Before attending the JFF this week I decided to head up to my parents house to see my mom since it's her birthday tomorrow(I know, I'm so sweet) and while I'm here I decided to go a bit of digging. I know there are a number of Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars on the premises and I figured the place to start looking was the attic which no one had entered in over 10 years.
My parents house will be 170 years old come this winter, so I figured it would be a good idea to prepare myself to enter a space built when cocaine was prescribed to children for toothaches. Armed with Febreeze(for the dust) and an Electrolux(for the spider webs/mountains of mouse shit) I cracked open the door and entered the void. What I found completely surprised me and may have a profound effect on the known universe.
Do you know what that is?! That right there is proof that my parents at the very least set foot in Volvo and Saab dealership and maybe even considered getting one. All these years I thought that the decision to follow the Subaru GL with a Taurus wagon was cut and dry but no, my childhood was nearly one of a Swedeish nature.
It's going to take some time for me to come to grips with this information. Here I thought that my mom and dad were truly anti SAAB/Volvo but as it turns out, they actually thought about owning one. It's a lot to process, I'll likely have to discuss it at length with my
therapist bartender when I get back to Los Angeles. For now I'll just keep thumbing through these perfectly preserved pamphlets, wondering what life would have been like growing up in a 940 or 960 wagon instead of a Taurus.
*If any of you Jalops that are SAAB/Volvo fans would like these brochures I'm willing to part with them for the price of shipping. Would rather have someone enjoy them than they be thrown out. If interested shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Maness writes about cars because he has one and also has a computer. He's been known to drunkenly Tweet as @thisnicelife and upload photos to@theroadlessdriven. He also has a YouTube Channel and thinks talking about himself in the 3rd person is really weird but knows it's necessary if he wants to be taken seriously as an Oppo contributor.