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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oh the Humanity!

The other day, fellow contributor Pat Arrigo sent me a picture of a car he'd just seen in central New York.  This particular car (as seen below) was a beautiful Volvo P1800, a car which we both hold in high regard.  Upon closer inspection the license plate said "MILNMILR" and it just so happens that Pat had just seen one of the rarest cars on the planet - one with approximately 3 million miles on the odometer.

A few days later, I came across a video (imbedded below) that's circulating around the interwebs about a man in California who still owns his 1971 Dodge Charger.  This got me thinking of the connection that people form with their cars that we don't see much with newer cars.  While some will say that they love their car, it's more about what they do and not what they are today.  For instance, the current generation of cars are supremely capable cars that are built for a sole purpose more or less, whether it be luxury, performance, or efficiency.  This is different to what the owner of the Charger says in the video.  Back then having a muscle car meant "you had independence."  In other words, a car can be a catalyst for the way you live your life.  I guess what I'm kind of getting at is this: Cars are more comfortable, safe, powerful, and efficient than ever.  Gas is still relatively cheap.  Enjoy your ability to take roadtrips, to wander aimlessly, to visit friends and family.  Enjoy your freedom!

Marlowe from ALCHEMYcreative on Vimeo.
Thanks to ALCHEMYcreative for this beautiful video.

 Now, it's your turn!  Sound off in the comments about your best car memories.

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