Show us your ride

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rockinforJesus, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Gear hauler!!!
     
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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    When I raced I commented by bicycle from Santa Cruz to Gilroy to work, 35 miles up and over the Santa Cruz mountains. Much later, after my uneventful racing career, I commuted by this, much shorter distance.

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  3. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Gretschie

    182
    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin
    Almost bought one back in the day. Also looked at the Porches 914 (6 cylinder) but stayed with our 142E. Cool car you have there.
     
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  4. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    602
    Dec 29, 2009
    USA
    @radd .. That’s an Amazing bike!! I hope to own a newer bike soon or upgrade group set to 105. My shifters are shot..
    Im lucky to ride the hills Palos Verdes...beautiful area. Considering my first century.
     
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  5. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

    271
    Nov 28, 2017
    USA
    I drive a 2007 Ford work van 6 days a week but on Sunday I take out the garage Queen....:)


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  6. dr. love

    dr. love Electromatic

    Age:
    45
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    Jun 2, 2008
    Texas
    I'll use a stock photo because it's too dark to get a picture of mine right now, but it looks identical...a Kia Soul in as close to Gretsch orange as I could get. It's surprisingly large on the inside with the rear seats folded down. I can get an upright bass, electric, amp, stands, and a PA loaded into it and still have room for a passenger.

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  7. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    820
    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I'd say this was my daily driver, but I don't have anywhere to drive to these days, so it's my daily parker. I used to play in a band called The Whitey O'Kane Band (named after the lead singer). So of course, I had to nickname this Whitey O'Van. It's a 2012 E-350 Extended passenger van, and 19.7 feet long. I took out the back 2 rows of seats to accommodate my guitar rig and the full band PA. Plus 8 people if need be. Everything's on dollies or rolling racks (except the people), and I roll them in and out on telescoping ramps. I bought eye-bolts the same size as the seat base bolts and strap everything down with ratchet straps. After a couple of dark load-outs, I put a bunch of LED strip lights in, which addressed the issue quite handily.
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    But when I did have a job, if I didn't drive this, this was my daily driver shown here without the panniers that carry my work clothes when I'm riding:
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    But this is my favorite mode of transport (aside from the van):
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  8. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    My daily ride is just a common Japanese jelly bean with wheels. My preferred daily ride is a little more fun. C4ADF605-53E7-4F6F-A936-E142EB8E25EC.jpeg
     
  9. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    803
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    It is summer so till it is cold this is the daily
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    With a lil 2 wheel throwin in
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    I also have a 2013 sonic but only drive it when I have to.
    I bought 2, 1 for me 1 for wife I got almost 30,000+ miles she has got 80+
     
  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  11. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

  12. joblow

    joblow Electromatic

    15
    Jan 29, 2011
    adelaide
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  13. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    395
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
  14. guitarfarm

    guitarfarm Country Gent

    The dually if I have to haul something. The Vette if I don't.

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  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
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    And a small history of the little changes I've made since the 90s.

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  16. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    224
    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    My Challenger is an SXT with a V6... so while it's not as cool as a Hemi R/T or SRT, it's a practical daily driver. I love the retro styling, and it's given me a little over 50,000 miles of smiles in the 8 years I've owned it.
     
  17. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Great looking ride, and any Challenger is "cool" in my book.

    I always say that they are a "smile every mile."

    Love "TorRed."
     
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