10.10.2008

FFA #21 - My First Car


Here she is!

the perfect hand-me-down

So cute, right? I loved this car to pieces.
Literally, when I was done with her she was almost in pieces.

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My junior year of HS Alisha and I decided to ditch school in the BMW to go to the lake with friends. On the way out of town we rear ended a flat bed truck. Of course, the truck wasn't hurt. My little car was leaking fluid all over the road and suffered a smashed hood and right front fender. Poor thing. Aly and I were fine and only worried about getting into trouble about ditching if the flatbed owner called the cops. We convinced him not to and drove the car back to Alisha's house. I think we still went to the lake.

After that incident my car was white with a black hood and black front fender from the pick-and-pull. I didn't care. I still loved her. The sunroof crank was busted. The passenger window had to be rolled down with vise-grips. The driver seat was crooked and hurt my back. She was gutless. Even though, the AC and heater were broke and I'd have to pull over whenever she was overheating to put water in her OR turn on the hot air vent in the middle of summer to cool her down, I still was in love. Yes, even on the drive to early morning seminary in January huddled in a denim quilt, she was mine...

...and you could bet on any given day that this would be playing from the 10 disc changer:






What was your first car?

I'm OUT!

11 comments:

eRiCa said...

holy flash back! I really need to get back to doing my flashback fridays because your post really made a rush of memories come back.

You can bet that song was playing on my disc changer as well!!

ps don't you just love feist. Check out plain white T's song 1,2,3,4,....

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

I remember that car, and if I am not mistaken Matt drove that car to Rexburg after he got home from his mission- stopping in Utah to see me- his trip took him a few extra hours as he had to stop and take care of the overheating that kept occurring! But it got him where he wanted to go!

Carly said...

Hayley I have a question, how did you make your blog all stretched out like this and not narrow like most other blogs?

Jenni said...

Vice grips on the passenger window?! Oh, that's CLASSIC!!

Garrison Propaganda said...

im still driving the bloody thing. my first car didnt happen until i became mrs garrison. and weve still got our good ole 99 chevy prizm. good thing since its our one and only.

i loved the red hot chilli peppers video.

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Taylor Tree said...

we totally still went to the lake. crash schmash. ditching and going to the lake is much more important. i totally forgot that we had to talk him into not call the cops. lol!!
good times.

smith scratch said...

Strange. I had the EXACT same car as you did. I had a 1984 BMW 318i, champagne color. It was abbreviated on the title so I used to think the color was champ. My mom took me to a Geo dealer and I bought the dealers' car. Sadly, I have photos of her all squished because while listening to Beastie Boys, Check your Head, a car flew over an overpass and totaled her.
Thanks for bringing me back!

smith scratch said...

sorry, I had to delete and rewrite my comment. I had a grammatical error. Wow, what a dork I am. :]

sheena jibson said...

My first was an 88 jeep pickup. It was a stick, and EVERY time I turned a sharp corner it died and I had to pop the clutch to get it going again. it leaked oil like no other and I had to add it at least once a week.
I MISS that thing!

Nikki said...

Ahh, a Chili Peppers fan. We are destined to be friends! :)

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