After months of waiting we have finally welcomed our new arrival….
And no I’m not talking about the new baby. I’m talking about our very first brand new car. We had quite the time getting our hands on this “baby”. Our other car unfortunately gave out on us and being in Italy made it nearly impossible to try to save her…so she had to be crushed. We weren’t even allowed to take any of the brand new parts we had recently put in her due to the fact that the Italian government allows us to bring our cars in without paying an import tax, therefore they don’t want us possibly making money off of something without having paid taxes on it. Buying an American spec car in Italy is pretty limited. You choose between lemons and brand new cars. So, rather than deal with another lemon, we sprung for new.
Tribute to the “white car” or “Takyra” as I once named her. She almost made it to 200,000 miles. I bought her my sophomore year of college from my Mom. She made the 12 hour drive from Provo to Moscow countless times. She helped me move countless times (you’d be surprised how much you can pack in there…) She had been to almost every state I think, between driving up and down the US on the West side, and driving West to East, East to West and West to East again. (Across the country three times!). She even made across the ocean to Italy, all around Italy, Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. She was very reliable until about her last year…when the problems came one after another. Here are a few pictures I found of her…
Moab, Utah with my Sophmore roommates
Mesa, Arizona. Working at Anasazi.
Road trip across the country with my Dad when Nick deployed.
Any how, the new car or “Elmo” as Jonah calls her, took about three months to get here. Originally we were supposed to be getting a black car, but for some reason it needed a new paint job and a new window (no idea why a brand new car would need new parts already…) and was going to take another month or more…so we switched to the only other available Ford Focus which happened to be race red. This whole process really took the fun out of having a brand new car…we are just glad to have transportation before our next “new arrival” arrives.