Saturday, February 21, 2015

Wagon Train

Fourth in the series.

1967 Ford Country Squire 2

The 1967 Ford Country Squire.  Now we’re getting into the bells and whistles business.  Ours was navy blue with a light blue interior, arriving in October 1966 from Bob Reese Motors of Toledo.  It came with everything: 390 V8, air conditioning, power windows, and an 8-track tape player.  Among the first tapes Mom got was Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.

It was also the first car I was allowed to drive legally in Ohio, and I learned how to parallel park in it.  I may have my limitations, but once you learn how to park one of these cruisers, you can park anything.

I guess this was the car that imprinted on me as what a wagon should be because when I first saw the Pontiac in 1989, it snapped me back to this car with the navy blue exterior, the lighter blue interior, and the cassette deck.  The first tape I bought for it was Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.

3 barks and woofs on “Wagon Train

  1. Now you’ve done it. Once Take Five enters your brain you’re doomed to hear it over and over and over and over and ….. da DA dada, dada dada da DA dada dada da DA dada ….

  2. Bells, whistles and an engine that could power an aircraft carrier…

    FC, try focusing on the alto sax’s improv… that replaces the heavy-handed iteration of the accompaniment with the subtlety of a master of melody (Paul Desmond).

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