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About jgs

As a California immigrant to "The South" - I have the benefit of at least two perspectives. Hopefully, through your input my perspective expands.

Welcome to America

If any vehicle in my past were a bridge between two distinct parts of my life, it is the little white 1970 Austin America I bought from Ken Boyd.  The Austin spanned from my bachelorhood to my fatherhood.  I bought … Continue reading

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Road Express

When I was 10 years old, my parents bought me a large book entitled The Great Cars. Ten years later when I began to buy some of the cars in this book, my father’s feedback was that it was a … Continue reading

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Jam Sandwich

By the time I was getting involved with British cars, the British car industry was withdrawing from the American market.  The early 80’s were a tough time for all auto manufactures – with assaults from the economy and insults from … Continue reading

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Get Low

For my sixteenth birthday my mother gave me a Matchbox car of a Lotus Europa.  Like any good mom, she had been asking me for weeks what I wanted for my birthday.  Like any good son expecting his driver’s license … Continue reading

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More Wheels Than Shoes

Early in my career I met an Indian fellow at work named Ravi. Ravi liked to hear about my various car and motorcycle projects. Ravi filled some significant holes in my world history education. He helped me understand the role … Continue reading

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I knew two Kens in high school.  One was into photography and he took some of the best pictures of me from my high school years.  The other Ken was into cinema, and he had a understanding of the world … Continue reading

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The British are Coming

After swapping out the better parts of the green ’67 Mustang to upgrade my blue one, I traded it for a ’56 MGA. It was the only car I’ve owned that was older than me. The MGA’s owner was a … Continue reading

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