Sunday, August 28, 2011

Daddy, I Drowned the Car

Speaking of vintage cars, I found this photo of my brother and cousin Jon last night. They're standing in front of my brother's classic Corvair convertible. It was a shiny black 1965 model with red vinyl interior and a white ragtop.

Long story short, I drowned this classic the first time I ever drove a car. I accidentally steered it into a flooded river backup area. It was a beauty, wasn't it?

I'll never forget the afternoon we had to come home and tell our parents I'd sunk the car. Bad scene! I think my mother's response was -- You're kidding me! If I remember right as we stood there dripping mud into the white carpet, my brother yelled -- Does it look like it!!!

My cousin Jon with my brother in front of the prized Corvair convertible.

My brother was two years older, so he took the brunt of the punishment for letting a 14-year old drive without a license. That was my first moving violation and I've never had a ticket since. When I do it, I go big!


drgeo said...

Wasn't the Corvair one of Ralph Nader's first targets as a deathtrap ?

Congratulations for saving your brother's life by drowning the Corvair! Yours was a valiant and unselfish act.

Life's a Beach! said...

drgeo, LOL! I'm glad you saw it my way. I did him a huge service!

krisla said...

oh my gosh...what a story! you should write it & sell it! fun to imagine the scene (before, during & after...)-k

Life's a Beach! said...

Kris, I did right the entire story once in a Creative Writing class in college. Don't have a clue where it is now!

krisla said...

ha. that is great. glad to know it.
glad you got some 'mileage' out of it :) -k