wear a nappie? j/k

Good work. i mihgt start asking random people for rides in there GT's
 
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