Out New Dodge Challenger After an Accident
About a month ago my family purchased a new Dodge Challenger. The American Muscle car is fun to drive and yet has plenty of space in the back seat to fit children (in fact I have sat back there with plenty of leg room).
But about a week ago something happened to remind me that any car (including something special like a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7) is just a possession. It is easy to get caught up in high performance machines and the fun that they are to drive, but sometimes it is good to remember that there are more important things.
As you probably gathered from the above picture our brand new Challenger was in a car accident. My wife (with our two boys in the back) was driving the car to meet me for lunch and stopped at a red light. When the light turned green all the cars started moving as did my wife. She looked down at something and traffic came to a sudden stop, by the time she looked up she couldn’t help running into the back of a Chevy Silverado.
The truck had very little damage, but because it had a tow hitch attached it did a decent amount of damage to the Dodge. Which resulted in the need to replace most of the front panels as well as replace the radiator and air conditioner compressor.
Thankfully, the Lord was watching out for my wife and children and there were no serious injuries from anybody in either car. Having to deal with an accident and wait two weeks to get your car back is a hassle. But, had it been a higher speed accident things may have been worse.
When things like this happen to you it is a sobering reminder that your family being safe is much more important than any car (even if it was my Porsche). Cars are fun and I enjoy everything about them, but they are just possessions.
No matter if it is a car show or working on a car with your boys (or girls) , special machines can bring people together. However, we must remember that it is the people that you enjoy the time with that matter most.
So, enjoy that pride and joy in your garage, but do it with the people that you love because they matter much more.