Again, because of a comment someone made about actually driving/enjoying these cars I decided to drive the '65 today. And yes, it is raining. So anyhow, if you live in a climate that will allow you to drive your classic, why not take it out and put some miles on it?
I do this as much as I can, which was easier in Houston...but then I got a work-from-home gig for Hagerty where I get to interact with you lovely folks. Now, sadly, I barely drive! I'll drive a lot more whenever I get a vaccine, but that's a whole 'nother story.
I need to dig up a photo of me with my 1965 LTD. Your XL is bringing back all those great memories!
It's winter here in northern Michigan and salt has been on the roads for some time. My sacrifice to the salt is a very high mile 2003 Silverado 2500HD. 8.1L and Allison 1000 equipped, so it isn't a total snore. Looking forward to spring when the 69 Poncho can come back out.
Guitar74 this is a classic 80,s Pisten Bulley and the wifes Argo not your average get to work vehicle but here in the north whatever works, actually we are retired and play more than work its our way to embrace the horror U call winter LOL
I too am retired so the idea of driving to work is a bit academic.
But I did go out this afternoon and demonstrate that the week's grocery run for two people will easily fit in a Lotus Elise.
Congrats to both of you on retirement. My Dad sits on his porch most mornings with a cup of coffee and waves to the people driving past his house on the morning commute. He's like a mascot for them at this point. He wasn't out one morning and two different people pulled into his drive and knocked on his door to see if he was okay.
I also live in MI where the salt Gods require ritual sacrifice, luckily my company provides me a car to sacrifice to the salt Gods.
However it's all mute, as I have been trapped at home since July with work from home orders issued by the state.
Guitar love your car Glad you drive it , even in the rain.
Wish i could get mine out even in the winter, but salt and dirt roads conspire against me.
Kudo,s to your Father Guitar74 it takes some people time to adjust to not being a active part of the system I found it difficult at first, my work environment was busy to say the least many demands and decisions to be made on a moments notice that affected the company and employees when that ended I felt a sense of uselessness not being part of the world anymore.Thankfully I got out of that funk within the first year now the time is flying by far to quickly having the car hobby/sleds/atv,s/boats/and a horse farm now I wonder how I ever had the time to work.LOL Cheers R
Honestly, 2006 Chevy Cobalt. Had the the car for over 15 years and a solid beat'em up auto and reliable. I keep my 97 ElDorado coupe in my garage and drive locally, but once in a blue moon, I'll take it to work If my Cobalt needs to go to the mechanic shop or if my parents need it for personal herons.