Your best "Gawker" story or stories?

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Discussion' started by B5 Again, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. B5 Again

    B5 Again Active Member Site Supporter Level 5

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    The Scene: A highschool parking lot, where I'm waiting to pick up the boy.

    The participants: My Challenger and 4 highschool students

    Act 1: 4 students walking past the parking lot on the way to their bus after school. Suddenly, student number 1 spots my Challenger and sprints halfway to my car when he stops and starts jumping up and down...

    Dialogue: "Guys! It's a freakin' Hellcat! It's a freakin' Hellcat!"

    Postscript: Of course, I don't own a Hellcat; just a very cool Scatpack Shaker Edition. But I was flattered!
     
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    Have had several lately. Weather here for the most part has been nice, only a few days held up in my garage so I've been able to keep her really clean and detailed. And needless to say my Go Mango paint stands out. :)

    I have a lot of Oklahoma State fans gawking or yelling "Go Pokes" while making pistol gestures, I just roll with it.

    I tend to have someone come tell me they love my car when I'm getting gas. I've met some very knowledgeable Mopar people that way.

    But the one that takes the cake is the kid working the drive thru. He couldn't stop saying how "awesome my car was", "I love cars and this one is awesome", "what year" etc. Then out of the blue as I am about to go to the next window he says "are you married" and then he immediately turned red and started stumbling over his words. I could tell he was joking but he couldn't even believe he had said that. I just said back that I have a wife and mistress as I motioned to my car.

    Just never know what to expect anymore. :)
     
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    My wife is a huge introvert, not big on talking to strangers. She was driving my Challenger one day and came out of a store and someone was taking a picture of it. Then wanted to ask her questions! LOL.

    I have had others going down the road pull up beside me and say they like my ride. I think that is cool. The wife and I were on a date and as I pulled into a parking space a guy approached me and asked if I could come back tomorrow for a car show.
     
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    I drove my SP around quite a bit today. As so many members have mentioned, the more you drive them, the more comments and looks you get. That was true again today. I stopped at Car Quest to get some DuraGloss Nu Glass. As I was getting out of my car, this guy comes and says “what a beautiful color.”
    My wife and I went to lunch. After we got out of the car in the parking lot and got to the door, these 4 older men, I’d guess 65+ stood around the front of my car and chatted about it for several minutes. We were already eating when they finally came in. It’s just unbelievable!
     
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    When I first got my car it had a service light come on so I took it to auto zone to check it. At the time I did not know I could of checked it right on the dash. Anyway as soon as I pulled in the two people working there came fling out. They were all over me. They took pics wanted to see inside. They said it was the nicest car that’s ever been in there parking lot. That could be true Bennet CO is pretty small but that’s why I like it.
     
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    The first time I took my car to the track. I was sitting in the staging lanes. People were coming from everywhere to look at it. Being yellow and black I've learned it draws a lot of attention. There were probably 20 people standing around my car. Looking at it and complimenting on what a good looking car it was. One guy told me. He was a die hard Mustang guy. But, looking at my car. He was thinking about changing brands. Made me feel good.
     
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    Parked at home depot close to a 2016 black scat pack 6.4L . Mopar stick close together. Guy walks up to me and says " nice t/a! My buddy thinking of buying one! Can i take a pic of it?" He took a pic, we talk t/a talk, showed him in and out of car! Who walks up to us 5 minutes later? The scat pack owner! Mopar talk some more and we shook hands and departed wishing each other the best of enjoyment with our Mopar muscle!! I really enjoyed my about 20 minutes talking about my new 1 month old t/a! Is this what i should anticipate every time i cruise around?? I hope so!!!
     
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    YES, most definitely! :D;):):cool:
     
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    It is certainly not uncommon, this has been a regular occurrence first with my Mopar 11 Charger and now my Scat Pack Challenger. This happens with all walks of life; young, old, male, female, black, white. Mopar certainly has universal appeal!!
     
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    Not 'A' Gawker story... But in the heavy snow and ice conditions here in the NE.. Getting lots of stares and thumbs up as my AWD Challenger, is passing SUVS AND PICKUPS
     
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    That still happens to me and probably to the other guy that has a B5 Classic R/T in the area. We both are seen around different parts of town and since people say they saw me where I wasn't, I'm sure they say they saw him where he isn't.
     
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    Got a hellcat on Saturday. Loving the challenger to death.

    Was feeding my kitty at the pump when this older guy rolls up to the pump across from mine in a Toyota Carola (sp?). He gets out and starts pumping. My cat is thirsty and I’m watching the dollar amount on my pump change rapidly. He says “that car is beautiful!” I reply thanks. He says “seriously, it’s really beautiful”. I thank him again. I’m feeling a little shy at his admiration. He says “hey, does that thing have a Hemi in it?” Lolz. I tell him it does as I’m pullin the hose from my car. He returns to pumping. I get in and fire my hellcat up. I rev it a couple times and the exhaust crackles it’s insane intoxicating song. I look over and his head has spun like Linda Blair in the exorcist. Mouth agape as I pull out of the station. Heheheh.
     
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    It's always fun to "lay on" it a little when leaving the gas station. People are outside and they certainly can hear you leave!!!
     
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    Heheheh yeah. Momma, I’ve been a bad boy heheheh
     
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    Mine has few scratches and a couple minors dents. Getting fixed my buddy does bodywork so you know how that goes
     
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    So how about a reverse gawker story

    Went to Walmart Sunday - I was in my Jeep, because it's our grocery getter. Sitting right at the front door waiting for someone to come out was a white Challenger with a red stripe and red rear spoiler. Had not seen that combo before, and really liked the way it looked. I walked up and tapped on the window. The guy driving was about my age (50-ish), rolled down the window and I told him that I really liked it. He then points to the young woman in the passenger seat (20-ish, his daughter) and tells me that it's her car, she's just letting him drive it because he loves muscle cars. So I compliment her on her good taste in cars (she grinned) and then told them that I have a Shaker. The guy knew exactly what that was, she didn't. And he says "Oh, you have the Hemi. This one is just the 6". I told him "This car is cool regardless of which engine". He agreed, and she kept smiling ear to ear. We all chatted a bit about how good looking Challengers are, how he was thinking about getting one in the near future. Etc... Was a fun conversation. And she got to experience some first hand gawking
     
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    Challengers cause us to make many friends among strangers!!!
     
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