Car Memories with Dad: 1A Auto President on Skills He Learned from His Father

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Leading up to this Father’s Day in our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” we share stories and interviews that explore how those who helped through our first repairs, gave advice while car buying, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with us in the garage have impacted our relationship with cars.

What is the first car memory that comes to mind when you think of your dad?

It’s a funny memory. It’s long—it’s way back. And it has to do with my dad, as well as my uncle. I was maybe 1-and-a-half or 2 years old. We were moving from California to Delaware.

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For Corvette-loving Dad and Grandfather, Cars are a Family Affair

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Leading up to this Father’s Day in our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” we share stories and interviews that explore how those who helped through our first repairs, gave advice while car buying, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with us in the garage have impacted our relationship with cars.

I vaguely remember shyly checking out and sitting in my dad’s friend’s Corvettes as a little girl with my sisters. I’m sure I thought they were cool or fun, but undoubtedly didn’t understand or appreciate all of the work and passion that went into those cars behind the scenes.

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Car Memories with Dad: Saturdays Under the Hood

1976 car

Dads are often who we turn to for car help. Whether they helped you through your first repair, gave you advice while car shopping, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with you in the garage, we know fathers play a big role in the sentimentality of cars. Welcome to our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” in which we’ll share stories about and interviews with some car-loving dads leading up to Father’s Day.

I’m 47 and grew up in the ’70s and ’80s. Besides listening to REO Speedwagon, watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing outside until the streetlights came on, one of my fondest memories is of working under the hood with my dad.

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day - Remember and Honor - 1A Auto

In the eyes of many Americans, Memorial Day is the symbolic starting pistol that’s fired in a race toward summer. It’s seen as a long weekend of store sales, travel and cookouts. However, the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

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