What Classic Car Are You Thankful To Have Driven?
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our relationships, take stock of our lives, and be thankful for all those family members who sat in hours of holiday traffic so they could make it to the table in time to cut the turkey and start the arguments.
It’s smart to have a holiday that’s focused on celebrating what we do have instead of what we wish we had, it’s just too bad that it occurs during the time of year when it’s dark and most of the country is seeing the first signs of serious cold. Thanksgiving comes with casserole and cranberry sauce to knock on winter’s door, and for car enthusiasts this is a signpost, a reminder that the year’s driving days are numbered, if not already passed.
Instead of bemoaning the over-application of salt and other chassis-chewing substances that help your great Aunt keep her Prius pointing forwards when there’s some slush on the street, let’s instead tap into the Thanksgiving spirit and think back on the better automotive experiences we’ve had.
There are some pretty cool perks that come with working at Petrolicious, and I’ve been lucky enough to actually drive some of the cars that otherwise send my thoughts into a fizz just looking at them in magazines. For instance, I doubt I’ll ever own a BMW M1, but I have driven one, and that memory will be a well of happiness that I’ll have forever, regardless of what’s in my garage/parked on the street outside my apartment.
So we want to hear your versions; which classic car are you thankful for having had the chance to drive? It doesn’t have to be a car you used to own, doesn’t need to be an especially long or fast journey, and maybe you were just happy to be riding in the passenger seat of your dream car, we just want to hear your stories. So if you get tired of passive aggressive politics at the dinner table today, come chat with us about that time your dad’s friend let you take his 930 around the block when you were 17.
Photography by Thomas Lavin, Mathieu Bonnevie, Nat Twiss, Ted Gushue, Andrew Golseth, and Alex Sobran