A PERSONAL POST (CARS FOR FUN)

image1-11image1-7image1 copyIMG_0546I USUALLY TRY NOT TO MAKE THIS BLOG TOO PERSONAL, THAT IS BESIDE THE STORIES OF MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS, JOBS, ETC., BUT THIS TIME I HAVE MADE A PURCHASE THAT IS SO MUCH FUN I CAN NOT HELP BUT WRITE ABOUT IT. 

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A “CAR NUT”, THAT IS WHEN I COULD AFFORD TO BUY SOMETHING THAT WAS FUN. IT ALL STARTED WHEN I WAS WORKING ON MY PH. D IN CALIFORNIA AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY AN MG TD.  CUTE LITTLE UNDERPOWERED CAR, BUT FUN TO DRIVE IN THE HILLS ACROSS THE BAY FROM SAN FRANCISCO. THAT WAS THE EARLY 60’S SO THE MG ONLY COST $600. I KEPT THAT CAR FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS AND HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH IT AS DID THE BOYS IN THE BACK SEAT.  NEXT CAME THE JAG XKE COUPE, TWO SEATER. IN SPITE OF SOME PROBLEMS, THAT CAR WAS AS FUN TO DRIVE AS ANY I HAVE EVER HAD. LATER YEARS THE FUN CARS (NOT THE FAMILY SEDANS) INCLUDED THE MERCEDES 19O SL PICTURED AND SEVERAL JAG SEDANS. I SUSPECT MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THOUGHT I WAS A BIT CRAZY, BUT I ALWAYS HAD A GREAT TIME WITH EACH CAR THAT CAME ALONG.

THIS TIME I FOUND THIS FLAMENCO RED JEWEL IN PHOENIX AND AFTER A FLYING TRIP TO PURCHASE IT I RETURNED TO ST GEORGE BY WAY OF VEGAS. EXCITING TO SAY THE LEAST.  WELL, NOW THIS 1993 JAG CONVERTIBLE IS PARKING IN MY GARAGE, ALL SHINEY LIKE A NEW CAR WITH LESS THAN 50000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. SOMEONE TOOK GREAT CARE OF THIS ONE AND I AM LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND IT. LOOK FORWARD TO TOP-DOWN TRIPS THROUGH ZION NATIONAL PARK AND OTHER GREAT LOCATIONS NEAR TO ST GEORGE.  

HOPE YOU ENJOY THE  PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE CARS I HAD OVER THE YEARS. SOMEHOW THE GUY IN THE PHOTOS HAS AGED??

I HOPE YOUR NEW YEAR IS WONDERFUL AND YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE AS WELL.