Malibu on Massachusetts Bay

  A  mid-'60s Mustang.

A  mid-'60s Mustang.

From Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary, in GoLocal24.com

This year’s anniversary of the movie Bullitt, staring Steve McQueen and his famous chase through San Francisco, brought back to me memories of the summer of 1965, when a next-door neighbor friend was given a Ford Mustang convertible, then a brand-new creation. We’d drive along the shoreline of our town on Massachusetts Bay with the Beach Boys on the radio and in a kind of sun-soaked bliss, as if we were at Malibu. Few things were so pleasant then as to have easy access to a car in the summer. With gasoline at 30 cents a gallon,  and summer jobs plentiful, cost seemed a minor concern. And I didn’t hear about global warming from burning fossil fuel until three years later when I heard a young assistant professor from MIT give a lecture.