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    Stupid question: Do you wave at other cars?

    The topic of waving at other motorcyclists has been discussed a number of times...you wave at other bikers because of the motorcyclist camaraderie, and because they are partaking in the same activity that sort puts you at the 'fringe of society'.

    Now how many of you wave at other drivers that have the same car as you? Yeah, yeah...it sounds stupid, but I'm only really asking those of you that have a rare or unique car with a particularly strong following...which would again put drivers of this car into a rare goup of motorists. I'm sure you don't wave at everyone with the same Civic.

    I drive a Subaru SVX. It's not an exotic car or anything...but it is certainly unique, as I only see one maybe every few months or so. A few weeks ago I was stuck in traffic, and I saw a green SVX to my right at the gas station, and another green one to my left right beside me. It was so cool! Like planets aligning...and we all waved at each other. This probably happens about 80% of the time that I see another SVX on the road...the drivers always wave at me, or give the thumbs up, or something, and I return the favor.

    So does ANYONE else do this? Is this an SVX specific phenomenon?

    Cosworth...do you wave at other Merkur drivers? Anyone else have cool/unique cars? Maybe Corvette guys also do this? Porsche guys? I don't know...
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    i do this. i think its common amongst rare car ppl.

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    I used to drive an ITR.

    Tried waving to the other ITR drivers for MONTHS. Well, a whole summers worth and probably got 5 waves back in total.

    I recieved almost countless looks though.

    Thought it might catch on sooner or later but...

    Oh well.
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    Dalton...they probably thought you were looking to get some 'action'. I'm dumb...what's an ITR?

    Vertigo...fess up, what do you drive?
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    Yeah, come on, what cars do you drive???

    When I had my Corvette, I used to get waves with other Vette drivers. Or we'd do a cat and mouse thing if we were going in the same direction.
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    I only wave with my middle finger, and only to those special few who deserve it eg. people who cut me off

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    Oh yes, there is a Toyota Tercel camaraderie thang goin' on but ask any owner and they will deny it! !
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    Originally posted by Harps
    Dalton...they probably thought you were looking to get some 'action'. I'm dumb...what's an ITR?

    Vertigo...fess up, what do you drive?
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    I drive a riced-out civic (please forgive me). Instead of waves, most of the time the owners give dirty looks to each other. sigh

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    I do not wave at cars when I am in a car.....but....

    I will wave at a car (thank-you style) if they give way to me. For instance, if I'm coming up to an intersection and I can tell the car is holding up for me, I'll wave. There are other reasons why I would wave and countless more that I would flip the finger .

    All in all, why would I want to wave at another beat up 85 Golf:P ?
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    Originally posted by Harps

    Vertigo...fess up, what do you drive?
    95 240. only about 30,000 ever sold in north america in all 4 years total. only about 25% are 5spd. alas, its slowly being de-modded, but a new, even rarer toy will be coming in a couple months....

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    i often wave at other cars from my truck but it looks more like this and accompanied by extreme profanity usually
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    I only wave at other 96 awd Safaries.

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    Hey, I drive a little black '95 Geo Metro and when I see another black one, I honk, wave, point at their car and give them the thumbs up and act like I'm so totally excited, they just look at me like I've lost it!! Whateva!! It'a hilarious!! Love the reactions!
    I'm glad I'm not the only wierd one here!!!

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