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12th Jul '17 11:51:16 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' during a flashback scene when Hank, Dale, and Bill are joyriding Boomhauer's car. Dale displays his inability in driving stick when it's his turn to drive and caused the car to fall into the quarry. This is why the three help the environmentalists to protect the quarry from being drained, revealing Boomhauer's car and their lettermen jackets.
** "The left brake isn't working!" shouts Dale, as he repeatedly stomps the clutch.

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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' during a flashback scene when Hank, Dale, and Bill are joyriding Boomhauer's car. Dale displays his inability in driving to drive stick when it's his turn to drive ("The left brake isn't working!") and caused causes the car to fall into the quarry. This is why the three help the environmentalists to protect the quarry from being drained, revealing drained; it would reveal Boomhauer's car and their lettermen jackets.
** "The left brake isn't working!" shouts Dale, as he repeatedly stomps the clutch.
jackets.
5th Jul '17 7:51:02 PM bombadil211
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** British example, Christopher Eccleston was only going to go round the track in an automatic, as he only passed his test a few weeks previous, in an automatic.

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** British example, Christopher Eccleston was only going to go round the track in an automatic, as he only passed his test a few weeks previous, in an automatic. The automatic car that they crew tracked down was one of ''only two'' of that specific model in the entirety of the UK.



** When Jeff Goldblum was the star in a reasonably priced car he kept complaining during portions of his lap that he wished he'd had ''more car'', these being the parts most guests take in fourth gear while Jeff (on advice from the Stig) never went above third.

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** When Jeff Goldblum was the star in a reasonably priced car he kept complaining during portions of his lap that he wished he'd had ''more car'', these being the parts most guests take in fourth gear while Jeff (on advice from the Stig) never went above third.drove the whole lap in third because he doesn't know how to drive stick.
1st Jul '17 6:52:57 PM HeroGal2347
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* Captain Kirk, in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "A Piece of the Action", though it's doubtful he'd have done any better had it been automatic.

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* Captain Kirk, in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "A Piece of the Action", though it's doubtful he'd have done any better had it been automatic. (He's from the future and has probably never had to drive a car.)
23rd Jun '17 1:57:54 PM Dallenson
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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Ferrari F355 Challenge'' arcade game has the options of fully automatic shifting, F1-style semi-automatic paddles, or fully manual 6-speed stick and clutch. This to acccomodate the fact the F355 (Spider) were built in two distinct styles, one with a manual configuration and another with semi-automatic paddles, denoted by the F1 in it's name.

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* Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Ferrari F355 Challenge'' arcade game has the options of fully automatic shifting, F1-style semi-automatic paddles, or fully manual 6-speed stick and clutch. This to acccomodate accommodate the fact the F355 (Spider) (and it's Spider model) were built in two distinct styles, drive-train configurations, one with a manual configuration transmission and another with semi-automatic paddles, denoted by the F1 in it's name.
23rd Jun '17 8:47:37 AM xcountryguy
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* Both ''Film/NationalTreasure'' films have Riley driving his new [[spoiler: Ferrari]] with no concept of a clutch. It gets better in the second movie when he grinds it in gear from a stop, only to [[spoiler: drive backwards into the car behind his!]]

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* Both ''Film/NationalTreasure'' films have Riley driving his new [[spoiler: Ferrari]] [[spoiler:Ferrari]] with no concept of a clutch. It gets better in the second movie when he grinds it in gear from a stop, only to [[spoiler: drive [[spoiler:drive backwards into the car behind his!]]



** Though the player finds out a level later Murray has never let him drive before. When one considers they'd ''never'' been separated before [[spoiler: Sly and Murray being arrested]], one wonders if he could drive at all before that.

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** Though the player finds out a level later Murray has never let him drive before. When one considers they'd ''never'' been separated before [[spoiler: Sly [[spoiler:Sly and Murray being arrested]], one wonders if he could drive at all before that.



