Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Return of the Electron Blue Car

The return of the Electron Blue Car! I spent most of the day at the Honda dealership going through pounds of paperwork. I am now the owner of a Honda Civic hatchback. It is...NOT ORANGE. It is a brilliant shade of blue, "Aegean Blue," similar to the "Electron Blue" of my 
old Honda CRV. It is named, justly, "Electron Blue 2."

This car is originally of Japanese design and it looks like an anime character. This trend in car design is incredibly popular these days, you see it everywhere especially on SUV's and sporty cars. The shapes are made of "bent" triangles with curved sides, with flashy grill work and sculpted flanks. I went for the bright colors and the brilliant blue. The only current Honda which comes in orange is the "sport" model of the "Fit," which is the size of a bean and way too small to carry my usual cargo of art boards, groceries, and recycling. Beneath the styling of my new Civic is the original utilitarian Civic like the one I drove for 10 years back in the 1990s.

Now all I have to do is drive safely and hope I have a long partnership with my new Electron.

Photo of "Little Me" from the family archive, colored in Photoshop, about 1957.


Texchanchan said...


Texchanchan said...

We had a little car just like that except painted yellow. The pedals had rods that went back to the wheels and were supposed to make it go, but it never went particularly well.