VIDEO | If you remember this you were born between '65 and '85
The Lamborghini Countach, Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari Testarossa were the cars dominating my childhood wall (the actual physical one, virtual walls had yet to be born). The Lamborghini was by no means a new car in 1987 and neither was the 911. But the Testarossa: that was Sonny Crockett's brand new ride and we all wanted to be him. Why, you say? Because Sonny knew how to get things done with da ladies, which as you know is the single most important quality to an adolescent boy.
The other quality that could make you climb the cool ladder in school more quickly than a Japanese fireman: owning a personal computer with an actual video game. In 1987, some genius at Accolade came up with "Test Drive". Each day after school me and my newly acquired friends raced our bikes to my house and we played that game until my father's Tulip started smoking.
Forget about Gordon Gekko and The Wolf of Wall Street: in 1987 WE were the kings of the road and we had Sonny's car to prove it. It's a shame though we never got to find out how to get things done with da ladies...
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