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'Tis the season for so many things: Final exams. Mother's Day. Termite swarms. And, of course, proms.
On the first three, our staff of auto hounds don't have much to say. Study hard. Mom would probably love a new car. And if you have a car made of wood, send in a pic. (Unless it's a Rinspeed Bamboo. We've seen enough, thanks.)
However, when it comes to proms, we all agree that finding the right car for the big night is totally, 100%, majorly crucial.
Don't get us wrong: we know that high school is an awful time for many people. You've just begun to figure out who you "really are". You're under pressure to decide whether you're attending college or going to trade school or following Phish for the rest of your life. (Note: do not get downwind of Phish.) Your body is awkwardly surging with hormones. And the other kids can be cruel. So, so cruel.
Seriously, if you're in high school now, know this: it gets better. Your happiest days are ahead of you.
But as terrible and ridiculous as high school may be, you might as well go out on a high note. Twenty, 30, or 40 years down the road, you won't recall much of Mrs. Reilly's trigonometry class, but you'll still be talking about what you did on prom night. Do yourself a favor and find a memorable way to get there.
This article from the Wall Street Journal offered some interesting ideas for prom rides, like fire trucks, school buses, and even elephants. But we thought surely our crack team of auto enthusiasts had some better real-life stories than that. Oh, how wrong we were...