Well, after a last minute rip down to Smudgemo's part of the world, Oakland area, I'm back home. Being as I had to drag my computer and a bunch of drawings down there with me, I had to drive a car into work today to bring them into the office with me. I wanted to ride my bike, but I had to ask myself what would be the next best thing.
For me, it's my Marlin. 1965 Rambler Marlin originally purchased in Sunnyvale California. I've even got the bill of sale and a Polaroid from the day it was purchased. This is a pretty rare (some would say ugly) car. I like it because its mine. I admit it not the most beautiful ride on earth, but when I turn the key, the dual exhaust and 327 cu inches make some pretty sweet music. Now I know the type of blog that this has turned into, doesn't really seem to be one that would sing the praises of the big honken motor, spitting out fumes and burning up gas like it doesn't cost anything. I also don’t think that an engine being the sound of music would be agreed to by the intended audience of this blog. This car is defiantly not a means of sustainable transport. The thing is, back in 1965, I don't think they knew then what we know now. This car a piece of history. I like the way it looks. I really like classic cars. The reason I own it, is because it' old. I rarely drive this thing, but I do before you go haten, remember, people are walking into car lots, buying almost un-garageable SUVs and driving them miles and miles a day. Have a classic car in my opinion, isn't such a bad thing is it? I do believe in the benefits of non motorized vehicle and I certainly do ride my bike any chance I can, but now and then, it can be fun to drive a car. Well, certain cars anyway.