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LETTERFROM THE EXECUTI VEEDI TOR LARZANDERSONAUTO MUSEUM SO MUCHMORE Ac c or di ng t ot he Mer r i a mWebs t erDi c ona r y ,a mus eum i s“ a ni ns t u on devot edt ot hepr oc ur ement , c a r e, s t udy , a nddi s pl a yofobj ec t sofl a s ngi nt er es tor va l ue. ” Theet ymol ogyoft hewor dmus eum i sf r om t heGr eekwor dmous ei on.I nGr eeki tmea nst hes ea toft he Mus esorgoddes s es . Unf or t una t el y ,i ns t ea dofbei ngapl a c eofi ns pi r a on,ma nyf eelmus eumsa r er epos i t or i esofc a r ef ul l y c hos ena ndt hough ul l yor ga ni z edol ds t uff. Soundsabi ts t a l e, don’ tyout hi nk? I nt hec a s eoft heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum, wea r es omuc hmor et ha nj us tapl a c et ha thous esol dc a r s a nds t uffa ndf oronever ygoodr ea s on. Tha tr ea s oni sc ommuni t y . I fyoua r er ea di ngt hi spubl i c a on, youa r e apa r toft heLAAM c ommuni t y .I fyoupa rc i pa t ei nt heevent s ,youa r eapa r tofourc ommuni t y .Ma ny t hi ngst ha twedoc a nbedonea l one, buti ti st hega t her i ngt oget herf ort hes eevent st ha tr ea l l yma k est hem enj oya bl ea ndmea ni ngf ul .I ti sourc ommuni t ywhobr i ngvi t a l i t yt ot heMus eum byt hei rpr es enc ea nd ent hus i a s mf orc a rc ul t ur e. TheAnder s onCol l ec on, “ Amer i c a ’ sOl des tCa rCol l ec on; ”ourc ha ngi ngex hi bi t s , s uc ha st hewel l r ec ei ved ex hi bi tMa s t er pi ec e:Ar ta ndDes i gnofI t a l i a nAut omobi l es ;ours ea s onofLa wnEvent s ;Bos t onCa r sa nd Coffee;a ndourex pa ndi ngeduc a ona la ndc ul t ur a lpr ogr a mi ngwoul dbenot hi ngwi t houtt hepeopl ewho br i ngt hei rownper s pec vest ot heCa r r i a geHous et os ha r ea ndha r moni z ewi t hot her s . Thec ol l ec ona nd t hemus eum s pa c ebec omeamus e,as our c eofi ns pi r a on,onl ywhens ha r edwi t ht hec ommuni t y ,a ndf or t hi sweofferourgr at udet oyouf oryourc on nuedpa rc i pa on. I nt hi si s s ueofUpShi, weendea vort obr i ngt oyous t or i esf r om t heGr ea tLa wna ndbeyond. Pl ea s eenj oy t hi sF a l li s s uewi t ht a l esf r om ourc ommuni t yoff r i endsa ndt het a l ent edj our na l i s t sc over i ngva r i ous s wa t c hesoft hec a rwor l dbeyond—bot ha nc i enta ndmoder n. Asa l wa ys , wet ha nkyouf orbei ngr egul a rUpShi r ea der s , member s , a ndf r i ends . Your sf a i t hf ul l y ,

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TABLEOFCONTENTS LETTERFROM THEEDI TOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ABOUTTHEMUSEUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 EVENTCALENDAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CI AOBEL L A! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 RUNNI NGWI THTHEBULLS. . . . . . . . 912 KI DSCORNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1314 STARVI NGFORCONTENT. . . . . . . . . 1518 MEETTHECONTRI BUTORS. . . . . . . 1920 MASTERPI ECES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1316 MEETTHECONTRI BUTORS. . . . . . . 1920 REMEMBERTHESUMMER. . . . . . . . 2122 THEL OCALHACK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2328 LOCALMOTI ON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2932 BORNFROM PASSI ON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3335 LI GHTNI NGSTRI KESTHRI CE. . . . 3638 GI VI NGBACK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4142 #SAVETHEMANUALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4344

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Chr i snei sac ent r a lfigur ei nac er t a i nec hel onoft heNew Engl a ndc a rwor l d. Ast heMa r k e ngDi r ec t ora tHer bCha mber s , s he over s ees c ommuni c a ons f or five l egenda r y br a nds : Bent l ey, La mbor ghi ni , Rol l s Royc e, Ma s er a, a ndAl f aRomeo. Chr i sneenc ount er sawi deva r i et yofex t r a or di na r yvehi c l esi n her da yt oda y, but s he does not pl a y f a vor i t es ( s he di pl oma c a l l y dodges t he obl i ga t or y“ dr ea m c a r ”queson) . As k ed a boutt he di ffer i ngc ul t ur esoft he va r i ousent hus i a s t gr oupsi nheror bi t , s hedoess t a t ef a c t ua l l yt ha tt heLa mbor ghi ni f ol k sa r et hemos ta c ve. Theymeetonac ons i s t entba s i s , o en t hr ough pr ogr a mmi ng pr ovi ded by t he La mbor ghi niBos t on dea l er s hi p. “ Tha tpa rc ul a rgr oupi sver ya c vea ndver yf r i endl y,a ndt he c a ma r a der i ei st her e, ”Chr i sne s a ys .“ If eelt ha nk f ula nd a ppr ec i a vet obea bl et opr ovi deapl a c ea nd mewher eour La mbor ghi ni owner sc a nbonda ndenj oyea c hot her ’ sc ompa ny. Thepos iveener gyt ha tflowswi t hi nourgr oupi ss omet hi ng we’ venur t ur edf oryea r snow,a ndi twi l lc on nuet obet he ba c k boneofourbond. ” Tha t ’ st hepr eva i l i ngt hemeofChr i sne’ swor kl i f e:Thepeopl e ma k et hej ob.I nhermor et ha n20yea rma r k e ngc a r eer ,s he ha s ma na ged s t r a t egy,pl a nned event s ,a nd c ons ul t ed f or bus i nes s esc over i ngever yt hi ngf r om s por t sa ndfit nes st ohome a ndf a s hi ondes i gn. Herf a vor i t ea s pec tofea c hr ol e?“ I nt er a c ng wi t hpeopl e.Idon’ tc ons i dert hem c us t omer s ;Ic ons i dert hem f r i ends . ” I tt her ef or es eemsfi ngt ha tt her ol et os us t a i nheri nt er es tf or overt hr eeyea r snow woul dbei nafiel dwhi c hi s ,a ss hepoi nt s out , ver yc l os et oi t sc l i ent s ’ hea r t s . “ They a r e ex c ep ona l l y pa s s i ona t ea boutt he vehi c l est hey dr i ve, ”s he s a ys ,a ddi ng,“ I ’ ve a l wa ys per c ei ved c a r sa sa n ex t ens i onofone’ sper s ona l i t y. ” Chr i sner ec a l l sa endi ngc a rs howsa sac hi l dwi t hherf a t her , whos hes a ysa l wa ysha da ni nt er es ti nc a r s .“ Is pental otmor e mes k i i ng,t hough, ”s hej ok es .Sher ema i nsa na vi ds k i ert ot hi s da y,a nd s a ys t ha theri dea la ut omo ve ex per i enc e woul d i nvol veadr i vet oas k i r es or t .

