I have many friends that brag about their amazing car history to
anyone who will listen. They rant and rave about all of the
great memories they have made with their car and they cannot
stop talking about all of the great road trips their trusty car
has taken them on. I'll be honest, I got a little jealous after
hearing a few of their stories, so I decided to share a little
car history of my own.
I love my car, I really do. I love it more than most
everything I own and use. A few family photographs and notes
from cherished friends are about all that top the love I have
for my car. So I guess you could say my car history began the
day I bought my beauty. September 5, 1999. Oh, I'll never forget
that day. I'll never forget the way I felt as I test drove the
car that would one day be the main character in my personal car
history story. I drove her, I liked her, so I brought her home.
(With a little help from mom and dad of course).
wasn't in the driveway for more than one hour when I realized
that I couldn't begin a true car history with a car that didn't
have a name! So I named her. Princess Bug. I know, it sounds
silly now, but at the time it felt perfect. The perfect name for
the perfect car to enjoy year after year of perfect car history
with. Right? Wrong. It is a good thing that I loved my Princess
Bug from the start because it wasn't three months after
purchasing her that she was in the shop for the first time.
Nothing too major was wrong with her, but she still costed me
more than I had planned on.
Other than a few annoying
trips to the shop for repairs, the car history that Princess Bug
has given me is filled with wonderful and cherished memories. I
remember when me and three friends piled into Princess Bug and
were determined to drive from our hometown in Indiana all the
way to Hollywood and back in just a week. Some people say that
ignorance is bliss, but since that roadtrip I've always said
that ignorance is foolish. We never made it even close to
Hollywood but our travels through Missouri and Illinois were
pleasant enough to ease the sting of not seeing good ole Cali.
Princess Bug has given me a car history filled with many
things to remember I guess. But if you're anything like I was
before I started making a history with my car, you're really not
that interested in what I have to say. You've been intrigued and
now you can't wait to begin a car history with a special vehicle
all your own. Just don't forget to name her!
About the Author:
Martin Stoleman has become a self-proclaimed expert in making a
history with his car. See www.carhistorytimes.info to learn