Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dare to be different...

First of all, I have a classic car. A VW 1973 Karmann Ghia. My car has lived in: The Philippines, Seoul, South Korea, and two locations in Italy. I have had the car since 1989 and had wanted a Karmann Ghia since I was about 11 and noticed one parked somewhere and I remember walking up to this 'cool car' to see what the model and make was. I decided right then and there- that some day I'd have one of them.

Of course, at the time, I didn't know that the cars had stopped being produced in 1974. Eventually, I grew up and I found someone who restored VW's and they looked for several months until they found my 'metal shell' of a car in 1989 and I they restored it for me.

I live in this building that is in a complex of 10 other buildings.

There are huge two level underground parking garages under this apartment complex and also under the other apartment buildings in this complex. This is a photo of a small area of one level of my parking garage.
Here's another view in another direction:

Do you notice anything about the cars? No, Look again. Ok, I'll help you out.. all the cars are either: black, grey, or a few daring white paint jobs.

AND here is my car.. what do you notice?

Another area of the parking garage. Do you see any other red cars???

How about here? Just the one red car? My car is the ONLY RED car in the entire parking garage.

Truthfully, as I drive my car to and from work (I don't dare drive anywhere else) I would often get stares, double takes from those walking, and I've even had requests to take photos of my car.. and here all along.. I thought it was because my car was different, a cool classic car..

APPARENTLY, it's because it's a RED CAR! ha ha ha ha


Charlie Chuckles said...

Red is good........daring and all that!!

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

And easier to be seen on the roads..