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Old 12-31-2017, 10:39 PM
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I loved mine too - March of 73 - had the same front end as a Porsche. They changed the design in the summer of 73.

I'll get another one - but my next one will be a 65 hardtop. They were more round.

FWIW, the current Fiat 500 is about as close as you can currently get to a classic bug - with all the safety and amenities of today.
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Mostly it was our family car- a 1960 Rambler wagon, with push button gears. I'd go in and out our driveway (50 yards) about 20x per day. At night the gear buttons had a nice color glow. I think Reverse was red.
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I learned to "drive" on a small tractor. I learned to drift in a gokart on a dirt track. Somehow I didn't kill myself on the 60cc Yamaha dirt bike.

The first on road vehicle I learned to drive was a 1970 VW bus. The shift lever stuck up from the floor about 3 feet and your lower legs were the crumple zone.
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Before learning to drive actual cars, there were these:


1972 Yamaha 250 Trials. The first actual motored vehicle I learned how to crash, a lot, when I was 12.


Traded the bike for something a little more stable (not really) when I was 14. 1982 Yamaha Tri-Moto 200.


Then bought a brand new Honda 200x with my newspaper money when I was 16.
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Busted my butt more than once on those three wheelers.
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Well if we are going pre cars. Then it was a Moped, then a dirtbike for me. Then before that a bicycle.
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