My First Car: '53 Ford, Jerry Karlik, Seminole
My first car was a used 1953 Ford. It had a V-8 with aluminum heads, three-speed stick on the floor and three two-barrel carburetors. I bought it from my girlfriend's brother, who won those winner stickers on the window at a New Jersey drag track. The car was very quick and was known to all the racers in the neighborhood. I eventually sold the car but I still have the girlfriend, who has been my wife for 47 years. The photo is of me and my wife Patty. The picture was taken in Cliffwood, N.J..
Tell us your love story
What's your story behind your favorite car? We're highlighting some of your beloved wheels. Here's what we need:
• Your name.
• City where you live.
• Age (with your date of birth).
• Year, make and model of the car.
• A description of the car and why you love it.
• A high-resolution photo or a scanned image. (The photo must be of the actual car.)
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