Friday, March 19, 2010

low roller

Yes, it's true that Palm Springs is the Desert Paradise of the Wealthy and a wonderful place to drive classic cars on its wide, uncrowded streets, but unfortunately that is no guarantee that each and every car will have a rich and fulfilling life. Sometimes unfortunate fates befall innocent automobiles.

Like our case in point. Forgotten and forlorn behind a resort called the Stardust, its life has of late contained more dust than stars. Peeling clearcoat, ravaged Everflex roof, flat tires and missing wheel treatment- on a 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. No, Patina Firemist is not an original color. How the mighty have fallen.

Are you listening, Lynda Carter?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

on blocks

Hello again gearheads and sorry it's been so long, but February was a very busy month for your humble curator. Clients with new acquisitions, clients with de-acquisitions, children needing shoes (like the one above awaiting brake shoes), a Thunderbird with electrical gremlins (now just imagine) and a long story involving the L-word that I will share with you soon. Sorry to leave you all up on blocks, but like the sweet little Starlight Coupe, we'll be back in the road soon. And just in time for spring.