This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 by the author.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
MGAs Come to Dayton, July 2012: Safety Fast!
What great cars! My first car was a 1959 MGA 1500, so I have a special place in my heart for these vehicles. Until this morning I forgot just how much these cars sound like sewing machines when they start up, or how under powered they really are. And so impractical, but I never quite thought about it when I owned one. No door locks, side curtains, two six volt batteries in series located behind the seats.
But there is nothing like driving one on a balmy evening towards dusk!