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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 6:12am

If your family had a car when you were a kid, what kind was it?   If you didn't, what form of transportation did you use?


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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:44am

Sort of like Stephanie Plum's "Big Blue" right Tracy?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:22am

I've loved looking at these too.  

My dad had a white VW bug for years.   My sister and I loved his Herbie car.  

When my great-grandmother had the car keys taken from her I was given her car to drive.   It looked like this, also in powder blue, but it had fins.

We used to laugh that I could put three people in the back, all sitting cross-legged, and no one would touch each other.   There was an AM radio in there and I found a big band station.   I jammed that brass music.   I had fun with that car.

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 4:02am

Oh My I had a Matador Shelly !!!

We had a Ford Galaxy 500..

It was green or blue- Cant remember - Kay and Charles got one after they got married.. and I ammixing up the colors.

I have more to comment on but gotta  go !

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 6:02pm

It's hilarious to see all these cars.

Brown must have been the "in" color back then. I don't see brown too much anymore, thank goodness.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 10:41am

My sister learned to drive on a Turismo Duster.   Oh how I envied that car.   That is until the motor blew up.  It had those black things down the back windshield like this one.   Hers was brown.


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Registered: 11-01-1999
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:53am

The last car Daddy owned was a 1956 two-door Olds, black with red interior.  He sold it in 1959 when we moved into the city.

Before that one, we had a black one like this:

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:41am

this is the car I learned to drive in

I remember one like this...

and this, but in blue.

my dad has always been a Ford man.

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:22am

I remember 2 cars in particular. One was this car:

A matador - ours was like this except it was all the ugly pumpkin orange.

And then we had a Checy Love pickup truck like this:

Ours was a baby blue color with a white topper.  We had it when we lived in North Carolina. I remember we started a trip up to WV to visit and a big 18 wheeler passed us and kicked a rock up and shattered our windsheild.  

I have a really bad memory and can not remember much about my child hood. What I can remember is just little snippits of memories. :(  I wish I could remember more.


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Registered: 10-06-1997
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:09am

Mom's cars..... in pretty much these colors!

I remember the Ford Maverick

The Oldsmobile Omega

And the Dodge Aries - this is the one I learned to drive in.

and Dad's truck - Ford F-150, but his was "Grabber Blue":

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:31am

I'm pretty sure it was a plymouth. Looks like this one except ours had a dark brown top.