After much searching, I found an almost exact photo of "my" car. When I clicked on it and saw the photo enlarged, I noticed that the gas cap was exactly the same as mine. That particular detail stuck in my brain because on two different occasions, I did the most idiotic thing-- I went to get gas, put the cap on top of the car and drove off without it. Luckily, when I went back to the gas station it was on the ground near the pump. Yes, I was the reason they invented tethers for gas caps.
Just recently my son Charlie bought his very first car, a 1998 Ford Taurus, the black car below. Isn't it beautiful? The Taurus has a few miles on it. And a crack in the wind shield. Also, the muffler might need replacing because it's a teeny bit loud, but everyone knows that's an easy fix!
Here's Charlie putting on the license plates. It's legal and everything.
Charlie's plate-putting-on reminded my husband that he's been meaning to replace the screws on our license plates. I'm pretty ignorant of such things, but apparently some can rust and some can't and the ones that don't rust are better.
Here's a photo of father and son working on their respective cars on a beautiful day in September in southeastern Wisconsin. While they were working I was busy documenting the occasion via digital camera.
So, what was your first car? And did it have any wonderful quirks? Tell me, I want to know!