Since I was about 12 years old, I remember how I loved spending time tinkering with my dad's cars. In 1977, at age 17, I got my first car. It was a 1969 Chevrolet Impala. It was a dream come true to have my own personal car. I had saved up for it by delivering newspapers after school. The car cost me $379.00 including tax and license. The car, being only eight years old at the time, drove like a dream. I loved that car so much that I could drive it for hours. I would look for any reason to go to visit a friend from school just so I could spend time in it. I ended up selling that car three years later and bought a 1974 Dodge Dart Sport fastback. I just wish that I had pictures of the cars that I had owned in the past.