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From Rust Buckets To Hot Rods — Houstonians Share Memories Of Their First Cars

Whether it was a 1987 Chevy Celebrity, or a Hyundai Sonata that you drove until it started pouring out smoke, we all have fond memories of our first car.

A Chevy Celebrity sedan
A Chevy Celebrity sedan, circa 1980s.

We all have memories of our first car. Maybe it was a bright orange, 1979 Ford F100 pickup. Or a 1967 Volkswagen. Or maybe it was a Hyundai Sonata that you drove until it started pouring smoke, or a ’78 Pontiac Sunbird rust bucket that you paid less than a $100 for. Or maybe it was a 2006 Ford Mustang GT that you later rolled over, or an ’87 Chevy Celebrity.

Whatever your first car was, it was still a set of wheels that got you from place to place. Several Houstonians that we ran into at the 2018 Houston Auto Show share their fond memories of theirs.

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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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