Cool Car Tales - 5th Trip!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Today's Cool Car Tale comes from my little (well, younger) brother Pete!
Who is all kinds of awesome!  Please visit his blog and enjoy this story. 
p.s. I loved this car too!

My first “love”!





The first Car (of the now ten I have owned) was the 1964 AMC Rambler Classic 770.




It was bought new by a nice lady in St.Cloud who only drove it to “Church and the grocery store”. She left it to her nephew with only a small dent and 24xxx miles. The Dad and I bought it for $1000 bucks in 1988.






I LOVED this car!!!

It came to an untimely end – cause I smashed it up- a few years later but it had a nice ride! (note from Mommy Lisa - I am the one who got the call from the cops and picked up the poor brother from the crash...)




My best memories (outside of romantic ones) in this car involve playin’ CB Tag with My Boys- the Bastards.






We developed this game by accident-we all had CBs in our cars and would play a radical version of hide and seek in our cars.






You were “tagged” when a “seeker” was behind you by less than a car length at a stop sign or red stop light. This and the boundary lines were pretty much THE ONLY RULES.

As 18 year old boys- we were CRAZY! Honestly- looking back- I am amazed no one got hurt. We only had two crashes in the 5 months or so we played the game.

It got sooo crazy- the County Sherriff had a “Task Force” to catch us.




They did- it took them two months and a team of 10 officers- but they did.

The Bastards have joked about playing ‘Tag’ again someday but with all of us being “grown-up” now I doubt it.

Maybe when we are all retired and need something to do we’ll play again. Or then again- maybe that’s when we’ll take up “skitchin’” again.




But that’s another story!

8 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

what a great car and story

gretchen said...

Love it! What fun. Your Rambler reminds me of my '76 Dodge Dart. I loved him too. Sniff...

Mommy Lisa said...

It was a great car!!

Mnmom said...

I had an early 1962 Dodge Dart with no seat belts and a push-button gear shift. Looked a lot like yours and brings back some gooooood memories. Great story!

sprinkles said...

I wish I could say that I liked my first car.

Mommy Lisa, thanks for your advice about my new camera. I think I have it figured out now but I'm still playing with it.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

That car is sooooo cool! It's like the cool I wanted to be in high school! Sounds like you had a good ol' time in that car.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Mommy Lisa said...

Sprinkles! Glad you are getting somewhere with the new camera!

and thanks everyone for the comments on my brother's car!

Cathy said...

CB tag! Awesome! Sounds like something my dad would do. He always tells us stories of his youth and running from the cops(of course, he had a faster car then them! so he says).

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