Everybody has a Car Story!!
Mine began as I remember lying down in between my parents in their 1951 Chevy convertible on a drive down the Sepulveda grade of the 405 freeway. Considering I’m 6-3 now, I figure I had to be a lot shorter and younger at the time, say 1 or 2. and yes, there were no seat belts. Ah, the good old days.
Years later, I remember my parents getting ready to replace our 1956 Pontiac Star Chief 2 door hardtop, with a “not even out yet” 1964 Dodge Polara 4-door “family sedan”. (we drove around a ’63 loaner until the ’64s were out. I remember at the time wondering why the headlights were so all over the place.) I begged my parents to keep the Poncho so I could have a car when I was old enough to drive.
“common Dad…I’ll do anything!!!!” Sadly, their response was always the same.
“Uh, Randy, you are 9 years old. We are not keeping that car in front of the house for 7 years!!”
So they sold it to a mechanic at our local garage. 2 weeks later, I was told he it plowed into a telephone pole. He was okay. The car, not so much.
Eventually, that Dodge was my first car. and noting my sense of humor, I decided one day to dress it up for our high school car show. I put it in the “Funny Car” category. I discovered, high school car teens have no sense of humor. Didn’t even win an honorable mention ribbon.
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