MY DREAM CAR
by Lynnette Samanski
this is an excerpt from the articles appearing in the EAGLE
When I was 9 years old I watched the first episode
of Knight Rider and that is when I knew I wanted a Trans Am. Every week I
watched that show. The more I watched it the more I wanted one!
I started collecting models, buying Auto
Hunters and Wheels and Deals Magazines. If I saw a Trans Am that I liked, I would cut the
picture out and put in a shoe box. I did that for years. In 1989, my brother
Andrew was looking to buy a sports car. After shopping a couple of months he
ended up buying a beautiful 1984 white and gold Trans Am. He paid $7,600. There
was not one thing wrong with it.
The night he got it he took me for a ride
in it. At the time I was only 14 years old and he asked me if I wanted to drive
it and my father said no because I was too young to drive. Andrew always teased
me about the car by saying things like hold the keys to my car as maybe someday
these keys will be yours.
A year later he started talking about
selling it and I asked my father if he would buy it for me. He said no because
there was nowhere to store it for 2 years. Andrew decided to keep it for another
year. In February 1991, my father bought me a 1978 Chevy Camaro. It was a wreck.
It was in a bad accident. It rolled over and hit another tree!!
Two days after my father bought me that
car, Andrew let me drive his car for the first time. I loved every thing about
it. In August, Andrew bought a Porsche and I got rid of my car for the sum of
$1.00 because for my birthday my father bought me the Trans Am I wanted for 3
1/2 years. It was and still is the best present I ever received. I will never
forget that day I got the car of my dreams!!
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