Betty was a one of a kind. A 1973 Pinto Wagon. She had dual sport mirrors and wood paneling on her sides. One bumper sticker said “Love a Preppy” with the little Lacoste alligator in the heart. The other bumper sticker said “Give Blood. Play Rugby” in honor of my very limited tour on the women’s rugby team.
This was my first car and my initial ticket to freedom and responsibility. Betty had no heat, no defrost and if I needed to go up a huge hill, I had to turn off the radio and anything else so she had enough power to make it up the hill. She was no frills, but all mine for the low bargain price of $200.00. She was a set of wheels when all you needed was that- a way to get around. No surround sound, no blue tooth, no power steering!