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Ace Gunner 10-04-2012 10:03 PM

82 yo Car & 102 yo Woman Driver
 
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102-Year-Old Woman Still Drives Her 82-Year-Old Car

She's held her driver's license for 90 years


Most classic car owners are accustomed to the unusual looks other motorists cast toward their relics on the road. But when Margaret Dunning is behind the wheel of her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster, she draws more attention than her vehicle.

Dunning, age 102, may be one of a small handful of classic-car drivers who can lay claim to the fact they're older than their vehicles.

She was born in 1910, and lives in Plymouth, Michigan, twenty years before her beloved Packard. She's been driving since she was 8 years old, and officially received her license at 12, after her father died. In an appearance at the Concours d' Elegance last month, Dunning recounted her start as an automotive aficionado.

"I'm just a farm girl, and my dad had a lot of machinery, and I adored my dad," she said. "I became familiar with the tools, because the minute I said I didn't know what I was looking for, he'd say, 'Go back to the house.'"

She owns several classic vehicles. In addition to the Packard, she includes a '66 Cadillac DeVille, a '75 Cadillac Eldorado convertible and a 1931 Model A in her collection. The one she still drives the most? Her everyday car, an '03 Cadillac DeVille. Occasionally, she still changes her own oil.

"Before old age overtook me, I could scoot under the car very nicely," she said.



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Braincase 10-04-2012 10:04 PM

Beautiful car. Love the classics.

Ace Gunner 10-04-2012 10:06 PM

rumble seat roadster -- is she single :D

CoMoChief 10-04-2012 10:09 PM

she's hot.

Rausch 10-04-2012 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Lou_Zare (Post 8978083)
"Before old age overtook me, I could scoot under the car very nicely," she said.

No shame in that.

It's a pain in the ass for me to get the wife to change the oil and take the trash out...

mikey23545 10-04-2012 10:16 PM

What a cool old lady! LMAO

Hope she lives another 102 years!

Rain Man 10-04-2012 10:16 PM

That's a sweet ride.

Inmem58 10-04-2012 10:18 PM

I'd rail it

KCFalcon59 10-04-2012 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 8978112)
That's a sweet ride.

So is the car!

CoMoChief 10-04-2012 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KCFalcon59 (Post 8978163)
So is the car!

LMAO well played

Frazod 10-04-2012 11:00 PM

What a great story. Give 'em hell, granny! :thumb:

Big Smoke 10-05-2012 12:37 AM

She'll probably crash into Walmart soon.

Lzen 10-05-2012 07:22 AM

Changes her own oil still? Wow.

htismaqe 10-05-2012 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frazod (Post 8978220)
What a great story. Give 'em hell, granny! :thumb:

No shit. Love it.

Buehler445 10-05-2012 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Lzen (Post 8978513)
Changes her own oil still? Wow.

They don't make them like her anymore.


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