Skip to main content

View Diary: Of First Cars and First Loves: Sorry, Nan, this Diary is About my '69 Beetle (114 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  learned to drive a stick in a VW in San Francisco (0+ / 0-)

    You really had to be inept to dump the clutch in those things.  

    "By your late thirties the ground has begun to grow hard. It grows harder and harder until the day that it admits you.” Thomas McGuane, Nobody's Angel

    by Keith930 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 01:24:34 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Much easier in a bug than bus! (0+ / 0-)

      In the bug you could pull up on the hand brake to hold the car on the hill. On the bus, you'd have to pull the under dash handbrake and twist it 90 degree with your left hand, shift with your right hand, and steer with your other hand!

      Reminds me of when they moved the shifter on the motorcycles from the right side to the left side. That totally screwed up my 'San Francisco hills' routine of holding the bike with the left foot brake, holding in the clutch with the left hand, and using the right hand to find neutral or first.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site