Monday, January 11, 2010

Fun Monday/Vroom, vroom

This week's hostess is Sayre at Sayre Smiles (which title always makes me smile). Her quest?

I want to know your car history. What was your first car? Which was your favorite car? And what are you driving now - and why?

Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE cars. Specifically, I love fast cars. The first car that I owned was a 1968 Ford Mustang. My husband and I owned it together. We bought it right after our baby was born. It was a very cool, young family car. It was destroyed in a car accident. In case any of you ever wondered which car would win - a Ford Mustang or an Oldsmobile Toronado - it's the Toronado.

My favorite car? That's a toss-up between my mom's 68 Ford Galaxie and my 1980 Chevy Scottsdale 4x4 pickup truck, lovingly nicknamed the "Amok Truck". My mom's Ford was fine-tuned by my cousins and ran the wheels off of most everything I put it up against, not that I ever did.

My pickup? Just fun. I lived in the Mojave desert when I owned it and went 4-wheeling a lot with some really great people. I have fond memories of that pickup. It's what I was driving when Shorty and I started dating. As a matter of fact, the pink slip was in the mail when we got back from our honeymoon. Great pickup and even better times.

My current car? I have two - a surfeit of blessings. My favorite current? A 1999 Mercury Cougar. This car is one of the great under-advertised vehicles of all time. I bought it because I liked how it looked. The first time I drove it through a Panhandle thunderstorm, I loved it. The first time I passed a semi, looked down and saw the speedometer at 130 and she hadn't even breathed hard, I fell in love. She is still a great car. A little the worse for wear but she got a new transmissison a couple of years ago and is still getting over 30 mph on the highway.

My very favorite car? My next car, of course. Moose and I have our sights set on a Lincoln Navigator. I think it's the heated seats.


Faye said...

Our feeling, yea or nay, about a car has a lot to do with what was going on in our lives when we were driving them. Pick ups carry good memories but have a hard time, after a certain age, competing with heated seats. :-)

Sayre said...

Muscle car lady, huh? I think a Cougar would fit quite well into my series of cars, but for now I need to do things like haul baseball equipment and dogs - not quite muscle car territory. I do love them though!

Thanks for playing!

Janis said...

Ahhhhh..heated seats...can't get any better then that. Pure luxury!

Lil Mouse said...

I don't think I'd like heated seats, I think they'd just annoy me, but then again, I love my pick up. Jealous of your '68 Stang, as I am sure most people are. Cute Fun Monday pic by the way, nice job on that!

The Church Lady said...

So, your Mustang lost the race? Too bad. My hubby was the proud owner of a 69 Mach I Mustang. It was the boss!

I wouldn't mind my next vehicle being a Lincoln Navigator. They are classy.

Pamela said...

130 mph... wooo hooo girl. Days of thunder... and lightning!

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