Parking Lot Gems- 1968 Pontiac Firebird

    In Eastwood country the classic car hobby is still huge and it isn't uncommon to see a lot of cool cars cruising when the weather is nice, but during the east coast winters it is pretty rare to see anything of interest rolling around. Recently I was grabbing some breakfast at my local diner spot and I spotted a muscle car roll up that I haven't seen in my area before. It was very cold outside and not really an ideal time of year to be driving a muscle car. I watched intently to see what sort of person would get out of the car. To my surprise a family of 4 crawled out of the car and walked into the dinner. The owner didn't lock the doors, didn't look back to check on it, didn't really seem too bothered he was driving a pretty unusual muscle car. It made me wonder if he really didn't realize it was such a unique car, or if he just was a local at the diner and trusted the area? I didn't get to chat with them, but I snapped the picture above on my way out. It looked to be a survivor car in pretty decent shape considering it didn't seem too be babied. I'm still surprised by the cars that people drive like normal-everyday cars. This is a reminder that in the end of the day, it's a car, it's meant to be driven and the best drives are the ones taken to do the most normal things, like eat breakfast with the family. Cherish your time with your favorite car and the people that are important to you, no matter what condition your ride is in.

    -Matt/EW

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