I was never what you would call a gear head as Tim Allen might describe himself, but like every red-blooded American male, I’ve had some interest in motor vehicles over the years. I’ve had grease under my fingernails more than once, but the days of the shade tree mechanic are over.
Every once in a while I get this wild idea about buying a ’64 Mustang convertible and restoring it, but I don’t need any more expensive hobbies.
However, in my single early twenties, I did have a couple of nice rides. One was the first car I bought on my own. It was a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible.
The other was a 1969 Norton Commando S motorcycle. At the time it was the fastest production ’bike, out of the box, on the market. It would fly.
I might as well list all the cars I’ve owned, starting with my 1964 Volkswagen.
And, with maturity, came bicycling. I've had a couple of Fujis—both touring style bikes, but I’m a casual rider, at best.
Last updated: 03 September 2015