By Braddah Lance
Yesterday a friend had asked (for her co-worker) if I had any suggestions or if I knew of anyone selling a car - more specifically a 5-speed.
That triggered memories of my mokemobile list.
Growing up around cars (Dad owned an auto body shop), I was fortunate enough to have driven au' kines of cars, trucks, vans.... forklifts too.
Once I got my license at 15, my Dad had gotten me a very old school Honda Prelude - first generation to be exact.
It had a fresh coat of paint, sun roof and a four speed stick shift that topped out at 85 - at least dat's wea da speedometer stopped moving.
I had it for awhile until we had to sell it.
My very first car.... gone.
I've been very fortunate to have various cars in high school but da car dat lasted da longest was a hugemongeous Mercury Cougar four door dat became da dedicated beach-mobile.
It sucked up gas like there's no tomorrow, one rear window didn't go down, the rear shocks were blown, no a/c and even da horn was on a lever, not on da steering wheel. But it got me around.... especially to the beach.
Out of high school I wanted to have a ride to call my own so I did wat any person (pupule enough) who wanted personal transportation did.... work a full-time job, two part-time, go school full-time and still squeezed in coaching.
In a few months I got it - my very first motorcycle! It was a 1993 Yamaha FZR 600 and I rode da buggah to da ground.
Since it was my only ride, I rode it in the blistering wind, pounding rain, heavy snow.... ok, no snow but nothing stopped me from riding. Believe it or not, I used to deliver pizzas on it too.... but dat's anoddah blog.
Truth be told, I only sold my FZR almost two years ago to get my new/used bike dat I ride now.
My truck? I was out of school and worked a full-time as well as a part-time and yes, still coaching to afford it.
So wat kine mokemobile you had growing up? A Woody? Were you gifted one or busted your okole to get one? Do you have da car/van/truck of your dreams?
Have any suggestions for a friend's friend needing/wanting a 5-speed car with $3000 down and $180 /month for payments?
Eh, gotta go work.... got bills to pay.
DA PIDGIN WORD OF DA DAY! -
(as quoted from Da Kine Dictionary & Pidgin To Da Max… wit a Braddah Lance twist)
Haole Translation: Local transportation
Use: You can tell da difference between a local car and a "visitor" car
Sentence: “Brah you like ride? 'Den no tease da mokemobile!”
Sentence: (humming Batman theme) “Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah na.... Mokemobile!”