Saturday, April 02, 2016

I Miss the Old Days

The amphibious car that LBJ used to prank people: 1960s The Amphicar "The fastest car on the water and the fastest boat on the road."

I saw one of these drive into Town Lake (now Lady Bird Lake) in Austin when I was an undergraduate at UT in the very early '60s.  I have no idea if LBJ was behind the wheel.


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I've seen stories about that before. Old Lyndon was a real card.

Howard said...

My dad didn't like President Johnson at all. He called him "Lyndon Bird."

Amphicars are really collectible now and a good one is pretty pricey.

Ken said...

Ted Kennedy used to drive cars into lakes too! Unfortunately his aqua adventures had rather tragic consquences for which, as a Kennedy he avoided the hard time in prison his crime deserved!