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Real Men Drive Minivans

Thursday June 17th, 2010 at 8:66 AM
Posted by: asgruben

real_men_drive_minivansBy Adrienne Gruben

Back in 1981, when the Talking Heads sang about the “large automobile” in their class-angst anthem “Once in a Lifetime,” and its spirit-shriveling effect on the song’s anti-hero dad, no one had a clue that just two years later, something called a “minivan” would debut, and proceed to enchant, confound, comfort and embarrass scores of dads to come–especially because it all started innocently enough.

With the van no longer the stuff of Beach Boys songs, portals between virginity and crabs, and false memories of family vacay singalongs (instead of the real version where dad swerved the van onto the shoulder, slammed it into park and threw everyone’s luggage out before threatening to take off alone),–the family decided it wanted to actually be able to park their lugging mechanism in the garage, and get more efficiency out of the deal.

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Dads: A Driving Force in Our Lives

Friday June 19th, 2009 at 7:66 AM
Posted by: m35man

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, I’m thinking about my dad, whose 80 years old now but still going strong. When I look back at all of the milestones he took me through, I can’t help but recall the patience he exhibited with me over the years, most notably when he taught me how to drive a car.

Although I consider myself a good driver today at age 50, I had a very rocky start in the world of vehicle operation way back in the summer of 1974, when I turned 16. The school I attended didn’t have a driver’s education behind-the-wheel program, so my father tried to teach me himself, in his old Opel Kadett in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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Father's Day Gifts For The Car Dad

Wednesday June 17th, 2009 at 7:66 AM
Posted by: tonyb

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Time for another Father’s Day. Is your dad a car guy, a gearhead, a knuckle-busting shade-tree mechanic sort? Then here are some suggestions for you.

The Bacon Wallet

Dads love bacon, dads get pulled over by cops when speeding and other traffic infractions, here is the way to combine both. The bacon wallet, what else do you need to know?

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