...at the request of a friend who likes car photos.
Last Saturday, I happened to see these cars, each among the Top Ten in my list of contenders to park in the Dream Garage.
Each one is a work of art -- to me, anyway -- and each (or cars just like them) is an absolute joy to drive.
First, a 1930 Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750 roadster, the epitome of the Italian Sports Car.
Next, a 1927 4 1/2-litre Bentley. I'd rather own a 3-litre, but the 4 1/2s are great old beasts. I liked the owner, too; like most of the Vintage Bentley owners I've met, he'd much rather drive the car than display it. In fact, he's driving it to Washington State next month...
Finally, two Austin-Healey "100s." I once owned one of these beauties; not a day goes by that I don't kick myself for letting it go....
Sorry there aren't more to show, but I tire quickly of modern Ferraris, Maseratis and the like. As an acquaintance of mine once said, "if you want a car with automatic transmission and air-conditioning, why not buy a Buick? If you want to drive a sports car, the old ones are best...."
1 day ago