Magnificent Eight – My Question

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The Magnificent Eight Authors have all gotten together to run a fabulous blog contest to win oodles of wonderful prizes! Check each participating author’s blog to see the prize she’s offering: Anya Bast, Jaci Burton, Me,Megan Hart,Joey Hill,Patrice Michelle,Mandy Roth, Shiloh Walker

If you had unlimited funds and ability to procure one, what sort of car would you drive and why?

My answer: 1969 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi engine – because I love muscle cars and this one is heavy and loud and powerful. It’s big and badass. Here’s a picture of one

Anya Bast’s Answer:

Practical Anya wants a Toyota Prius very badly. Non-Practical Anya dreams of a 1970 Dodge Challenger. It’s the car I gave Adam to drive in Witch Heart. Vroom!

Jaci Burton’s Answer:

A 1967 Corvette Stingray convertible with a 435 hp 427 v-8 engine. In Rally Red color. Because #1 it’s fast as lightning and #2 I’d look hot in it.

Megan Hart’s answer:

I would drive a completely restored 1968 Purple Chevy Impala convertible! Because I already have one, it’s just not in the best shape…

Joey Hill’s answer:

I’ve always wanted a lavender convertible 1989 Jaguar XJS. No real reason other than the fact it’s just one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen and I love the idea of having it in lavender, with taupe-colored fabric seats. Maybe when I’m 105 and a wildly successful author, I’ll pull up to a conference or book signing in one. The bell staff will pull out my walker and help me get out of the bucket seat! And of course I’ll have a cat or two that rides along with me, perched on the head rest. Or a precocious grizzled old schnauzer in the passenger seat.

Patrice Michelle’s answer:

I’d buy a candy apple red ’69 Mustang because it has the best body style!

Mandy Roth’s answer:

The Munster Koach. I have wanted the car they drove in the Munster’s show since I was little. Come on, three model T bodies, blood red interior and 18 feet long. What’s not to love? The next best car would be Grandpa’s Drag-u-la for when I’m feeling a little sporty.

Shiloh Walker’s answer:

Man…I’m so not a car person. I like the classic mustangs. I guess one of those. Or maybe a Harley-can I pick a Harley?

So lovely readers – If you had unlimited funds and ability to procure one, what sort of car would you drive and why? Answer here and on Friday I’ll choose TWO winners at random from the comments.

The prize will be: a signed copy of any of my books available in print! Don’t forget to check out the other blogs to see what they’re offering up!!

87 comments to “Magnificent Eight – My Question”

  1. Lori T
    November 3rd, 2008 at 10:27 pm · Link

    I know that this is going to be the lamest answer but I am really not a car person at all. I would like to have a practical and safe family car which would be comfortable to get the faimly from spot to spot.

    On a wild note, I would love to have a Harley…I think that they are so sexy and hot (and I know really car).

  2. ReadingIsSoMuchFun
    November 3rd, 2008 at 10:29 pm · Link

    I would want a Camry. This is the car I always been wanting since I learned a little about cars. Since I was younger and I was looking at cars I always pointed out a Camry and told my mom I want it *g*


  3. limecello
    November 3rd, 2008 at 10:33 pm · Link

    zomg. Just saw “the batmobile” – awesome choice. You know -why not go for broke? I’d love one of the Bond cars. When Brosnan was Bond – b/c they had the most modern gadgets, no? 😀

  4. kim h
    November 3rd, 2008 at 11:03 pm · Link

    one tath would fly and with no speed. great contest and questions ladies

  5. EllenToo
    November 3rd, 2008 at 11:41 pm · Link

    I want an RV to travel the US in without having to worry about hotels but I would like someone to drive me around in it so I wouldn’t have to worry about directions or parking it.

  6. Cheryl McInnis
    November 4th, 2008 at 7:15 am · Link

    Well, it’s not environmentally friendly, but I really miss having an SUV. Between lugging my kids, their friends, their hockey/soccer/ballet stuff and our 100lb Labrador Retriever, I kinda need the room~ but since I have unlimited funds, I will be able to buy a hybrid SUV, maybe a fancy new Toyota Highlander, and not feel quite as guilty!

  7. Stacie Mc
    November 4th, 2008 at 9:05 am · Link

    I want a Chevy Volt. It’s an electric car that scheduled to come out in 2010.

  8. Diane
    November 4th, 2008 at 11:24 am · Link

    A Jag because they are pretty.

  9. Ayla
    November 4th, 2008 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I tend to avoid cars because i’m scared of learning how to, plus i don’t drink so i don’t want to be the designated driver.

    I would love a motorbike though…can i pick a motorbike?

  10. Cathy M
    November 4th, 2008 at 3:52 pm · Link

    I love Lisa’s idea of a limo and a driver. Would much rather be reading that driving.

  11. april s
    November 4th, 2008 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Hmmmm I would want to drive a lamborgini (xcuse the spelling). I like the looks and the speed-and for me its all about the speed. I swear, when I hear the song ” I cant drive 55″ by Sammy Hagar I take off driving 75 mph in a 45 mph 😛 Im all about looking for speed………… 😈

  12. catie
    November 4th, 2008 at 5:53 pm · Link

    The new Volkswagen Beetle with a convertible top…in three different colors please: fire engine red, lime green, and cream. 😀

  13. Brandy W
    November 4th, 2008 at 7:36 pm · Link

    I’m with Jaci on this one, a 1967 Corvette Stingray convertible with a 435 hp 427 v-8 engine. I loves Corvettes in general so any would do but the older ones make my heart go pitter patter. A dream like state over takes me and I’m hopeless.

