David Aames knows all about The Right Car

David: “Another day won’t matter – besides, the Mustang will be fixed, the plan was going in the Mustang, the Mustang’s not ready, So we’ll go tomorrow. In the Mustang.”

Sofia: “I mean, I agree. I think it’s very important… to have… the right car… to take you… where you want to go… 24 hours a day.”

Penelope Cruz’s character in the 2001 movie Vanilla Sky manages to encapsulate what all of us car guys feel when our pride and joy is in the garage, or waiting for parts, or just plain not ready.

For a car guy, the car not being ready means plans get changed, dates get moved around, mountains will be relocated. Nothing else matters when the car isn’t ready.

If you don’t know… You don’t know.

It’s that simple.

(Incidentally, the car shown in the opening scenes during David’s dream is a Ferrari 250 GTO… Well, it isn’t, it’s a replica, because the original was worth well over $20,000,000, so in many ways, he didn’t have the right car after all. Oh well.)

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