Category 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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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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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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Cindy’s Silver Cougar

My first car was a silver 1972 Mercury Cougar, that wasn’t actually mine (a mere technicality) and my most vivid memories of it involved running out of gas, or trying to scrounge money so that I didn’t run out of … Continue reading

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First Car, First Boyfriend

My first car was a bug–eyed Austin Healey Sprite. I got it when I was 18. My first boyfriend was a blue–eyed artist named John. I got him when I was 17. I bought my first car from my first … Continue reading

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Leslie’s 1984 Chevy Citation

I came by my first car the way a lot of people do, via a hand-me-down from my grandmother. I admire people who, with awesome maturity by their twenties, save money and seek out an automobile of their choice—choosing it … Continue reading

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