Monday, July 16, 2007

Fun Monday - Show me your ride

Today's Fun Monday is hosted by Tiggerlane and she wants us to show you our cars...

Funny that today is about cars as I saw this one on my way to work this morning (well, not this one exactly, but you get my drift). It's not everyday you see a Lotus on the highway in Raleigh.


A couple of weeks ago, everyone saw my beloved van with the missing side mirror. Update? No replacement yet.
I forgot to take a picture of what Ray drives, but here is a stock photo (It's a Honda Civic, and yes, we are partial to Hondas). A little tidbit on it? It gets amazing gas mileage which helps since he drives all over showing houses every day. But his license plate is his cell phone number. Kind of clever for a realtor, huh?


And this is an example of what my first car ever was. A 1979 Chevy Impala, equipped with a stapled gunned ceiling and enough room to fit 15 teenagers in it.

27 comments:

Lisa said...

It's not everyday you see that anywhere!
I know how you feel about brand loyalty, I am partial to Toyotas.

mjd said...

Those were the days...squeezing 15 teenagers in your car. Your husband having his cell phone number as his license number is clever. Does he get business calls that way? crank calls?

Kellie said...

I hear you on the being loyal to a brand of cars. Growing up, I was a Ford girl (my parents have owned Fords forEVER). Then, I became a Chevy girl. For three years, I was a Jeep girl. Now? I'm half General Motors/half Dodge.

VERY clever that his plate # is his cell phone #!!

CPA Mom said...

My first car was a 1972 Ford Maverick. That never wanted to start in the cold Illinois winters. I love Ray's phone number/plate idea. Very cool.

theotherbear said...

Oooh, I'd take the Lotus!
I'm not sure how you would fit 15 small people let alone teenagers in a car!

SJ said...

Oh Amy, how I miss the Impala.



That beast.

Julie said...

My first car was a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass - color was burnt orange. How hot is that? All my guy friends loved it - it had a massive engine and could really move. I referred to it as the rotten pumpkin.

Michele_3 said...

Hey you, I'm back!
Very clever idea abou the cell on the plate! We are partial to Hondas as well! I love my Odessy!
(first car was a civic too!)

Rachel said...

It doesn't matter what size the car is...when you're a teenager, you can sqeeze many many people into it!

If it was my van, it would still not have a mirror either, lol.

Beckie said...

A friend of mine had an Impala like that. I was one of those teenagers riding along!

Joy T. said...

Very clever of your husband to put his cell number on the license plate. I'm with mjd...does he get crank calls LOL Because I'm immature sometimes and I would be sooo tempted if I saw that.

Kaytabug said...

LOL I would be tempted to prank call too! As a teenager I was able to cram way too many ppl into my tiny 1988 chevy nova. Ahh the memories!!!

Christine said...

Sweet ride!

Very clever of Ray to put his cell #, for license plates. Has he got any business from it?

I've always wanted a Honda Civic, my brother had one.

As far as brand loyalty, I'm Nissan, and my husband's a FORD.

Great Disney Facts! I knew about the Fresh Baked smell out of the Bakery, and the buildings. I didn't know about the Jungle Cruise.

Happy Monday!

Tiggerlane said...

I wish I could get my kid one of those Chevy's - back when cars were made of something other than FIBERGLASS! At least if she ran into something - she would be safe!

I'm all for the dream car, tho - sigh.

Edie C said...

I'm totally with ya on the Hondas.

Although, I couldn't squeeze quite so many kids in my Toyota Celica when I was 16...

Working Mom said...

My side mirror got shot by a bb gun (long story) 3 years ago and we still haven't got it fixed!!

ChrisB said...

I think it must be my age but I like all the old cars so your Chevy Impala appeals to me.

Beccy said...

15 teenagers? I got 11 in my first car once and barely made it up the hill...still makes me laugh today.

Debs said...

Bright idea for plate # to be cell phone #. I would get cranked calls only because that is my luck. LOL

EC said...

I can honestly say I've never seen a Lotus around these parts!! BUT... I did see a sweet Rolls Royce at Cracker Barrel yesterday! It must have been the owner, lol.

willowtree said...

I love those Impalas (I had a Bel Air), although they did go through a bit of a boxy period around '79 (like everyone else). But still, it is a Chevy.

frannie said...

honda makes a great car!

Heather J said...

I swear, one day I want to prank call Ray when I know he is driving and act like some insane person following him on the road. I think it would be funny! Or maybe my life is that boring where I would find such a thing amusing.

Honda's are great cars. I haven't really stayed loyal to any brand, but I would feel good about putting my money into one of those or a Toyota.

Pamela said...

stapled ceiling. When I was a teen I rode in so many like that. All my friends first cars. (I didn't get a car until I was in my 20's)

my4kids said...

There is a red lotus that I see around here pretty often it is pretty cool looking.

That is a pretty cool idea to have his cell number on his plates if he wants to advertise.

Robin said...

There are a couple of people who own Lamborghini's around here, they always get our attention.

Gotta miss those old, gas guzzlin', mile long sedans, huh? My first car was a Grand Prix and I think 15 kids could fit in it, too. Not that I ever tried ;).

Claudia said...

15 teens!! Awesome!! that's one memory you'll always have!