Wing Fingering

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  1. Lord Flasheart

    Lord Flasheart Registered Capri Power Member

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    Is there an etiquette around this ancient art ?

    I ask because at Biscuits public debut at the Mild to Wild event, she experienced an array of molestation, some invited, some not :unsure:/>

    I understand that the practice is to ascertain whether or not the wings fitted on our aging vehicles have the sought after Ford parts or pattern ones.

    I get that when your car is being judged that this is more than acceptable, along with much other prodding & poking ;)/> & also when you are talking to folks about the car & invite such close inspections, similarly when you are looking to buy a car it would be one of the checks you would do to start the haggling process.

    However, is it acceptable to finger another's car uninvited :blush:/>

    Several different methods were witnessed, they include the "drive by finger", the art of doing the deed without breaking stride on the way around the show field.
    Next was the "reverse finger" when people extend their hand backwards & shuffle backwards with varying degrees of competency until contact is made.
    The most blatant has to be the "marching finger" when someone strides purposely across the show field straight upto the car, does the deed & marches straight away again :wacko:/>

    It wasn't until I was telling the lads at work about this, they were p*$$*** themselves :lol:/> ..... they did however ask if the effected area's needed cleaning after being sullied by so many foreign fingers or indeed if Biscuit needed councilling.
     
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    I'd be checking for hidden trackers!
     
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    I will have a note on my cars when they are done and it will say " I haven't put my fingers in your your wife or girlfriend so please don't put yours in my car."

    I personally don't know why people are so anal about pattern wings if they are fitted correctly; after all most restored cars have lots of non original metal in them replacing other rusty bits here and there.
     
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    Glue a Stanley blade right where they're likely to grope. Have a big sign "DO NOT TOUCH SHARP EDGES".

    As an aside search "mechaphile" on YouTube! Maybe your car's attracting "them".
     
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    Dam Cheek, and not even bought a bunch of flowers before the fingering starts! Finn.
     
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    Never mind flowers, didn't even ask her name :nono:
     
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    Being inquisitive I just Googled the dark and ancient art of car fingering and got results I really didn't expect !!!
     
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    I've witnessed my GL getting violated on more than one occasion. Some blatantly and others more coverse.
     
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    Carla and laser over the years have become quite used to this abuse.
    laser is enjoying the attention now it's got its genuine wings on !
     
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    Haha. Do they ever look you in the eye whilst doing the deed?
     
  11. Lord Flasheart

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    Only those of a reverse finger persuasion at least tried to whilst clumsily reversing into Biscuits nether regions :D
     
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    Probably not one for googling at work :headbang::
     
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    Don't worry about it its been done now people have to find a fault she's a jem enjoy all of the hard work can't wait to see the full result well done.
     
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    Prehaps we could start a new sport Olympic wing fingering ☺
     
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    Thanks Kev, was hoping to have caught up with you at CCI bash, catch up soon no doubt :thumbup1:
     
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    Can I look at myself in the mirror and say I have never touched or "fingered" another car?? lolol lolol


    Guilty as charged I guess!
     
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    Ive now got both fingering sensations on my car. They will have to fettle both sides to get the full picture!
     
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    Having nothing to contribute yet to this thread, I considered making up a story, but I can't compete on an Olymipic level, so I submit this:

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/believe-it-or-not/193346090-story




    (Really? A van? No accounting for taste....)
     
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    Have you read the related story under that one about the testicle eating fish? Perhaps we could have a bowl of them sitting on the front bumpers at shows then the fingerers will get their come uppance!
     
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    Did read that, but thought that this being such a wholesome place, and some members might have pet fish, so was afraid of upsetting sensibilities. :headbang::
     
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    OK, confession time ....... at the Brooklands classic car auction on Saturday, I did indulge in this black art of "wing fingering" but in my defence, it was part of the appraisal of a car that was for sale :rolleyes:/>

    However, a new pastime gathering pace at the Cosford get together was "Arch Fiddling" .......... what you may ask is "Arch fiddling" ? ........ well I'm sure the clever people of this parish are aware that the 3 digit stamps on the wing rails that many will be familiar with, are in fact also on the wheel arch lips, sills & countless other parts of the car body, underneath particularly but usually obscured by stone chip paint or decades of patina :D/>

    You have been warned lolol/> lolol/>
     
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    Haha I experienced this when I was new to the car show scene. Some bloke came up, started fingering the car and then proudly declared to me and the Mrs that he could tell that it was a pattern and not an original wing because of blah blah blah..

    I wanted to shout "I don't care what type of wing it is, get away from me you weirdo!" But of course I just nodded and waited for him to get bored and go away. I've since become more accepting of the fact that weirdos and car shows go hand in hand, and that they're harmless unless to get trapped talking to one for ages.
     

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