Author Archives: First Car

My Monte

Reprinted courtesy of Axel Hoogland at Mywheellife.com. My first car ever was a 1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. My uncle found it in the for sale section of http://www.montecarloss.com when I was 15 and a half years old. At the time the … Continue reading

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They Just Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore

In the fifties Dad worked in automobile sales, as a Manager of the New and Used Car Department for an Oldsmobile dealership in Rochester, New York. He taught my brother and I the names of all the trucks and automobiles. … Continue reading

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Michelle Fredette’s Volvo 240 Wagon

My first car was my second car, a white Volvo 240 wagon that mattered to me the way my actual first car, a tinny Subaru wagon with a troubling oil leak, never did. My dad bought me the Volvo when … Continue reading

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Mike Derman’s 1964 Pontiac Lemans

A person’s first car usually holds a special place in their heart. Mine is no different. As a senior in high school having a means of transportation meant a certain element of freedom. My first car was a 1964 Pontiac … Continue reading

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The Joy of First Car Ownership

Jackson, the namesake of my childhood idol Michael Jackson, was my first car. Its original owner, my father, had previously named this gold, 1990 Toyota Forerunner “Buck.” My dad gave me the car in December 2005. A senior in college … Continue reading

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Keith Crossman’s ’69 Camaro

For most folks, the big questions in life are “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?”, and “What do I want to do with my life?” To a fifteen–year old red–blooded male in the South, one of the big questions … Continue reading

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Regina Tracy’s First Car was an Opel Kadett

My father bought me my first car when I was in a college. I felt I didn’t really need a car because I had something much better—which was boys. But my parents, uncomfortable that I skewed toward a cohort of … Continue reading

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Lori’s ’62 Ford Falcon

From the get–go it was a money pit, but I loved that car. Driving my new purchase home from Reno to San Jose, she blew a transmission gasket and had to be towed from Vallejo. I didn’t care—I had my … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Scottsdale Truck

My friend Adam helped me to negotiate a deal on my first car, which was a full–sized yellow Chevrolet Scottsdale truck. I bought it in Missoula, Montana with a loan to buy it for $1,700. I think it was a … Continue reading

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Alan Kren’s Working Man’s Truck

My first car was a truck. I bought it after getting my first job with a contractor; I had worked for him for about two weeks and figured I had as steady a job as I could find in 1976. … Continue reading

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