Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grandpa's Car

Just going through some old photos and scanning them before trashing them all:

This was a shot taken while my friend Rob and I, from our band Willis, were trying to take some band "promo"shots. Actually I think we were just trying to use up the roll of film he had before getting it developed, but none the less..... This was my Grandpa's car before he passed away and I ended up with it. A 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The thing had a small 8 cylinder, 296??? I think? Anyway if it wasn't for the gas war going on in 1998 there was no way I could have afforded to drive it, but it got us to and from many band practices. Sometimes we would have to stop and get gas and oil because of the gas/oil leak, and we would then have to hammer the starter to get it to start again, but we would always get a jam in eventually. In fact at the corner of #5 rd and King rd in Richmond, B.C. you can still see the oil stains on the road where I used to turn everyday and my leaky rear main seal used to leave a nice black streak of oil on the pavement. Those were the days, to think I don't even own a car anymore....

2 comments:

Andrea said...

I LOVED that car, man. Great pic, too!

John Simmonds said...

Yeah that was a cool car, and fun to drive except for the fabric on the roof had come off and it would hang down. That was annoying. You like how in the picture I'm standing right in front of the HUGE dent? I think I used that photo to sell the car and it worked!