Mark Dwyer

Wow, you’re young. My current car is about the same vintage as your first car.

My first car was a ’66 Ford Econoline Van, white and beat to hell. It was a 3-speed on the column, otherwise known as “three on the tee.”

I bought it when I was in high school for $100 from the place where I worked summers for four years — a cemetery. Considering where it was from, and due to my musical influences, I called it the Dead Van.

It didn’t last too long, like all of my cars from my younger days.