At one point in time, about 8 out of 10 of the cars I had owned were tri-five Chevys (mostly '55 and '56 - only one '57 ever), and since I was financially only able to buy "fixer-uppers", I got pretty versed in most of the working of the tri-fives. In fact, for a few examples, I had re-built from frame up and felt like there was pretty darned little I couldn't diagnose fix on them. I'd built up a big stash of parts, had books and articles galore, and just felt comfortable with them.
Then, I got a wild hair and got into sports cars. After that, off-road 4WD vehicles. Then muscle cars and fenderless hot rods. All during that time, I was into motorcycles (road-type, never got into dirt or off-road). And over time, as I moved further away from those ol' tri-fives, I found that I didn't miss them - and in fact, I started forgetting most of what I had known when I had them almost exclusively. And that "getting out of my comfort zone" opened my interests up and gave me perspective into so many more types of vehicular enjoyment.
Although I still love '56 Chevys, I couldn't see me tying myself to just them again - I'd miss all the other types of excitement that the various genres have exposed to me.
Yeah, not even many dealerships would have had four of those on their lot at the same time (heheheheh), so I'm willing to give you the record! [There, I got my dig in on Citations for 2022 - I'm good for another year]...
Have a great day, @CitationMan! 😁
Bought one new, inherited the others from relatives. They all hit 200,000 miles amazingly.
My boss once asked me why I’m driving such junk when he was paying me good money. I told him “I could walk out to the parking lot now and it could be on fire and I wouldn’t care”. Ah, to be young and carefree!
I call it a "sheep in goat's clothing". But hey, thanks for the compliments on the car! 😀
I needed some cheering up. I'm kinda bummed today. I was getting pumped to go to a show 'n' shine/fly-in at a smalltown airport near here, where in addition to cars, they also put on a kind of airshow for small planes (STOL, flourbag bombing, etc.). But it's been snowing and blowing and really crappy weather, so I'm thinking that red Poncho will be staying in the barn for a bit longer. It's mid-April, for goodness' sake - Spring is supposed to be here!
Definitely Spring here in NC, weather is one of the reasons I moved here from Chicago. Great driving conditions almost year round. Going for a top down ride in my convertible last Christmas Day was something I had never done before.
That’s interesting, but a RWD Citation would have disintegrated just as fast as a FWD! Chicago winters were not kind to my Citations, hence the 4 in a row. But they were absolute sled dogs with 65% of their weight over the front wheels. Never got stuck, but I did spin a few.
Mom wanted you to get rid of the Corvair and get a nice, safe car, and you brought home a 390, 4-speed Mustang GT? Tsk, tsk, you didn't listen to your Mama very well back in the day, now didja? 😁
Nothing against your Mom and Dad, but I'm not sure they were setting the best examples for you as an impressionable youth. 😁 But then again, I can't argue with their coolness levels!
Guilty as charged. A pair each as follows: 68 GTO's, Firebird Formulas, 96 LT4 Corvettes, C5 Z06 Corvettes.
Same warped thought process in each case. Sold the car, saw one like it later, conjured up lost memories, bought same model again. Buy, sell, drive, repeat.
Yep, I get it. I sold my first DeLorean (which I loved) only to later regret it and buy another. I’ve since decided that no matter what happens there will always be a DeLorean in my garage. I can’t help it, the car is just so legen.....wait for it....
That's interesting. I owned a 07 Bmw coupe and think it was the last decent coupe Bmw made (style wise) until the 2 series came out. That is the only Bmw I like now (especially the M2 in that beautiful blue color).