Recently, I was reminiscing about the vehicles I've owned since I began driving. My first car was at 1965 Ford Fairlane. Since then, I've owned various vehicles from Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota and Volvo.

For the past 30 years, most of my vehicles have either been a van or SUV so I have enough room to transport DJ equipment or Greyhounds.

Last week, I wrote an article about my first car and asked the Whale Nation if they remembered their first vehicle and what it was. I was amazed at the response. Chevrolet, Chrysler and Ford vehicles led the way as far as vehicle brands, with a few listed from Oldsmobile, Rambler, Volkswagen and Pontiac.

I saw a few Chevrolet Novas listed. I had a 1976 Chevrolet Nova, and it was one of my favorite vehicles. That is until I let a friend borrow it who ended up crashing it into the side of a bridge.

Some other things I noticed from the list of first vehicles, there were more from the 1960s era than any other, with 1970 vehicles coming in second followed by the early 80s and a couple from the 1950s era.

A couple of vehicles mentioned as first cars were a 1969 Mercedes 220D Diesel and 1961 Saab. I looked up a picture of both vehicles, and have to admit they look like they were great cars. Others mentioned that I would have loved as my first car, included the 1969 Camaro and 1983 Firebird Trans Am.

And then there's the 1964 Rambler Classic. Back in the early 1960s, the roadways were filled with those vehicles. My dad road tested a Rambler station wagon back in the early 60s, but since he was more of a Dodge person, he stuck with what he knew and liked best.

Finally, I noticed one person list their first car as a Ford Pinto. One of my uncles was obsessed with the Pinto. He purchased several in his lifetime. I kind of liked that little car, and had a couple of Ford Pinto model kits when I was a kid. I see some of those still in the box are going for a good price online. Who knew they would be such a collector's item?

Thanks for your responses. That first car holds great (and for some, not so great) memories.

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