The Library Muse
The two of you (Hi Di and Jim) who regularly read this blurb know that I have a soft spot in my heart, or perhaps head, for Jaguars. This year I was hoping to get a new one for Christmas, but was again let down by both Santa and Deb. So when we went to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year I took my check book with me. The auto dealers generally offer some good deals during the show. And by the time that the check bounced I’d be back hiding in Chicago. They’d never find me here. What could go wrong? What went wrong was that Jaguar didn’t have any representation there. Nary a Jag, or Bentley, Roller, Lotus, or Morgan. MINI was left to hoist the Union Jack alone.
I did spend some time checking out the Ford Transit Van. Two front seats, just like an MG. The rear was full of shelving along each side wall with a small work bench. AC adaptable electric wall plugs. Plenty of room to carry tools and spare parts. Ceiling height was about 6ft 6. Just take out one section of the shelving and replace with a small frig, wine rack, and a kegger, and it would make the perfect support vehicle for the club’s weekend tours. I bet that we can talk the Club’s officers into springing for one. After a couple of beers.
-- ~~ Bill Mennell