No More Manual Stick Shift Cars? in Lounge Posted Sunday at 03:14 PM In college in the late 60s - early 70s, two buddies and I were hired to drive semis for a moving company (what were they thinking?). I was the only one who could drive a stick. To get experience, my friends practiced on my 67 Corvair 4-speed. I tried to warn them that the carry-over to a semi tractor would be minimal.