Imagine this, but hand painted bright blue on top, dark blue on bottom, pink wipers and blue hubcaps. We made a mini version of it to display at the mother-daughter crafts display at church.
Where I lived the wind would blow off the lake and cover the lakeside road in drifts, and I didn't like driving in Quebec winter. But it was a reliable little boo. Didn't let me down in the 1993 Snowstorm of the Century. Provided a place for Fernando and I to make out.
It mocked me when I tried to go past 100 kmph (61mph). To go fast you had to put the gas petal to the floor...
put... put put... put put put... put put PUT... PUT PUT PUT... PUTPUTPUTPUT
It was funny to watch someone else try to drive it, cause they would gauge their ability to pass a car, pull into the left lane, gun the car and... put... put put... put put put... realize they couldn't make it, and pull back into the right lane. One day my step-mother lent me her old sports car, and the first time I went to merge with traffic I put the petal to the metal and
Friend Delyriam and I were pushed into the back of the seats. I could do 160 kmph (100 mph) in that Firebird and not feel it.
Still, I was glad when I moved out of home and into a bus-filled neighborhood, and I haven't had a car since--16 years. Mostly I like taking the bus or train, but once in awhile I dream I'm still in college and driving in my little car, and when I wake up I'm a little sad.
As Nanaimo isn't the most bus-oriented town in the world, I may end up needing a car eventually, and thought I should get comfy again. And so this week went Tootling About the Nabe With Stepmama. First time I've driven in 7 years. How did it go you wonder? Very well indeed! Except we both forgot to take off the parking brake.
I was reminded of State and Main when we got home, got out, and stood looking at the smoking back tires:
...So that happened.
Song of the day - "Brown Car" which brother, Swiss Girl and I used to sing in rounds.
Any and all Fond Car Memories welcome. :-)
Shmoopy Hits! song of the day: Love theme to Superman, with lyrics.