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I fa nyone c a n ma ke t ha tdr ea m ex per i enc e ar ea l i t y,i t ’ sChr i s ne her s el f .She wa s r es pons i bl ef ort r a ns f or mi ngt heonc es pa r s el ya ended“ Bul lRunt oTu oI t a l i a no”i nt o t hes pec t a c ul a rc a n’ t mi s sex t r a va ga nz ai ti st oda y. “ I t ’ soneofourmos thi ghl ya nc i pa t ed event sbec a us ei t ’ sl oc a l ,i t ’ sex c ing,a nd i t s uppor t sAmer i c a ’ sol des ta ut omus eum.Fort ha tr ea s on,i t ’ soneoft hemos ti mpor t a nt event sIc a npr omot et ooura ut omo veent hus i a s t s . ” Tha tdes i r et oa dva nc eor ga ni z a onsl i keLa r zAnder s onha sbec omeadr i vi ngf or c ef or Chr i s ne,who s pentyea r swor ki ngt o bui l dt hebr a ndsunderherc a r ea ndha sonl y r ec ent l yf ound met oc ons i derf ur t hera s pi r a ons .As i def r om ex c el l i ngi nherc a r eer , wha tel s emi ghts hefindr ewa r di ng?Thea ns wer , s hebel i eves , l i esi ngi vi ngba c k. She’ spa rc ul a r l yi nt er es t ed i n ge ng i nvol ved wi t h or ga ni z a onst ha tnotonl ya r e “ i nfluen a la ndc r ic a lt ot hel oc a lBos t onc ul t ur e, ”a ss hedes c r i besLa r zAnder s onAut o Mus eum,buta l s os t a nd t o benefitf r om herex pers e.The ma ny oppor t uniest he mus eum offer si t smember st oc onnec t , f orex a mpl e, a r ei ns omewa yss i mi l a rt ot heevent s Chr i s nehos t sf orherc l i ent el ea tHer bCha mber s —wi t hgr ea ts uc c es s . “ Wi t hever yeventweha ve,weonl yex pa ndt ha tgr oup.Peopl es eeusc omei na ndt hey wa ntt obepa r tofi t , a ndi t ’ sagr ea tf eel i ngt obea bl et obr i ngt hes epeopl et oget her . ” Ast hec r owda r oundt hega t esa tTu owoul da gr ee,t heLa mbor ghi nia l l ur ei ss t r ong. Chr i s neo enhea r sf r om youngpeopl ewho’ vef el ti t spul l .Fort hos ea s pi r i ngt oj oi nher wor l d, s heha st hi sa dvi c e: “ Att heendoft heda y, i t ’ snota bouthow ma nyf a c t syouknow a boutt hec a r . I t ’ sa boutwha tyouc a nbr i ngt ot hegr oupt oenha nc et hei rl i ves . ” FI RSTPHOTOGRAPHI SCHRI STI NESI TTI NGWI THBULLRUNPARTI CI PANTSATTUTTO I TALI ANO I N AUGUST2022ATTHEI RBEAUTI FULSPONSORSHI PAREA. ALLOTHERPHOTOSAREPI CTURESCAPTURED BYCHRI STI NEATTHEEVENT.

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T heKi dsCarCo r n e r Wel c omet oournewes ts ec t i onj us tf ork i ds ! I neac hi s s ue, l ear naboutt hec r eat i v e, f un, andk i d-f r i endl ys i deofc ar s . Gr aby ourgr ownupandhav et hem r eadt o y ou, orr eadi ty our s el f .

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Ea c hqua r t er ,UpShi’ snowc l a s s i c“ St a r vi ngf orCont ent ”c ol umns ha r est hes t or yofat ea m ou ngt oaf oodi edes na on.Ex c ur s i onsa r eunder t a keni napr es svehi c l e,whi c ht het ea m eva l ua t es —wea r ea na ut omo vei ns t u on, a era l l ! I nt hi si s s ue,we’ r eus i ngt hi ss pa c et os ha r eat a l ef r om a not herNew Engl a nda ut omo ve i ns t u on,onewhos ea nnua la dvent ur ec er t a i nl yfit st hebi l l .Adr i ve?Chec k.Ades na on? Chec k. Pr es sc a r s ?Food?Oh, yes . I ns pa des . Chec ka ndc hec k.

