Category Archives: Cars

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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c-d-b

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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Sterling

I lived in an apartment on Carlton street on the south side of the Berkeley campus, a few blocks from Telegraph avenue.  Tytus and Susan Bowleslawski lived in the apartment next door.  Tytus was a Berkeley architecture major and Susan had an … Continue reading

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The 450

My dad’s midlife crisis car was a red Mercedes 450 SL.  Actually I think dad had it pretty together about then.  He must have been relaxed and stress free because he let me drive the 450 pretty much any time … Continue reading

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