Hooniverse Asks- What Would be Your Dream Honeymoon Ride?

It seems, in England last Friday, somebody got married, and everybody got the day off. We don’t have a monarchy here in the U.S., but we do appreciate awesome cars, and so when the doomed groom and blushing bride (who was smokin’ hot, BTW) rode off in a 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volonte, the marriage suddenly became relevant to a lot of us.
The Brits have a wide choice of spectacular classic cars in which to send off their royals – imagine the newly anointed Duchess of Cambridge squeezing her gown into an XK-13 or TVR Sagaris – but the alcohol-fueled Aston was a pretty sweet option. But what about the rest of us, what cars would each of us would want to drive as we head off into wedded bliss? And for those of you who currently lack the legal ability to wed due to political asshattery, your day will come.
So what would it be? Any car or truck that is your honeymoon transport would have to be special. It wouldn’t have to offer much in the way of luggage capacity as long as it can carry the smile that will be the only thing your new spouse will likely be wearing to bed, but it should offer sufficient tie-points for old shoes and tin cans to be dragged off the rear bumper. With that in mind, what would be your dream honeymoon ride?
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44 responses to “Hooniverse Asks- What Would be Your Dream Honeymoon Ride?”

  1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    Two things:
    1) You knew when you phrased the question that way where at least one hoon was going to take it. Don't say you didn't. Thankfully, I'm not going to be that guy.
    2) It's good to be the king.

  2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    <img src="http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/pictures/VEHICLE/1992/Buick/509/1992.buick.lesabre.1316-300×189.jpg"&gt;
    …because I hope to have only one honeymoon in my life, and it already happened in this.

  3. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
    mr. mzs zsm msz esq

    My ideal honeymoon ride? Oh wait you specified a car in the question. Mine was an Oldsmobile rental, perfectly fine. I just noticed that the "learners" plate has little hearts on it, somebody has a sense of humor.

    1. Black Steelies Avatar

      I didn't watch this stuff on TV but all the female coworkers are still talking about it. Apparently the L plate is symbolic of being new to marriage like a permit driver would be new to driving, corny but whatever.
      Also heard a guy say he thought they were driving a Bentley. I forget not everyone knows what certain cars look like.

    2. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
      mr. mzs zsm msz esq


  4. Maxichamp Avatar

    I tried, but was unsuccessful, at getting a Bentley Turbo R.

  5. Alff Avatar

    If it were to come to that, I'd like to take the wife's car…
    <img src="http://www.dakar.com/PHOTOS/DAK/2006/100/live_madalena.jpg"width=500&gt;

  6. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

    Since, by definition, I would be making the trip with my wife and not my girlfriend. The specific car matters far less than the body style.
    <img src="http://www.amcpacer.com/images/kenosha/kenosha-41-rumble-seat-jeni.jpg&quot; width="300">
    Don't let the smile fool you. She's thinking of ways you disappoint her.
    Or a more realistic choice
    <img src="http://www.inclc.org/gallery/members/images/Hoczyk54Hearse.jpg&quot; width="300">
    Sorry, I'm actually in a good mood.

  7. Maymar Avatar

    My forthcoming wedding and reception are in the same place, so there's really no need for a ride.
    On the actual honeymoon? No idea where we're going, so I'll throw any of the following out – Land Rover Defender/Jeep Wrangler/whatever small Japanese SUV the local rental agency has, a nouveau Pontiac GTO, a Holden Commodore, or whatever small Eurohatch that captures my fancy.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      A true hoon will always find a way to involve a mode of transportation. We had four different cars at my wedding/reception.

  8. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

    Only when its funny (or trying to be).

  9. Black Steelies Avatar

    I drove Rosemary the hearse to two proms. That's as formal as I have been thus far and plan on keeping her for awhile, so It's really the obvious choice. I can say from experience an air mattress makes the back quite cozy, but anything beyond sleeping back there is pretty skeezy.

    1. SSurfer321 Avatar

      You don't know skeezy. My brother-in-law worked at a casket company. And I'll just leave it at that.

  10. Black Steelies Avatar

    I heard of a couple honeymooning in Hawaii and forgetting they were too young to rent. I'm never sure what the age is but that would suck. I think it worked out in the end somehow.
    Oh and congrats.

    1. dwegmull Avatar

      We are long past that problem. And by "we" I mean "I", my fiance will always be 21 😉

  11. vwminispeedster Avatar

    We were driven from the church to the reception in a Citoren DS convertible that was almost the twin to this: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3325309296_15
    When we were on Hawaii for a couple deals our rental car was this: http://images.autoconx.com/Photos/927/501212927_1
    Kelly liked the Merc so much she fell asleep in it's comfy passenger seat as we circumnavigated Oahu. Both were great cars.

  12. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I thought he was just implying that he'd need something with a lot more maneuvering room than a rumble seat provides.

    1. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

      Its a pretty good rule of thumb to simply say that people generally mean the exact opposite of my interpretation.

    2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      My Volvo 740 estate may be a terrible car in many regards, but it's got plenty of room with the rear seat folded flat.
      Like, room for furniture and that sort of thing. It's a convenient twin-bed-sized space.
      Stop looking at me like that.

  13. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    Um, if you can find the woman that finds that to be idyllic, don't let her slip away.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      Um, if you can find the woman that finds that to be idyllic, don't let her escape.
      Fixed it.
      <img src="http://www.tensionnot.com/pictures/images/Car/Free-Candy-Van.jpg"&gt;

      1. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

        Wow, you're pretty. Does this smell like chloroform to you?

