Old Cars Are Just Better

Old Cars Are Better

Old Cars Are Better

At 4 this morning, I decided to admit to myself that sleep wasn’t coming, so I got up.  Hands shaking, I customized my new phone until I could reasonably get dressed and drive down to Dagwood’s, the nearest diner open at 5.  Dagwood’s was already ancient by the time my ’87 CRX was in development.  It was dishing up massive half-orders of biscuits and gravy when the first Camaros rolled into Kansas City.  It made pancakes when the Willys Jeep was still shuttling GIs toward victory in Europe.  As I shoveled similar pancakes into my mouth, a sturdy brace to a stomach bitterly void of all but pain meds, I got to thinking about that old rusted heap of Honda parked just outside. Continue reading “Old Cars Are Just Better”

Daily Driving Old Cars in the Future

Modern carsHave you seen the Honda Accord commercial starring all the inattentive drivers?  You know, the ones who have to rely on Honda’s “stop alarm” because they weren’t watching the truck they were tailgating?  Or the woman who must use the motion tracker to see if there’s an opening in the exit lane she is about to miss because she’s blabbing to her friend about politics?  Or the guy who hears the lane drift buzzer because he’s trying to get that last, precious drop of Starbucks to slip into his stanky maw? Continue reading “Daily Driving Old Cars in the Future”