First love


Happy Valentines Day, everyone!

The blogosphere is abuzz with stories of romance and first love… so, although it’s totally cheesy, i’ll share mine.

My first love was a lady named Eleanor. And shocker!… She’s a car.

Eleanor was the gorgeous and ferocious dark gray Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Gone in 60 Seconds, a movie i’ve seen about 100 times since childhood.

I was still under 10 years old when I vowed to get my very own Eleanor. I searched the house for pennies, nickels, and occasionally stole quarters from my parents in order to save up and buy one for my sweet 16.

Well, that never happened.

But over a decade later my dreams came true. I purchased my very own dark gray mustang last year, and turning my car into a complete beast worthy of the Eleanor name has been an obsession ever since.



  1. Does your car have the same engine and everything like the car in the movie or is it a fixer upper. Personally I believe that a car is worth more if you have helped build it into what it needs to become in order for you to be satisfied with the car. I don’t really know much about cars but I hope to get some sort of insight on them while I read your blog. I mean I could probably change my tire and I definitely know how to check the oil but besides the mere basics I am how you say just Clue less. So I’m interested to learn more about the vehicle I drive everyday and ways to make it run better.

    1. Oh my car is much weaker! I can’t afford a $50k shelby with a V8 so I bought a regular V6 that I’m going to spruce up!

      I barely know how to change my own oil! Its definitely going to be fun learning with you guys.

  2. First of all, great photograph.

    Second of all, this is a great story. Everybody has those big things that they save up for as a kid – be it games, a bike, or a car. Nothing beats the day that you finally scrounge up enough money to get it, regardless of how old you are.

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