A bittersweet summer this has been, since the start of the fall semester last year my beloved vehicle has been confined to a parking space, unable to roam the streets as intended by the laws of nature and mechanics. It all started February 3rd 2004 when I met the girl of my dreams, a girl that today I’m pained to even look at because I know her fate. I’m talking about my red and white manual transmission 2 wheel drive 1987 Ford Bronco 2 with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires and a beautiful set of antiquated yet gorgeous truck rims. My dual exhaust beauty with all red interior that is as fine as the cold autumn day that it was placed upon that lot with all the other, then, new trucks.
On this day I’m forced to choose between my, now, antique ride that got me through highschool and into college whilst roaring down the streets, and my newly acquired 2003 Acura RSX with just 20k miles and AC, which is something that I haven’t enjoyed in over 4 years. The choice may seem quite easy to the heartless, but for me it’s a choice between the memories of a past and the uncertainties of a future, a choice that makes me tremble in my wake. Unfortunately the facts chose to give me less and less of a choice then I’d enjoy, my ancient vehicle has suffered a near fatal blow to the head gasket, the sort of clout that could be easily fixed with a little bit of time and a little bit of money. Fortunately my great grandfather has graced me with the use of his RSX, a car that he purchased new in 2003 and has only subjected to the road for 20 thousand miles. So the choice becomes easier, it’s a dog eat dog world out there and the outdated falls by the wayside, alas the choice becomes something different, it’s no longer a choice, it’s a rite of passage, a vessel that will bring me into the future (with half the gas).
So this is my farewell to the vehicle that I’ve loved so dearly and had so many memories with, this may sound a tad cheesey but a man’s vehicle that he bought with his own money and truly appreciated is something that is hard to let go of.
If you’re interested in buying my love check out http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/1270785262.html or the ebay site to check out the pictures.