Cruise Control: Chevy Sonic, Hot Rods, Open Roads

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Woke up pretty early and drove to Dad’s. It was so beautiful out yesterday, temp was about 4 degrees and I had the sunroof open. I’m completely in love with driving the Chevy Sonic. It’s small & zippy, good pickup I feel like it’s a little rally car.

This is the exact  vehicle I won in September from Chevrolet Canada live on youtube. I’ve never really needed a car, I lived with parents and the beach in Australia before moving downtown Toronto. I mostly walk, ride bikes or streetcar everywhere I go. It’s my first time using Bluetooth to connect my phone to hands free calling or get directions using OnStar.  Hellooooo convenience!!

Driven a few cars over the last year and one thing I really dig about the Sonic is that your phone charges while you drive when it’s plugged into USB. A few cars have USB now but they don’t all work to charge your device.  The back seat door handles are on the window making it look like a hatchback also has extra trunk space.  Driven heaps since Wednesday and still have gas too.

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The drive to Dad’s is nice country-ish roads.

Tiny bit of snow in the backyard.

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After brekky got Dad to show us the garage and three cars he’s currently working on. My Dad builds hot rods and had a chassis shop when I was growing up called “Toys for Boys”. This pink rocket was my first car ever. He built it and Mum/him used to push Jenie and I around at car shows across North America when we were little. It’s dusty and needs a clean BUT IT HAS FLAMES.

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This one time a well known, cool car guy (Mum who?) said “Y’know kid, you got the best car on the lot” to me. Something like that. Another time sister and I had this exact photo will a full page article in Canadian Street Rodder Magazine. It was my first feature I think. Child stars!

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These are Dad’s current projects. You get a prize if you what what year/model they all are. I tweeted them yesterday when I was in the shop. Dad you can’t win!

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Love this shot of Dad smiling into the engine.

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He has a tattoo and a great story about this car. Was rad to hang with Dad.

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Rest of the day’s activities were fun, will share that later. Mum & Steve made an amazing dinner then I got really tired. Tryptophan got me again. 

Enjoy the day and if you’re out shopping, I hope you get all the deals you asked Santa for.

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