YrHmblHst saw these 'back in the day' photos over on The Oldie But Goodie , and just KNEW there had to be a good story behind them. Some sleuthing and searching around to find the source, and hopefully the background to the pictures, turned up the story of Scott's Charger. Neat story with fantastic photos, this
one is unlike many others because Scott STILL owns the car he went searching for whilst 16 years old! How great is
that? I know I wish I still had mine...
Thanks to Mr Crawford for sharing his memories with us on the WWW .
"My name is Scott Crawford and I was a teenager at the perfect time. An
Air Force brat, (my dad was a pilot and flew the supersonic Convair B-58
Hustler, but that’s another story) I went to 10 schools in as many
years finally landing in Spokane Washington because of Fairchild Air
Too young to have experienced the original round of muscle
car heaven, I entered high school just as the 64’s through 71’s were
re-entering the market as used cars (amazing used cars).
They ranged from ratted out wrecks on their second or third engine
and sporting every crazy accessory that our local auto store offered, to
gorgeous mint jewels, babied and barely worn. The latter usually
required a (good) job and fairly deep pockets while the former could be
had for as little as $500.00 to a steeper $1500.00.
Thanx to Mr Alvin at The Last Days for sending in this story and photos of his first car. Fun story and great pictures of a cool car. Interesting blog too; history and insight from one who was there.
Ya gotta wonder though... Did maybe the car 'know something' and actually keep them all out of trouble? :)
Tale of a Red Hot Motor
1959 I had saved enough money to buy my first car. Working afternoons
and weekends, I had two jobs most of my high school years. Against my
parents advice and concerns, I forged ahead and found a 1954 Ford
Sunliner, (convertible.) Most of the “coolest” cars parked in the
student driver’s area of the high school parking lot were convertibles. I
fell in love and really wanted that car!
It's Alfa Romeo week here at My First Car...
This from Trent who has
PROMISED photos... A fun story made better by the fact that Trent STILL
OWNS the car! He says it's a bit 'down at the mouth' right now, the two
plus decades having taken their toll, but a little TLC is in the works,
as soon as he finishes his Citroen.
"I was in the
market for my first car. As every fifteen-year-old kid knows, this is a
life altering decision... The deadline was the second day of November,
the day I could finally drive my own car to school, ergo out to lunch.
It was the middle of October. I had the money but was almost out of
Steve shared this story of his first Alfa Romeo with members of his local Alfa Club as reproduced here. Steve has become quite the lifelong Alfisti, owning several, winning numerous local, regional and even National Concours, plus publishing a book on Alfa Romeo restoration. His story about getting to America is quite the intriguing tale, but for now we'll just talk about his First Alfa.
"An Alfa owner lived in the same building as my family in Hungary. I was about twelve at the time and the Alfa was a red Giulietta Spider Veloce. The owner always parked it on our wider sidewalk against the wall of the protruding building next door. In this little domain, he did all his repairs, including a complete engine overhaul...
"After borrowing my Dad's old Ford LTD for a few years, I bought my own car...a dark green 1973 Alfa Spider. That car quickly had me seduced.
A couple of weeks after buying the car, I noticed some gooey grey stuff in the radiator...