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Old car horns sound off
February 19, 2010 6:52 AM   Subscribe

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posted by nitsuj (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
SLHT - Single Link Horn Toot
posted by bjork24 at 6:54 AM on February 19, 2010


Car Horns, A History.
posted by Floydd at 7:02 AM on February 19, 2010


Nice!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:08 AM on February 19, 2010


This is what the internet is for.
posted by Jofus at 7:31 AM on February 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I bet that 1910 Rambler is followed by a line of ducks wherever it goes.
posted by The Mouthchew at 7:35 AM on February 19, 2010


No "Dixie"?
posted by DU at 7:37 AM on February 19, 2010


I really like the idea and site. But why not just simply adjust THE RECORD SETTING SO IT DOESN'T MAX OUT AND DISTORT TO UNGODLY LEVELS? Simple question.

Yep. It's all about simplicity.
posted by uraniumwilly at 7:44 AM on February 19, 2010


CHEWBACCA!
posted by JBennett at 7:46 AM on February 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hello new ringtone!
posted by box at 8:11 AM on February 19, 2010


Yeah, great idea, but needs 21st century web implementation.
posted by mrgrimm at 8:16 AM on February 19, 2010


Neat! My favorite vegetable is arugula, because if you say it right it sounds like an old timey car horn.
posted by brundlefly at 8:47 AM on February 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


The 14 Pierce Arrow is the ultimate car horn...AOOOOGAH!
posted by stenseng at 8:51 AM on February 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


Honk honk
aaOOOOOggaaaaa
*clown horn*
*Dukes of Hazzard horn*
posted by pyrex at 8:55 AM on February 19, 2010


Oh and, beep beep I'm a jeep.
posted by pyrex at 8:57 AM on February 19, 2010


Well, I might as well link to this twice in one day.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:35 AM on February 19, 2010


For three summers, I worked at Greenfield Village (Henry Ford's outdoor history museum in Dearborn, MI) as a Model T driver. We had all authentic cars with authentic horns, which were way more fun than they should be; people loved it when you honked at them.

My favorite game happened whenever a visitor would absent-mindedly wander in front of my car. We drove no faster than 10 mph, and a T at that speed would run very quietly (I've heard an estimate that the engine was under 100 RPM at that point,) so it was very easy to sneak up on people.

I tried my hardest to get within ten feet of these people, which put the puttering enginge within earshot of even the most de-sensitized person. The moment they realized a 1200 pound automobile was stalking them, I would lay on the horn, which made a terrible noise and even better reactions.

Most people would jump through their skin, shriek, and/or shake like a televangelist during a revival; maybe it was rude of me, but they seemed to enjoy the thrill. Of course, some people would scowl, but the passengers in my car would usually laugh at them, so it felt okay. A select few, however, would not acknowledge my presence; they regarded a high-decibel oogah horn like a robin's call, which is to say it must have been background noise. Those ones confused me, but it didn't make me honk any less.

Man I was a jerk. Great fun!
posted by Turkey Glue at 10:44 AM on February 19, 2010 [5 favorites]


Turkey Glue, so what happened to the ones that disregarded your honking? You ran them over.. didn't you? DIDN'T YOU!
posted by pyrex at 11:18 AM on February 19, 2010


this link gets me horny.
posted by the aloha at 11:45 AM on February 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


pyrex: As they say, "You can have any color you want so long as it's black with splotches of red and maybe some grey matter if you're traveling fast enough."
posted by Turkey Glue at 2:20 PM on February 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am thinking those anaemic sounds are wheezing out of old, busted up models with rusted out or rotten works inside. You can hear people in the background of some of the recordings trying to figure out how to make them work.
posted by clvrmnky at 3:25 PM on February 19, 2010


Goose farts.
posted by blue shadows at 6:15 PM on February 19, 2010


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