I was born in Minnesota, but moved out West when I was 19. I bought this car as a used commuter car about the time my first child was born. I had to install seat belts to keep the kids strapped in. We have made many trips cross-country via Yellowstone Park and other attractions. It always gets a lot of attention wherever we go. Today, it lives in the garage and I use it mainly to bring my visiting kids and their children to the lake, towing my 1958 Glastron Fireflite. It still gets a lot of attention wherever we go.