"Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way…" - Steppenwolf 1968.
I think I was a lot like most kids when I grew up. Maybe not. We're all similar and different all at the same time.
My first car was a 1964 Thunderbird. Then I fell in love with mustangs and had a string of them.
One of the things on my bucket list is to rebuild a classic 1960's or 1970's car like a Mustang, a Camaro, a Corvette or something of that ilk. Who knows that still might come true.
Most things I have really ever wanted have come true. I'm a very lucky guy.
I'm also lucky in another way. I have a friend who owns a classic 1960s era Jaguar. The kind that Inspector Morse drove in the television series of the same name. My friend belongs to the Jaguar Club and goes to Jaguar events and hangs out with Jaguar people. He knows everything there is to know about Jaguars and knows more about cars in general than I could ever fit into my head.
He also lets me ride around with him in his fabulous classic car. We turn heads and get raised eyebrows and small winks of appreciation. None of it has to do with us of course but all of it has to do with that very cool car.
When I'm riding in the car and we rocket down the highway I remember a little bit of what it was like to be in my teens and early twenties.
I'm really no longer born to be wild.
I probably never was. Now I'm a bit more born to be mild.
Nevertheless, good memories and good friends are great to share.
I created this drawing for him.
The Jaguar hood ornament is a very classic bit of auto history. Whenever I see one it makes me a little happier.
My drawing of the hood ornament is going to be a 20" x 24" poster on his wall.