Sunday, September 7, 2008

Lost Love

They say it's better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. I would like you to meet some of my lost loves.
Here is a picture of my first love. Oh the stories she could tell. This is a 1959 Ford Fairlane. It had a 6 cyl, 3 speed shift on the column. If you don't know what column shift is, ask your grampa. It was a 4 door and huge. I think it slept 6.(click the pic for larger image)

As my experience grew, along with my cash, I woo-ed this beauty. I must confess that this is not a picture of my car. I couldn't find one. But it was the same, except mine was white. This is the car I owned during my senior year in High School. Picture if you will, that car (white) towing a fire engine red speed boat. I would pull up in front of my real girlfriends school, taking up most of the front row of parking, wait for her to come out...with her two sisters...and one of her girl friends. Oh, the summer of love.

Many years go by. I am destined for station wagons, vw buses, and minivans.

But then I met someone special.
She invited a friend. The top is a 1969 Mustang. The bottom is 1968 Mustang, because I didn't have one.

Here was my latest infatuation. I had to get rid of her because I couldn't keep the girls off the front porch. I would have to go out every morning with a broom and shoo them away. This had a 350 v8 with crossfire fuel injection. Yeah, it was fast. It also had T tops.

Just in case you were wondering, I owned the two Mustangs, and the Vette, all at the same time. There were also a coulpe of motorcyles and 3 old trucks thrown in for good measure.

Well it became apparent that if I brought anything else home, I would have to sleep in it. So, everything is gone. Except that someone special. This is the same Mustang in the black and white picture.

She is currently undergoing a major face lift and will be out on the town next spring. All the others will always have a special place in my garage.


Yule {b}Log said...

I see you didn't post the Baja. Such a love-hate relationship. Mostly hate...

DotBlogger said...

You're such a boy.

Sarah Vertner said...

Your poor wife... not because of the need to shoo away all the girls, but because of her need to compete with a big piece of metal ;-)

Actually, one bit of wisdom I've gained is that we MUST allow our men to have their loves so we can have ours.... if it makes the hubby happy... makes the wife go "hmm??"

Like the Fairlane....did it get something awesome like 6 mpg?

SuperDave said...

I'm glad you liked the Fairlane! It did get about 20ish mpg. It had a small engine and overdrive. If you click on the picture to enlarge, you will see a tiger in the back window. It's eyes would light up when you pushed the brakes, and the coresponding eye would blink when you used the turn signal.

Anonymous said...

This is JP's friend T, Elisabeth's mom...

Now, WHY may I ask, did you not blog about the Tiger? I mean, I like cars as much as the next girl (now mostly because I have a couple of car lovers myself and get to hear about it everytime a favorite comes near), but the tiger hooked up to the brakes and turn signal?? That's something I'd love to see. Raeeerrr. Where's your porch?

Youthful One said...

You changed the color!
I really liked the yellow.

At the beginning of this post I was immediately reminded of a car my parents loved and 'lost' - a Nash Metropolitan. Sorry - I can't recall the year of the model they had. I've always wished they had somehow kept that cutie.

My first love was a '69 Bug.
I still have her, but she needs a little tranny work. And considering there isn't room in it for the 5 child safety seats needed to haul my family, that tranny work is sadly very low on the priority list.
But someday I hope to teach my kids to drive in my first love.

christa jean said...

My dad would dig this post. He owned some pretties himself. And some not so pretties, like the convertible "Thing". Do you know what car I'm referring to?
Yup, we had it!

Can't wait to see you jettin' around town in your fancy mustang!