Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Classic Car enthusiast

We own a classic Ford Mustang Car, a 1978 Mustang II inherited from my father. In California, it is required that cars manufactured in 1975 and up are required to undergo smog test, otherwise the state will pay you to junk your old car. Our Mustang is a rare one because it is a t-top with Cobra striping and has original parts. It's used only for car shows and would not in any way affect the environment for the few times that it is driven.

Anyway, I think I resemble an old car:


If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish, and my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things from afar.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or laugh, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires.
I QUALIFY - How about you?

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