Nothing, 9/11 was my second day of college in the East Village
Technically I think I had a '95 Maxima SE at home but my parents were really restrictive on letting me keep it out.
00 jeep and corrado (was in ca, pic in fl few years later)
I was driving a '94 Taurus SHO 5sp in blue/gray as my DD. I also had an '95 Integra GS-R and a '85 Honda VFR750 Interceptor in the garage plus a 2001 Oddy on order.
I remember the day well, I was driving 4 hours to Douglasville, GA to visit a SHO repair guru (Doug Lewis at FPS) for a valve job, tune, SFC, big brake kit, exhaust. I listened to all the day's events on the radio, 4 hrs there and 4 hours back in a rental.
I remember driving to class in Boulder CO. The radio on and heard the DJ start speaking about the towers....."no way" I thought to myself. Left class, found a TV and was in complete shock....
I miss this car (even though I have one almost identical.....but faster....)
Cars - E92 M3, 944 Turbo
Jeeps - TJ, XJ
Other - 14 Durango, 16 Tahoe
I was dailying an '86 Saab 900t:
(old torn pic found in bottom of a toolbox)
But when I learned of the tragedy,
I was driving a work truck:
At the time I was a route sales rep for FritoLay.
I heard the news word-of-mouth from a manager at a Dollar General store that I'd just arrived at.
I then had to continue on with my route and I was glued to the radio.
At every stop I made, people were talking about it.
I didn't see the tv footage until much later that day.
I had just gotten my license in June of that year meaning I would have been rocking a totally clapped out 1990 XJ. Was in second period study hall when our principal came over the loud speaker and told everyone.
I was headed to downtown Chicago to the office. As i left the train station I saw on tv when the second plane hit, i saw it on the big screens they had up as i walked through the station. I knew from the moment the first plane hit that it was a terrorist attack. I remember walking to the office (State of Illinois Building) and it was a massive stream of people headed TO the station, almost no one walking into the city.
Got there and was told city was basically closing down, and the building was considered a threat risk, so walked back to the trains.
Normally the trains run schedules - some are express, some skip entire zones - so you need to check to see if your stop is on that train's schedule. Well the station was crammed with people, every train was running every stop, and every seat and every place in the isles of the train were filled. Conductors were not checking tickets, they were trying to get as many humans out as possible. Normally when people are that crammed in its arguing and fighting - there was none of that...just shock. Back then it wasn't like today's spartphones, so we weren't really getting much updates while the trains slowly chugged along their lines.
I remember thinking that was just a taste of what Paris must have been like in 1940 when news came that the French army has been outmaneuvered and the Germans were about to occupy the city. Seeing the masses of people crammed together, desperate to escape.
I remember my anger and desire for vengeance. Work was cancelled for the next couple of days and when i did finally get back, I had to go to Federal court, and i remember seeing national guard, APC's and barriers up all around the federal buildings. Security went from waving me past to a military style checkpoint. It was all surreal.
As to the OP's question, I had a 1999.5 Audi A4 Quattro and a 1994 Miata. Miata was the daily, but was so fun i eventually sold the A4 and went YOLO on the Miata (full Flyin Miata everything).
no pictures readily available.
But, i had a Red 1995 Chevy S10 pickup and my wife's Red 1998 VW Cabrio.
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