“The whole entire roof is glass.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Tom
- Car in Question: Blue 2011 Ford Mustang
- Spotted at: Newton Center Station, Newton, MA 02459
- Odometer: 13,702
Q: Which neighborhood do you live in?
A: Newton Center, Massachusetts, 02459.
Q: How old are you?
Q: What made you get this car?
A: I wanted something that was fun and on a practical side, decent gas mileage.
Q: It gets good mileage?
A: It’s 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Q: Where did you get it and how was the experience?
A: Imperial Ford in the little town of Mendon. They were great. I walked in and said, “This is the car. These are the options I want. Please order it. I’ll be back to pick it up.” A few months later they called and told me it was in.
Q: What is this car’s primary use?
A: It used to be my commuter car, but I take the T now. It takes me to the gym. It takes me to see family. I’ve taken it drag racing too.
Q: Really? How did you get into that?
A: I just thought, why not? Let’s go up to New Hampshire and do it.
Q: How do you get to drag race?
A: You go up. You pay twenty dollars. They give you a bracelet. They inspect your car, pass you, then you go line up.
Q: How many times have you raced?
A: Twice so far. I’m going again this weekend or next.
Q: Have you ever won?
A: I’ve beat people.
Q: Is this your dream car?
A: This is the first car I’ve ever bought. I started looking around and thought, this is what I absolutely want.
Q: Where is the furthest you’ve gone in the car?
A: Long Island or New Jersey. I’m originally from Long Island.
Q: What else is cool about this car?
A: The whole entire roof is glass.
Photos and interview by Lucie Wicker
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