T h e Hi s t o r y

TheNew Engl a ndMot orPr es sAs s oc i a on,orNEMPA,ha sgr a c edt hes epa gesbef or e.We wr ot ei nt he Fa l l2020 i s s ue a bouthow NEMPA putNew Engl a ndba s ed a ut omo ve j our na l i s m ont hema p, a ndt a kea wa ysf r om t hea nnua l Wi nt erVehi c l eTes tDa yha ves ur f a c ed her ea swel l . Thi si st heot herNEMPAevent :t heRa gt opRa mbl e. Thi sa nnua ldr i vewa sfir s tc onc ei vedover20 yea r sa go,whenNEMPA c of ounderJ ohn “ Bugs y”La wl orf el tmoved t oc r ea t ea n oppor t uni t yf orr epr es ent a vesofa ut omo ve ma nuf a c t ur er st oc onnec twi t h one a not her —a nd wi t ht he j our na l i s t swho r evi ew t hei r pr oduc t s .“ Peopl edon’ tr ea l i z ehow f ew peopl ea r ei nvol vedi nt hedi r ec onoft hei ndus t r y, ” hes a ys . The Ra gt op Ra mbl e wa ss o na med bec a us e,a tt he me,ma nuf a c t ur er so en s entt he c onverbl esoft hei rpr es sfleet st o pa rc i pa t e.Toda y,t he c hoi c esa r et ypi c a l l y mor e per f or ma nc eor i ent ed.TheRa gt opRa mbl er et a i nsi t sna me,t hough,notbec a us ewel ovea n a l l i t er a ve t l e( a l t hough who does n’ t ? )butbec a us e NEMPA,l i ke t he mus eum,i sa n or ga ni z a ont ha tva l uesi t sr oot s . Over me, t heRa mbl eha sa l s oa c qui r edas ec ondna me: t heCr us t a c ea nCr a wl . Themoni keri s anodt ot heoffr oa dor i ent edSUVst ha tt endt opa rc i pa t et hes eda ysa nda l s oar ef er enc et o t hema i nc our s et ha t ’ swa inga tt heendoft het r i p–mor eont ha tt of ol l ow.

T h e Jo u r n e y

Onees s en a l i ngr edi entofaSt a r vi ngf orCont entt r i pi sapr es sc a rt oeva l ua t e, whi c hwa sno pr obl em a ta l l t hi s me: Ra mbl ea endeesa r es poi l edf orc hoi c e. Af ewoft hec a r sga t her edon LAAM’ sGr ea tLa wna tt hes t a r toft hi syea r ’ seventi nc l udedaLex usLC500hBes pokebui l d, a Ca di l l a cCT5VBl a c kwi ng,a70t hAnni ver s a r yC8Cor ve e,aMer c edes BenzGWa gen,a nd notonebutt wobr a ndnew Ni s s a nZs . J our na l i s t sa ndt hei rpa r t ner sf r om t hea ut oma ker ss na c kedonbr ea kf a s tbur r i t osc our t es yof aSuba r us pons or edf oodt r uc kwhi l et heys t r ol l edt heper i met er ,eyeba l l i ngt heop onsa nd hopi ng, orper ha pss c hemi ng, f ors ea t mei nt hei rt opc hoi c es . Ulma t el y, t hedec i s i onwa sup t of a t e, a sea c hj our na l i s tbl i ndl ypul l edakeyoutofabuc ket . Luc koft hedr a wdi c t a t est her i de f ort hefir s tl egoft hej our ney, butas ec ondoppor t uni t ya wa i t s : t her e’ sas t op, a nds wa ppi ngi s enc our a ged!I nt hepa r ki ngl otoft heNew Ha mps hi r eWel c omeCent er ,nego a onsbegi ni n ea r nes t . Tr a desa r ema de, mor es na c ksa r ec ons umed, a ndonebyonet hepa i r sdepa r tf ort he endi ngdes na on. MAI N:BLUEBERRYPI E COURTESYOFNEMPA

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T h e De s t i n a t i o n

Fort hef oodi esr ea di ng, t hi si swher et hes t or yget sgood. Theendpoi ntoft heRa gt opRa mbl ei st heCol onyHot el i nKennebunk por t , Ma i ne. Whi l et het owni sf a mousf ori t spr es i den a lc onnec ons( Geor geW.Bus hi s k nownt ova c a ont her e) , t hehot el i sbe erk nown, a tl ea s ta mongNewEngl a nd’ s a ut omo vel i t er a, f ori t sf ood. Thec l a mc howderi sgoodenought or i s kbur ni ngt her oofofone’ smout h, evenon ahotAugus ta er noon. Thel obs t er sa r ehugea ndpl en f ul ( a ndt hey’ dha vet obe, bec a us ej our na l i s t sc a nEAT:wewon’ temba r r a s st hec ur r entr ec or dhol derher e, butwec a nbea rwi t nes st ha thea t e7t hi syea r ) .Andt hebl ueber r ypi ei st hes t uff ofl egends . Cl a s s i cr eda ndwhi t ec hec k edt a bl ec l ot hsa ddados eofa ppr oa c ha bl ec heert ot he hot el ’ sol dwor l dc ha r m. Thes t a ffi sex c el l ent , a en ve, a ndwel c omi ng. Theoc ea n s pa r k l esj us ton t heot hers i deoft hepool ,a nd t hebui l di ng’ ss t a t el yf a ç a de whi s per sofwel l a ppoi nt edgues tr oomswher eonemi ghtenj oyal ux ur i ousna p f ol l owi ngadel i c i ousmea l . Weha veyett obooka nover ni ghts t a your s el ves ,buti t ’ sonourt odol i s t .We’ ve c er t a i nl yenj oyedoura er noonsi nt hi sdi snc t l yNew Engl a ndfla vor edpa r a di s e. The2022Ra gt opRa mbl ewa ss pons or edbyFor d,GM,Genes i s ,Ha a r t z ,Hyunda i , Ki a , Ma z da , Ni s s a n, St el l a ns , Suba r u, a ndToyot a . ❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ ❺ ❻

VI EW FROM THEHOTELLOBBY NATALI EHARRI NGTON LOBSTER NEMPA THEFESTI VI TI ES! NEMPA LEXUSLC500HBYTHECOAST NATALI EHARRI NGTON MOREFESTI VI TI ES! NATALI EHARRI NGTON SOMEOFTHEPRESSCARSREADYTO RAMBLE NEMPA

