Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blazing Saddles


1972 Impala convert


A Classic Convert's not always cool.

Mr. Fairway & I met in college. He was the Older Man (a grad student), who had a classy 1972 Impala convert. I loved him for his mind ~ I swear! ~ not his cool car.

I moved back home to Texas after graduation, & Mr. F. followed about a year later. In mid-July. With that Sharp Mind & that Classic Convert, what was not to love?

Big Apple Red, with a black vinyl interior & a black top. And no AC. In Texas. In mid-July.

We were Newspaper Types back then in the old days. I worked days. He worked nights. His Upper Midwest sensibilities couldn't figure out who built the blast furnace in his classy car.

"I go to work at 2 p.m., & it's 105 degrees outside. When I get off at 11, it's still 90."

"Dude, you live in Texas now."

"Yeah, but who freakin' lives in a place that's still 90 freakin' degrees at 11 freakin' o'clock at night?" Oh, & I'm pretty sure he didn't use the word "freakin."

"Dude, who drives a car like that in Texas in the summertime?" With a stick-to-the-butt black vinyl interior, I might add.

Apparently, even a Classic Convert isn't cool enough. But Cate at Show My Face is. She sponsored this message.

30 comments:

LadyStyx said...

Awesome car, but definitely not for a Texas summer. Shoot it aint even right for a Lousiana summer...

Em said...

Beautiful! But black vinyl? In Texas July?

Ouch!

But I bet you could totally put the top up and bake some cookies.

Ginger said...

Well, hell, he's just a goddamned city slicker.

That's what my redneck, Texas born and bread family would say. And then they would laugh, crumple up their Old Milwaukee beer cans and toss 'em near the gutted deer hanging in the garage.

But seriously. Why is it so hot here? And why do I tolerate the unforgiving heat?

Christina Lee said...

VERY COOL!!!!IN THE MIDWEST,YOU'D GET RAINED ON TOO OFTEN-BUMMER!

Call Me Cate said...

Yeah, that car is all kinds of wrong for that environment. Nice ride though.

Thanks for playing!

Barkley's Mommy said...

I'm next door in New Mexico. We've got "90 at night" syndrome here, also. I'm feeling your pain!
~~~Anne

Pyzahn said...

Ouch! I actually flinched when you mentioned the black vinyl in the hot sun. Been there, burned that.

Tortuga said...

My hubby would love that car!

a corgi said...

very nice car!! just stopping by from 6-word Saturday; I think an 80-degree day would be nice in it, but I have to agree, over 100 degrees in Texas would not be pleasant at all

enjoy the day

betty

Barbara Manatee said...

black vinyl interior? ouch! Even in Michigan, I swore I'd never get leather seats...too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter! I don't care if it means 'luxury'!

Awesome car though! My dad would love it!

Tammy Howard said...

My husband swears I'm a car chick. I'm totally not. But I sure do love me a classic muscle car. Just not the way a car chick would. One more glance before I leave your site...

mannequin said...

Heh heh. I lived in TX for two years and after being there awhile, said to my friend, "Gosh, why are there so many white trucks and cars (and they're not even landscapers)?"

My friend explained and I thought, "Ew.... why would anyone choose to live like that?"

Friends visit here from TX now and after three days of rain, they say, "Ew.... why would anyone choose to live like that?"

Ribbon said...

that car has fun painted all over it...

bst wishes
Ribbon :)

Mr. Fairway said...

Mr. Fairway here. As much as loved that car, I came to my senses and sold to my brother who still lived in Wisconsin. Bought a Buick Electra 225 that had enough AC to blow my hair back ... I had hair then. But I always loved that car.

Vodka Mom said...

that was a kick a** post.


loved it.


(I HATE to be hot. hate it.)

Columbia Lily said...

there are so many reasons I don't miss living in Dallas....and that heat ranks right up at numbers 1-5.

Becca said...

Nice car and funny post :)

AudreyO said...

It's really a nice looking car.

Mrs4444 said...

My son would DIE for that car!!

Em--That's hilarious :)

Miss Jo said...

A great set of wheels in Badger red for your Texan in training !

Alicia said...

yeah...amazing car! but my thighs hurt just thinking about sitting in that during the middle of summer!

Susie said...

I never thought that a convertible would not be cool. That's a whole new perspective.

Michaela said...

Nice car, but even in IL the seats would be uncomfortable... well except this year thanks to all of the rain we've been getting.

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