I have no idea why but this week I was feeling car nastalgic. So, here’s a visual history of all the POS’s I’ve owned since I turned sixteen:
1979 Chevy Vandura: Ok, so mine was blue and had more rust…Have I ever told you how loud this beast was! Coke cans and coat hanger don’t make a good exhaust system. On the plus side, it had wood floors, paneling, a gun rack inside and captains chairs (oh, but they weren’t bolted down).
1978 VW Rabbit: Yep, baby blue it was, though I called it carolina blue. I remember it leaked and in the winter you had to scrape the inside of the windows. I did learn how to drive a stick shift on this bad baby blue boy though.
1984 Chevy S-10: My S-10 started off nicer than this (and no stupid flag). It was white. Then after a year it was white with black on the bottom (to hide the rust). Then I painted like a tonka truck (it actually said tonka on the side. Lynn’s parents said they knew she loved me when I showed up to there house in that and she was in it). Then I painted it flat black and had to have 2×4’s holding the bed together. I bought it for $1000, beat the crap out of it for four years and sold it for $1000. Not bad.
1982 Honda CB650: I only had this for a summer. It was fun, but it’s hard when all you have is a motorcycle. Sucks in the rain. Big time. If you could help me talk Lynn into letting me another one, I’d appreciate it (they save money on gas – that’s the selling point!).
1990 Chevy Cheyenne: This truck was by far the best, and most expensive vehicle I’ve ever owned. Of course, I bought it right out of college. Then, when I decided to go to seminary in Chicago I decided a truck wasn’t the most practical ride. So, I traded it in for the 94 Cavalier below.
Believe it or not, I traded in the 94 Cavalier (it got towed away after the frame rusted through)for an 88 Nissan 200SX. They kids dubbed that one ‘Sand Storm’. Worst part of this car: no radio. Best part: sunroof.
That was fun.