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Co n t r i b u t o r s

ABBY MCBRI DE

EDI TOR Abby, t henewEduc a onMa na gera tLAAM findst hebea ut ya nds c ul pt ur a l a s pec t sofc a r des i gnf a s c i na ng.Shehol dsama s t er ’ sdegr eei na r teduc a onf r om Les l eyUni ver s i t y a ndama s t er ’ sdegr eei nc ur r i c ul um devel opmentf r om Ca l dwel lUni ver s i t y.Abbys er ved f orma nyyea r sa sMa na gerofFa mi l yPr ogr a msa tt heMus eumofFi neAr t s , Bos t onwher e s hec ur a t edc ur r i c ul um, pr ogr a ms , a ndi nt er pr et a onf orvi s i t or s . Abbybel i evesi nl ook i ng a tmus eum obj ec t st hr oughmulpl el ens esi nhopesofenga gi nga sma nyvi s i t or sa s pos s i bl e.

JENN CORRI VEAU

ART DI RECTOR Ever yweek enda sayounggi r lJ ennwoul da c c ompa nyher“ Ca rGuy”da dt oCa rEvent s a r oundNewEngl a nd. So, i ti sonl yna t ur a l t ha therpa t hwoul devent ua l l yl ea dt ot heLa r z Ander s onMus eum wher eherpr i ma r ywor kwoul dbec omet heLa wnEvent sMa na ger . Whi l ei nc ol l ege,J enns t udi edGr a phi cDes i gn.Shef oundt ha ts heha dar ea lpa s s i onf or i ti na l lofi t sf or ms .Fr om l ogosa ndbr a ndi ngt odes i gni ngbr oc hur esorevenc r ai ngher ownWeddi ngI nvi t a ons–J ennl ovest oor ga ni z e, c ur a t ei dea sa ndma k et hi ngspop!Her uni ques k i l ls eta ndpos iona tt heMus eum a l l owshert opl a ya ni nt egr a la ndi mpor t a nt r ol ei ns ha pi ngt heMus eum’ si ma gea ndmes s a ge.

ANDREW NEW TON

CONTRI BUTOR Andr ew c a meofa gea r oundol dc a r sa ndvi nt a ger a c i ng,a ndfir s tc a met ot hemus eum t hr ougha ni nt er ns hi pwhi l ea endi ngCl a r kUni ver s i t y.Het hens er veda st heEduc a on Ma na gera tLa r zAnder s onwhi l ewr inga boutc a r sbot hol da ndnew f orSpor t sCa r Di ges t ,J a mesEdiona ndCa r Gur us .I n2014,Andr ew j oi nedHa ger t ya sAuc ona nd Va l ua on Edi t ort oc overt hec ol l ec t orc a rma r k etwor l dwi dea nd c ont r i but et ot he Ha ger t yPr i c eGui de. Andr ewha swr ienhundr edsofa rc l esonc l a s s i cc a rva l ues , ma r k et t r endsa nd hi s t or yf orHa ger t ya swel la shos t ed webi na r sa nd a ended doz ensof a uc onsea c hyea r .Hec ur r ent l yl i vesi nHous t on,Tex a s ,butget sba c kt oLa r zAnder s on a so ena shec a n. 19

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NATALI EHARRI NGTON

CONTRI BUTOR&EDI TOR Na t a l i eHa r r i ngt oni saBos t onba s edmot or c yc l i s t ,wr i t er ,a nda ut oent hus i a s t .Ra i s edi n Syr a c us e,NY,a nd Buc k sCount y,PA,Na t a l i er el oc a t ed t o Ma s s a c hus e si n 2009 f ol l owi nghergr a dua onf r om Wel l es l eyCol l ege.Sheha sbeenaLAAM membera nd vol unt eerevers i nc e.Mor et ha na nyonema r queorvi nt a ge,Na t a l i ea ppr ec i a t est hej oy a ndpa s s i ons hes eesi nt hec a rc ommuni t y. Shebel i evest her ei snooner i ghtwa yt obea c a rper s ona ndl ovest ha tLAAM embodi est ha ts en mentwi t hi t sdi ver s ec ommuni t y, va r i edc ol l ec on, a ndl onghi s t or yofs ha r i ngi t st r ea s ur eswi t ht hewor l da r oundi t . Na t a l i e r ec ent l yea r ned ac erfic a t ei n Pr of es s i ona lFundr a i s i ngf r om Bos t on Uni ver s i t ya nd hopest oa ppl yt ha tt oherr ol ea samemberoft heMus eum’ sboa r d.Shel ovesa endi ng c a rs howsa ndr a c esa ndvi s inga ut omus eumsa r oundt hewor l d, butt hi nk st ha tLAAM’ s uni quec ommuni t ya ndc ol l ec ont opt hem a l l .Shel ook sf or wa r dt os pr ea di ngt hewor d.

