Cars never played a part in my life until we came to Australia. There was always a bus at the end of the road or you walked. We (well The Golfer) did own a car…..which went with him to work so the option for me to use it wasn’t there. Or the funds to buy another one just for me!
Andrew has just retired and did what many new retirees do, bought a new car, trading his reasonably newish one for one higher of the ground (easier to get in and out of) which made me think about one of the cars I owned back in the 1980/90s
Not new then, couldn’t afford a new one, but I treated it like a new one and it certainly was a well loved one. Sleek and shiny, compact with everything close at hand (remember I’m only a little lady with short arms), a heater that worked (usually) certainly no aircon (unless you wound down the window) and a manual drive….none of this automatic stuff that’s the norm these days 😎
I loved my little Holden Gemini coupe that…..if I’m remembering rightly….no pictures were taken to remind me….looked like this white one….’cept it was coloured this exact shade of yellow. Fairly low, with two doors and a detachable black louvre across that sloping back window, room for me and my parcels, it went like a bomb. Or at least that’s what it sounded like before I had a new exhaust put in.
Then in 1994 The Golfer accepted a position interstate and treated me to a ‘brand new car’ – my first Lance(r). Of course I couldn’t say ‘no thanks darling I’d rather drive my 20yr old one instead’ so he was accepted gratefully. I will always remember Lance mark1 with fondness – I wrote about the day we said goodbye as a sort of tribute.
Yes I know a car’s a car, it’s just there to get me from A to B, safely and in reasonable comfort, such as is expected now in 2019
BUT I do wonder what happened to my little yellow bullet. Was she looked after by the young lad who bought her from me all those years ago. Would I be comfortable to drive her today- never mind be able to get into her 😎
What about you- do you have memories about previous cars…..share the good, the bad and the ugly if you dare….or care to remember 🚕🚗🚙