I knew I wanted something fast and something cool. But what? A friend from the YCC worked part time at a wrecking yard in Elk Grove, CA and he had a lead. The shop had a Chevelle SS that was partially damaged. My friend said all it really needed was a front fender. Dad took me down to look at the car and wrote the check. We found a front fender off an El Camino that fit. I was officially a car owner!
|State Highway 88 - Pioneer, California|
The Chevelle was dangerous. Amador County, California is full of twisty mountain roads, the worst possible environment for a muscle car, particularly a muscle car driven by a 17 year old. To be blunt, I'm lucky I did not kill myself or any of my friends in that beast. But it was fast. And it was fun. I had "the fastest car in the county" until Rick Cutsinger got that damned Hemi Charger.
Anyway, I owned the SS for less than a year and sold it when I started college for about what I'd paid. But it was a good start.
Car: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Music: Elvis Costello, The Who, The Clash
Rating: 3/5 stars (Not great–but my first!)