Autoerotica: Tell us about your first car and get five tickets to the Denver Auto Show 2011

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This was not your first car.
Whether you're looking to buy a new car or just gawk at one, Westword has you covered.

We've got 35 tickets to give away for the Denver Auto Show, which starts tomorrow. Expect to see the newest 2011 models, as well as sneak peaks of 2012 intros. All you autophiles out there, time to get off.

How will you get your hands on the tickets? Simple.

In 50 words or less, tell us what type of car you learned to drive on. Name the make and model and what you remember most about the car.
Then you and four friends are in.

We'll pick the seven best comments as winners, and each winner will receive five tickets. Let us say that again: five tickets. Each. Winners will be contacted via e-mail, so be sure to include your name and e-mail when you comment. You will have 24 hours from the time we contact you to pick up your tickets at the Westword office during normal business hours.

And the best thing about it all? The Auto Show starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday, with hours as follows:

Wednesday, March 30, 6-10 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 5-10 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

So you have options. Now take us on a stroll down memory lane and get commenting.

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Pam
Pam

1970 Buick SkylarkSaved up my money and got this wonderful powerful car. Sadly, I only had it for a week. Coming home from “Rocky IV”, a family smashed into me. All I remember is them saying “Didn’t you know we had little kids in the car.” The car was totaled. Pampam98k@yahoo.com

Melanie
Melanie

1981 Toyota Tercel, white with an orange and brown stripe down the middle. Vinyl seats that would burn the heck out of you in the summer. Best part - no radio, so I had a huge battery operated boombox in the backseat so I could still jam out.

Melaniemel.vits@yahoo.com

Todandkatytb
Todandkatytb

My first car 1973 Charger se. 440 cu v8 very fast! After only a few months driving on a sat. night with friends. camaro pulled up next to me, wanted to race. Light went green both peeled out smoke 20 ft high. Littleton cop pulls me over. Camaro keeps going. cop gives me a ticket for 16 points,license was only 8. What about the Camaro i said. He didnt stop said the cop. Was able to get ticket to 4 pt.plea. keptmy license.

Shannon
Shannon

Timmy the Death Mobile, a 1966 Chevy 4-door 327 Chevy Impala, which I had inherited from my great-great-aunt Lil when i was 6 years old. With Timmy, I learned how to pump the brakes (no ABS), how to compensate for fish-tailing on icy CO streets, and how to parallel park in the smallest areas in North Cherry Creek. In HS, we'd pile as many people that could fit into my Timmy, roll down all the windows and I'd floor It (which took up a 1/4 tank of gas alone) to Taco Bell for lunch. I only knew my Aunt Lil until I was 6. She was a spit-fire, formidable woman combining humor with a startling humorous realistic perspective. I loved that car and always think about Aunt Lil and my Timmy, whenever I see a chance to parallel park in a too-small area... If this post serves as nothing but for my paying homage to my late Aunt Lil, then I am very, Very happy. Thank you. Shannon Shaeffer

Tapango1
Tapango1

toyota tercel in baby blue!

Merandscott
Merandscott

My first ride was a "hot, hot, hot" powder blue 1972 Buick Sport Wagon Station Wagon, know now as the infamous " Bohemian Family Truckster". It was my Dad's hunting car, and it ws full of Golden Retriever hair and mud. It smelled like hunting dog so much that we could smoke cigarettes in it and never worry about getting caught. Universal joint went first, then the engine. RIP "Blue Beauty"! Meridith Kirkwoodmerandscott@hotmail.com

Merandscott
Merandscott

My first ride was a "hot, hot, hot" powder blue 1972 Buick Sport Wagon Station Wagon, know now as the infamous " Bohemian Family Truckster". It was my Dad's hunting car, and it ws full of Golden Retriever hair and mud. It smelled like hunting dog so much that we could smoke cigarettes in it and never worry about getting caught. Universal joint went first, then the engine. RIP "Blue Beauty"!

Henryzoo5
Henryzoo5

My first car was a lime green Mazda. I bought for $600 from a guy thrown into prison for drugs.While I loved that car, I was forever afraid of being caught with an "unknown stash" hiding under a seat or in the tires.I'm here to say, it was the best $600 I ever spent. And no, drugs were never found.

Cbowen47
Cbowen47

My dad gave me a 1968 Triumph GT6 for my 16th birthday. Awesome little car. Only he got rid of it when it started having transmission problems. Instead of having it fixed he traded it for a Ranchero that he ended up driving...Never forgave him for that...

Melissa McIntyre
Melissa McIntyre

I drove a 1981 Ford Crown Victoria, referred to as the "Princess Cruise Ship"due to its massive size. It was rear wheel drive ofcourse and was a real treat during the Wyoming winters then my time at UNC in Greeley. 3 speeding tickets in 6 years with that V8. melissamcintyre2003@yahoo.com.Melissa McIntyre

JM
JM

My first car was a 1989 Ford Taurus. I was so embarrassed to drive it but at the same time, excited to be able to drive off campus for lunch! I don't like to drive so whenever my friends and I would go out I would have them drive it for me so it was pretty much the community car until they got their own.

jmonto45@mscd.edu

Phillip
Phillip

1986 Pontiac Grand Am. Brown, fading, chipping exterior...Brown, stained, worn interior. Loved that thing until I wrecked it into a tractor.

Ryan DeWitt
Ryan DeWitt

1989 Pontiac Bonneville. 3200 series GM engine (allegedly) described as indestructible. Two wrecks in 27 minutes. I proved it wrong! Parents bought me another 1989 Pontiac Bonneville. They proved me wrong!

Ryan DeWittrydewitt@gmail.com

thomyi
thomyi

I was 16, it was a 85 Jeep Wagoneer clad with wood panels and duck tape. I think my parents bought it off the set of the movie the Problem Child because it was in horrid shape! Plus it smelled of green onion and ranch...

Bill Menezes
Bill Menezes

1967 Plymouth Fury II; 4-dr, big as a boat, cornered like a stagecoach. Huge back seat and trunk suitable for multiple case transport, big V-8 suitable for yard farming.

SethR
SethR

My first car that I learned to drive on was a 1988 Subaru Justy. Nothing beats a 3-cylinder engine, and it was tiny, but I sure could maneuver through traffic like nothing else!

Seth Richeyvprichey@yahoo.com

Erick Roorda
Erick Roorda

'56 Ford F-100 Pickup.

Purchased with my older sister when I was 14 and she was 17- we each paid $150.00. It was a (rare) automatic which made it easy to drive but shared ownership was awkward. Rode very hard, and if you hit a bump at a certain angle the steering wheel shook uncontrollably until you finally had to pull over and stop. Friend fell out on a left hand turn when the door mechanism malfunctioned- no injuries fortunately but embarrassing nonetheless. Finally bought the sister out and sold the F-100. My next car was a Ford Cortina - WHAT was I thinking ....

Djholcomb
Djholcomb

My first car was a 1978 chev. caprice classic with an awesome primer grey non paint job, broken struts and a nice sized hole in the floor board which allowed me to grab keys out of the ignition after locking myself out and avoiding the wrath of missing curfew.Dan Holcombdjholcomb@gmail.com

Amorokoff
Amorokoff

My first car was a 1995 volvo station wagon 850 turbo. My friends dubbed the car the "Jew Canoe" and when it finally died we held a funeral for it. There are pictures and videos of the funeral on my facebook to this day and i am still asked by people from time to time if i still have the "jew canoe" Aaron Merkin-Morokoffamorokoff@gmail.com

Reehasmith100
Reehasmith100

the first car i use is Datsun...thanks for the post

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