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GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING May 26, 2010

Filed under: Consumer Goods — shinypackages @ 3:33 pm

Men and women both have a need for speed, but what is it about cars that turns their particular crank?

Come back with me to 1982. Imagine a plucky 17-year-old high school girl with keys to a 1974 Cutlass Supreme, blue with a white top. She knew the guys in shops class were busy customizing and super-tuning their Chevy Camaros and Dodge Chargers. She also knew they had a weekend tradition of heading out of town and pitting their rides against each other on a quarter-mile strip of Whiskey Road. The prize was pizza.

Read the full story, originally published May 22, 2010 in the Winnipeg Free Press here.

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One Response to “GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING”

  1. wizardofwords1 Says:

    I hear you, Shel! I have to drive with the cruise on. Otherwise, before I know it, I’m going 140 kms/hr!

    I’ll never forget my driving teacher in high school pegging me right from the start. He called me “Lead Foot Herneshen” (my maiden name) and he was right!


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