October 16th, 2005

cars

Future Transportation...

In a situation where I'm relatively wealthy when the kids finally go off to school, and I no longer have to worry about car seats, cookie crumbs, or regularly loaning the car out on a Friday night, I hope that I can eventually purchase a nice, antique sports car. A '67 Shelby GT 500 comes to mind -- for those of you who have seen Gone In 60 Seconds, you might know this car better as "Eleanor".

The real point is not the name of the car, the drivability of the car, or even really the look of the car -- it's the sound of the car. I need to step on the gas, and *feel* the power beneath my foot.

Yes, I'd love something beautiful, too. But I don't really care about how it looks, I care about how it drives, I care about how it feels. I care about getting behind something and feeling the power.

German cars are impressive in their technical skill. Italian cars are pretty. British Cars... break down a lot. But only 1960s era American muscle cars *sound* like a dream.

That's what I want. I want to hear that rumble that is so uniquely, to my ears, American muscle car.