10 April 2008

Primary Mandate I

I believe that on a day like today - 78 degrees and sunny - if someone is driving around in a convertible with the top UP, the car can be confiscated and traded with a more deserving soul who is stuck in a hard top.

You are free to disagree with me - naturally - but I shall never stop fighting! :)


iFred said...

How you make me long for my old '69 Chevelle Malibu convertible!!! The weather here is perfect for it right now. It's Spring and Atlanta is in full bloom. Everything is so beautiful. I'd love to just ride around with the old 'rag top' down.

It was like selling one of my kids, but I just couldn't go thru another restoration on a car I had owned for 32 years. Sigh!

DaisyBug said...

So - you know what I am talking about - right Fred?? Put the top DOWN already!!!!! Ugh! Very frustrating!! :)

My husband would give anything he had to have your old car, Fred. Right now on the lift in his garage that he is knee-deep in '69 Chevelle - sadly it is not a convertible. Personally, I think it is a VERY expensive gas guzzler - but it makes him happy so - whatev!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here....but would you be the "more deserving person"?


iFred said...

Mine wasn't all that bad on gas because it had a small block V8 engine. (The most reliable engine Chevy ever made.) Not a "muscle car" by any means. Also, I didn't drive it enough to matter all that much about the cost of the gas. Even after 33 years, it only had 90,000 miles on it and only 1,000 on the completely rebuilt engine, transmission and front end.

My daughter and son in law can put 100,000 miles on a car in no time flat. This has always amazed me. My current 10 year old Buick only has 35,000 miles on the odometer.

I got a break on the old Buick this year. In Georgia, if you are 65 years old or older, your car is 10 years old, and you drive less than 5,000 miles a year, you no longer have to have an emissions inspection to get a new license plate sticker. Sounds crazy to me, but I'll take it. I hate those inspections and the inconvenience of it all.

DaisyBug said...

Yes Min - of course! :)

And Fred - that sounds like reasonable legislation except that I wonder why it is only restricted to those 65 or older? How old the owner of the car is has no bearing on the environment! Still - good for you, right!!?

Inspections are free here in the Garden State - for everyone.

Frog said...

I've watched Top Gear enough to know that if you have a powerful enough cutter you can make any car a convertible :D

DaisyBug said...

I wonder if the local Fire Department would think it a worthy use of the Jaws of Life?? LOL...