1952 Ford dealer in Levittown NY.
1963 Chevy wagon. Dad's next new car. I just got my Learner's Permit at age 16 and was ready to drive!
1963 Chevy Impala wagon. It had a sharp red interior!
1971 Chevelle wagon. Dad was given this car by a grateful neighbor who was moving out of state and did not need a car. Dad always was there for family, the neighbors and friends.
nickmon4321 on May 5, 2015 said:
Thanks for putting all that material and pictures together for the members of American Torque...I really appreciated reading your comments and the history photo's of your Dad's new cars...Very interesting indeed.!!!...If your interested in seeing my Dad's '49 Chevy you can click on my photo to the left of this comment and than check out Chapter 10...Your also welcome to click on any other Chapters should you so please...Thanks again....Nick[Reply to this comment]
Mario on May 6, 2015 said:
Thanks Dave. The 52 Ford was always my Dad's favorite car of all the ones he had. I guess because it was his first New car that it meant so much. He didn't like having to trade it in for the 59 Chevy wagon but he needed the wagon for his job. He used to install storm windows and doors and got paid extra for using his car. Mario[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on May 8, 2015 said:
Absolutely like taking a walk through the past. Love the kids in the snow and I see you're even willing to admit 2 Chevettes in the family album. Most owners won't admit to owning one Chevette let alone two. Great photos and great memories for you which bring back great memories for me. My grandmother in the ripe old age of 55 bought a 1968 Impala, BRIGHT YELLOW!! Wonderful memories tied to cars. One of my favorites is sliding across the vinyl backseat as my aunt would take me around hairpin turns. Not the safest or smartest things to do but giggling until my sides hurt...............PRICELESS. Now it would be a fine and jail time for my aunt.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on May 13, 2015 said:
Don't feel badly, I traded my 1969 Olds 442 AND my wife's 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 in to get a Chevy Camaro with a 6 and 3 speed with no options. A guy had to do what a guy had to do to get to work, put food on the table, pay the bills and maybe have enough to buy studded snow tires come winter!!!![Reply to this comment]
nickmon4321 on Feb 27, 2016 said:
~ It's me again Dave and it looks like you may have added some more cars that your Dad owned and some more video's too ~ Last time I made a comment on your site was on May 5, 2015 but this time I would like to direct you to my Photo Chapter that include's many family picture's and also photo's from the Film Casablanca with comedy blogs added to the pictures just as you may have too ~ Click on this link for that Viewing ~http://www.americantorque.com/page/0/3557/[Reply to this comment]
davidroberts on Dec 21, 2019 said:
when Detroit was king and cars had style[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 28, 2020 said:
Wow, what a great tribute Mario. Like you haven't heard that enough, it can never be stated enough. I wish I had a family and memories I could show like this. Sadly my home was broken to pieces as a kid. But here I am at age 70 so God must have some use for me.
Even the Chevettes I see made the post. We all can consider ourselves lucky for we all have different blessings in our lives in many different ways.
Count your blessings daily. Thanks again Mario for the ride down memory lane with your family.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 28, 2020 said:
Oh and you do look dapper in those suits. I hope you grew into them over time. My first suit was a law suit...........just kidding. I got a Davey Crockett coonskin cap to wear and many neighbors thought it was just a bad haircut. A mullet before it's time. My first suit was to get married in 1971. Sold my deer rifle to buy the suit. I should have kept the gun, it would have lasted longer than the suit and the marriage!!
Smile. We share cars and photos and family, why not a smile or a laugh????? You're blessed Mario.[Reply to this comment]
57timemachine on Nov 12, 2021 said:
Family and their cars and cars and their family always seem to be intertwined. I can not help but feel sadness for folks that never had a car in their family growing up. All of the wonderful cars my folks had when I was growing up, will be with me until I die. Mario, thanks for sharing all these wonderful memories. Cheers.[Reply to this comment]