Nostalgia

eGremlin
eGremlin

Who remembers these things?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I do but what was the purpose of them?

MPmaster
MPmaster

i've never seen a car with anti static straps in person before

its all just a meme

cum2soon
cum2soon

remember these fuckers

massdebater
massdebater

Lead static charges from the car body and chassis into the ground because the rubber tires wouldn't. Or at least that was the intention. No clue if it actually worked or if the problem was relevant to begin with.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

convex mirrors are still illegal on cars in the US

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

OH SHIT.

I've seen them almost daily in Europe back in the 90's and always wondered why people do this.
Around here those straps were usually better hidden tho.

I kinda saw those people in the same light like those who slapped horse shoes on the car front/grill.

Indeed, I nostalgia'd hard.

Firespawn
Firespawn

dun
dun

dunnnnnnnnnnnn

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

this sticker, on the hood or on the rear.

Emberburn
Emberburn

what? I see them all the time

Lunatick
Lunatick

Whats wrong with horseshoes faggot.
Did uncle badtouch drive a w123 or something?

Soft_member
Soft_member

unironically having horse shoes on your grill

time for bed, granpa

takes2long
takes2long

It's a cool lucky charm, you enormous faggot.

w8t4u
w8t4u

bullethole sticker
not a golfball lodged in a windshield sticker
Shit taste detected.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Your car will die in its sleep if you don't have horseshoe on the grille.

How else do you think old Mercedes live so long.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Almost Every car come with convex passenger side mirrors from the factory.
That's what the "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" sticker is for.
And trucks come with flat, and convex mirrors on both sides.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I remember my Dad had some of these on his car.

Quite a few people still have these in Australia. Unsure if it's snake oil or not, I don't get shocked by my car at all, but get a little zap from a lot of newer cars.

Were these reindeer things popular in other countries as well? I remember seeing these on just about every third car when I was a kid.

5mileys
5mileys

Back when car handles were metal, sonetimes you would get an electric shock when you tried to open the door.

This happened due to static buildup
because the car is insulated by the tires.

Sometimes people would even have heart attacks and die from it.

My neighbors car caught fire when I was a kid.
It was during the night. There was heavy winds kicking up many sands and somehow the car body built up an electric charge after being hit by the dust.
Then it made a short which caused the straw and pine needle padding inside the seat to caught fire.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

that would explain why mostly old peeps had these on their cars

Skullbone
Skullbone

I actually see a huge increase in reindeer attachments over the past couple years.

Never saw these in the 90's.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Sometimes people would even have heart attacks and die from it.

bullshit. post a link with evidence of this happening. i've never seen this shit in the US before. must be some shit for superstitious gypsies

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

HOLY SHIT

SniperGod
SniperGod

see a truck with these all over the tailgate in parking lot
get closer
they aren't stickers
mfw some dude actually shot up his tailgate

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

They're just so cringy and awful.

Although I'm really tempted to go and buy some and put them on my car ironically.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

uhh no, it's because how distance and mirrors work

if you stand two feet in front of a mirror, your reflection will appear as if you're standing four feet away from yourself

and the same with the passenger mirror, since you're sitting like 4 feet away from it then objects in the mirror will appear to be 4 feet farther away than they actually are

Techpill
Techpill

rekt

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I see them frequently enough. The other one (that's cringier IMO) is the eyelashes on Beetles/other small economy cars like Fits and the like. Even though it's mostly women, it's just too ridiculous to me.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Like googly eyes on a Miata is any better... Don't lie, you've considered it before.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Anyone remember when these were the rage?

TechHater
TechHater

It only exists if HE's heard of it before.

Everybody bow down to the all-knowing, all-wise user!

Flameblow
Flameblow

I have a friend who works for the transit authority steal me a few of them grounding strips that city buses usually have.

They look dope on my car

likme
likme

Before there were internet memes, who decided that certain memes of the time were popular?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Media of course.
And selling numbers.

Skullbone
Skullbone

so many memories...

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

I'm so happy I don't see these anymore. Irritating.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

I still see all of these

iluvmen
iluvmen

god damn these are cringe. idgaf about what constitutes your family unit shitcunt.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

They need to make cuck ones with the wife's son.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I'm not even joking, I really believe stickers like that will definitely appear in the coming years.

Techpill
Techpill

And with the advances in technology we will never see them come back

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

most new fords come with a convex mirror built into the mirror

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

nice

w8t4u
w8t4u

This is why you can't trust anything boomers say, or in general when you someone says "back then", time to stop listening.

goes like this

two unrelated things happen
40 years pass
shit boomer wants attention
DID U KNOW? U COULD *DIE*! I SAW IT HAPPEN ONCE!

The sad part is I'm sure they actually do "remember" it that way

Flameblow
Flameblow

Is this a Subaru loyale?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

not pissing on a Ford/Chevy/Dodge logo
not pissing on a foreign company logo
Way more common.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I do

SniperWish
SniperWish

you guys forgot the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS.

wackeldackel (that nodding dog)
knitted toilet paper cover

StonedTime
StonedTime

static charges on a fucking metal frame?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Or lightning strikes, I don't fucking know.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

That doesn't sound right. My dad's 2015 chevy silverado came with convex mirrors from the factory on the drivers side. It's not an add on either as it's built into the mirror.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

tfw they think someone gives a shit about their spawn

Soft_member
Soft_member

Maybe they changed it recently and I read outdated information, but it was illegal for the longest time because legislators thought it would cause drivers even more trouble at judging distances in the mirror because Americans generally are morons.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Try leaning back the seat
Ass has the bottom firmly planted
Strings break
Beads go fucking everywhere
mfw
I remember these shitty things. From the outside it looked like a marshmellowy IED just went off in my car. I would find them after a year still.

