Monday, May 23, 2011
Compared to today, many of my friends didn't even own cars while they were students at Tech. My home in eastern Virginia was about 6 hours away so I had to have some cheap transportation ..... and here it is in the picture above, a 1970 VW Beetle. She was a little rough around the edges, black exterior and red inside with self-installed shag carpet and a Craig AM/FM cassette player. I loved this car and I might still have it if it hadn't died of exhaustion on I-95 in southern Florida.
I remember other autos that cruised the town on a regular basis. Lots of VW's of course, but it seemed like there were a lot more British cars back then like MGs and MGBs, Triumphs (thought the TR-6 was a beaut), and also a variety of vans, 4-door smoke bombs of many makes and models, and motorcycles galore.
By the way, the photo here was taken at the side parking lot of the old Marriott Hotel on Prices Fork Road, now the Holiday Inn.
So, what were your early car memories? And if you have a photo I'll gladly post it.
Posted by Dennis