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Discussion in 'TSHOC - Tidewater SHO Club' started by SHOinVa, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. SHOinVa

    SHOinVa SHO Member

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    I don't see many SHO's around here, I know where a few are but I got passed by a black 13+ on West Norfolk Road today. The guy was out for a cruise, had all the windows down and was enjoying the day. I pulled up beside him but he was looking straight ahead and paid no attention to me. I got to say I did find that a little strange, how often do you find two black SHO's on the same road at the same time. Kind of like riding my Harley its polite to at least acknowledge fellow traveler. Oh well I guess where not all car guys.
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    VA-MTX 1995 SHO MTX

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    My daily driver is a Jeep Wrngler 2 door. Used to be lots of goodwill waves back in the day (my fourth Jeep). Not so much anymore. Too many distractions maybe.
     
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    Lets be honest, when you first started driving a Jeep I bet you could go a long time before saw another Jeep. Now everyone has one, and you would spend all your time waving. Same thing with 4x4 trucks, used to be they where all special ordered an you never saw one now there all 4x4.
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    VA-MTX 1995 SHO MTX

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    Good point. With something as much of a niche vehicle as my Gen 2 SHO, however, I am hoping for lots of waves. Maybe even a dedicated parking spot.
     
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    LMAO Same here I am baffled by the fact there where two black SHO's on the same road, at the same time, going the same direction, and the guy didn't even wave. Anyway the world I came from you have to be a pretty high up on the food chain to get a parking spot, I was lucky if I didn't have to hike half way across the base to park.
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    I miss riding and seeing another riding and giving the customary hand wave of acknowledgement. I also miss the nods and thumbs up I used to get with the Cobra before I sold her. With the SHO I've seen some 10-12's and 13-up on the road and never anything from them. Most I get is the looks of "that's a Taurus?!?!?" Or "they came back with the SHO?!?!?" When I pass other cars.


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    I hear ya... but it's not like the 4th gen sho has anywhere near the almost cult like following of the Gen1 and Gen2...

    Now those were freaking awesome in the day... to hear the secondaries open up and that Yamaha motor scream while it passed most cars of that era... that was awesome...
     
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    There has been a SHO in the family since well... 1989! My pops had a silver one... then he had a gen2 red one, then a gen3 black (which to this day says it was a turd...) and now I have a gen4....

    Funny thing is, he has had a ton of muscle cars throughout his life but two he still talks about was his 1968 super bee which ran low 10's and his 1989 SHO... not bad company to be included with!
     
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    You're right about that. They do garner a following. I've always read of them and never really seen one modified in person. Although I've heard plenty of stories about that Yamaha motor. I never really cared too much for the body design myself honestly. I didn't consider a Taurus as a car I'd ever own until the '10 model was talked about and what sold me was the engine and AWD system and that fact it was a ford although I haven't quite made up my mind if my next car play car will be a ford or not. It's between two euros, BMW M6 or Audi S5/RS5, or a 13-14 GT500 unless the one coming out in '18 is going to be a game changer. I do miss the sound of a throaty V8 especially my old mustangs or cobras I've owned.


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    - They have a little get together Thursday afternoon at a Dairy Queen up the road, its a bunch of assorted Classic an Muscle cars, actually have some nice cars. I have been thinking of stopping in but new cars are a little out of place there, the ironic thing is I would be one of the quickest cars in the lot.

    -I have a yard full OF cars but all high miles and only important to me, and I needed something decent if I wanted to take a trip. I wanted a truck but everything decent was around 30000 or had really high miles, I look around the internet a lot in fact its pretty much a hobby of mine searching out cars that I would buy if I won the lottery. I will say this much, for the money you can not buy a better car then the GEN4 SHO. IMHO People just don't know what they are so there is not a huge demand for them, there not cheap but you get a whole lot for your money by comparison.
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    I see a fair amount of new SHOs. I think some people buy them because they're the "nice AWD Taurus".
     
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    Richmond has a lot more snow then the Tidewater, because of the AWD you do see more SHO's in areas with bad weather in fact my car came out of Ohio somewhere. They are still pretty rare when you compare the numbers, but I get your point.
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