No Particular Place to go — Car Crazy

dash   Drive My Car   The Beatles The engine was combustible, just like I felt. Whether it was an old beater or a red GTO, it was going to take me away from the house and out of my parent’s clutches. At the time, life in suburbia was all about cars.

gto   kidscars

Mustang Sally   Wilson Pickett

Gas was cheap, cars were big, and the road went on forever. I didn’t care if we went around in circles or up and down the strip. The window was rolled down, my arm sticking out, and the wind was in my face. We went to places my parents couldn’t imagine – Lake Street, 4th Street, an unopened stretch of freeway, dancing at the Legion Hall, girl’s houses, deserted roads.

mustang2   cars3

I’m a Road Runner   Jr. Walker

450 horsepower, backseats bigger than a bedroom, and no seatbelts. It sounded like a rocket and I was the astronaut. Inside those four doors, anything could happen. It was a separate world, a new life. There was a soundtrack to the whole thing and it wasn’t background music, it was as essential as the gas.

drivein3   porkys

I’m dancing, though seated. I swing the wheel to the right, to the left, my foot’s to the floor, and I’m twirling the knobs, turning it up! I’m young, I’m alive, and I’m livin’ in the USA.

drivein2  Push Button Automobile   Vernon Green and the Medallions

Chuck Berry is singing about no particular place to go and no money down. Motown, Beach Boys, Mustang Sally, Baby, you can drive my car, Get your kicks on Route 66, first gear, it’s all right, at the drive-in, drag races, hot rods, fun, fun, fun.

vwbus65  cobra

Fun Fun Fun   The Beach Boys 

Faster, it’s all right

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About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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One Response to No Particular Place to go — Car Crazy

  1. I love it. You could do a car/motorcyle themed blog every week for a year, I’ll bet.

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