1959 Lincoln Mercury Wagon

My first driving experience was in a 1959

Lincoln Mercury Station Wagon. When I

was 13, my dad would send me to the store

to get milk and some cigars for him. Was

lucky no one caught me. But he knew I had

been around cars since I was 6 years old.

(We were a racing family from Michigan.

Around the tracks and pits all the time.)

And I used to pretend driving an old 1951

Hudson we had in our front yard, along

with a 1962 Hillman.

Took my first driving test in the ‘beast’. Got

a 100 % on both the written and the driving

tests (and in those days this included

parallel parking !). They even put a placque

on the DrivoTrainer for me.

A small side note…Got my first ticket the

same day I got my license. Pulled out of a

parking lot at dusk and as I did I turned on

my lights. Cop said I should have turned on

the lights sooner.

Bummer.

 

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Did not have to purchase this car.

It was my father’s from Michigan.

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