Do cabbies have their own communication language?

taxi cab roof light

10-4 rubber duck was a famous trucker saying around the 80s. But were talking about taxi drivers (cabbies) and, their worldwide two-way radio communication system. The question is, do cabbies have their own communication language, YES or NO.?

In short, all the people using this two- way communication device should practice the 10-4 code of conduct, that includes cab drivers.  It was designed to save many words and confusion to the person listening on the other end. A person is trying to decipher the mumbled words coming through the airwaves, and it’s easier to use the 10-4 code. Continue reading

Ever Wonder Where Automobile Enthusiasts Get Their Car Projects

Canada's old auto classic news paper

Canada’s most Read Classic News Paper

Ever wonder where Automobile Enthusiasts of fine automobiles, get their classic car projects? Well, wonder no more. These car guys, like me, don’t sit still, we’re always looking and inquiring. I’m always reading the Old Autos Enthusiast Magazines, all 1000 of them, just for the right classic car you’re looking for!

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Railroad Date Nails Purchased At Automotive Swap Meet

You just never know what you will find at Automotive Swap Meets and Car Shows. The number one rule for a vendor is, only bring automotive related items. That makes sense, but sometimes they sneak in other interesting things for sale.

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Take for example what I picked up  at this vendors table. It was the interesting history that went along with my picked up treasure.

On this one occasion, I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said, “do you know what they are?” .. Nope. But they do look like they’re associated with Rail Roads. Continue reading

A Good Samaritan Taxi Driver

Taxi driver waiting for fare

I arrived at this address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. Continue reading