I’ve been watching car shows on TV lately and I have to admit, they’re not bad.
There’s the women-run car show called All Girls Garage which showcases the work of women running an auto repair shop.
And then there’s Bruno from Truck U who wears a nice tight t-shirt with his bulging biceps in every clip.
And here I thought it was a TRUCK show, not a GUN show.
It makes me think of my own woefully neglected truck, Buck.
He’s seen better days but is still running at 250,000 miles.
That’s right, he’s got a few dents (what well-used truck doesn’t?), but he’s still running smooth after almost two decades.
I realize soon it will be time to get a new car and this time around I don’t intend to get another truck.
Buck has been good to me but honestly it’s hard to justify the gas consumption given other more fuel-efficient options available.
I will always love Buck, though.
He’s been with me through a lot – boyfriends, raising kids, camping trips, and more.
I’ve learned a lot with Buck, about keeping things running, about car care and mostly about how long I can procrastinate unloading my truck after a camping trip.
It’s a VERY LONG TIME, FYI.
Buck was my first auto purchase post divorce and I will always fondly recall driving him off the lot to the tune of Primus’ “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” which just HAPPENED to play on the radio the moment I took ownership of Buck.
Jerry was a race car driver,
And he drove so goddamn fast.
He never did win no checkered flag,
But he never did come in last.