At Wilmington this past weekend, there was a 17-year old racer who managed to run 200mph under the guidance of his dad, who is an experienced land speed competitor. The kid kid a great job, followed all of his pop’s instructions, and handled the car very well. It was cool to watch. I forgot to ask him what he drove to school in, but let’s take a stab and say that it is something cool. I figure it has to be the dude’s first car, so it got me thinking about my first car and the junk my friends first took to the roads in when we were 16-17 years old.
Mine was a 1984 Monte Carlo that came from the estate of my recently departed great aunt. It was slathered in the lovely two tone brown paint that so many early 1980s mobiles were saddled with. Inside the brown trifecta was complete with brown cloth interior. I had the car painted Ford Aculpulco blue and not having any money, decided to have them skip the jambs and other detail stuff. So I had a blue car with brown guts. The wheezy 305 was propped with with an assortment of bolt ons and stuff to make a car that sounded decent and was just powerful enough to do burnouts, donuts, and dust off the typical commuter shitboxes most other kids were driving, but it was still a turtle.
Anywho, enough about me. This is your time to spill the beans on your first car. Was it cool? Did it suck? Was it fast? Did you wreck it? Did you sweet talk mom and dad into buying something you were not capable of driving? We want the story behind your first set of wheels!
Tell the world!