Tuesday, March 15, 2011


from American Cars

My brother had a Jevelin, later a 1970-something Spider, later than that another Javelin and even later than that a Shelby Mustang. Another brother had a Dodge Dart.  My first car was a 1982 Datsun 200SX, that I bought in 1995. It cost $500.  I have 7 siblings. My parents had a ridiculous maxi van with a fiberglass top so you could stand up straight inside - my Dad is tall and he did not like to be inconvenienced.  He had converted the whole thing so there were pull out bunkbeds inside, a pump sink, a porta potty, no seat belts, cabinets, under seat storage and a baby "crib" above the drivers & passengers seat.  It looked a bit like this, only it was bright blue and white:

from AmericanCars

If I ever make another piece of art again, it will be to re-create this vehicle with my Dad.  We went everywhere in this..the whole fam.  So, when I saw this Etsy shop I couldn't help but feel a bit of nostalgia for a nicely photographed American car and my youth.

1 comment:

  1. I paid $500 for my first car, too. It was painted with chalkboard paint, so you could draw on it!


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