Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother's Day. And it got me thinking. 

Ford Mustang Car Art - Michael Irvine

I'm a mother (Michael and I have two children) and I'm a car girl. Surprising, really, because I was raised on the idea that cars are for guys. Not that women couldn't or shouldn't own transportation, but that that's just exactly what a "good" car should be ... transportation. As my dad would say, "to get you from A to B ... what else do you need?" My dad does not get the whole "CAR" thing at all. It's a bit embarrassing, really. But, that's not what I wanted to talk about.

Plymouth Car Art - Michael Irvine

It struck me, that although muscle cars are still more a "boy's" thing — I mean how often do you hear of a "woman cave" or "woman garage" — lots of marketing by the big three has been geared at the female of the species. 

Challenger Car Art - Michael Irvine

Women, not men, featured in many of the advertising campaigns, may have been sexy and attractive, but not sleazy or garish. Making me realize, I don't want to be the chic on the arm of the driver of that car ... I want to be THE driver, myself!

Chevy Camaro Car Art - Michael Irvine

In fact, I'm inspired to drive one, and even be a passenger — we are fair, right ladies —well into my sunset years!

Ford Mustang Car Art - Michael Irvine

So, this Mother's Day, I think I'll go for a drive. Now, which car will I take ... eeny, meeny, miny, moe ... :) Happy Mother's Day!! — Linda

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