Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Elvis Dug Cars

Like many who didn't start with much, Elvis viewed a nice car as the ultimate symbol of success. Once he had made a little money, he started dressing the part and was never again seen without a cool ride. The cat just flat out dug cars. His taste in automobiles was on a par with his clothes and hair. He set trends without ever seeming to try too hard. No one before had ever looked like him and as far as country boys from the South, nobody had ever had as many nice cars as him either. But he didn't collect them, he just drove 'em for awhile and then gave 'em away. To this day there are old cars and bikes still driven all over Memphis that were once gifts from Elvis. We remember the king on this anniversary of his passing. Aloha.