Illusionz
Illusionz

At first I thought you're asking if I remember Ladas.

askme
askme

The zombie family ones
Cosplay families
T-Rex "I'm eating your stick family" stickers

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Still see those

Oh shit, I remember there being other colors of those as well.

Supergrass
Supergrass

Marketing

Spamalot
Spamalot

check em

girlDog
girlDog

What kind of a car uses straw as seat padding?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

russian here so yea that does make me nostalgic

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

I usually saw baseballs. They always seemed stupid to me

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

shit my dad used to have that

viagrandad
viagrandad

heard these are comfy af

Evilember
Evilember

I still do that

Illusionz
Illusionz

Remember these?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

I still see them and honestly think they are retarded.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I've heard that these are actually for first responders so they know to look for a child after a crash.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Hey, my grandparents had own of those. What are they even for?

SniperGod
SniperGod

Superior Soviet engineering is my guess

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

The point is to let other drivers know why you're driving so slow.

farquit
farquit

Promotional item from a gas station, wish places still gave things out like that

Evilember
Evilember

I though it was to help people deal with car sickness by removing static air caused by the friction of the road

SniperWish
SniperWish

Damn that's nice looking too

StonedTime
StonedTime

speed limit 35
crash at 30mph
baby dies
crash at 35mph
baby dies
crash at 40mph
baby dies

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead


be high as a kite
can't read

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

rage!

Inmate
Inmate

My 2001 b3000 has these from factory too.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I saw one of these today

RumChicken
RumChicken

boost

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Well, yes. Static charge builds on cars insulated by the tyres, planes insulated by the air and you as you bounce on the trampoline insulated by the mat and the air. When grounded the static charge discharges.

Those straps were originally designed to discharge static from the body before refuelling operations. There are documented and somewhat common incidents where the pump nozzle becomes the ground and a small spark arcs between the fuel filler and the pump nozzle. Somehow that turned into these straps preventing motion sickness, curing aids, secretly knowing the location of Harold Holt etc.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

What is this, feelers for the car to navigate?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

da, davno vse eto bilo, kogda tolko eti huyni i stavili na mashini

MPmaster
MPmaster

Russians are too retarded to touch the car, grounding yourself BEFORE you put the fire fire dick into the fuel fuel vagina on the car.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Marketing maybe. I used to see Nike, Adidas, Maui & Sons and other clothing brands stickers on buses when I was a kid. They all added respect, swag and extra hp. Said buses also had those straps in OP's picture.

Curb feelers to not scratch your rimz dawg.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Also, I miss big antennas on hot hatches.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Yeah, also, there was a time where it was common to see cars with THREE fucking antennas on them.

radio
CB radio
car mobile phone

also CB radio really fascinated me back then.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Nice dubs

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

I always assumed cars with multiple antennas (especially long ones) were police.

eGremlin
eGremlin

oh damn

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

tfw there's an old guy in my town that drives a perfectly clean '86 CRX
probably bought it brand new when he was younger
has a huge-ass CB antenna on it

No joke that's one of my favorite cars to see. There's something kind of A E S T H E T I C about CB antennas that works perfectly with 80s cars

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

What are they even for?

Lunatick
Lunatick

Back when car handles were metal, sonetimes you would get an electric shock when you tried to open the door.
This happened due to static buildup
because the car is insulated by the tires.
No, you fucking idiot, this happened because of static buildup on YOU not the car and you got shocked because the car was at a lower potential

Booteefool
Booteefool

Yeah because first responders need a reminder to make sure nobody else is in the car

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I had a friend get ejected from a car and into the woods. None of the first responders had a clue there was a fourth person involved in the crash until friends in another car showed up and asked where she was.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Member 9/11?

whereismyname
whereismyname

Did she died?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Only one that lived.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Still see these, he's usually wearing a football shirt and pissing on the shirt of a rival team.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

A baby on board sign wouldn't prevent a scenario like that. If a car goes end-over-end and flings the occupants out the baby on board sign isn't going to be there shouting HEY THE BABY GOT FLUNG OUT M8

eGremlin
eGremlin

That's effed up.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

knitted toilet paper cover
Only ever saw these in Germany.
And they never left.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Convex mirrors are fucking putrid and you should kill yourself for thinking they're anything else.

girlDog
girlDog

in burgerland ur supposed to have burgerball

viagrandad
viagrandad

Whats the deal with that? Does it keep the tp warm?

I see this one almost every day.

Monster stickers are thankfully dying out.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Here, have a quadruple whammy of nostalgic Soviet car accessories

iluvmen
iluvmen

Yeah I member.

Inmate
Inmate

My old Infiniti g20 would shock the living shit out of me and my passenger upon egress on cold days.

When I went to auto stores to ask for anti static devices, the looked at me like I was an idiot and told me that they didn't exist and I should touch the tire before getting out.

Fucking retards.

likme
likme

dont 4 get

Nojokur
Nojokur

I have one of these in my window. Why were they ever a thing?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Almost Every car come with convex passenger side mirrors from the factory.

Maybe in the states but most other places in the world don't even bother with them.

I have driven imported american cars and you immediately realize something is different about the mirrors.

FastChef
FastChef

The sad part is I'm sure they actually do "remember" it that way

My fucking grandmother makes shit up about current events on the regular.

Apparently some kid on the beach got buried and no one could find him so she believes that if you dig a hole and half bury a child in it they can get sucked under the sand by the "under tow".

Some neighbors father dropped dead jogging recently (it was later noted that he had a stroke) and she has been trying to tell us that there is an epidemic of people just dying off and she knows it is "because of the rains".

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I have borrowed cars with baby on board signs and had been ripping skids and driving like a lunatic in them.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Asshole at the wheel

RumChicken
RumChicken

My truck was made in the early 80s and it has them. Maybe you're just a lying retard.

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