Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Its Been Seven Years

     When I was fifteen I purchased my first car.  It was a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon.  I took it home and started making it mine.  I changed the brakes, did some body work, and decided to repaint it "wind blue" to get rid of the less-than-appealing champagne/brown.  It became The Mystery Machine.
     She was not perfect, but she was mine.  

The summer after I graduated high school I had the opportunity to get a 1982 Vanagon Westfalia.  It was aircooled and came with all of the original camping equipment -- even the kitchen sink.  I sold the mystery machine and bought the Yellow Submarine.  

Photo Courtesy of William Shirey.

Both Vanagons have been alot of fun, alot of work, and most the people I interact with each day do not know a me without a VW.   I sold the Yellow Submarine on Monday.  May it fare well with its new owners.  What car will I drive next?  


Example:  Remember that time we broke down on the way to a K.I.S.S. concert?