|My Front Plate|
What was your first car? Describe the make, model and color, but also any memories you have of the vehicle. You can also expand on this topic and describe the car(s) your parents drove and any childhood memories attached to it.
|My First Car 1969 Javelin|
Here is my first car in all it's glory. This was a 1969 AMC Javelin. I ordered it new and picked the color out. It was a new fancy metallic rust color. It is the only brand new car I have ever own, after this one I purchased at the end of the year or a one year old used car. I think I paid $3000 for this car new. I paid cash because I had inherited some money from my Mother Edith's Uncle Vic which had been sitting in an account until was 21 years old.
I had learned to drive in a week. My Mom (Annette) had started to teach me how to drive, a stick shift, a 3 on the column and I had done well driving with her, she was calm and patient. After she became ill with cancer my driving lessons with her stopped. My Dad took over and patience was not one of his strong suits. He would scream at me and heaven forbid I grind a first gear. He would yell, "Are you going to grind me another pound of baloney." He alternated between that and "If you ruin my car you will buy be another one." That is enough to strike fear into a 16 year old girl. Plus he said he would never buy an automatic car. I wanted an automatic. So I didn't finish learning how to drive with my Dad. Just before I turned 21 I took driving lessons from a driving school, I had my lesson with in a week and shortly there after I had my car.