... way, way back Panasonic ran a television commercial singing the praises of their in-car stereo equipment... now, this is of small consequence to most, but to me it provided a strange inspiration...

... for many Americans, that commercial provided them with their first glimpse of a teen-age Cindy Crawford... a few years later she would be gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition with hard nips and baby-oiled skin, but right then she was smoking hot in denim and flannel... this was all way before she made out with that Baldwin guy and lost her mojo....

... anyway, that cheesy commercial was brilliant... Cindy pulls up to a deserted gas station in a hot-rodded 1953 Mercury and starts filling up her tank... a preppie guy across the way is cleaning the windshield of his Porsche... they flirt a little.. she turns up the volume on her Panasonic, and the next thing you know they're both sitting in the front seat of the Merc making goo-goo eyes at each other... and as Cindy pulls up onto the road, you see the Porsche... strapped to the top of the Merc as it drives away...

... it was at that point that I knew that the car for me was a '53...

... and as my 16th birthday approached, my Father and I searched everywhere for a 53 Merc that we could restore... we failed, unfortunately, and I settled for a beat-up black 1951... that car was my baby... all original... fender skirts and whitewalls... I drove that beast all during high school...

... why do I bring this up?... well, I see that a lot of bloggers are taking a stroll down memory lane in regards to their buggies.... and since I have nothing better to do, and I just got back from an exhausting day-trip to Nashville, why not join in?...

a black 1951 Mercury (Tennessee)
a black 1951 Ford (Tennessee)
a silver 1987 Mustang (Tennessee)
a brown 1969 International Scout (Alaska)
a green 1985 Diahatsu Charmant (Scotland)
a silver 1995 BMW 316 (Scotland)
a dark blue 1997 Audi A4 (Scotland)
a silver 2003 Audi A4 (Tennessee)

.. not many cars, I know... but hey, nobody said this post was going to be riveting...

by Eric on November 05, 2005 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (2) | SWG Stories
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I really thought this post was to take the turn of 'Christine McIntyre'. Cindy is, was, and always will be my husband's fave. Kinda hard to compete with that one. Blech.

Your vehicle list is much longer than mine. I drive 'em into the ground.

Bullshitted by Bou on November 5, 2005 08:57 PM

1972 GTO (327 hp)

1974 Pontiac Bonneville (396 hp)

1975 Toyota Celica (brand new, a year after they introduced the Celica)

1979 Toyota Celica (after I totaled the first one)

1983 Pontiac 6000 STE

1991 Pontiac Sunbird

1999 Pontiac Sunbird

2001 Toyota Corolla

yeah...i got old

Bullshitted by mr. helpful on November 6, 2005 02:13 AM

Funny how the cars suddenly jump a bit in class once you get to Scotland...

Bullshitted by Princess Cat on November 6, 2005 09:55 AM

Cindy Crawford never did anything for me... then again She grew up spitting distance from where I did and I know people that went to school with her.

Bullshitted by Contagion on November 7, 2005 09:14 AM