Through the process of recalling my senior year in high school, I was reminded by a couple of friends and their new cars. One was lucky to get a locally produced model that debuted that model year. The other bought his in its second year after switching to front wheel drive.
The funny thing is…I barely remembered both vehicles. Then again, I recently forgot the name of the Ford F-150-based pickup Lincoln sold several years ago (the Mark LT – it was pretty forgettable, mind you). Further to the point of an eventual onset of early Alzheimer's the plethora of high performance machinery Chrysler sold with Carroll Shelby's name emblazoned on the rear.
However, I will prove that my memory is still in good shape! Every month going forward until the Reseda High School Class of 1982 Reunion in 2012, a feature about a vehicle or automotive experience from that year as a way to look back at how the automobile became an integral part of my life by the time I walked out of Roy Jae Stadium the night of graduation.
After the exhaustive look at the model year that was…what other stories could be told from 1982?