* Brock Samson (and Hank during one episode) of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' drives a 69 Charger with a stick shift. Brock, who has driven it for years, has no issues, and even Hank did reasonably well when driving. Especially since it was his first time driving. The only person with the driving stick issue? H.E.L.P.eR. As Brock discovers when strapped to the hood of his car by [[spoiler: Doc's escaped parasitic twin brother.]] Thankfully, H.E.L.P.eR is a fast study.

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* Brock Samson (and Hank during one episode) of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' drives a 69 Charger with a stick shift. Brock, who has driven it for years, has no issues, and even Hank did reasonably well when driving. Especially since it was his first time driving. The only person with the driving stick issue? H.E.L.P.eR. As Brock discovers when strapped to the hood of his car by [[spoiler: Doc's [[spoiler:Doc's escaped parasitic twin brother.]] Thankfully, H.E.L.P.eR is a fast study.
20th Jun '17 3:27:46 AM jormis29
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* The arcade versions of ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush'' and ''SF Rush 2049'' both include clutch pedals in their manual transmission option, as did their spiritual precursors, ''HardDrivin'' and ''Race Drivin''. In the latter two, you had to push the clutch while starting the car to avoid stalling.

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* The arcade versions of ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush'' and ''SF Rush 2049'' both include clutch pedals in their manual transmission option, as did their spiritual precursors, ''HardDrivin'' ''VideoGame/HardDrivin'' and ''Race Drivin''. In the latter two, you had to push the clutch while starting the car to avoid stalling.
10th Jun '17 3:47:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/WreckItRalph'': The racing karts in ''Sugar Rush'' are stick-shift. As a result, Vanellope has a bit of trouble at first when doing practice runs with Ralph on a custom track in Diet Cola Mountain.

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* ''Film/WreckItRalph'': ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': The racing karts in ''Sugar Rush'' are stick-shift. As a result, Vanellope has a bit of trouble at first when doing practice runs with Ralph on a custom track in Diet Cola Mountain.
22nd May '17 2:38:15 PM dmcreif
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* The remake of ''TheItalianJob'' had a whole deleted subplot during the climax where Left Ear has to drive one of the gang's Mini Coopers with Handsome Rob talking him through it.

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* The remake of ''TheItalianJob'' ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' had a whole deleted subplot during the climax where Left Ear has to drive one of the gang's Mini Coopers with Handsome Rob talking him through it.it. At one point, Left Ear ends up stalling their car on a hill and they end up rear-ending the car behind them.



* ''Film/WreckItRalph'' features a TrainingMontage in a racing game called Sugar Rush where the karts are stick-shift. The first few scenes of the montage show events common with inexperience with a clutch.

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* ''Film/WreckItRalph'' features a TrainingMontage in a ''Film/WreckItRalph'': The racing game called Sugar Rush where the karts in ''Sugar Rush'' are stick-shift. The As a result, Vanellope has a bit of trouble at first few scenes of the montage show events common when doing practice runs with inexperience with Ralph on a clutch.custom track in Diet Cola Mountain.
13th May '17 9:57:29 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/Vigilante8'' Y the alien's FlyingSaucer apparently is a manual, judging from what he yelled at the idiot who took it for a joyride.
13th May '17 4:27:30 AM Khathi
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It should be noted that in real life, and in some fictional works by people who know cars, changing gears on a truly old vehicle is a challenge even for people used to driving manuals. This is because of the now-ubiquitous mechanism called "synchromesh", which allows you to change directly from one gear to another, but didn't become common until after World War II.

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It should be noted that in real life, and in some fictional works by people who know cars, changing gears on a truly old vehicle is a challenge even for people used to driving manuals. This is because of the now-ubiquitous mechanism called "synchromesh", which allows you to change directly from one gear to another, but didn't become common until after World War II.
II. Before that you had to play with the throttle to spin the engine into the right rpms for the next gear, otherwise you'd get grinding gears (not good for the transmission service life) and/or can easily stall the engine.
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