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I Used A Volkswagen Beetle To Commit Political Guerrilla Warfare 

Dave’s unbreakable Volkswagen Bug was a political guerrilla weapon. The battle was with the local prosecutor who hated 1960s student demonstrations and subsequently charged students under the Joseph McCarthy-era Indiana State Anti-Subversion Act. I began college in the fall of 1963 and quickly fell in with like-minded…

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Drive With Your Kid

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is what was the first car I ever drove, and what my lousy teen-years Bondo beater was like, and how my parents and my spinster aunt with the cat glasses were set up for daily drivers, and all that Holden Caulfield kind of crap, but I…

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My Cars Have Always Reflected The Best Times In My Life

So often we tie our cars to the great events in our lives. This is my story.

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What It Was Like Getting My First Driver’s License At 31 Years Old

Not many residents of the Lower East Side of Manhattan owned cars in the 1960s and 1970s. A metal subway token, and a dose of courage, would get you to almost any corner in New York City your heart desired. The East Broadway subway station of the F train and the bus stop (for my daily trips to and from high school)…

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