The last few days have been a bit challenging, as Mamma G has been quite sick. We spent today at the hospital, only to receive a diagnosis that involved a pair of shrugged shoulders. I wanted to write when we got home, but didn’t really know what to write about. I thought it might help if I found some cool photos to look at. One of the first places I looked was Positive Ape Index, the house of Coop. He always has something cool going on. What I found was this driveway full of Coop’s toys.
It seems that Coop had a rough day a few days ago too and he found some solace in the enjoyment of his cars. Lately, I’ve spent a fair bit of time envying other people’s rides. Whether it’s the work of our west coast guy Aaron Von Minden, or Coop or any of the many other fine characters I come across in my work here in The Garage. Maybe it has something to do with my impending 40th birthday and some of the identity issues that I’ve had lately.
I need some cool wheels and I need them soon. What kinda cool though? What I need is something modern and reliable that will tow a karting trailer and take the family camping, not to mention take me to work and back every day. What I want is something totally out of character and totally impractical, at least for the summer. I had a line on a 1980 Volvo 242GT, that would have been almost practical and a ton of fun. It doesn’t look like that’s going to materialize though.
When Coop first posted about wagon above, I was stirred. Something cool and old and completely practical. At least until the snow flies. Great deals on cool old wagons don’t happen too often up here in the Great White North though, so I don’t expect to go that route. What has appeared a few times in the past couple of years have been some obscure old Mopars.
Up the road from us, a nice looking 2 door Chrysler New Yorker has appeared on a front lawn. I would guess that it’s about a 1978 vintage. There are no For Sale signs, but it’s parked diagonally across the lawn, as if it’s for sale. So it’s huge and probably gets 12 mpg, but at least the whole family will fit inside. It’s pretty cool, with it’s removable rear wheel skirts. I bet if it had some modern 18 inch rims it would even look pretty pimp for a crusty old fat guy to cruise around in. Not to mention a trunk the size of a small country.
Maybe I should stop in and say hi tomorrow.