Setting is on a stretch of Highway 54 between Vaughn, New Mexico and the hometown of Pastura. It is on a July night in the year 1960 at around 2:30 am. Two teenage ferrets (both age 16) are out on a date way beyond the time their parents told them to be back home. The car is a brand new 1960 Chevy Impala equipped with a 348 cu in, 4 barrel, 320 horse power V-8, belonging to the male teen ferret's dad. The young ferrets are in a hurry to get home, and for good reason...The male ferret and his fiancée are out really late...In fact, being out past 2:30 am is not going to go over well with the parents considering the parents of both ferret teens told them to be in no later than 10:00 pm. The male is driving Daddy's brand new Chevy about as fast as it can go, so he and his fiancée can get home sooner...With the male ferret keeping the accelerator petal pressed to the floor at 120 mph, the broken lines on the road were looking like white dots flashing by, and the power line poles sort of looked like a picket fence...If it was ever found out how fast the male ferret was driving Daddy's car that night, that wouldn't go over well with Daddy either.
1960 was in a day and time before cell phones were around, and being out of change to use a pay phone to let their parents know they're okay, it didn't dawn on them to call collect.