Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Fuddy-Duddy Clifford

So many A to Z Participants this year! WOWZER! Its quite overwhelming!

The April A to Z Blog Challenge has come a long way from its first year way back when. Its a great blog challenge and I've met so many awesome bloggers through this challenge and through Alex. It's always a wild ride and completely different every time.

Back to the Nostalgia Theme.

Something that makes me nostalgic and takes me way back, is my very first car I bought and owned.

I was so proud that I'd saved enough money to buy my very own second hand car.  I even named him!  Clifford, my MK2 Ford Escort was a bargain and I could wait to drive it!  

A couple of days into owning my very own wee car, I realised why it was such a bargain... It was only running on only 3 cylinders, which meant I had to avoid steep hills and going up certain roads, because it was only a 1300 to begin with. Clifford had pretty much no power.

That didn't put me off!  I was young and my motto was... "have car, will drive" and drive I certainly did.  I went everywhere in wee Clifford.  My Ford Escort was baby blue with a trendy vinyl roof and I thought I was the shizzle.  I even bought matching fuzzy car seat covers and put in a tape deck so that I could play my MixTapes.

Loads of fun was had in that wee car.  Clifford could even tell a few stories about the Drive-In...

Enjoy this track by Fleetwood Mac....Go Your Own Way from 1977.


cleemckenzie said...

The first car is always memorable!

cleemckenzie said...

Oops. Meant to say I signed on to follow your blog.

Matthew MacNish said...

It's been so long! That looks like around a 1976 model.

Candice Petersen said...

Wow it looks stunning!

Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

Stephen Tremp said...

I remember my first car. A Dodge Demon my uncle sold me for $100. That care got me through high school as well as a few other things along the way.

coach-daddy said...

That first car has all the best stories, Daft One. Mine was a 1962 Buick Skylark, and I was for sure the shizzle behind that wheel. then someone stole her - the end.

Glad I found you through the A to Z Challenge!

- Eli @ Coach Daddy (#1257)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many people had a Ford as a first car!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Thanks for the visit! And I agree with the car mentality. I avoid hills on principle anyway, because I drive stick, and I hate having to stop and start again on a hill without rolling backwards... :D

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Sunni said...

I had a Datsun B210 years ago and it was also blue. I loved that car but it was gutless for picking up any speed at all. Driving up the ramps to get on the freeway was a disaster every time because my car could hardly make the incline and I had my gas pedal pushed to hte floor. Naturally, I got lots of honks from impatient people behind me.


J.L. Campbell said...

Love this story. I'd have been proud too, even if the car didn't have much power. :)

Arlee Bird said...

There's usually some kind of catch to buying a cheap car. At least the car looked kind of nice.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Wrote By Rote

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@Ninjalex I think its because they are so damn reliable!

@cleemackenzie thanx for the follow and I'll be poppin in for a visit soon too

@Sunni a Datsun...now that takes me back


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