I had brought my car the year before but failed my first driving test so spent a year walking past it every morning to catch the bus to
1995 was the year I met Aaron and we got together in the October, he loves big American cars and likes to be different so he persuaded me to 'customize' my boring beige Fiesta.
I passed my test eventually towards the end of 1995, while my car was in the garage having stuff done after failing it's MOT, the day I got it back I was on a late shift and was so looking forward to going out for a drive after work. When I got home at 8pm my Dad told me I couldn't go out until the next day as it was dark.... IT WAS DARK!!?!?!?! I was gobsmacked and completely gutted.
(His reason being I had never driven in the dark before and was a bit over excited and he didn't want me driving on my own for the first time then, but I was not interested in listening to reason!)
I remember being so outraged at this and after pacing round my bedroom for a while walking calmly back down the stairs and asking Dad nicely if he realised I was in fact 18 years old (yes, you may have gathered I was a ridiculously well behaved teenager, and most may not have even bothered with this conversation!) and that the car was actually mine so therefore he couldn't ACTUALLY stop me, and therefore I would be going out for a drive right now. (said whilst crossing my fingers and hoping that he would agree!)
He asked me where I was going, and I didn't actually know as I just wanted to drive somewhere! I said I'd be going to Aaron's, at which point he totally changed and said it was fine! (For some reason they thought him much more responsible I think!)
I loved my car and spent so much time in it often with Sarah, usually eating kebabs, drinking coke and smoking far too much in the early hours of the morning (oh how bad did it smell the next day in there!) I had a small selection of music in the car that we listened to constantly.... music on cassette tapes!
I just had to go and look this one up on Youtube... I had this on cassette single and as it usually was the 'b side' track was basically the same so I used to listen to both tracks, turn the tape over and then listen to them again! The first few seconds take me right back to driving in the evening in the summer - it seems like only yesterday in some ways but also a whole lifetime ago.