  14. skitter Avatar

    AdSense cracks me up.
    <img src="http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt237/jskitter/hooniverse/senseless.jpg"&gt;
    Totally missing their target market.
    I'm sure most hoons, like me, just wear the same dress to every wedding.

  15. grantlinderman Avatar

    Wife an I rode away from the reception in a Packard Super Eight Limo, one of our family's friend's cars. Fun fact: first production car with factory air-conditioning. Not fun fact: it kinda smells like the first production car with factory air-conditioning. Still, it doesn't get much classier than a beautiful old Packard. Anyone can rent a Rolls.

    1. B72 Avatar

      My mother in law lined up a Packard for us. She's awesome!

  16. Alff Avatar

    My wife and I were at a party yesterday with one of these rigs parked in the driveway across the street. I was not able to convince her that it would be a superior replacement for her minivan.

  17. Jim-Bob Avatar

    Lada estate. Business in the front and a party in the back. Plus, if I ever were to find a woman, she would have to have a love of Soviet machinery, Austrian economics and libertarian politics. I just couldn't marry someone who didn't want to own a Lada, an AK-47 and vote for Ron Paul.
    <img src="http://www.yiparts.com/2008/pic/modelpic/LADA/12001500Estate/2008aug01-4892776ac4fbc.jpg&quot; size=300>

  18. dukeisduke Avatar

    Kate Middleton.
    Oh, sorry, did you mean a *car*? Silly me.

  19. RichardKopf Avatar

    <img src="http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/hoopd87/176.jpg&quot; width="500" >
    DDR über alles!

  20. LTDScott Avatar

    My first honeymoon ride (well, to be honest, wedding location to wedding reception ride) was my father in law's W126 '91 Mercedes 300SE. Brother in law was driving, and he entered the driveway to the hotel too fast, causing it to bottom out. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this cracked the oil pan, causing the car to bleed oil along the whole driveway and up all 4 levels of the parking garage.
    The situation was brought to my attention when it was discovered that I was the only one in the whole wedding party with a AAA membership, so at midnight on the night of the wedding I was standing in the parking lot waiting for a tow truck to take the car back to my place (where father in law replaced the pan using my tools).
    I am hoping wedding and marriage number two (happening in February) turn out much better. We're going to have a slot car set at the reception, so at least we have that going for us. Not sure what car we'll drive away in, though. Hopefully my LTD.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      Prickstine is already going to be jealous of your lovely bride and you are seriously considering driving something else at the wedding? I fear for the safety of everybody involved.
      <img src="http://www.porcubimmer.com/prickstineposter.jpg"&gt;

      1. CBQ_241 Avatar

        Hey, I resemble that remark!

    2. tiberiusẅisë Avatar

      We need to do a week dedicated to slot cars.

  21. cmcpokey Avatar

    We left the ceremony in a 61 Rolls. It was lovely, and smooth, and exceedingly comfortable, but we had our wedding and reception at a winery, so that may have been the wine talking.
    The honeymoon itself was several weeks later in Spain where we have a 2003-ish Fiat Punto. Not the car I had in mind, but proved to be pretty good around town, though a bit terrifying on the Autostrada at 140 km/h.

  22. coupeZ600 Avatar
    1. coupeZ600 Avatar

      While the Wedding was fairly uneventful, the Reception was anything but.

  23. MusclesMarinara Avatar

    Not there yet myself, but judging by their photos my parents had good taste:
    <img> src="http://www.camarochevy.cn/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/68ChevyCamaroRSGreenColo11.jpg"&gt;

  24. ptschett Avatar

    I thought the T-bird would get the job, but I had a uniquely useless ability in college: I had a knack for trying to ask out girls who, unbeknownst to me, were within +/- a month of starting to date their eventual husband.
    Now many years later I just hope the Challenger lasts that long.
    (Yah I'm a little bitter. Mostly at myself… I always end up trying to make something happen that's not going to happen, and usually have whatever level of patience is exactly wrong for the given situation.)

  25. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    If it is about dreaming, I think a Bugatti type 41 Royale can do the job very well.
    <img src="http://youpode.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bugatti_type_41_royale_coupc3a9_napoleon.jpg"&gt;

  26. B72 Avatar

    Looks like '76 or later? I have a '72. Good fun those!

  27. P161911 Avatar

    1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Towncar
    <img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5681720915_92c8ed9bf6.jpg&quot; width="500" height="333" alt="Wedding 1929 Rolls Royce ">
    That was the car from the church to the hotel. The actual honeymoon started the next day. So after taking the old Bronco to the airport. We were in London so it was mostly tube trains and black cabs.
    The Rolls was not exactly low profile. It was amazing the looks we got on I-285.

  28. Paul_y Avatar

    As is almost always the case when asked what vehicle is most appropriate for what occaision, the answer is Pinzgauer.

    1. raphaelinberlin Avatar

      in the future robot apocalypse, I'll have my honeymoon Pinzgauer fitted with machine gun nests on the roof – it's my honeymoon, dammit! let the trained lackeys do the shooting

  29. Rory Avatar

    Hey! I am based in Traverse City and have access to a Rolls for weddings, or the Lada LeMons car if the little lady is so inclined.