Turo’s lovely lady-owned cars
In case you didn’t get the memo from Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day is an incredibly special holiday. Today, the day before a perhaps better-known romantic celebration, us gals take the opportunity to shower the indispensable women in our lives with the adoration and appreciation that, to be honest, they deserve all the time. Whether they’re the gals who know exactly when to start pouring the wine, or the gals full of hidden talents just when you need them, these are the cars you’re eternally grateful to have by your side.
Rozina’s Porsche Boxster 2014
It’s fair to say that this Boxster has taught you everything you know about being an adult. She was the one who introduced the idea that you could put clean laundry somewhere else besides the bed. Or that you could learn to cook something not pre-cooked, and wear clothes that flattered your actual body. When this Boxster found significant others who were not just employed but had careers, your mind was LITERALLY blown. Without her, you’re pretty sure you’d still be sleeping on a mattress on a floor somewhere, thinking that your canned soup diet and lost-and-found bin sweater were your best life.
Marina’s Ford Mustang 2016
Everybody needs a wild friend. You have this Mustang to thank for the time you went skydiving — even though you never wanted to do that — and for getting you backstage at the T-Pain show. Also for that island cruise in Mexico where she signed you up to sing karaoke, and you received endless compliments on your ability to conjure Billy Idol. Even though she does have a habit of popping over unannounced and raiding your fridge, you love the vibrant flourishes she brings everywhere she goes.
Amanda’s Chevrolet Corvette 2016
This Corvette has a perfect paint job. You didn’t like her when you first met her. She was always vrooming around with her top down, screaming for attention. But then, when you volunteered for a trash pick-up day at the beach and stupidly showed up in platform sandals, who was there with an extra pair of sneakers just in case? This Corvette. You had to admit she was more than just flashy style, and you really did want tips on making your own paint shine so lustrously.
Felicia’s Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
This Mercedes woke up like this. She doesn’t own sweatpants. On your last trip to Europe, she wore heels all day in the snow on cobblestone streets, and never once seem fatigued or off-balance. “It’s terrible for my body,” she’d dismiss you with a casual wave, but it’s regal, and you both know it. She never has any pockets in her outfit, but still manages to not require a functional purse. You’ll never understand her magic, but whenever you need to send something back to the kitchen or cut in a long line, you know she’ll do it with maximum elegance.
Mary Ann’s BMW M4 2015
This M4 is full of energy and regularly invites you to parties that start way after your bedtime. She has a magnetic energy that you believe is responsible for the number of celebrities she seems to meets while she’s out doing errands. It doesn’t hurt that she has an impressive ability to integrate crop tops and workout clothes into a business casual vibe. You aspire to the complexity of her dance moves, and you’re way over her complaining that people think she’s still in college. Honestly, if she didn’t update you on what all the cool kids are doing these days, you’d be way out of touch.
Lena’s Mini Cooper 2012
This Mini is your regular right-hand gal. If you’ve got a quart of ice cream you want to kill, a secret you promised not to spill, a really great comeback that you thought of too late, she’s got you. Every time you get her a present, you end up getting one for yourself too. The both of you are excellent at making plans to treat yourself, and whether it’s oysters and champagne, another bag you must have, or a rustic escape into nature, there’s nobody you’d rather share it with.
Jackie’s Chevrolet Camaro 2015
This Camaro seems real bad, but it turns out she’s a responsible sweetheart. She sends you lunch at work on your stressful days, and she has let you into your own place with her extra key more times than you’d like to admit. It’s true that she’s handy with a toolkit and has threatened to kick the ass of anyone who breaks your heart, but it’s far more likely that she’ll draw a comic about it instead. Her angry scowls are just because she’s sensitive, and you’re more than happy that she’s sensitive on your behalf.
Marcie’s Fiat 500 2015
This Fiat has an indefatigable sense of optimism that you admire. If you’re planning to hit the beach and the weather acts up, she’ll point out how the clouds make all of the colors pop, and direct you to a great place to have a drink instead. You’ve never seen her show any traditional signs of stress, because nothing can’t be solved with one of her juice elixirs and a foot massage. She can be bossy with her insistence that everything will be okay, but you have to admit that when you’re with her, there does always seem to be a tastier restaurant, a better sale, an extra-scene picnic spot, and a more interesting conversation than you originally planned.