|Interested in classic (or just plain old) cars? Does the thought of catalytic converters and emissions control make you shudder? Read on about my first car, a 1973 Karmann Ghia.|
|FeedbackBy Preston Hunt, 01 January 1995|
Upon learning that I drove a Karmann Ghia, an acquaintance of mine became convinced that I was a Hare Krishna. To this day, I still don't see the connection, but if you do, let me know!
The Ghia doesn't have any of those wussy safety features that are ubiquitous in modern cars: air bags, anti-lock brakes (or even power brakes), power steering, and the rest of that stuff. This car doesn't even have a radiator; it's air cooled.
The lack of modern features doesn't necessarily make the Ghia any more dangerous. It just shifts a few more responsibilities onto the driver. And, as VW says, that's what farvergnugen (oh, I could never spell that - I studied Spanish, not German!) is all about... right?
And just to prove that I'm not alone in loving my Ghia, check out the Karmann Ghia Club of North America.
(Soon to come: Info about the hippie who fixed my car in Austin. Cosmic.)blog comments powered by Disqus