Okay, one more car story. Plymouth made a car with the shifting buttons placed on the dash board and all you had to do was push a button to engage the transmission. Back then it seemed like a pretty good idea providing you are careful. Once again my buddy and myself were over at a pier on Lake Michigan fishing for perch. It was during the summer and we took a few days to go fishing and camp in our tent, hopefully eating fish. The pier was a long cement one which was wide enough for cars to drive out on. The pier sloped down a few feet to a flat portion where you could sit and fish. The lake was another 10' down from the lower edge of the pier. It was a nice sunny day and we walked out the very end of the pier where the water was deeper and therefore colder and better fishing for perch. There were others like us fishing on the lake side of the pier and some girls had laid out blankets on the sloped portion and were sun bathing.
We all stood in amazement as he made it back onto the pier and had to walk the length of the pier in humiliation with the giggling of the girls in his ears. I learned two things from watching him. That showing off for girls is stupid and it is even more stupid to try to lay rubber in reverse.
Okay, no more stories about fishing... but hmmm, I actually do have a few more which I'll save for another time.