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NATALI E HARRI NGTON

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Ofa l lt heLa wnEvent sont hec a l enda r ,Tu oI t a l i a noi sa r gua bl yt hebi gges tc r owdpl ea s er —a ndi t ’ s i na r gua bl yt hebi gges tc r owddr a wer .Wi t hCovi d19r es t r i c onsl ied,t hi sulma t ec el ebr a onoft he I t a l i a na ut omobi l ewa sba c ki nf ul l f or c ef or2022.Chi efJ udge, MezPol a d, s a i d“ t ha tt hi syea r ’ ss how f el t l i k ear et ur nt oTu oa ti t sbes t . ” J ennCor r i vea u, whoma na gesa l l oft heMus eum’ s20+l a wnevent sa ndCa r s&Coffeeevent sayea ra nd i st hedr i vi ngf or c ebehi ndTu oI t a l i a nos a i d“ wea r epr oudofwha tweha vedevel oped,t husf a r ,wi t h Tu oI t a l i a noa ndwi l l c on nuet oex pa ndours uc c es s esf or2023a ndbeyond. ” Bec a us eoft hes t r onga enda nc ea ndt hough ulor ga ni z a on,“ your ea l l yha vet heoppor t uni t yt owa l k t hr ought hedi ffer entgenr esofI t a l i a na ut omobi l eent hus i a s m, ”s a ysPol a d.As pec t a t ormi ghts t a r twi t h t hec l a s s i c sont hel a wn,f ol l ow t hepa t hupt ot he“ bl uec hi p”c a r ss t a onedi nf r ontoft heMus eum, c on nueont hr ought heMa s er as , a ndendwi t ht hemoder ns uper c a r sa ndex oc sa tt het opoft hehi l l . Hi ghl i ght st hi syea ri nc l udedaLa mbor ghi ni350GT,whi c hwonBes ti nShow,as howi ngoft heDi no Owner s ’Gr oup,a ndas i x es er aFer r a r iLus s owhi c hPa ulRus s el ldr ovef r om hi sr enownedEs s ex ,MA s hop. 2022s a wt hefir s tWomen+Wheel sLa wnEvent . Thoughopent oa l l , t hi ss howwa sdes i gneds pec i fic a l l y t owel c omet hegendermi nor iesi nourent hus i a s tc ommuni t y. I tc a nbei n mi da ngt oent eras pa c et ha t a ppea r st obef ul l yoc c upi edbyot her s .Aspa r tofourmi s s i ont oc ulva t et hea ut omo vehobby,t he Mus eum s t a ffa ndboa r dc r ea t edt hi sLa wnEventt os er vea sa nex pl i c i tpoi ntofent r yf orpeopl ewhodo noto ens eet hems el veswel l r epr es ent eda tot hers hows .Feedba c kf r om a endeesma dei tc l ea rt ha t t hi swa sa ppr ec i a t eda ndt ha tmor es uc heffor t swoul dbewel c ome. Byex pa ndi ngours ha r edc ommuni t y, wewor kt opr ovi deamor evi br a ntc ul t ur ea nddyna mi cex per i enc ef ora l l . I fyoumi s s edoutona nyoft hea bove, don’ tf r et .Ther e’ smor ewher et heyc a mef r om. Thea c c l a i medCommuni t ySpea k erSer i esi sba c k ! I nt hes et a l k s , t heMus eum c ommuni t yenj oysex c l us i ve a c c es st oex per t si nawi deva r i et yoffiel ds . J oi nusi nt hec a r r i a gehous ef ori n ma t ec onver s a ons . You’ l l getc ont ex tont heMa s t er pi ec eex hi bi tf r om a na ut hor i t yi nI t a l i a ndes i gn, l ea r nt r i c k soft het r a def r om a n i nt er na ona l l yr ec ogni z eda ut omo vephot ogr a pher ,a ndhea rper s ona la c c ount sf r om avet er a ni nt he wor l dofa l l i ngoodf unt r a c kr a c i ng. * Ast heda ysgr ows hor t era ndwes t a r tt of eel t ha tt el l t a l ec hi l l i nt hea i r , t hec ha ngi ngl ea vess i gna l t heend ofa not herLa wnEvents ea s on.Col l ec t orc a r swi l ls oonbet uc k eda wa yf ort hewi nt er —don’ tmi s st hes e l a s tc ha nc est os eet hem ont heGr ea tLa wn.Wesl lha veHotRodDa y,BMW Da y,J a pa nes eCa r& Mot or c yc l eDa y, a ndmor et ol ookf or wa r dt obef or ei t ’ s met os wa pt hes now r esont oourda i l ydr i ver s . Bef or ewebr ea koutt heba er yt ender s ,l et ’ sga t herf oral a s thur r a h.La pswi t hLa r zwa sahi tl a s tyea r , a ndwe’ r eex c i t edt or et ur nt ot hes pec t a c ul a rt r a c ka tPa l merMot or s por t sPa r konSa t ur da y, Oc t ober8t h. Converbl eswel c ome,l unc hs uppl i ed,nohel met snec es s a r y.Ma nyt ha nk st oAlSa ndyofPa l mera ndt o ourownRonSa venorf ort hei rgener ousa ndi ns t r ument a l s uppor t . Al wi l l beourgui deont he8t h, a ndRon wi l l offerhotl a pr i dea l ongsi nhi sPor s c hec upc a rf ort hr i l l s eek i ngdonor s ! TheMus eum i sge ngi nont heba c k t os c hoolf unwi t hbr a ndnew STEAMba s edf a mi l ypr ogr a ms !On t hes ec ondSa t ur da yofever ymont h, j oi nusf oramor ni ngofSc i enc e, Tec hnol ogy, Engi neer i ng, Ar t s , a nd Ma t h. A endeesenj oyf a mi l yor i ent eda c viesi nc l udi ngamus eumt our , ac hi l dr en’ ss t or y, a ndac r ea ve pr oj ec t .Ea c hmont h’ spr ogr a mf ea t ur esadi ffer entt heme! * Al s onew f r om LAAM i st heCa r r i a geHous eCul t ur a lConc er tSer i es .Thes el i vec onc er t s ,hel di nt he Mus eum’ sma i n ga l l er y,f ea t ur e di ver s e mus i cr epr es en ng I r i s h,Per s i a n,Sout h Af r i c a n,a nd Sout h Amer i c a nc ul t ur es , a mongot her s . * * Pl ea s es eet heLAAM webs i t ef ordet a i l s .

