As you all know, I LOVE trucks and cars and driving. Well, I was over at my Aunt’s for dinner the other night. I’m throwing the frisbee for Teyana while waiting for dinner to be ready and my cousin pulls up in a friggin Mustang. The biggest surprise is that HE is driving, because he’s being dropped off after his driving lesson. The driving school is called All-Class Driver Training, check it out www.allclass.ca . Are you kidding me? Who would have thought? So as I’m drooling all over the place, I ask the teacher a little about how to become a driving instructor. Turns out it’s just a two week course to get certified. The cost is about $3000, depending on which school. I am so excited. Driving around all day and making money at the same time. I don’t think it could get any better than that. There is a course Beginning next month. I have a small amount of savings. Time to get creative and figure out how I can get myself enrolled. I haven’t been this excited and optimistic in a long, long time!!!
I just discovered Ford is bring back the Torino. My mom drove one of them years ago. I think it was an early 70’s model. I’m going to include a couple pic’s I discovered from the GearHead site. As well as my mom having one, I loved the movie “Gran Torino” with Clint Eastwood. (I always chuckle when I remember that part where he calls the girl ‘YumYum’)
I looked up some info about the Torino. This is so cool learning old facts. Ford made them from 1968-1976. The name came from the city of Turin, Torino in Italian. Like the Wildcat, the Torino was a subseries, only it was a subseries of the Fairlane. By 1970 the Torino became the primary and the Fairlane, the sbseries. The Torino was a twin to the Mecury Montego. Ford chose the Torino as the base for it’s NASCAR entrants.
I think it looked very cool in the old days but this new one looks even cooler as you can see in the pictures. It will have the Mustang GT engine and stats claim it will go fro 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds.
Check out these pictures from Gear Heads
In keeping true to my commitment, I was doing a little research today. Apparently Muscle Cars are a uniquely
American phenonmenon, and some people today say they died in the 70’s and some people, (like ME) say they
are still alive and kicking.
As much as I love cars I don’t really know the history very well. I’ve decided to do something about that and
commit to doing some research. I’m naturally gaga over the Mustangs from the 60’s but for a number of years
they fell out of my favor. Didn’t care for the looks of the 5ltr, nor the body style after that. But in 2005, that
changed. Way to go Ford….Love the retro!!! I’ll share some of my most recent faves.
I have discovered that I really love to drive and that cars and trucks make me very happy!!! I’m doing some
reseach as to how these objects of beauty came about and thank heavens they did. People tell me that in less
than 20 yrs it is expected that cars that drive themselves will be on the road….HOW DREADFUL!!! I can hardly
believe that even now there are buttons in cars that people can push and the car will automatically keep them
from rear ending other cars and notifying them if they drift out of their lane or if someone is in their blind spot.
Please, say it isn’t so….seriously? Sad, sad, sad. I suppose I best enjoy them while they last.