RE: [DMCForum] Hub Cap Theory
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RE: [DMCForum] Hub Cap Theory



I am not sure if this is directly related or not, but I did hear a rumor
that break dancing evolved from kids trying to steal hub caps from moving
cars.  ;)

Greg


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From: billsfanmd@xxxxxxx [mailto:billsfanmd@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 1:34 PM
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Subject: [DMCForum] Hub Cap Theory



Alright I had a quick second between classes and I had to write about this.
I hope this post does not offend anyone but since I was a young whipper
snapper this has made me curious. maybe "Vixen" Dave can put in his two
cents or perhaps our DMC owners accross the Atlantic can comment if this
persists in their country.

Why is it that less fortunate people with lower incomes have cars that are
missing all or most of their hubcaps?  :-) I have noticed for some time that
in nice neighborhoods motor vehicles seem to have all 4 hubcaps. Whenever I
visis job sites of students in lower income areas almost every car seems to
be missing at least one but usually all 4 hubcaps?

Is this becasue hubcaps know how much their owners make? Is it that the
strength of the clips that hold these things on are directly tied to the
earning power of the owner? Or perhaps these owners prefer the look of the
black tire rim??? I guess also if one hub cap falls off it is more
economical for them to take the other 3 off then to purchase a new one
:-)....Perhaps in an effort to save money they have found a better household
use for them then wasting them on their tire rims? Maybe the local kids take
them and sell them on ebay?

While driving today in a not so nice neigborhood nearly every car was
missing their hub caps. At one point I almost wound my window down to ask
one owner where all his hub caps went?...However, I decided against such
action...There is even a man who has profited from this hub cap dillema. In
a not-so-nice area there is a roadside shop called "Hub Cap City" where
owners can brouse through thousands of stray caps looking for their long
lost match.

Any one of our automotive historians that that wants to chime in on my
theory I would like your comments :-)

Mike C
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