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La s ti s s ue, I t a l kedabi ta boutr oa dt r i ppr epa r a ons , t henl a unc hedi nt omy3, 100mi l e t r i pt oMi dAmer i c a02Fes t , aBMW 2002eventi nAr ka ns a sl a s ts pr i ng. Toda ywe’ l l t a l k a boutt het r i pt ha tf ol l owedi t . TheVi nt age, As hevi l l eNor t hCar ol i na—2, 100mi l es J us tt woweeksa erge nghomef r om Mi dAmer i c a02Fes t , Iwa ss c hedul edt ol ea ve f ort henex tevent —TheVi nt a gei nAs hevi l l e. Thi si st hel a r ges tvi nt a geBMW eventon t heea s tc oa s t .I t ’ sopent oa l lBMWs1990a ndol der .I tt ypi c a l l yget sover500c a r s . I ’ vebeena endi ngs i nc e2010. Theeventwa sor i gi na l l yi nWi ns t onSa l em, whi c hwa s al ongoneda y, 750mi l edr i vef r om myhome. I n2016, i twa smovedt oAs hevi l l e, a nd t hea ddiona l 150mi l esma dei tnec es s a r yf ormet obr ea kt het r i pi nt ot woda ys . Thi s yea r , Iwa ss or oa df r i edf r om t het r i pt oAr ka ns a st ha tIa l mos tba i l edonTheVi nt a ge. However ,myl ovel yr ed’ 73BMW 3. 0CSiE9c oupeha dn’ tha das er i ousr oa dt r i pi n ei ghtyea r sa ndIwa si t c hi ngt ogeti nont her oa d, s oIdec i dedt ohea dSout h. Wi t hi t s Ka r ma nbui l tbody, t heE9i saver yr us t pr onec a r . I fyoul ea r nonea ut omo vej oke, i t s houl dbet ha tKa r ma ni nvent edr us t ,t henl i c ens edt hepr oc es st ot heI t a l i a ns .The wea t herf or ec a s tl ookedmos t l yc l ea r , a sc l ea ra sonec a nhopes i xda ysi na dva nc e, s o Ir i s kedt het r i p. I ’ veownedt heE9c oupef or36yea r s , a ndI t endt ot hi nkofi ta saver ywel l s or t edc a r , butmuc hoft ha twor ki snow dec a desi nt her ea r vi ew mi r r or .Iga vet hec a raqui c k onc eover .Themos ta l a r mi ngt hi ngsIf oundwer e12yea r ol d r esa ndahol ei nt he muffler . Il ooka tr ea gesdi ffer ent l yt ha nma nypeopl edo.I don’ ts eet ha tdr i vi ngon r est ha ta r eol dert ha nt he gui del i nesyour ea donl i nei sa na c tofnegl i genc ei fa c a rha sbeens t or edi ndoor swi t houtt hes unba ki ng t he r esa ndt her ea r ez er ot r ea dors i dewa l lc r a c ks . Al s o,i fyou’ r et ool i ngdownt hehi ghwa ya soppos ed t oa endi ngahi ghper f or ma nc edr i vi ngevent , It hi nk ol der r esa r ea c c ept a bl e.However ,t hepa r tofI 26 t ha tc r os s es overt he mount a i ns a nd down i nt o As hevi l l eha ss omebea uf ull ong,s weepi ngt ur ns , a ndI ’ dbeki ddi ngmys el fi fIt houghtt ha tIwoul dn’ t be“ dr i vi ngent hus i a sc a l l y”ont ha ts ec on.Whi l eI ha t edt ot os st heE9’ s12yea rol dbutba r el yus ed Goodyea rGSpor t s ,myc omf or tl evelc a l l edf ori tt o bedone. ②J a yCondr i c kofBos t onMobi l eTi r edoest hedeedi nmydr i vewa y

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❶ Ge e , what ’ st hewor l dc omi ngt oi fy ouc anonl yg e t36y e ar soutofamuffle r ? Fi vevi nt a geBMWsmetupa tt heCha r l t onSer vi c ePl a z a , butmyf r i endJ os e—wi t hwhom I ’ ve r undownt oTheVi nt a gema ny mes —a ndIwa nt edt oc overmor egr oundt hefir s tda yt ha n t heot her s , s ot hegr oups pl i ti nt ot wo. ❷ Fi r s tt he r ewe r efiv e . Li ke t he r out et o Mi dAmer i c a ,t he l ows t r es sr out et o The Vi nt a ge t a kesI 84 down t o Sc r a nt on,t henI 81,butyous t a yon81downt hr oughRoa nokeun li thi t sI 26.J os ea ndI over ni ght edi nSt a unt on, VA, a boutt wot hi r dsoft hewa yt her e. Thedr i veuponI 26overt he mount a i nsi ss pec t a c ul a r .Ic er t a i nl ydr ove“ ent hus i a sc a l l y”t hr ought hel ongs weeper s ,a ndI wa sgl a df ort henew r es . ❸ TheE9s ome whe r eonI 81. ❹ Upandov e rI 26i nt oAs he v i l l e . Gor g e ous . ❺ Andt he nt he r ewe r et wo—J os eandIar r i v eatt hee v e nthot e l i nAs he v i l l e . Theoffic i a lpa r tofTheVi nt a get a kespl a c eonSa t ur da yi nafiel di nt hel il et ownofHot Spr i ngs ,a bout40mi l esnor t hofAs hevi l l e,butoneoft hemos tf unpa r t soft heevent ,l i kea t Mi dAmer i c a02Fes t ,i ss i mpl ywa l ki ngt hepa r ki nga tt heeventhot el .Thel a r gepa r ki ngl ot wr a psa r oundt hehot ela ndfil l supc ompl et el ywi t hvi nt a geBMWsa ndt hei rent hus i a sc owner s . ❻I t ’ sal way sapar t yi nt hepar k i ngl otoft heCl ar i on, t hehos thot e l f orTheVi nt ag e . OnSa t ur da ymor ni ng,ever yonehea dedf orHotSpr i ngs .Thedr i veupt hr ought hemount a i ns t a kesyout hr oughs omet r ul yi ns a nes wi t c hba c ks .TheE9i smor eofat our i ngc a rt ha na c or ner c a r ver ,butwi t ht henew r ubber ,Iha dal otofc onfidenc e,a ndIt hr ew i ta r ound pr oba bl ymor et ha nIs houl dha veont ha tda y.Ia r r i veda tt heHotSpr i ngseventfiel dt ofind t ha ta l l t heE9swer ebei ngputi nt hes a mepl a c e. I nt ot a l , t her ewer e15oft hem. Qui t eat hi ng ofbea ut y. Myc a ri sf a rf r om ami ntex a mpl e, butt her ea r en’ tal otofr edE9s , a ndwhent hes un hi t smi ne, i tl ookspos ivel yel ec t r i c . Thet woda ydr i veba c kf r om TheVi nt a gewa sf a rea s i ert ha nt heonehomef r om Mi dAmer i c a 02Ff es t , a st her e’ sabi gdi ffer enc ebet weent woba c kt oba c k450mi l eda ysa ndt wo750mi l e da ys . Aswenea r edt heendoft hefir s tda y, wer epea t edl ya ppr oa c hedbl a c kc l ouds , ma ki ngme t hi nkwe’ dt a ket henex tex i ta ndfindahot el ,butwekeptwi ndi ngupont hedr ys i deoft he f r ont . Whenwer ea c hedWi l kes Ba r r ePA, wec a l l edi tf ort heeveni ng, j us ti n mef ort hes ki es t oopenup. Theex ha us ti nt heE9gotal il emor e, s ha l l wes a y, “ t hr oa t y, ”butt hemufflerneverbl ewopen i nt of ul l onCa ma r owi t hGl a s s pa c ksmode.And,unl i ket het r i pt oMi dAmer i c a ,Iha dt heE9’ s a / cbl a s ngnea r l yt heen r edr i vedowna ndba c k.Wi t hnobr ea kdowns ,wor ki nga i r ,a nd ha vi ngdodgedt her a i ni nac a rt ha tyouc a nhea rr us ng, Ic a l l edi tada r nedgoodt r i p. Bet weent het wor oa dt r i ps ,t her ewa sat ot a lofa bout5, 200 mi l esofdr i vi ngwi t hz er o br ea kdownsa ndt heonl ymec ha ni c a li nt er ven onbei ngr es t or i ngmi s s i ngbol t st oa na / cbel t t ens i oner .Thr eec heer sf orpr even vema i nt ena nc e,goodka r ma ,a ndabi tofol df a s hi oned l uc k. 26


