Monday, November 22, 2010

The Nova

My best friend Amy has been with her husband Billy since high school. I met them both when I was a junior. At the time Billy had the sweetest car in the world...a Chevy Nova. This car was seriously the coolest thing ever and we had so many great memories that involved it that I wanted to write a post about it to pay tribute to that great piece of machinery.

To give you a little visual the Nova was Ferrari red. The ceiling was falling apart so at any moment random fuzz, drywall type material would fall into your hair, in your eye or even better in your soda if you didn't have a lid on it. One time we were downtown Milwaukee and ran over a road barrier and dragged it about 20 feet, it was sparking and catching fire, but the Nova pulled it along like it was a semi. There are many great stories like that but, all of our favorite activity to do that involved the Nova was hitting shopping cart in the local Walmart parking lot. That's right, Billy would find lonely shopping carts, position the Nova behind them and then slowly and steadily increase his speed. When they were rolling pretty fast he would slam on the breaks and we would all laugh as the shopping carts went flying.

So here's to you Nova, we all really miss you...

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha Good times for sure. The nova was silver though!