Shannon Stacey

Sexy wheels

Vehicles can be such sexy beasts. Most of the guys in my books drive trucks, or at least 4×4 SUVs. Big, bad-ass alpha dogs of the vehicular world.

Most people, when they hear “sexy cars” probably think of Lamborghinis and Ferraris and Porches. Sure, they’re hot. But they’re also high maintenance and impractical and smack of being divas, don’t they? Like having a relationship with a movie star. I prefer something that’ll make my engine purr every day on any road, good weather or bad.

So, which car gets my motor running? The Dodge Charger in New Hampshire State Police livery.

One of those comes tearing up the road, lights flashing and Hemi roaring, and it’s instant hot flashes.

So what revs up your engine? And I’m not talking about buying yourself a new minivan because it would be so much easier with four kids and thirty bags of groceries. What vehicle makes you stop and look and think, if that vehicle was a person, I’d do it right here in the parking lot…?

12 comments to “Sexy wheels”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · January 14th, 2011 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Muscle cars get my engine roaring.

    I’m currently researching a ’66 Chevelle SS for my next Wild Riders novella.

    Vrooom Vroooom! :cool:

  2. Lillie
      · January 14th, 2011 at 3:27 pm · Link

    I dated a guy when I was 19 just for his car. He was okay but his car…wow. 1969 Nova that he had rebuilt with a corvette engine. I was in love with that car (not so much with the guy.) To avoid TMI, I’ll just say when I climbed in every Friday night and that car was started up, I was done. :oops:

  3. Donna Alward
      · January 14th, 2011 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Shannon, you and Jaci are dead on. First thought I had when I saw the tweet? The Charger. That thing got a hemi? OHHHH YEAH. Popped over to the blog and there it was. The Avengers are pretty nice too….

    I was never a Camaro girl until the new ones came out and OMG they are sexy. Powerful. Classic. Staying Power. Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about.

    Jaci – a 66 Chevelle SS is hawt. Good Choice.

  4. Victoria Blisse
      · January 14th, 2011 at 3:41 pm · Link

    The Jaguar XF really gets me going. Once I walked into a lamp post because I was too busy ogling the parked XF to look where I was going!

  5. Jewell
      · January 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm · Link

    I still have a soft spot in my heart for the old Camaros like my aunt had when I was a child. So posh and RED. LOL.

    Now I think I’m jaded, though. Vehicles don’t trip my trigger. The excop across the street has two Lambos and a Maz, all housed in a mirror lined garage. Meh. He runs around in them all summer long, and while a wonderful guy, I see the man climbing in and out of those things. No motor revving over here. LOL

    (All this coming from a woman who owned a Pinto and a Pacer. But seriously, that Pacer was one of the neatest cars EVAH!)

  6. Calisa Lewis
      · January 14th, 2011 at 4:38 pm · Link

    I absolutely LOVE the Dodge Charger. Back in the day and now. But my all time gotta have is the (yep Jaci) ’66 Chevelle! Black body on blue interior and blue racing stripes- (and b’cos I’m a girl) with sand blasted unicorns on the windows.

    Thanks for the hot challenge Shannon!

  7. Anna Louise Lucia
      · January 14th, 2011 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Oh man… oh man…. *bouncing with excitement* How do I choose????

    There’s the TVR Tuscan for looking like it’s been secreted, rather than built. There’s pretty much anything in a Cumbria Constabulary (sorry for being predictable, guys) livery, up to and including the big Volvo V70, or preferably the Subaru Impreza…. I’ve got a soft spot (thought probably not THAT soft spot) for the Lancia Delta integrale and for big V8 Range Rovers….

    And I probably shouldn’t admit my thing for the Challenger 2 tank, right?

  8. Jean
      · January 14th, 2011 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Ford F-150 or larger, preferably 4×4 (without the sticker that proclaims it as a 4×4) with four doors. That’s why I have the Lincoln — only way to get that truck in 4×4 without the stupid sticker on the sides of the bed.

    I do have a soft spot for the muscle cars of old — their modern reincarnations aren’t too bad either. 1969 Mustang Mach I was the first car I ever loved.

  9. MG Braden
      · January 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm · Link

    I like Hummers. :oops: See? Even the name works! LOL Or Ford F150/250’s – They’re way more sexy than sports cars.

  10. MJ
      · January 15th, 2011 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Oh, Jaci! Yes, the 66 Chevelle! I like the classic Chevys and Pontiacs. Or an early 70s Challenger like Michael Westin in Burn Notice drives.

  11. Maryan
      · January 17th, 2011 at 9:58 pm · Link

    Shannon… I do love the Charger (my daughter has one), but what really gets my blood moving is a Shelby Mustang! My husband has a 2007 convertible, that I try to drive as often as possible. We go on the “Shelby Vegas Bash” every year (in fact we just got back, today). There is nothing like driving a really fast car, really fast :lol: . We had 2 days of driving on a closed road course with a bunch of other Shelby lovers. It’s more fun than you can imagine. Try it some time :!:

  12. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · January 24th, 2011 at 11:01 pm · Link

    Yes, this is how far behind I am in reading. :)

    67 Chevy Impala
    60s Mustangs and very late model Mustangs, but not 90s-ish
    Various non-specific muscle cars

    And OH yeah, the Charger! I hate Chrysler vehicles, but they got me to turn around on this one. :) Love the old, love the new.

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