Hana Holtz

The AHS parking lot houses many vehicles during the school day.

What’s It Like Having Car Clout?

The AHS parking lot is home to some distinctive whips during the school day.

As a teenager, having easy access to a vehicle is key. Whether it’s an impromptu trip to grab a snack before practice, a jam sesh with friends, or a late-night cruise, having the ability to drive is many teen’s first taste of freedom. Every student craves that precious moment when they turn 16 and can officially get behind the wheel of a car and drive wherever they want, whenever they want. 

For many, just having the ability to drive is enough. For others, this requires the perfect vehicle to putt around in. A variety of students get hand-me-downs from older siblings, or perhaps distant family. On the other hand, some have saved every penny to buy their dream ride. 

Regardless, recognizability comes with having a daily driver. Popping paint jobs, personalized license plates, and bold bumper stickers can be found on rare models cruising the streets of Atlantic. These are the cars that don’t require a double check before throwing up a hand to wave. This is car clout.

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