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April 13, 2007

Austin Healey nostalgia

This morning when I was out getting coffee, I saw a beautiful Austin Healey. Seeing it took me back to the good times we had in my Dad's Healey; a slightly different model with a similar body style, but bright red with chrome spoke wheels. I'll never forget the fun of him driving me top-down to Montessori school, or the Sunday morning blasts up the curvy part of Morello, before they put in all the stop signs. The car had a lot of torque, and a nice (naturally) loud exhaust, and Dad loved goosing the engine and watching Jene and me howl with joy as the car lunged forward with a mean and powerful snarl. Those memories inspired my love for driving, and that car was part of the reason I got an S2000; there's just something magic about a convertible sports car.

Thanks to the owner for prompting such pleasant memories! (And for doing such a nice job of keeping a classic in such fine condition!)

Austin Healy

April 08, 2007

Easter Lunch 2007

Easter Lunch 2007

Easter Lunch 2007