QOTD: What Was The First Car You Ever Wanted When You Were A Child?

1995 chevy blazer green

It’s stating the obvious, but I’ve been into cars for as long as I can remember. Now in my mid-20s, I’m constantly daydreaming of what will be my next car, but even as a young child, the car I’d be driving someday was always on my mind.

Going back 20 years, my earliest memory of picturing my first car as an adult was at age 3. This was right around the time I started collecting car models (initially 1/24 scale and then 1/18) and other toy cars, with one of my favorites being a battery-powered 1/24 scale light blue 1995 Chevrolet Blazer. Located on the side were two buttons, one of which made engine and horn sounds, and the other which operated the wheels, making that car move forward several feet.

1995 chevy blazer

As one of my favorite toys at this age, I began myself as an adult, driving the full-size version. The dream of owning a Blazer lasted about a year or two, then I moved on. As I’ve grown up, my taste in cars has changed significantly for the better, and it seems funny to think that this was once my dream car. So, in the spirit of childhood memories, what was the first car you ever wanted?