always have been always will be. I grew up loving cars. My father was in the auto industry & raced cars. I own a cool vintage car, love road trips & the interstate highway system. I actually like driving though not so much in the city. Who really does anyway?
I'm also a cyclist and have been since my youth in the 1970's. I worked in bike shops & as a bike mechanic. This year I'll end up riding over 8000 miles. Again. I raised my sons to be avid cyclists. One works in a bike shop & is an intern at Chainlink. The other refuses to get a drivers license.
So am I Schizophrenic? Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde? Am I sleeping with the enemy? Can you support Palestinian statehood & Israel?
I've been a member of CL since we numbered in the hundreds & I've seen it all on this forum so if you must flame me try & be creative.
No, I did not see this article. Thanks for posting it. A very accurate evaluation though I always take umbrage when people compare it to a corvette or the like. It is an incredibly well-crafted refined car that is appreciating very rapidly right now.
David P. said:
Have you seen Ate Up With Motor's latest piece?
Michael B said:
James, I too think of them as strictly transportation now. Strangely, when I began work at the antique auto place, I loved cars and everything about them. But as time wore on, I got really tired of cars (and their fanatic owners). The only cars I find fascinating anymore are older, more unique automobiles. I was lucky enough to be able to have worked on this one, Dean Martin's 1962 Dual-Ghia coupe. The car was sent to us to ready it for auction. It still had the plaque on the dashboard from Dual Motors stating it was Dean's, and it still had it's original 7-speaker radio! 7! That's crazy for 1962. There were also latches built into the back seats that held leather suitcases.