Very likely you can’t go an entire day without hearing or seeing an ad for one of the major car companies. Honestly, I always thought car ads a bit strange; as if anyone watching Matlock would, during the commercial break, be motivated to leave the comfort of their couch and rush out to purchase a car because of the slick car commercial they just saw.
But, I already digress…
My earliest car memory was of the family station wagon. I remember it being a faded yellow with the fake wood panel boards running the length of the car. I was able to experience many a family car growing up; my fondest being my mom’s 1988 Geo Metro. Not only did I learn the basics of driving thanks to this car, but I also learned how to drive a manual; a skill I believe everyone of legal driving age should possess.
While I’ve never been what you would call a “car guy” I do appreciate a good car; a classic car you might say–if for nothing more than it’s sheer beauty and personal charm or character. And while I can’t sit around and talk shop with other car guys I do know that in comparison to a few decades ago, the cars of today don’t always measure up to the cars of yesteryear. So in the spirit of classic cars and fond memories, I’m pleased to offer this jaunt down memory lane [or for some, like my self, a history lesson].
ht: [Fred “Grandpa” Brandon]