The Library Muse
Every year on Christmas morning I awake early, look outside at the driveway, then rush out and peer into the garage to see if Santa has brought me a new Jaguar. A new XK-R. A convertible or a coupe? Perhaps both? Color? Probably not red, that is best reserved for egotists that own (but seldom drive) Ferraris. Jaguars should be tastefully understated, black, gun-metal grey, or BRG. And of course a proper transmixer with a clutch pedal, not some girlie automatic with paddle shifters. With apologies to Lewis Hamilton, I’ll mash my own gears, thank you very much. But who am I kidding, I’d be happy with one even if it was yellow. But alas, it has not come to be. Even on the year that I was mostly nice and not naughty. This year I’ve toned it down and put ‘only’ an F-Type on my Christmas list. And it doesn’t have to be the 550+HP R model. I always have Deb proof read these articles before I submit them to Victor for publication, so maybe she’ll get the hint.
This year it happened! Christmas morning finds a new F-Type. Chinese red but what the heck. It’s a little smaller that I had hoped, apparently Hot Wheels only come in 1/64th scale.
May some of your Holiday wishes also come true, especially the smaller ones. They can be the most important.
-- ~~ Bill Mennell
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The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to the new member who has joined our club in recent months. We wish you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself of as many club activities as you can.
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