Cars & Driving
Cars and Driving
We all had a first car. What year, make, and model was your first car?
My first car was a white manual (stick-shift) transmission, 1976 Ford Pinto.
I brought the 1976 Ford Pinto from a friend around 1985, for a grand total of $250.00.
The Pinto was a very reliable car, it never broke down, but it was kind of dangerous when the road was wet. If you didn’t apply the brakes correctly, the car would do a 360-degree spin.
Little did I know that learning the skill to prevent the car from going 360 degrees, and the times when the car actually started spinning around in circles to counter act it and straighten the car back up; it was training that would later serve me as an essential skill that was used during my time in the National Guard driving the 2 ½ ton trucks, the 5-ton truck and the Humvee. Notorious vehicles that were prone to flip over, and skid out.
The car was eventually totaled when it got hit by another car at a stop sign. The Pinto’s pure steel car body protected me from sustaining injuries.
If you won the lottery, would you buy your dream car and what kind would it be? If you do not care to talk about cars, how would you spend your lottery money?
Can’t say that my focus will be buying a dream car if I won the lottery. Sure, I may get something that is expensive, or perhaps may have multiple dream cars. But owning a car would not be a priority.
What would I spend the money on, apart from real estate and getting into some type of business, I really don’t do the dollar and a dream thing and don’t play the lottery to even develop an unrealistic fantasy of being a lottery winner?
The Transporter (hauling other people and going from point A to point B), Gone in 60 Seconds (fast!), or Driving Miss Daisy (Slow)? (This would be examples of your driving style.)
Well, over the years, things have changed. First it was “gone in 60 seconds.” That resulted in numerous moving violation tickets, suspended licenses, and one point the state tried to revoke my driver’s license. I hired a Lawyer to get the license from being revoked. But the behavior had to stop because insurance was getting hard to get.
Cleaned up my act and as of today, my license is clean and I’ve had no moving violations in over twenty years.
Which is your preference to drive on: Interstate, Freeways, or Back Roads?
I suppose as long as there is freedom on the road; it really doesn’t matter…
Pick your favorite famous car on television.
Hands down, if you’ve ever watched the show Supernatural then you know it’s Sam & Dean Winchester’s 1967 Chevy Impala.