|Audie's Fiat 600 (illustration only)|
A Memory Trail:
We didn't know how but Audie, bass guitarist of the Silver Strings, owned a Fiat 600 in the 60s and the 5 or 6 of us squeezed into the tiny car with two doors.
We were entangled all over like a human octopus, limbs dangling, with probably three sitting in front and four seated behind, with at least 3 Fender guitars, a snare drum and sticks. We knew how sardines felt after that. Compact travel. It was fun though as our driver went round before that picking everybody up. The cramping got worse as the numbers increased.
Audie still does it now, picking band members up and sending them home way back in the night from as far as Yishun and Pasir Panjang. I remember him sending home the band boys after our studio practices in November 2008. He drives a bigger car now. This particular car took us home during the racial riots (check postings) in 1964.
I bought one in the mid-60s too. Kiasu. My first car ever!