Nice merc. Its good to see some younger kids still have acceptable taste in cars.
Cars were my thing at one point in my life, but I have decided that they are too large and expensive to be my primary hobby, especially now that I live in suburbia and only have a 2.5 car garage. So, I buy paintball guns instead. Its a good thing you share an interest with your parents. Mine yelled at me daily to get a Triumph TR-7 out of their yard when I was in college. I owned three cars at the time, but I honestly didn't see what I was hurting leaving the TR in the backyard.
Cute girlfriend too.