Saturday, December 19, 2009
My life-long best friend Tracy and I were trying to remember what year her Impala was that she drove for a short time in high school. I'm fairly confident it was either the 1969 or 1970 Impala, but we are trying to verify the exact year. This is proving to be a somewhat difficult task. I asked Tracy, a logical (one would think since it was her car) person to start with, but as usual, she can't remember...she long ago decided to leave the memories of our childhood in my capable hands (cough, cough), which gives me license to tell her that we did loads of things that we really never did! I do at times (as often as possible) lie and tell her that she did most of the "bad" stuff and I was just there to rescue and look after her.
Anyway, on to the car. Since I got zilch from Tracy on the Impala info, I called her Dad....he didn't remember her ever having the Impala or the Jeep that came after the Pinto! So I got nowhere there.
My next call was to Tracy's younger sister, thinking "ok, Lisa has to know this, she hasn't destroyed near as many brain cells as we have!"...Lisa was a total bust, as was her husband Jay, sitting in the next room. I did have a glimmer of hope that Jay might remember since we all grew up together. I got nuthin.
So, until I get to the bottom of what year Tracy's Impala was and provide you with pictures, including one of Tracy in a bikini!, history and a few of our antics, I will entertain you with a nostalgic and somewhat scathing review on the 1969 Chevrolet Impala. Please watch the video in it's entirety ...it's pretty entertaining, and while you watch, picture these two girls....
(That's me on the left, Tracy on the right. What a couple of dorks!)
....driving that Impala, very much like the test driver does only we didn't have the helmets or the semi-peppy music playing. It was more like me driving (Tracy hated to drive back then, so I always drove), and the 8 track would have been playing something like "You Aint Seen Nothin Yet" by BTO or "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John.
Oh and do take note of how the car handles corners at high speeds...I can vouch for the validity of the cornering, so can a couple of the ditches we ended up in!
Enjoy the video and I'll be back with the correct info on Tracy's Impala soon :-)
Posted by Motor-head Lady at 11:39 PM