851. Cars


Twenty-three year old Tony was “commissioned” to take his father’s old car and drive his younger brother, Ned, and Ned’s three friends to a sports venue. Ned and his mates were fourteen.

Suddenly they were passed by a really fast bright red sports car.

“My uncle has a car like that,” said Herbie. “It’s a Chevrolet Camaro V8 Sports Car 1987, so it’s almost a classic. It’s blue, and boy it goes at one heck of a speed. It’s worth a packet too. My uncle’s really rich. He’s got other cars too.”

“My father’s friend has a really modern car,” said Jock. “He uses his cell phone to lock it and start it, and when it rains the window wipers go on automatically. Even the seats are heated. It’s got three levels of heat. It cost a hell of a lot. It’s amazing. He’s going to take me for a ride in it one day, he says.”

“My father’s got a Subaru Impreza STI race track car,” said Bernie. “It was built by Cody Crocker, an ex WRC engineer, using a standard engine and gearbox with Motec ECU and diff controller, Possum Bourne rally cage, Sparco seats, belts and steering wheel, MCA suspension, stripped out interior and other added safety equipment. It’s painted black, worth about 175 thousand they reckon.”

“I own a pushbike myself,” said Tony. “What do you guys own?”

27 thoughts on “851. Cars

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    Ah.. borrowed glory! There’ll be a lot of that this evening (as well as borrowed rage and shame) in the States for the NFL Superbowl as “we” and “they” teams cheer and boo and spill their snacks on the couch in the room with the TV where they “play” the game……

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      One realizes how big the world when one didn’t know it was the NFL Superbowl this evening. I shall use the beer and snacks I have purchased for Tuesday when I intended to sit on the couch to watch Hillary’s demise in the primaries!!!

      1. Cynthia Jobin

        I LIVE here, and I didn’t even know about the Superbowl until today; but then, I don’t usually frequent the pretzel and guacamole aisles at the supermarket. Since I am NOT a fan of spectator sport, but I AM a political junkie, I”ll save my snacks for Tuesday!

        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          We bought (after considerable saving) a television 4 months ago – and have thus far turned it on twice – both times to watch a rerun of “Everybody Loves Raymond”. 😦 The guacamole on Tuesday shall be consumed in front of the computer! (I think I might get pickled onions this time – in honor of the candidates!)


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