Re: My Volvo Saved My Life....
Randy G. wrote:
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Great cars, Volvo...I've been driving your products since 1967 with my
>>first new Volvo from Keyes Motors Volvo in Van Nuys, Ca.
> I am a graduate of Poly High (class of '69) and LA Valley College.
> Worked for two years at the Montgomery Wards in Van Nuys and was the
> Asst. Sales Manager of "Cycle World" on Reseda for a couple of years.
> Cruised Van Nuys Blvd in varois vehicles when you could still do that-
> best was a friend's 1937 Studebaker 4 door that had about 17,000 miles
> on it. It was Grandma's and she passed away, and they drove it back to
> California from Kansas. Was 100% original (paint, carpets, upholstery,
> __ __
> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"
Who knows, Randy...We might have met.
At the time that I bought my first Volvo at Keyes, I also had a '57
Oldsmobile with tri-power. I can't remember the displacement. Maybe I
should do a Google search. At that time we lived on Valley Vista, West
of Beverly Glen.
In those days, cruising meant having a great car. The Volvo just didn't
cut it at ALL...Oh, by the way, it was a 123 GT. The only one that Keyes
got that year. But with the Olds, I could leave 75 feet of rubber
easily, from the intersection of VNB heading South from Victory. Then,
we'd head to Bob's or even to Corky's where, there was at least parking.
You know...I have to say something about auto repair in those days.
When in line for "car service"...you know the drive in part of Bob's,
the line moved so slowly that often I's start my car twenty or thirty
times before getting a spot...(Uhhh, MY cars always started on the first
click). And the auto repair comment is thus...I looked under my XC 70
the other day and, if I actually had to replace my starter myself, I
think that it would be a nightmare. Even my old '84 Two door
Turbo...It's wedged in there pretty good. But, if you burned out your
starter in 1967, all it took was a couple of hours under the car on home
made ramps (Pep Boys didn't have them in those days) and unbolt the old
one and install the new.
ANYway, ThankYou for jogging my memory.
I don't think that I'll watch T.V. tonight. I'll just sit on the sofa
and try to remember my friends and happenings back in those REALLY great
days. That I can't return to.