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My youngest gawker yet. I washed my Hellcat on the driveway late yesterday afternoon and was wiping down with detail spray when I heard a child's voice from across the street saying, Look. The kitty car. The kitty car. I turned around to see a little boy maybe all of two years old pointing at my car as he trailed behind his mom who was pushing a stroller. My first thought was kudos to a small child for having good eyesight to spot the cat fender emblem!

And now my car has a nickname. The Kitty Car. It's not going to impress anyone at my next Cars & Coffee, but hey.
” Kitty Car” isn’t so bad John. My three year old neighbor labeled mine “ Blueberry” when she first saw it and shouts that out every time she sees it.
 

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Yeah just don't replace the Cat head with a hello kitty head...
Sorry I couldn't resist.
That 2 year old may grow up to be another Big Daddy Don someday, and name their race car after your Cat. After all, you've already had an influence...:cool:
 

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Someday that 3 year old will tell stories about this awesome car the neighbor had...
 

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” Kitty Car” isn’t so bad John. My three year old neighbor labeled mine “ Blueberry” when she first saw it and shouts that out every time she sees it.
Art, I don't know how to tell you this, but "Blueberry" is actually your forum code name when we (your friends) private message each other.

It used to be "Buttercup", but then you went out and bought that awesome Scat Pack.
 

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Art, I don't know how to tell you this, but "Blueberry" is actually your forum code name when we (your friends) private message each other.

It used to be "Buttercup", but then you went out and bought that awesome Scat Pack.
LMAO 🤣. Good one Pussy cat ! Looks like it’s time to dust off the Cease and Desist letters.
 

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Wife and I were out Sunday for a drive about, stopped at the gas station for some gas and a guy started for his truck, kept eyeballing the car and when I turned to turn off the pump he snuck up behind me. He wanted to know about my wheels, where I got them and all. Seems he has a 2018 Shaker, he said it was yellow and he didn't like the dark wheels. I told him to check out Weld Wheels I believe the bought out CCW. I didn't have the heart to tell him the cost! :oops:
 

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I've only had mine for a few weeks, and I had a pretty funny gawker before I'd even left the dealership. I was sitting in the car at the dealership and this woman stops right next to me in her brand new Honda CR-V. She says, "Did you just buy that?! Oh my god, it's beautiful!" then she smacked her husband's arm and said, "and he convinced me to buy this thing!". We all laughed and he looked kinda pissed.

but the best so far... I was stopped at a stop sign just up the street from my house, and this little girl with her dad were crossing right in front of me. She stops her dad and points at my car and then points at her shirt and starts bouncing up and down because they were the same color. Hellraisin. Not a lot of purple cars around here. It was the first time I'd taken the car out since putting the ceramic coating on it so it was looking even better than the day I got it.
 

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Went to the annual fall Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge Friday and Saturday. This show brings in on average over 100,000 visitors, and the normal 30 minute drive down the strip turns into a three hour journey. There are literally multiple tens of thousands of vehicles from every generation and imagination, lining the strip and filling every parking space in every business in town. It's amazing.
As usual we went toward the far end of the strip at the turn-around point (best place to park to put out the chairs and watch the cruising) and luckily found a parking spot on the strip at Crisp Creme doughnuts. Coffee, doughnuts, hot rods...😋
Long story short, had lots of gawkers, questions, comments, picture takers. Seems as though the Plum and chrome just catches your eye. My neighbor says mine just has a "stand-out look"...

Had 5 offers to buy it, and disappointed faces when I told them it was not for sale. One fellow came by and spoke with my wife while I was gone. She said he seemed very interested.
As we were leaving town on Friday, cruising with the windows down, guy next to me at the light says "What are you doing driving my car? Want to sell it?" I responded no it is not for sale. He made me a cash offer, begging me to pull over and "Do the deal right now". As we drove on he continued to pull beside me, making me offers, going up a thousand dollars each time. He asked "How many miles on it?" When I resounded 16k his jaw dropped and he went up another 2k, which was 6k more than I paid for it. I laughed. He was PO'd when I wouldn't give in, and finally drove on. I probably could've made 10k on Friday, but not interested. Was fun though, and put a smile on my face.
 

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Aw man, these are great stories! I have been reading/lurking here for awhile but now that I have my own Challenger, I can add my first gawker story.

Hazard is my daily driver. I pulled into a parking spot to get groceries and heard a guy yelling "Yo!". I turned around, and he said "Yo! That's a sweet whip homie!" Excited to receive my first stranger compliment, all I could think to respond was "Thanks dawg!". Then a guy from another row yells "Hey, is that a Challenger (I think me meant Hemi) or a Hellcat?" to which I responded "Nah, it is a GT AWD.". He made a confused head tilt look that dogs do and walked away.
 

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As we were driving out on Friday, cruising with the windows down, I noticed a really young couple in a brand new Dart driving behind me. They were oohing and awing over my car. He kept getting closer and closer behind me, then I noticed the young lady in the passenger seat craning her neck trying to read the VIOLEnT emblem on the back. They finally pulled along side us, and she yelled out "That b*tch is sexy!" We had a good laugh. They kept on and on checking it out, so I slammed her down into third gear a trumped on it, leaving them far behind. Slowing down to let them catch up, they were elated, and the lady said "Do it again!" I was happy to accommodate her lol. The next time they came along side us, there was a high pitched squeal from the little girl in the car seat in the back, who yelled "Hay-el ya-yaw! Do it again!" We were rolling in laughter. Of course, I did... a couple more times...
Then the young man said "How much to let me drive it?" My wife responded "He won't even let me drive it!"
We all laughed, I hit third again, then fourth... and they slowly disappeared in my rear view...
 

