We had a neat RV’er in the park this week. They are towing Travel trailer with a 1969 Chevy Malibu. That brings back memories. My dad talked about men getting ‘Car Fever’ (i.e., seeing a new car that they just had to have.).
(As much as I love cars, I didn’t take many pictures of ours, that is the Malibu in the back ground, powder blue. The boys racing dirt bikes in foreground)
That happened to me once. I saw the 1968 Malibu, I just had to have it, we could afford it, I had just re-enlisted and had my bonus. So Against my wife’s ‘small protest’ I traded a perfectly good 1965 Rambler in on the ‘68 Malibu and paid the difference. It became part of our family for years and was passed up to my dad, down to me again at his death, then to our son Mark as his first car. BUT IT WAS A VERY IGNORANT THING, GETTING CAR FEVER.
(The Malibu after I fixed it up for Mark)
That has never happened again, thank goodness. Cars have become ‘transportation’ not a ‘statement’ or a ‘status symbol’. I have seen cars I would like to have. Most folk know, a lot of OLD cars strike my fancy. I hope one day, once we get off the road, to have an old classic to drive around. If I am not too old myself.
Maybe Americans are obsessed with the Auto, but that industry fueled this country for many years.
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Age has taught me something, wanting something is much different than needing it.