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The mes ,t heya r ea c ha ngi n' .Love‘ em orha t e‘ em,el ec t r i cvehi c l esa r eher et os t a y.TheTes l aModel Si st ur ni ng10 yea r sol d,a ndt hec a rt ha tputt hea ut oi ndus t r yonno c eha sk i c k edt hel ega c y a ut oma k er si nt ohi ghgea rwi t hel ec t r i cvehi c l es( EVs )oft hei rown.Butdevel opi nga na l l el ec t r i cs eda n orha t c hba c ki sr el a vel yea s yc ompa r edt ot het a s kofdes i gni nga nEVpi c k upt r uc kt ha tc a ndowha t t r a diona l a ut oma k er sa s kofi t . Tha twa st hec ha l l enges etf or t hwi t ht hedevel opmentoft he2023For d F150Li ght ni ng. The Li ght ni ngbor r owsar es pec t ed moni k eri nt he For dt r uc kc ommuni t y.Though t he a l l el ec t r i c power t r a i ni saf a rc r yf r om t hes t outV8engi nesi nt hefir s tt woi t er a onsoft heLi ght ni ng, t hebenefit s ofel ec t r i fic a on a r es howc a s ed i nt he new Li ght ni ng’ sper f or ma nc ea nd c a pa bi l i t y.Wher ea st he Li ght ni ngna mewa sus edont he9t h-a nd10t hgener a onper f or ma nc eva r i a nt soft heF150,el ec t r i c a ut omo vepower t r a i nsa r emuc h,muc hol der .Thefir s tel ec t r i cc a r swer ema r k et eda nds ol dt ot he publ i ci nt hel a t e1800’ s .I nf a c t ,t heAnder s onCol l ec oni nc l udesa1905El ec t r omobi l ea nda1908 Ba i l eyEl ec t r i c . Thi ngsha vec omeal ongwa ys i nc et hos eea r l yel ec t r i cvehi c l es .Toda y, t her ea r et woba er ypa c ks i z es offer edont heLi ght ni ng:a98k Whpa c ka nda131k Wh.Thes t a nda r dr a ngeba er yc omesont hePr o a ndXLTa ndpr ovi desa nel ec t r i cr a ngeof230mi l es .Theex t endedr a ngeba er yi sop ona l ont heXLT a nds t a nda r dont heLa r i a ta ndPl a num. Youc a nt r a vel upt o320mi l esonas i ngl ec ha r gewi t ht hi sl a r ger ba er y.Wi t ht hePl a num t r i m, t her a ngef a l l st oasl l i mpr es s i ve300mi l es . Bot hba er i esr out epowert odua l mot or s —onea tt hef r onta x l ea ndonea tt her ea ra x l e. Toget her , t hey pr ovi det heF150Li ght ni ngwi t has t a nda r da l l wheel dr i ves et up. Wi t ht hes t a nda r dba er y, t hemot or s c ombi net oputout452hor s epowera nd775poundf eetoft or que.Andwi t ht hel a c kofat r a diona l i nt er na l c ombusonengi ne, t hef r onta r eai sf r eedupa saf r ontt r unk , or“ f r unk , ”wi t h14. 1c ubi cf eetof c a r gos pa c e. TheLi ght ni ngha si mpr es s i vea c c el er a onpower .I twi l ll ea pofft hel i newhent hel i ghtt ur nsgr een,a nd i tha sa mpl epowerf orpa s s i ng.Duet ot hel ow pl a c ementoft heba er y,t heLi ght ni ngha sal ow c ent er ofgr a vi t y,whi c hpa ysdi vi dendswhent a k i ngac or ner .Ther e’ ssl labi tofr ol l ,duet ot hes o t r uc k s us pens i on,buti twoul dnotbeha r dt oputi nsffers hoc k sa ndc r ea t eaper f or ma nc et r uc kwor t hyof t he“ Li ght ni ng”na me. Whenpr oper l yequi pped,t heLi ght ni ngc a nt ow upt o10, 000pounds ,a ndi tha sapa yl oa dc a pa c i t yof 2, 000pounds .Tha tt owi ngnumberi si mpr es s i vef ora nEV,buti ts houl dbenot edt ha tr a ngef a l l s s i gni fic a nt l ywi t haf ul l yl oa dedt r a i l er . TheLi ght ni ngi sequi ppedf orDC f a s t c ha r gi ng.Tha tmea nst ha ti tc a nc ha r get het r uc kupt o80% c a pa c i t yi nl es st ha na nhour , ga i ni ng4050mi l esofr a ngef orever y10mi nut esofc ha r gi ng. Us i ngaLevel 2c ha r ger ,i tc a nc ha r geupf ul l yi n19hour s .ALevel1wa l l s t yl eout l etwi l la ddal il eoverami l ef or ever yhourofc ha r gi nga ndi snotapr a cc a l op ont hewa yi ti sf ors ma l l erEVs . Ther ea r e4t r i msf ort heLi ght ni ng: Pr o, XLT, La r i a t , a ndPl a num. ThePr oc omess t a nda r dwi t hal oc k i ng r ea rdi ffer en a l , 18i nc hwheel s , vi nyl uphol s t er y, pus hbu ons t a r t , dua l z onea ut oma cc l i ma t ec ont r ol , a ndaf ul l ydi gi t a l i ns t r umentpa nel .I ta l s oc omeswi t ha nea s yt ous e12i nc ht ouc hs c r eeni nf ot a i nment s ys t em wi t hAppl eCa r Pl a y, Ama z onAl ex a , a ndAndr oi dAut o. I na ddiont ot hePr o’ ss t a nda r df ea t ur es , t heXLTa ddsc l ot huphol s t er y, apower a dj us t a bl edr i ver ’ ss ea t , r unni ngboa r ds ,a ndas i gna t ur eLED l i ghtba ra bovet hegr i l l e.Thi st r i ma l s oa ddsapower f ol di ngs hi ha ndl et ha ta l l owst hec ent erc ons ol el i dt of ol doutfla ta sawor k s t a on. Wedr ovet heLa r i a tt r i m. I ta ddsapower a dj us t a bl ef r ontpa s s engers ea t , l ea t heruphol s t er y, hea t eda nd ven l a t edf r onts ea t s , ahea t eds t eer i ngwheel , a ndwi r el es sdevi c ec ha r gi ng.


