There are only two kinds of people in the world, people who think going fast is good, and people who think going fast is bad. I have always been a member-in-good-standing of the Wind-In-The-Willows Racing Society. This has lead me into the travails of owning a large and eclectic group of vehicles over the years.
I brought a Norton 650 motorcycle back from London in the early seventies, and this picture was used in the local papers to illustrate the evils of speeding. For a number of years my only transportation in L.A. was a 1956 Jaguar XK140 drophead coupe that I was simultaneously restoring and using to carry keyboards and amps to gigs. (A brilliant plan).
For the serious speed enthusiast there is my RACING page, which has go-karts, Formula Fords, Formula Mazdas and the end result of negotiating a 120 mph corner at 130 mph at Laguna Seca.
There’s also a page about a Ferrari I own with a friend, El Mirage, the dry lake bed where I go to help an acquaintance with a Land Speed Record car and coming soon, Route 66, which I recently drove back to Kansas. All of my Speed pages have direct-dial buttons on the nav bar at the bottom of the screen.
I’m thinking of starting a Composers and Songwriters and Their Cars page. Send me any cool submissions you might have. The car should be exotic, the older the better, and the more pain you have suffered keeping it on the road, the more likely I am to include a picture of you and your mechanical muse. Any Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, etc. over 15 years old will probably make it. Anything I personally think is cool has a shot, like almost any pre-1940 car like Packards, Lincolns, Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, Rolls, Mercedes. etc. A brand-new car has little chance, since it runs every day without ruining your life. Rusty and I are currently trying to buy a 30’s era Pierce-Arrow from the estate of a relative. Some people never learn.