From the Editor’s Files: Loving – and saying goodbye to – our cars

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A tow truck driver hooks up publisher Paul Rhodes’ 1997 Acura to be hauled off to the salvage yard. The car had had a good, long life with Paul and his family, and as a company car.

By Paul Rhodes, publisher and editor

I said goodbye a few days ago to something that seemed like an old friend.Can a vehicle be an old friend? Absolutely.Over the years I’ve had serious attachments to some of my vehicles, and this one was no exception. It was a 1997 Acura that had passed the 300,000-mile mark, and it was time for this car to move on to some other level in its life.My favorite vehicles over the years have been myriad. I loved my first car, a cute little Vega hatchback that I ...

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