Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Car

Mary Anne Rose, who is responsible for my dictation software (and who is a doc and who has and loves deerhounds) also likes old cars. She sent me a photo of herself in a Morris Minor station wagon she is trying to get California legal-- bet that is no fun at all!

I was amazed because my first car was a Morris wagon or more properly "shooting brake". It looked like a '48 Ford woodie the size of a Volkswagen bug. (In Cambridge once, I returned to my car to find such a Ford parked by it. Its owner looked at me and said "I didn't know it was pregnant.")

So I had to find this and scan it for her. Me in the yellow and old friend Mike Conca (who now has a huge white beard) at a filling station in Connecticut, 1966 or 7, on our way to the Lime Rock sports car races. Another world.


Mark Churchill said...

Not just a car, but a really cool car. Another photo (not of Steve's, but shows more of the car) here:

Mark Churchill said...

Well, that didn't work. If anyone wants to see the car, just search for "Morris Minor" on Wikipedia and scroll down 'til you see the powder-blue estate car.

Steve Bodio said...

Weird-- it seems to come up. I'll mail it to you.

Just finished my workout- thank your uncle!

Mark Churchill said...

I will, next time I talk to him. E-mail seems to be down at the moment. You can see his new painting (!) over at Flyover Country.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I actually remember that car...your pre-volkswagon days. I think of Mike every time I go through Randolph (often). Wish I had more pix of those days!
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