Rusty Chevrolet

Rusty Chevrolet

Old rugged Chevy truck, on Flikr

So Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming.  I haven’t broken out the Christmas music yet, but I have been walking around with a Christmas song stuck in my head.  The song is Rusty Chevrolet.  While not a traditional Christmas song, in fact Christmas is only mentioned once in it, it is still one of my favorite Christmas songs.

I am not sure why, but each year, the holiday season seems to sneak up on me more and more.  On the plus side, this year my oldest (my twin girls) are old enough to start understanding Christmas and enjoy things.  They already enjoy looking at houses with lights.  There are some houses around here that had lights for Halloween, and some houses already have lights up for Christmas.  So it should be fun.

Back to the song, if you are not familiar with it, check it out here:

I think I like it because I had a vehicle that sort of fit.  It was a beat up old 1978 Chevrolet half ton pickup.  It was about as basic as you could get, it had a straight six, a three speed manual, no power steering, no power windows, it didn’t even have a dome light.  And yes, it was a rusty Chevrolet.  But there is something fun about driving a vehicle you are not concerned with it getting another dent or scratch.  This one had actually been painted black with a brush before I got it.  I know it was painted with a brush because there were brush marks in the paint.  But it was still fun, and I have a soft spot in my heart for the 1973–1987 Chevrolet pickups, even if they are rusty Chevrolets.

I would still like to have one, even if I can’t think of any reason I would need a pickup.  Although I would like it to have more options than my old Rusty Chevrolet.  I prefer to have cruise control and AC on my vehicles now.  And  dome light is a big help.  And if you have ever driven one of those old pickups, you can see that tilt wheel is nice to be able to get into the truck.  The steering wheel just about touches the seat, so you have to squeeze your leg between the seat and wheel.  Having driven one with manual steering, I can see why they wheel was that big though.

Unfortunately being in Minnesota, most of the old Chevrolet pickups are rusty Chevrolets, at least the ones that are left.  But I would still like to have one.  Maybe some day.

If you are interested, you can get the song on Amazon, the album is For Diehards Only.


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