Focusing on bicycling and motorcycling
Omigod! I'm not much for driving cars but certain makes and models DO bring back memories.One of my father's voice students drove a bright red rag-top Ghia to his weekly lesson at our house. I was fourteen and would sometimes be asked to come into the studio to quietly accompany a vocal jazz student on my drumkit with brushes, while my father tapped out cool jazz chords at the piano. Sometimes my sister would come down and play a walking bass line on her electric bass, too.Tony, a sweet boy of 19, really liked having a live drummer for his lesson, and sometimes would offer to take me and my older sister out for ice cream after his lesson. In the Ghia. With the top down. Other kids would stare enviously as we pulled into the Baskin-Robbins with the cute college boy in tow. We were bored-in-the-summer teenagers and loved the attention. And oh! what a FUN car that was.Thanks for the reminder.
My 1st car was 1973 Super Beetle w/ a 3 speed semi auto (no push starts which turned out to be a bummer on more than one occasion). '73 was the best year for bugs as nerf bumpers came along in '74 then it was fuel injection for the frugal shortly thereafter. Ghia were and still are pretty cool cars.
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