The Old Gray Grit Ain't What It Used to Be


A car collector put his Packard away for about 30 years. When he took the car out of storage, there was no getting it started. “Why, this car used to be a ‘gas’ when I drove it,” he said. He couldn’t understand why it didn’t run now. The reason? His gas used to be a “gas” too — now it’s just a gritty, gray residue.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2005/02/16/The-Old-Gray-Grit-Aint-What-It-Used-to-Be