  14. Terri W.
    November 4th, 2008 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Hmm I would love to have a Ferrari (I love fast cars)!

  15. Kimba
    November 5th, 2008 at 12:10 am · Link

    I’ve been dreaming of a bright yellow 2001 Thunderbird convertible for seven years now.

    I have fond memories of driving to Ocean City, MD in a Thunderbird convertible back in the 80’s and my son was born in 2001.

  16. Stephanie J
    November 5th, 2008 at 10:48 am · Link

    a 1972 plymouth barracuda blue. I love this car.

  17. Lee
    November 5th, 2008 at 12:09 pm · Link

    A BMW 1er , 3 door
    The current base BMW offered in Europe. They are cute, and a kick to drive. They’re just not offered here….They offer the 135 instead.

    So, if I were rich, I would be able to take my Euro spec car and have an automobile visa for it.

    Take a look

  18. Lee
    November 5th, 2008 at 12:49 pm · Link

    The BMW 1er model that is only available in Europe.

    It’s cute and sporty.

  19. Vivi Anna
    November 5th, 2008 at 3:04 pm · Link

    A 2008 Dodge Viper, candy apple red with black leather interior. I have a picture of one on my bulletin board.

  20. Sandie E.
    November 5th, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Link

    A 1957 Corvette. Totally impractical but…


  21. Aveline
    November 5th, 2008 at 9:19 pm · Link

    A model T; I have no Idea why.

  22. Allison
    November 6th, 2008 at 12:38 am · Link

    An environmentally-friendly smart car – as in intuitive/intelligent with an onboard computer, and runs on carbon monox/dioxide. I have enough money to “create” my car, right?

  23. Sue A.
    November 6th, 2008 at 1:51 am · Link

    I’d want something Italian like maybe a Lamborghini. And if funds are inlimited I’d change the color every season. That way I wouldn’t get bored with it or worry about it getting scratched.

  24. Lou Gagliardi
    November 6th, 2008 at 7:49 am · Link

    As long as it gets me from A to B, and back, I don’t know what kind it is or how much it costs.

  25. Eshani W.
    November 6th, 2008 at 8:49 am · Link

    I’m so not a car person either, but I would love to have a mini cooper just because the front looks like it’s smiling 😉 It also has mood lighting!

  26. Bonnie Rose Leigh
    November 6th, 2008 at 9:00 am · Link

    I’m torn betweeen a BMW convertible or a 1969 mustange convertible. Candy appy red!

  27. kaly
    November 6th, 2008 at 9:24 am · Link

    I no NOTHING about cars so I would just buy the 2009 BMW or whatever thats looks cool and drive nice!..LOL

  28. RobynL
    November 6th, 2008 at 10:40 am · Link

    ’65 Coupe Corvette in Old Blue.
    I love blue and this car type was popular when I was a teenager.

  29. Nicole
    November 6th, 2008 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Ooooo good question. Definitely a classic. I would get myself a 1969 Pontiac GTO in iridecent black. Man that is a muscle car if i’ve ever seen one. Classic beauty and horsepower that’ll kick you in the ass!!! LOL

  30. Heather P
    November 6th, 2008 at 6:48 pm · Link

    I want a 1953 Rolls Royce with all original interior. I helped deliver one like this to the owner and thought ‘man I WANT this car’.

  31. Jennifer B
    November 6th, 2008 at 9:01 pm · Link

    For me there are two answers…well since there seem to be two people living inside me LOL

    The slightly naughty part of me wants an Eleanor from the movie Gone In 60 Seconds

    But the really dark and naughty chick that I try not to acknowledge too much really wants a Buggati Veyron 😈 If I’m gonna drive it like I stole it, might as well make it one the cops can’t catch me in LOL

  32. Caffey
    November 6th, 2008 at 9:41 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren! Cool question!

    When I was dating with hubby, we would walk and there was this Jeep dealer and we were always saying our first new car would be a jeep! Just like the ones those used on the rough roads, in the mountain areas and the like. Being able to take the hood down and more! We still haven’t gotten it yet, but still time!!

  33. Lindsey Ekland
    November 7th, 2008 at 5:46 am · Link

    I have always wanted a classic Jag (love the long sleek look) and would need unlimited funds both for the insurance and for the second car because old Jags need frequent maintenance and spend many days in the shop.

  34. ann marie b
    November 7th, 2008 at 10:48 am · Link

    Hi Lauren,
    I would buy a 2008 Aston Martin DB9 volante.
    as the website says ” An Aston Martin combines three important elements: power, beauty and soul.”

    Do I need to say anymore. 😀

  35. Virginia Hendricks
    November 7th, 2008 at 10:55 am · Link

    Since I’m currently car shopping? I should say something sensible.

    But an old Corvette Stingray. I Love muscle cars. 🙂

  36. Shari C
    November 7th, 2008 at 11:29 am · Link

    I would love to have a light blue ’65 Mustang…thought those were really cool at the time.

  37. Deidre
    November 7th, 2008 at 3:24 pm · Link

    I would choose a Dodge Viper. I’ve always loved them.