PS duPont Class of '59

Wilmington, Delaware

I Remember…learning to drive, cars

My Dad taught me to drive in the Wanamakers’ and Sears’ parking lots when I was 15. When I turned sixteen in March, I didn’t rush to get my driver’s license. I waited until the summer. Driving and cars were never a big deal to me.

I didn’t have my own car and had to share the family car, a station wagon. I didn’t get my first car — a 1954 Ford – until I was in college. I paid $200 for it. Turns out it had a cracked block and was junked soon after I bought it.

A bunch of us went to a drive-in to see Brigitte Bardot in “God Created Woman.” While backing out of the parking slot, I put a dent in the fender. I had a lot of explaining to do the next day.

Herbie Sherr cured me of drag racing when he cut me off dragging up the Concord Pike.

After the Senior Prom, Harold Meyorwitz and I went to Atlantic City w/o our dates. Harold drove his car, which was completely on empty. Talk about fuel economy — he must have gotten at least 50 miles to the gallon!

September 28, 2009 - Posted by | Cars, Memories


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