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MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS - JANUARY 12: A detailed view of the 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 know as Eleanor from the movie or Hero Car in, Gone in 60 Seconds during the 25th edition of InterClassics Maastricht held at MECC Halls on January 12, 2018 in Maastricht, Netherlands. Exhibitors and participants will be showing classic cars, engines, restoration equipment and supplies, new and used accessories, interiors, maintenance materials, literature, models, objects of art with the theme "classic race cars" plus club stands and museum representation. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Hey, Johnny B here.

Ever reminisce on what your first car was? What was your first car?  Tell me on Facebook by clicking here.

 

But truth is nowadays, as we all know, they just don’t make ’em like they used to.

Growing up, my father insisted on buying me a car…only, he took my money, went out and bought me a car…without me.

A 1970 Ford Maverick. That thing was a tank. A hunk of junk, but a tank nonetheless. Going to school in West Virginia, my father was always concerned, telling me, “Don’t you get caught speeding in that thing.” As if it could go any faster than the posted speed limits driving up the hills around there. I was afraid the engine would fall out if I tried pushing it any faster.

Check out this video of 10 1970 Ford Commercials and see how the times have changed…

 

 

The Ford Maverick was introduced in April of ’69 as a 1970 model. The compact car was promoted and advertised as an “import fighter”, intended to do battle with the Volkswagen Beetle and Japanese car manufacturers like Honda, Datsun, and Toyota at the time.

In its first year of production, over 500,000 Mavericks were made, coming close to the record-setting first year of Mustang sales, which was just over 600,000.

 

But enough about me, what was your first car? Tell me on Facebook here.

Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.