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It makes me smile to see Rod by all the cars. My husband would love to have been there! Is yours as much a car man as mine, or is he mostly Into boats? I'll bet he doesn't catch his breath on the highway 'til you wonder if he's having a heart attack and then say, "That was '72 Chevelle," in an awestruck voice.
Yes, Rod is most certainly a car man! Why, just today he spotted a car parked in front of a neighbor's house while we were walking Annie-dog. He said, "Wow! I'll bet that's a '68 Corvair." Other times, he'll stop dead in his tracks and spout off the info about a Mustang or a Rambler. He's owned more cars than anyone I know and he has a particular fondness for, shall we say, those in need of a lot of TLC. We've had a few old VW bugs, an MG and a Midget, a 68 Bronco, an old Jeep CJ5, as well as several Ford Ranger pickup trucks, a Miata, a BMW convertible, a Honda Accord and several motorcycles. I'm sure I have the wrong make/model for a few of these, but then, I'm not a car person. Well, maybe just a little. :)
My high school boyfriend drove his mother's Corvair. I loved that car, even the hole in the floor through which my books would drop. And who didn't want an MG convertible after seeing Love Story? My husband asked me if I wanted a red Fiat after my red Beetle, to which the answer is a definite, "Yes!"Sound like Rod and my husband are quite similar. :)
Aren't those new Fiats cute?!?! My mom had a Fiat sedan (avocado green!) back in the mid-70s. It wasn't nearly as cute as the new Fiats. Yes, I think our husbands are quite similar. Maybe they'll get to meet someday.
I thought of another car my husband owned when I first met him. An orange Karmann Ghia. It was on its last legs when we traded it in for a Suzuki Samurai..
This is just too funny!!Laughing at Bellezza's comment. My husband is not into cars at all, but my first car was a '70 Chevelle (driven only to church by my great aunt). When we saw a totally restored model in Rhinebeck last summer, he was shocked when I struck up a conversation with its owner ;-)
The funny thing is he didn't really enjoy Carhenge nearly as much as Shay and I did! He thinks it's pretty ridiculous and would never have gone had we not insisted. :)
Reading your comment above it sounds like Scott felt about the same as Rod. And I wasn't very upfront regarding how much of a detour going to Carhenge was going to be. :) Luckily no one complained and I got my pictures. I love the cars that are halfway in the ground.
I didn't really think it was all that far out of our way. We drove up from Sidney, so I guess we could've made better time if we had cut across NE to SD. Yep, I love those buried cars, too.
Oh my! You caught me off guard. Totally unexpected. Fun!
It was fun, in a kitschy sort of way. My husband wasn't nearly as impressed as my granddaughter and I, though!
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