Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Last day of the Accord

Yes it is a sad day friends. After tonight the Accord will be no more. Let us reflect on the times we had with her. Who can forget "the run". I'd have to say Pex probably logged the most miles with me on the run. I remember when we watched some people in 3 different cars get into a fight where a soda was thrown and someone (while the cars were moving) handed over a baseball bat to someone in the other car I guess to beat them down? The many, many, races. The drift king. The Accord with Nitrous. The passenger side airbag that wasn't. The race that Apex filmed that got Boski in jail. Almost aqua planing off the road when rolled up on that pack of modified neons and geos. Term almost killing a motorcycle rider while doing a U-turn. The guy in the Eclipse "15 pppoouunndds". Mabs and Scabs compilation talking about the Accord. Drifting in the Accord (which looking back on drifting a FWD car is just funny). Jiggy's in the cut. Boski's various rivals. Hova sleeping the backseat. Listening to the run vol. 1, 2, and 3. Lots of Paul Oakenfold. Initial D. It saw 2 speeding tickets, 2 reckless driving tickets, 1 fix it ticket, 2 driving a un-inspected vehicle, 2 license suspensions and 10 days in jail with 8 suspended. And one night (which Boski was sooo drunk i'm not ever sure happened, had me beached in downtown Norfolk on Boush street where they were repaving the road, get stuck, vomit on myself and had my climb into my passenger side seat and passout only to have a tow truck driver pull me off of the coned off area of work...again its still hazy) Most people did not see the Accord in its later years and thats a good thing. It has deteriorated to nothing. The bumper is held on by zip ties. Two tires constantly losing air. The last time it was inspected....08/06. A small oil leak, faded paint, chipped up hood. Its terrible. But with every death comes a life. The Accord is being sold to someone who is going to try and repair it, to give it another shot. We will call it Neo Accord. I will keep you all updated. R.I.P.

9 comments:

pex said...

I believe my last accord memory was after the run days. The night that you got pulled over for making a u turn in front of a cop, even though there wasn't a no u turn sign. They looked you up and your license was bad, so I had to drive us away from the scene. I had already had a couple beers and of course don't know how to drive stick. Pretty dumb decision, but we didnt have many options.

Anyway, now that the accord is toast, are you getting another car? Or are you gonna drive the van around..

Staboski said...

I have inherited the Santa Fe. Nice and safe and can carry the kids, all I need right now. Debs got the new sonata.

Staboski said...

And I remember that night well. Boski had been driving around on a license that had been suspended and never re-instated for like 2 years. Ah the good old days.

nyphon said...

sad to hear. how about the time my '94 saturn beat the accord in a race?

joking of course...

pex said...

huh? the performance button on the saturn was like a shot of nitrous.

Prime said...

i believe the last time i rode in the accord the speed-o-meter read 25mph.....at all times. Pretty sure bosk was gauging his speed on the rpm's, which is a bad sign for the car. The front also looked like it had just got done with a world war 2 battle. great memories tho....but it was time for the accord to go.

im pretty sure that means none of the initial crew is still driving their high school cars. the paseo is still in the family possession tho, and i still see the red civ when im cruisin down lobaugh from time to time.

nyphon said...

did scotty get his car in high school or college? the ultima has some serious electric problems. last time i was in it, the back window would just randomly roll down without doing anything.

Staboski said...

Prime yes the speedo was stuck at 25. It probably worked 1% of the time, i'd go a month or two unitl the speedo would start working again and then it would just randomly stop. The beauty part is when the speedo was froze so was the odometer, i prolly put 10,000+ miles on that car that didn't register. And yes speed was judged based on rpm in each gear. Sad but true. Term is actually on the verge of purchasing a new car now. He was almost at a decision lastnight but he never called me back to let me know if he was gonna pull the trigger.

Prime said...

i was counting the cherry bomb as scotts high school car....but i actually think he didnt get the altima until after high school anyway