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This last Friday I was the Gawker as well as the Gawkee.
Maria and I went on a cruise of the City Parks and then to the new Bicentennial Square to check out some happenings. When we got to Market Ave., to turn south I heard a roar to my left and saw two Chargers lined up. A Hellcat and Scat Pack. Since I had the light I turned and briskly moved away.
In a few seconds I heard the unmistakable sound of whining, exhaust, and tire screeching. My rearview mirror was filled with the headlights of the Scat Pack as the Hellcat sped by with roar from it's exhaust. I wasn't moving at any aggressive style at this time because I knew that just ahead there would be a contingent of LEO's doing their security thing at the Square and I just didn't want a hassle; especially since I know a lot of these men from my working days for the City.
The Scat Pack moved around me, I gave him the 🤘 sign. He waved as he went by, but didn't go pursuing the Hellcat. He moved at a good pace toward the Square only to abruptly slow when he saw the Men in Blue. There were a couple more lights to go, that the Hellcat got stopped at, so he was saved from any wrath that may have befallen him, should he been able to keep going the way he was.
We cruised by the Square and headed home.

On our way we stopped at a light and a Cadillac SUV(?) pulled up next to us and I heard someone say that this was really a beautiful Challenger! My window was just opened partially; rolling it down the rest of the way, I thanked the man and asked if he could believe it's 11years old. He said he knew it had to be up there because of the rear taillights. He said he likes this configuration best!
I moved away briskly. Maria said she just can't get over at how the car gets so many complements!

Yesterday afternoon we went for a ride in the country. Eventually we got to SR44 and turned north toward Ravenna. Beautiful farm country and large homes in places. I noticed that a man was riding a large zero turn mower. He just came to edge of the street and didn't turn around. I actually hoped that he wouldn't move till we go past.
He didn't. Instead he gave us a very distinct Thumbs Up! I tooted the horn in Thanks, Maria waved.
 

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(Edit):
I misquoted our destination. We went by the Centennial Plaza on Friday. It was built to celebrate 100 years of Professional Football. There's a big screen for watching Pro Teams of all sports play, and for featured events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.
We went there the next night, Saturday, for the commemoration, a concert, and fireworks.
Sorry for the misquote.
 

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So, is it morally legal to gawk at your own car? I spent 12 hours last Thursday, and another 2 hours on Friday doing a paint correction on VIOLEnT...
(Details coming in the "What did you do to your Challenger today" thread.)
 

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So, is it morally legal to gawk at your own car? I spent 12 hours last Thursday, and another 2 hours on Friday doing a paint correction on VIOLEnT...
(Details coming in the "What did you do to your Challenger today" thread.)
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OCD (Obsessive Challenger Disorder); Gotta Love It!
 

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So, is it morally legal to gawk at your own car? I spent 12 hours last Thursday, and another 2 hours on Friday doing a paint correction on VIOLEnT...
(Details coming in the "What did you do to your Challenger today" thread.)
I draw the line when I see a guy shaving in his mirror image on the door panel! :oops:
 

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Yesterday I was filling the car up at the local BP. A young LEO from town pulled up at the next pump. Normally they don't get out of their cars but this one did and came over to me. Paid me a very nice compliment and asked if it was quick.
I said " Is that body cam on ? " At first he looked at me like I was nuts then he realized the joke.
He laughed as he said "no". I replied, " Good. Yes officer, this car is stupid fast but my days of doing dumb ---- are over. However, I don't have any trouble merging onto the Parkway". He laughed and said Good Luck with it.

What's interesting to me is that of the last 5 people who commented on my car, 4 of them were LEO's. Maybe they were taking down my plate. ;)
 

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Yesterday I was filling the car up at the local BP. A young LEO from town pulled up at the next pump. Normally they don't get out of their cars but this one did and came over to me. Paid me a very nice compliment and asked if it was quick.
I said " Is that body cam on ? " At first he looked at me like I was nuts then he realized the joke.
He laughed as he said "no". I replied, " Good. Yes officer, this car is stupid fast but my days of doing dumb ---- are over. However, I don't have any trouble merging onto the Parkway". He laughed and said Good Luck with it.

What's interesting to me is that of the last 5 people who commented on my car, 4 of them were LEO's. Maybe they were taking down my plate. ;)
They memorized that one!
 

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Took her to Christmas dinner at my brother's who lives an hour or so away. Stopped at a grocery to grab a couple items. My wife said there was a young grocery employee out wrangling up shopping carts, and gawking hard. As he was trying to group the carts together he kept staring at the car and was having great difficulty placing the carts together due to not being able to watch what he was doing for starting at the car. Embarrassed when he realized my wife was amused with him, he commented on his struggles, admitting he was gawking. She said he really loved the car based on his nice comments.
 

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I picked up my car on Friday and dropped it off Monday and didn’t get it back until this Monday and only drove it so far about 250 miles and atleast 50-60 of those were my brother lol. And I’ve had 3-4 people compliment my car and numerous gawkers. A lot of that gawking was me, I can’t get enough of The Black Beast, started calling the car that after my brother kept saying “this cars a beast it just wants to pull” when he was driving it the day I picked her up. He begged me to drive it the minute we went to the dealership I legit drove it for 5 minutes before he was telling me to pull over so he can jump in the drivers seat lol
 
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