Featured Wildflower — Bluetts, Photograph by Steve Dawes 2014
There was a 55 Chevy Wagon, red. I think Dad bought that new but sold it pretty soon. I was disappointed
There was a Renault Dauphine, an amazing piece of French junk that broke down all the time. I tried to talk Dad into buying a VW but to no avail. He bought the Renault. Later Randy and I got a 1966 Yellow Chevelle Super Sport 396. I think Randy put a cam in it. That thing rocked. I dated Joanne in it. Later I did buy a VW myself.
Next, I bought a 72 Vette with automatic so Joanne could drive it. Kendra, a baby, sat in between us on the center console. As a result, she unlike her mother, had no problem with stick shifts later in life.
I remember the 76 Chrysler Custom Newport. The biggest car ever made. Kendra learned to drive in it. She called it the hearse. I figured if something hit her she would win.
In the early 90’s I got the 91 Mazda Navaho (Ford Explorer) and 93 Oldsmobile Bravada. Both SUV’s are still running with their original drive trains because of Amsoil. I have to wonder how long the others would have lasted with Amsoil.