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67 Florida Deluxe Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:39 pm

I have owned many cars (not all have been VWs.) But for most of them, there's a song that when I hear sends a lightning bolt flashback to my time with a particular car. No matter the car (make, model, year) what song elicits a feeling about a car you once had - good, bad or indifferent? Even obtuse songs that nobody else could relate to or may even have heard of (I have several!)

Example: My 1973 300SEL 4.5 when I was in high school - Miami Sound Machine: Conga. My 1978 Lincoln Mark V Diamond Jubilee - Willie Nelson: Georgia on my Mind (from the 8-track playing in the car.) As an example of a song nobody's heard of but it will forever remind me of my current car, despite this being several years ago: Hardwell - Birds Fly. What songs are powerful reminders of your times with a car? (and what car was it :) )

Jennepher Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:20 pm

David Gray's 'Babylon' for my old '96 Mazda because I listened to that song on repeat for about two solid hours of a road trip.

Any song off the INXS Kick cassette for my high school car, a 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88. I wore out 2 copies of that tape.

67 Florida Deluxe Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:40 pm

Jennepher wrote: Any song off the INXS Kick cassette for my high school car, a 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88. I wore out 2 copies of that tape.

Holy crap, I forgot about INXS! Yes, awesome songs from my high school days. "Need You Tonight" brings back lots of good memories 8).

Don't know why this reminded me of Simply Red - Holding Back the Years circa 1989 in my 1983 Caprice Classic driving from Tampa to Georgia to visit my mother. But that's another strong memory of a song tied to a car.

Xevin Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:33 pm

Ah yes. Would be the mix tape my girlfriend made for me. Complete garbage but a total panty dropper for her. I wasn’t complaining :wink:

1987 Red Nissan Sentra. I was a senior in high school 8)


olspeed Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:12 am

Wow, everything from rolling stones to INXS reminds me of some driving experience but my favorite for cruzing in my VW's is Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 and the tune "end of the line" boy does that bring back memories 1988, top down and the doors off on my Thing (when I wasn't out in the bush working)Good Times!
I still have the tape and play it when I take out my Ghia.

TDCTDI Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:45 am

The entire Peter Gabriel “So” album, ‘72 highroof & a certain redhead.

grandpa red Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:13 am

The New Riders of the Purple Sage - Fifteen Days Under The Hood

SamboSamba22 Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:54 am

This is an awesome thread 8)

Zundfolge1432 Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:01 am

Radar Love by Golden Earring. Fits many scenarios from my lifetime. The other two are related to by bus driving type 2 days.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckM51xoTC2U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03wAbKyDKqM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGOUuWBFca8

It’s hard to pick just one. J Giels because in 1972 I thought the bloodshot album on red vinyl was unique. So was this song almost always guaranteed female attention if you played it for them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDU3evB5_K8&list=RDUDU3evB5_K8&index=1

This one just because

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGorIWYz-A&list=RDUDU3evB5_K8&index=6

mercmad Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:46 am

Hit the road jack.... every dead car i ever go rid and some real lemons,a Triumph Stag,bought new and put up with it for 30,000 miles ,then a pair of mercedes ML's. Mercedes really hit rock bottom with those dogs.

Heres a different version hit zer road jack ..

Xevin Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:34 am

First one of the guys with a drivers license. Hauling the fellas to party’s in mom 78 Toyota Corolla circa 1985.

This one! Out of a boom box because mom didn’t have a tape deck :lol:


ALLWAGONS Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:31 am

Erasure's STOP and All of the Pet Shop Boys song of the times, "85-'86 1964 Notch.

photogdave Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:54 am

I think Neil Young said Long May You Run was either about his first car or his first girlfriend.

Mal evolent Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:50 pm

Ray Charles gave a free concert at Fort Leonard Wood when I was in basic. if you didn't go you cut weeds with a scythe. there were fools who didn't go.

Hit the Road Jack minus Aretha was included. out of barracks time, no DIs, what more can you ask for in basic?

crukab Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:24 pm

X2 on Radar Love by Golden Earring !
My 1st long solo drive from Ct. up to see my girlfriend (future wife) in 1978, driving my '74 Pontiac Lemans GT (350 4bbrl. Hurst 4 speed) up to Northern Vermont, I get to the 1st rest area in southern Vt., look at the map board, I have 3 more hours to go to get to Johnson Vt., book it out of the rest area as Radar love comes on, me w/ my Whistler radar detector (the size of a softball) on the dash, fearlessly cranking North, to get laid.... :oops: :lol: :wink:

Xevin Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:32 pm

crukab wrote: X2 on Radar Love by Golden Earring !
My 1st long solo drive from Ct. up to see my girlfriend (future wife) in 1978, driving my '74 Pontiac Lemans GT (350 4bbrl. Hurst 4 speed) up to Northern Vermont, I get to the 1st rest area in southern Vt., look at the map board, I have 3 more hours to go to get to Johnson Vt., book it out of the rest area as Radar love comes on, me w/ my Whistler radar detector (the size of a softball) on the dash, fearlessly cranking North, to get laid.... :oops: :lol: :wink:

Rad

Manfred58sc Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:39 pm

Highway Star- Deep Purple in my ratty, worn out 69 Lemans with a 455 , 2 speed automatic screaming through Eastern Colorado on a 90 degree summer night

Silver Machine-Hawkwind going over Monarch pass during a blizzard at night in my 61 Rambler, in a t-shirt with the heater on high

I had a very good time when I was young

Chickensoup Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:45 pm

Zundfolge1432 wrote: Radar Love by Golden Earring. Fits many scenarios from my lifetime. The other two are related to by bus driving type 2 days.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckM51xoTC2U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03wAbKyDKqM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGOUuWBFca8

It’s hard to pick just one. J Giels because in 1972 I thought the bloodshot album on red vinyl was unique. So was this song almost always guaranteed female attention if you played it for them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDU3evB5_K8&list=RDUDU3evB5_K8&index=1

This one just because

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGorIWYz-A&list=RDUDU3evB5_K8&index=6


radar love was one of my moms favirote songs. she use to lsten to it in her metalic light blue 66 mustang gt conv.

whenever i hear 90s grunge(mainly nirvana, stp, and pearl jam) it reminds me of my dads 03 patriot blue ram 2500 4x4 crew cab. he would take on trips to tree house nursery in cetral FL and on the way, we would stop at chickfila most saturdays. cars with no a/c also remind me of those times

61SNRF Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:35 am

Whenever "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith plays it makes me think of ~1977 going out clubbing Friday nights in the 61SNRF :D

Zundfolge1432 Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:29 am

61SNRF wrote: Whenever "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith plays it makes me think of ~1977 going out clubbing Friday nights in the 61SNRF :D

Taken a step further I like that whole album “Toys in the Attic”



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