The discerning reader will see that this topic is from Ramana.
I cannot give only one - I must offer three. The first two I actually owned and lastly there is my all time favorite vehicle. First up is my very first car - a 1956 MGA. Yes - I did fit in it and I loved it. In case you are wondering, I got in it one leg at a time -just like everyone. My friends and I were all sports car buffs - MGA, MG Midget, Sunbeam Alpine, Triumph gts Spitfire. We used to participate in ralleys on Friday nights - great fun.
Those were events where you were given a list of coded instructions and you drive around looking for pie plates with more codes on them. There was a scoring system and my friend Lyn and I picked up a few trophies.
Interestingly enough my fave vehicle led directly to my second favorite. My friend Dave Wolfer lived up the street from me and he had a Honda 450 motorcycle. He also had a girlfriend which at the time I did not so we worked out a trade. He got my MGA, I got his Honda on Friday and Saturday nights.. When I moved to Hawaii I purchased my number two a, Suzuki 550.
I have often joked the way to make Suzuki 550 look like a Honda 50 is to put me on it. That's my mom in the pic as well. To this day I remember the day the big waves came up at Waimea Bay and I took the afternoon off to go see them. I stopped at Matsumoto's Shave Ice for a little bit of heaven (if you have ever had a shave ice you know what I mean) and then went to Waimea Bay and was absolutely awed by the giant waves. Another fave thing to do was go to the beach where the glider school had their student pilots swooping and gliding - very impressive stuff. Since Lynn was not a fan of motorcycles, I was somewhat surprised she readily agreed to let me buy one- LOL. Maybe I should have checked for extra life insurance policies.
My all time favorite vehicle is the Shelby Cobra - either version will do (289 or 427 cubic inch engine) and looks just like this
Sex appeal, muscle - sigh. When I worked at McDonalds our assistant manager, Greg Nakagawa, had a 289 Cobra. It wasn't quite as pretty as this one but it was great none the less. This is also my favorite color combination. Up to 600HP. And you know you need all that power. It is the reason I keep buying the occasional lottery ticket. It is the last of my bucket list. Clearly the stuff dreams are made of. At least mine.
That's it for this weeks LBC post. Check Ramana's here.