|Paule and Elaine Beyer 1954 DeSoto|
To the best of my observation, antique cars are definitely a guy thing and probably most of the exhibitors were geezers or on their way to being geezers. Is it in the genes? Or is it our social conditioning? I know many gents of my vintage who can remember every vehicle that they ever owned. Yes, I can do that too. I am curious as to whether their are any women who are antique car collectors. Probably few and far between. I know that when I start talking about cars with Nancy, her eyes glaze over quickly.
After my tour of the recent show, I tried to assess my attitude toward the love of the vintage vehicles. I conclude that at the time that some of these models appeared on the scene, I was excited about their designs and the technological developments. However, now I find that I am more tuned into the wonderful reliability and comfort of our modern cars. If I decide to acquire another dream car, it will be a contemporary design that piques a special interest. And I hope that spouse Nancy will enjoy driving it as much as I do.
|1956 Thunderbird - I like red better|
My uncle, who lived next door to me, had a red "54 MG TD. A couple of years later he moved up to A Jaguar 120. Loved both of those cars. He took me for a ride once in the Jag. Fastest I've ever been in a car(119MPH).
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