Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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My First Car: '65 Ford Mustang, Cassie Hoogendoorn, 60, Pinellas Park

'65 Ford Mustang

Back in 1967, my brother had just gotten home from his stint in the Navy and he bought this 1965 Ford Mustang. He added a cool horn that said "ah-ooo-gah" and a huge gas pedal in the shape of a foot. It was really nice. I was 16 years old and barely driving, but he actually said "yes" when I asked if I could drive it around town and show it off! We lived in Kalamazoo, Mich., and there were two drive-ins we all went to that were on opposite ends of town, and we'd circle, cruising through. The night I got to drive the Mustang, I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. Still can't believe he let me do that, but I did bring it back safe and sound.

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