Thursday, November 8, 2012

Photo-a-Day - November 2012 - Day 8: Transport

Photo-a-Day - November 2012 - Day 8: Transport
I was determined that my first car would have a standard transmission.  In 1970, I bought my beloved 1968 122S Volvo and then had to learn how to drive it.  We lived in a pre-Revolutionary War town and my friend, Margaret, spent one entire day with  me driving around the town green with lights at every corner, until I mastered starting in first gear.

I loved my Volvo.  I could drive it almost as if it were a 4-wheel vehicle and it held it's own in all weather conditions.  It went with me to Boston and came to California.  Only after my ex- had dinged it up numerous times and it needed it's dual carburetors replaced--too expensive for me to do--was it retired.  I sobbed when it went away.

In the center, is Gabrielle Marron looking very sporty in her tarten touring cap.

At the bottom is my wonderful Jeep Liberty Sport which is, indeed, a 4-wheel drive.  One of these days, I'll actually drive it somewhere that I can use that feature.  That said, I love my Jeep, almost as much as I did my Volvo.

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