Tell Us A Car Story About Your Dad

Photo via National Lampoon’s Vacation
Photo via National Lampoon’s Vacation

Things have been a bit crazy with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and you might not have shaken yourself awake to say hi to dad yet, but don’t feel bad—it’s better late than never, just like this blog. So, if you’re feeling sentimental today, tell us a story about your dad. We’d love to hear.


Did your dad have a big impact on your love for cars? Did he have a swing chair sitting in the garage during all hours of the weekend? Have some fun, and let us know a little bit about how dad might have gotten you to where you are today.

And for all of the dads out there, happy Father’s Day to you!

Staff writer, Jalopnik

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Young, cocky Air Force officer pulls up to an apartment building to pick up a blind date in his shiny new E-Type.

As he walks up to the front door, he notices a dented old station wagon with rust and missing hubcaps in the parking lot.

He picks up his date, and they walk back out to his car. As they pass the eyesore of a station wagon, he walks up to it and says enthusiastically, “What do you think of my car???”

Funny and clever, right? Pretend you own the shittiest car in the parking lot, and then impress her with your fancy British Convertible that’s parked around the corner.

Staring at him confused for a few seconds she replied with, “Umm, that’s my car.”

And that’s how my parents met.