Remember when???? What is your fondest memories of or about Car audio or something specific you remember back in the day.


stephgirl

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So for me it was 2 things

1. So my first car was my parents hand me down 87 Olds Cutlass Supreme 2 door with 1/2 top and side lights. 3.6 6cly no power but can cruse great. Senior in high school. Young and dumb and broke. Had a part time job at a local gas station collecting the cash and also ended up doing some oil changes and tire repairs and so on. You remember back in the day of Full Service gas stations. I had already installed a Pioneer HU and oh couple amps and speakers and subs. So in are auto shop class in HS we had already tinkered around on few students car's and sound systems. I had purchased this Pyramid 7 band spectrum analyzer EQ. You remember the one that had the 7 band spectrum analyzer lights they moved up and down to the signal. We installed it in my car and at the time it sounded and looked so good that the other students also wanted it. That was the day. WOW a 7 band EQ spectrum analyzer with moving lights and all.

2. So this same car this Cutlass Olds i had, about a year later i was woken up one Sunday morning by my mom saying there are two Policeman at the front door from are local police dept looking for you. WHAT!!!!!! We had got home late last night Saturday night from a friends house party. OH crap what now. Turns out, I had parked my car in front of the house. I thought we lived in a decent neighborhood middle class neighborhood. When I arrived at the front door the two policemen asked if i was so and so and i said yes and then they said do you own a 87 Olds Cutlass Supreme and i said yes. Do you know where it is at the moment. As I looked out past the two policemen out the front door i said, It is parked right out front of the hou----- did not finish my last word house because the car was not parked in front of the house anymore, just was not there, gone. Well i said i told then i had parked the car there in front of the house. Well they went on to explain that a local police dept from a few cities over has come across an abandoned 87 Olds Cutlass Supreme matching my car description and license number and traced it back to me. OH man talk about my mouth just dropped out onto the floor. My first thing that came to mind was my car then second was my audio system. Turns out that is what had happened. The a-holes that stole my car and hot wired it drove it to a dead end street in a few cities over and stole my sound system. Butchered it up. Just riped out the equipment. They told me where it was at. So when i finally arrive in about 1 hr there was a police officer standing by watching it and had not touched anything. The doors and trunk where wide open. And yes all that had gone was the sound system. Even the custom made sub box and subs in it. And the amps that were attached to the box. They did the finger print stuff and some investigation but as you know nothing ever happened and no one was caught.

Well that was my two fondest memories from the past in car audio.
 
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stephgirl

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I'll share one more but then i would like to hear your stories.

So my older brother had i thing it was a 87 Monte Carlo car. or was it an Olds, Anyway same body style. So he saved up some money to put a nice sound system in there. And a local car audio shop that just opened like a 1 year earlier did not have much to choose from in equipment but they did sale a lot of Alphasonic amps and other Alphasonic equipment. The good Alphasonic back in the day. So they told him it would take like 2 days to install everything. Couple installer working on it.

So i had this uncle that was having a party before his wedding that was like 3 weeks away. Not a bachelor party but every one, friends and business associates and so on. My mom side of family comes from city of Bakersfield CA and they had farm land so. Live like just little out of town out in country. We lived in So Cal area. LA to Bakersfield to his house was like 125 miles away. Had to take HWY 5 north over mountains to BF (don't know look it up on Google maps) Party was that Saturday night. My uncle had awesome parties out there in the country with no noise problems and cops so on. Kegs of beer and much more.

So my brother dropped off the car on Wednesday so it would be completed in time by Saturday to drive to the party. About 2 1/2 hours drive. So when we got there on Saturday about noon to pick up car it was not done. They had not worked on it full time and did other simple type installs for other customers and did not finish. We were pissed off. They said to come back in few hours so we did and they were still not done. They said they had some issues and just excuses. So we just waited and they finished like after 6 pm and it was already getting dark. Working under drop lights to finish. pissed off.

So when they finished my brother and i jumped into the car and just drove like cannonball run over the mountains to the party. Man he was driving like 80 to 90 mph to get there. In and out of cars. I think it was still like 55 mph back then. Made it in 1 1/2 hrs. We had this nice Alphasonic sound system blasting all the way there. I was kind of scared we would get caught by CHP and we were done for. We even played some of his sound system at the party, When the band my uncle hired went on brakes. Made the party and had a awesome time. That was the days.
 
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stephgirl

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watching me hu. WOW Are you using binoculars. Need to close the blinds I have a peeping tom. :)

P.S. its Madam to you Sir

Do you have a story to share
 
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stephgirl

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Mar 5, 2014
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Oh I'm so sorry i thought this is the place for other stuff, My bad. Can i move it to an other place ???

Where would i then post this ?? Hope i did not offend anyone. maybe General Conversation would be better.
Sorry for late reply but been out of town on business.
 

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Oh I'm so sorry i thought this is the place for other stuff, My bad. Can i move it to an other place ???

Where would i then post this ?? Hope i did not offend anyone. maybe General Conversation would be better.
Sorry for late reply but been out of town on business.
Yup that's the right section, but don't worry about it. Everyone gets a Get Out Of Jail Free card.
 

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