Returned from the wild west.

Welp. Had a pretty good trip. Job interview went well from what I could tell. Hopefully it didn’t go even better for somebody else.

Stopped by the old dealership. Gagnon Motors, not in business anymore. But I did get to catch the owner Mr. Gagnon himself! He actually remembered the car when I threw out the name of the guy that bought it. Even remembered what color it used to be! Pretty cool.

Said they stopped selling GM in 2000 and after a fire in 2002, he just salvaged what he could and uses it for his own shop. Had a good time talking to him, and he seemed to enjoy seeing the car and talking about the old days.

For me it was kinda cool to see the car come full circle. Not too many cars go 230,000 miles and make it back to where they were sold after 23 years. I bet when he sold this car in 1985 he didn’t expect it to outlast the dealership. 😦

While I was out in BFE, I drove out to castle rock. Take I-70 to the middle of nowhere, then head 14 miles south down a dirt road and you find Castle Rock. Saw a sign for it while I was enjoying some DQ in Quinter, KS and had some time to kill so I figured what the hell.

So I guess even if I don’t get the job, I at least had an enjoyable day off.


Posted on May 6, 2008, in Cars, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Congrats on the smooth interview. Aren’t they fun?

    I think it is so neat that you were able to visit with the guy that originally sold the car. How often does that happen? And that he remembers it, pretty cool!

  2. Wow… serisouly how cool is that?!? You got to meet the guy who sold the Toronado? Honestly must have been a blast for you. VERY COOL!! I also love the picture of your car infront of Castle Rock.. also very cool!

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