Corvette. A white 1953 (they only came in white -- with a red interior),
six cylinder "Blue Flame" engine with three side draft carbs pushing a
Chevy Powerglide transmission. This was fairly sophisticated stuff back
then. In 1963 I let Rick Carroll (KROQ, Los Angeles, an intern at KLIV
at the time) drive it on his sixteenth birthday. He ran it over a concrete
parking block -- putting a minor gash under the right-front grill. When
I took it to a body shop the have it fixed the body shop guy talked me
into painting the car red. A very dumb thing to do -- but not the first
(or last) dumb thing I've ever done. My high school "best-friend" Len Norby
of Portland, OR (a died-in-the-wool GM fan) is responsible for fostering
my lifelong love of Chevrolets.
view of "Over Scale".
Scale" is a 41 ft Chris Craft Commander powered by twin Volvo Penta
(410 hp) diesel engines. What a lovely boat! This picture was taken on
one of my frequent trips to Avalon at Catalina Island. She is kept in Northern
Mexico or Southern California and is more fun. Another view of "Over Scale".
||The 1989 Corvette Convertible.
It has less than 60,000 miles and was recently
upgraded with a c-5 body kit which makes it look quite like the 2003 Corvettes.
The new body was painted with many coats of Corvette Torch Red, finished
clear coat and color sanding.
decorated for the 2000 Marina del Rey Tournament of Lights Christmas Parade.
In 2000 we won First Place, Best Lights.
decorated for the 2001 Marina del Rey Tournament of Lights Christmas Parade.
In 2001 we won Second Place Theme. The theme was Christmas Lights Around
the World. There are over 2500 lights on the Eiffel Tower!