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#2428439 - 01/03/18 04:39 PM Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday
318 Stroker Offline


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I spent 6 days visiting my sister in Orlando. On Sunday we all went to Disney Springs, the free portion of Disney. Of course there are plenty of things there to separate you from your money. One is the Amphicar ride. I ponied up the money for myself, girlfriend, and sister. The three of us cruised around the lake for 25 minutes. Quite a lot of fun to ride a car into a lake, and live to tell about it... grin I figured it would probably be the only time I'd ever get to ride in an Amphicar, and I'm glad I did it. Anyone else ridden in one?

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#2428441 - 01/03/18 04:45 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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What? No pictures?

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#2428442 - 01/03/18 04:49 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: Morty426]
318 Stroker Offline


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Originally Posted By Morty426
What? No pictures?


Yeah, I knew that was coming! Sorry, no pics.

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#2428445 - 01/03/18 04:57 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Grand Prairie,Texas
Many years ago and it was interesting.

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#2428447 - 01/03/18 05:13 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Cool, I would have paid for the ride too. After all, how many chances do you get to try it...

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#2428448 - 01/03/18 05:13 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: stumpy]
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Congrats. I've always thought they were interesting. I don't know that ever even seen one. I would have paid for a ride also. up
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#2428451 - 01/03/18 05:18 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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Originally Posted By 318 Stroker
Originally Posted By Morty426
What? No pictures?


Yeah, I knew that was coming! So here's a pic, they let me drive.
wink grin


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#2428460 - 01/03/18 05:30 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: Ramrod39]
318 Stroker Offline


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Originally Posted By Ramrod39
Congrats. I've always thought they were interesting. I don't know that ever even seen one. I would have paid for a ride also. up


I've seen plenty in car mags over the years, but I don't think I've ever seen one in person, even with all of the car shows I've been to.

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#2428461 - 01/03/18 05:32 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: A12]
318 Stroker Offline


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Originally Posted By A12
Originally Posted By 318 Stroker
Originally Posted By Morty426
What? No pictures?


Yeah, I knew that was coming! So here's a pic, they let me drive.
wink grin



Yeah, yeah, that's me! Thanks A12... thumbs

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#2428500 - 01/03/18 06:30 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
Dave Hall Offline
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I was lucky enough to see a guy drive into the lake when I was a kid.

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#2428514 - 01/03/18 06:50 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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#2428520 - 01/03/18 06:57 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: Dave Hall]
lilred Offline
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I own a lagoon blue 1962 amphi, I have driven it on land when I first got it almost 20 years ago, hope to get it in the water once I finish the restoration now that I have become serious about finishing it. Looks like it should be a fun car, not 426 hemi fun but fun!!!

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#2428547 - 01/03/18 07:47 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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I always thought those were neat. I had my picture taken with one at a car show when I was but a wee lad.
As I got older I read more about them and found out they aren't particularly good at being a car or a boat. It would still be fun to take a ride in one. On land and in water.
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#2428587 - 01/03/18 08:28 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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Neither good on water nor land...

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#2428608 - 01/03/18 09:03 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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One of the Amphicars at the Disney park was bought from Gas Monkey on Fast and Loud.
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#2428609 - 01/03/18 09:04 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: Evil Spirit]
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Originally Posted By Evil Spirit
One of the Amphicars at the Disney park was bought from Gas Monkey on Fast and Loud.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5e5h6DRrc
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#2428628 - 01/03/18 09:31 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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Our neighbor across the street had one. One night I got to go for a ride with my Mom, Dad and aunt. Into the Mississippi river. I was about 5 and my mom was more than a little nervous.

That was about 1970.
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#2428629 - 01/03/18 09:33 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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There used to be a guy in the 80's that would take his Amphicar on the Ohio River in Cincinnati to watch the WEBN fireworks labor day weekend. Always thought he was nuts to trust it in that river but he seemed to return for several years in a row......Come to think of it, I didn't see him that last few times I went.....

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#2428636 - 01/03/18 09:51 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: 318 Stroker]
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I saw those when I was in Disney Springs - very col! I am glad you took the ride up
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#2428638 - 01/03/18 09:57 PM Re: Got to ride in an Amphicar on Sunday [Re: DirectSubjection]
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