Cars


 

   Cars, they come and they go just like phases of our lives. Looking closely at many of the cars we've owned, we can trace many of life's event. Growing up with our first rides, cars marking adventures and challenges we've taken on. The following is a little walk through our lives as seen from our cars.

  1965 Buick Skylark
1976 - 1983:
  Gotta start doing some scanning.   The Buick on vacation in Minnesota.  
         
  197? Datsun B210 Pickup
198? - 198?: This one we actually bought for Leslie, but I drove it a lot.
  This is on the four wheel drive road that goes over James Peak. This is where I decided to park. My dog Barney was only too happy to get out for some fresh air.    
  197? Dodge
198? - 198?: Eddie co-owned a Dodge (?) with Jim W. when it was abandoned at Bow Mar Standard, the gas station that we were working at.
  I've got to be honest, I don't think I ever got photos of this car.    
  1972 Chevy Nova
198? - 198?:
     
  1971 Pontiac T37
198? - 198?:
 Not a great photo of the T37, but it's all I've found so far. This is a photo of Mark Brown making an alternate start to a vague South Platte climb.    
  1983 Jeep CJ7
1984 - 2000:
    Eddie's CJ7 Jeep parked at the start of the switch backs near Mt. Huron.  
         The final photo! The Jeep was traded in for the 2000 Chevy S10 when we returned from Germany.
  1991(?) Acura Integra
1991 - 1996(?):
     
  1996(?) Acura 2.5TL
1996(?) - 1998:
     
  2000 Acura 3.2TL
2000 - 2007:
     
  2000 Chevy S10 Pickup
2000 - 2007:
     
  1996 Vauxhall Astra Sport
2007 - 2009 (England):
     
  199? Ford Fiesta
2008 - 2008 (England):
    Even small cars are challenged to fit into UK garages.   One more reason for a small car. Getting out of the parking area.
  2008 Nissan Note
2008 - 2009 (England):
     
  2009 SmartCar Cabrio Limited 3 (Special Edition)
2009 - ... (England): Can you say "FUN"? All right, maybe not one of the smartest purchases considering program cuts were made 4 days after the purchase.
  We had a great time driving the convertible around Yorkshire  The sport suspension makes the curves a hoot!   Eddie wanted a SmartCar since he first check them out in Germany in 1998
After having canceled the SmartCar order in the States when we decided to move to England, we just had to buy one here.