POSSI Secretary SSally Maiale (and her husband Tony- Show & Cruise Coordinator)
I had the family van in for service at the local Chevy dealer in December 1996 and saw a BIG black car in the service bay.
I didn’t know what it was at first, but then saw the Impala script on the back.
When I got home, Tony told me that yep Chevy brought back the SS in 1994.
He told me to go test drive the car and I kept telling him that I really didn’t want a car, I wanted a van.
After much convincing from Tony and seeing the same Impala SS in the service bay again in January 1997, all the pieces fell into place.
The service manager thought the car was sold and after he checked with the sales manager he told me that the sale fell through for the customer.
So I decided to take the SS out for a “short” test drive.
Well, to say the least, I fell in love with the car!!!!! I immediately put a $100 deposit on it. After repeated attempts to have Tony come in for the test drive of his life, I finally got him behind the wheel.
That’s all it took!!!!!
We bought the car that night and haven’t looked back since.
The SS was my daily drive for the first 3½ years and it was driven in all kinds of weather
(although I had a hard time driving it in the snow—too much power in the real end).
It was finally taken off the road as a daily driver with 42,000 miles and since is only driven to car events.
The odometer is reading an unbelievable 108,000—
that’s over 60,000 miles driven to car events!!!!!
Tony & I met Mike Sabol and Bob Fix at Chesterbrook in May of 1999 and we joined POSSI soon after.
By the end of 1999, Tony was organizing car events for the club members to attend. In either 2000 or 2001, I was elected secretary and really enjoy being involved with POSSI.
I would never had thought when we bought the SS it would become our hobby.
We really enjoy going to car events—we will go just about anywhere east of the Mississippi (or even west)
and making new friends along the way.