The 1972 Charger that John stores at his mother's house in Maynardville, TN is similar to one that is owned by a person there. I delayed putting it in until Suki IV just because there were other cars I liked better. Helped Suki with that one when she used it in her fan fiction story Suki: Settling the Score.
The 1968 Charger, that John's father Josef restored and gave him in his will, is my reimagined version of one a guy is restoring to be like tthe car chasing Steve McQueen in Bullet.
The 1961 Polara limo was inspired by a guy in Arlington, VA who restored one and I turned it into a limo with all the gadgets. I never liked that body, but thought it would be cool for the future. There are lots of cars from my youth that I never thought would be popular and that is one of them.
I put Suki in a Jeep because the character is active and athletic. A sporty and fashionable woman. When I was deciding on what she should drive I saw a great looking Asian gal in a white, doors off, topless Jeep drive by a few times. One time in shorts, t-shirt and cowboy hat, another time in a sharp business suit. Perfect.
The 1970 'Cuda that John built for his son, Tag, is one of my favorites ever. I knew a guy with a 1971 that was modified to look like a '70 and thought it was pretty cool, so that was the base and I don't think I really described much of it in Suki II. In Suki IV, I adjusted off of that for the car the couple drives around Eglin, AFB, Florida.
In the new series I created an exotic import car collection for Suki because I have her in a different point in her life. Those stories are a lot different from the original series and Suki starts off as a jaded, spoiled (by all but her mother) brat who gets by on charm and looks. John is still a MOPAR guy and makes a great living at it. It's a fun writing exercise and my readers prefer this series to the original.
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