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, 2017, by the author.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Cruise-In, Beavercreek, OH, August24, 2012: a Nice Pre-war Packard Convertible and a 1958 Alfa
Hi folks -- my draft manuscript of Stealing Cars is almost ready to be mailed off to Johns Hopkins Press and I will soon be more active in posting material again. Tonight I went to the weekly cruise-in held near the intersection of I-675 and U.S. 35, and found a few favorites. The weather was super and attendance excellent, and there were a number of cars that piqued my interest. One was a Pre-WWII Packard convertible -- if I had the money I would love to have one of these! The other is a battered but original 1958 Alfa-Romero Spider. This car looks like nothing much has been done to it since 1958 except change the oil and fill it with gas! But another car I would love to own.