Friday, March 9, 2012


 It is with a heavy heart that I report the eventual passing on of the Echo.  It has reached a point in it's existence where its prolonged life will only cause it and me grief and I have decided to actively start the replacement process.

Illustrious is defined as: "Well known, respected, and admired for past achievements"

I can't think of any other word to better summarize the Echo's career.  While many liked to poke fun at my car (including me) it never let me down.  I have driven this car for 7 years and never once has it left me broken down and stranded or in a snow bank.  We were a good team, very frequently inducing head scratching and questions like "how did you jam all that shit in there?!" or "how the hell did you make it here in this weather?!" or "why are you going so slow up this hill?!"

It has been a steadfast companion and strangely enough I think I'm going to miss it a lot.  These last few weeks the Echo has burned bright but ultimately too hot.  I fear that its demise at this time is most assuredly due directly to what I have put it through lately but I am glad that some of my final memories with the Echo will be 4hrs of white knuckle driving trying to get to Sugarbush for a powder day.  Passing stuck SUV's and Pickups along the way.  It's time to put that 4 banger to rest, you've earned it.

Play this.

Then look at these.

Thanks for always delivering me to awesome.  You'll be sorely missed.


  1. Anonymous3/10/2012

    amazing post, goodbye echo! i too enjoyed making fun of you in a good natured kind of way...franks for the memories!


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    1. hard tellin', still in the research phase but I will most likely end up with some other kind of fuel efficient roller skate that can't be stopped.

  3. nice post dude, i might have some pic's of the echo you can reminisce too. did you drive it off a cliff to retire it?

  4. ahhaah that last picture is so sad!

    I also enjoyed making fun of it. I once rode in it, jammed in the back listening to a hubdred Paul Simon albums for 12 hours straight to a closed brewery in Canada because Tobin's new tires made his car only be able to fit 1 other person. Good times.

    RIP echo, you will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.