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Old 01-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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I was reading some of the posts in the f/s section and the word driver comes up a lot. I think I have an idea of what a driver is, but am curious what the definitive description is.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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It's the largest golf club in the bag. Formerly made out of wood is now usually of a composite construction.Alternate definition, when preceded by "screw", is a device for installing some threaded devices. Bob
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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It's the largest golf club in the bag. Formerly made out of wood is now usually of a composite construction.Alternate definition, when preceded by "screw", is a device for installing some threaded devices. Bob
So I am to understand that you would use a driver for distance, as opposed to say an "iron" with varying attached numbers? I'm new to the game.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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I was reading some of the posts in the f/s section and the word driver comes up a lot. I think I have an idea of what a driver is, but am curious what the definitive description is.
I would classify a "driver" as car that is not NCRS correct. It is nice and is driven without worrying about devaluatingng its worth. Not a show car that is trailered to every show.
It is also the largest golf club in the bag that I can't hit.

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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This is.

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Twenty five year old lacquer paint showing some cracks and chips, interior that could use a refreshing, and an under hood area that isn't detailed.
I drive it and enjoy (in summer) if it rains no big deal, the bottom isn't detailed anyway.



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Old 01-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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I'd say a driver is any car you would enjoy driving, whereas anything else either requires work to make it a driver or it's so nice that you'd be afraid to drive it!

Of course, there are a few lucky dogs on here that have both an NCRS top flight car that they actually drive...a recent pic of a bronze '55 pulling a small camper comes to mind. Not sure who's car that is, though it is absolutely beautiful!
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Drivers are my favoriate. Don't want no trailer queen.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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I think they should ALL be driven. It is, after all, a car...with with wheels made to roll and an engine made to run... It must get really old just staring at those garage queens. Photos are made to stare at...cars are made to drive!

All jokes aside, I think "driver" is a very broad statement but I would define driver as one that is driven to car shows, cruises, etc and not trailered.
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The bronze 55 belongs to Roy Braatz and he drives it everywhere and it is also a top flight car. He is 55copper on the CF.
Here is another top flight car that gets driven every weekend and hundreds of miles to NCRS meets. It has been repainted and the interior redone many years ago and both show their age and wear. But the car is NCRS correct, has born with drivetrain and has earned Regional and National top flight awards, after being driven to the meets. It is a driver, and is an NCRS car. You can have both.

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Any car pristine or a piece of junk can be driven but I think the term "driver" is a car that is basically sound and mechanically reliable but in need of some cosmetic repair.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #11
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Personally I think NOT driving a car after pouring all the money into a resto or buying it is insane.

Why did you buy it then?

Let someone else have all the fun?

Croak only to have your family hock it fornothing and blow the money? Wreck it?

They are just cars at the end of the day. Metal and glass not places of worship lol
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It should be a safe, and reliable, maybe an older restoration. It may not have the original engine, could have some small engine performance tweaks, non-stock paint, even aftermarket wheels, maybe even some mild flares. Most of all it's the car that makes you happy, NOT the other people. Dennis
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I was reading some of the posts in the f/s section and the word driver comes up a lot. I think I have an idea of what a driver is, but am curious what the definitive description is.
The person who sits behind the steering wheel, typically in the left seat, but in some counties like England, Australia, and Japan, may actually be in the right seat. This person typically controls engine speed and braking of the vehicle, although in some cars, the "driver" actually sits in the rear seat or in the front seat NOT behind the steering wheel.
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All my cars are drivers NCRS restored 66, 72 Survivor and 2 restorods but I live in Florida so we can drive year round.
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Drivers are my favoriate. Don't want no trailer queen.
Bingo. I bought a Corvette, not a paperweight.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:59 AM   #17
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but I think the term "driver" is a car that is basically sound and mechanically reliable but in need of some cosmetic repair.
I have a WTB thread up now... and what I mean by Driver is:

DRIVER: A car that is sound and road worthy. Has good bones, but might not be Cosmetically in the best shape. A car you could drive daily, if needed and needs nothing more than "normal" maintenance/adjustment for a older car.

PROJECT: A car in various states from "all apart" to "all together" but needs major restoration, cosmetically and/or mechanically, to be driven safely daily and for any long distances.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:30 AM   #18
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A car that can be regularly and legally driven with confidence it will make it to its destination without major repair. "Regularly" in this context means over a couple thousand miles/year.

I get so sick of some folks telling me their C1 voltage regulators, generators, etc. have lasted, untouched for 50 years and other drivel and then I find out they drive their cars 150 miles/year and they think they really drive them.
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then I find out they drive their cars 150 miles/year and they think they really drive them
shoot... I am gonna put that many miles on the car the first DAY i get her!
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Everyone has there own idea what a driver is as far as a car and this Forum is for cars not golf clubs so there you go. To me a driver is a car Corvette or other cars that you can get in and turn the key and drive safely down the road. Not load on a trailer and haul around everywhere you go or to the events you go to. Yes you may want to trailer a driver to cities where it will be inside and protected at night while you are sleeping in a Hotel somewhere but for the most part you will drive it where you go. Yes you will feel bad when you get a rock chip or a scratch on it but you will feel that way with any car. To me it is also not a NCRS numbers matching off the end of the production line looking like it has never been sat in car. I guess you would call it a Dependable Used Car. That is a driver to me.
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