Sunday, January 30, 2005

Death of a Sigma

I was saddened to hear that a friend's (who shall remain nameless) Mitsibishi Sigma Wagon had an altercation with an freeway onramp crash barrier ending a colourful life for the under-powered beast (no humans were injured). Some memories would be
  • Long before my friend got his licence, his mum driving us in it and him "accidently" knock the car into Neutral while going up a steep hill.
  • Mending a rusted hole in the boot. Carefully cutting away the rust, gluing sheet metal inside it and filling, before sealing and painting. Looked good after that.
  • Repairing the roof lining. First with spray on adhesive, didn't work, then painting on the adhesive, still the lining fell down, before he used some other material.
  • The altercation with a pole while I was in the car (everyone was fine), but the car needed a little repair on the spot to enable it move again.
  • A hair raising ride down the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay, that I would rather not repeat. The breaks on the car failed 2 weeks later.
  • Being told that it had been stolen from Chadstone car park. It showed up about two weeks later.
RIP Sigma.


At 2:20 PM, Blogger david_desfoss said...

RIP Sigma

Many good memories with you although most praying that we would get to our destination alive

I loved it when you turned into a mobile resturant with HJ's leading the way and always pulling into a drive through for dessert

The ambitious late drives where you would push yourself to the absolute limit, especially on the you actually kept your wheels to tar not grass still amases me to this day

Your fav song is peaches by the Presidents of the U.S.A

People would ride you off saying you would not make the distance but you proved them wrong, in the end you found energy not only to the outskirts of melbourne but can you believe it to the ACT and to Adelaide
I believe Adelaide was where you belonged with your other Sigma's but you stayed true not to pass away there but to make it back to melbourne

Your heart will always go on with me

Because your Radio Dec is now pumping in my Car


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