Thi st r i ma l s of ea t ur esama s s i ve12i nc ht ouc hs c r eeni napor t r a i tl a yout .Thes c r eenr i s es f r om t heda s hl i k et heMonol i t hf r om “ 2001:ASpa c eOdys s ey. ”I tpa c k smor eba s i cc l i ma t e a ndr a di oc ont r ol si nt ot hes c r eent ha nwe’ dl i k e,buta tl ea s ti tc omeswi t havol umedi a l ! Ba s i ct a s k sl i k ec ha ngi ngt hec l i ma t ec ont r ol s peedort emper a t ur et a k emor ek eys t r ok est ha n nec es s a r y.I fyoudon’ twa ntTes l a l i k et ouc hs c r eenc onf us i on, gof ort hePr oorXLT. Ther a nget oppi ngPl a num a dds22i nc hwheel s ,t hel a r gerba er ypa c k ,t heMa xTr a i l er Tow pa c k a ge, hea t edr ea rs ea t s , ama s s i vepowers unr oof , a ndma s s a gi ngf r onts ea t s . TheF150Li ght ni ngc omeswi t hahos tofhi ght ec hdr i ver a s s i s t a nc ef ea t ur es . Thes ei nc l ude f or wa r dc ol l i s i on a voi da nc e,pedes t r i a n det ec on,a da p ve hea dl i ght s ,a ut oma c hi gh bea ms ,l a nedepa r t ur e wa r ni ng,bl i nds potmoni t or i ng,r ea rc r os s t r a ffic a l er t ,a nd r ea r pa r k i ngs ens or s .Ourt es tmodela l s of ea t ur esa360degr eepa r k i ngc a mer a ,a da p vec r ui s e c ont r ol , a ndt r a ffic s i gnr ec ognion. TheF150Li ght ni ngi sa l s ooneoft hefir s tFor d/ Li nc ol n vehi c l est obeoffer edwi t h“ Bl ueCr ui s e, ”whi c hi sFor d’ spa ra l l ya ut oma t eddr i vi ngs ys t em. Ba s eMSRPf ort he2023For dF150i s$46, 974f ort hePr ot r i m. TheXLTs t a r t sa t$59, 474. TheLa r i a tt r i mt ha twedr oves t a r t sa t$74, 474pl usop ons ,s uc ha st heEx t endedRa nge ba er y.Thi sop ona ddsawhoppi ng$21, 500t ot heXLTa nd$11, 500t ot heLa r i a t .The Ex t endedRa ngeba er yc omess t a nda r dont hePl a num t r i m,whi c hha sas t a rngpr i c eof $96, 874. Thos epr i c esma ys eem s t a gger i ngt oa nyonewhoha s n’ tboughtat r uc ki nawhi l e,butj us t s pecouta new qua dc a b For d F150 Li mi t ed,a nd you’ l ls ee t ha tmos tt r uc k sc a r r y l ux ur yl evel pr i c i ng.Cer t a i nmodel soft heLi ght ni nga l s oqua l i f yf oraf eder a l t a xc r edi t . TheFor dF150Li ght ni ngma ynotbet het r uc kt ha tper f ec t l yfit sever yone’ sl i ves . I fyouha ul a40f oothor s et r a i l erf r om Ohi ot oTex a s ,i t ’ snotf oryou.Butas ur pr i s i ngnumberof Amer i c a nsus et hei rt r uc ka sac ommut erc a r ,t hewa yonewoul dha vepur c ha s edaFor d Ta ur us20yea r sa go.TheLi ght ni ngmi ghtnotbet het owi ngs ol u ont oda y( a ndi tmi ghtbe al ong mebef or eEVsc a ndot hos ej obs ) , buti fyoua r eaweek endwa r r i orus i ngyourt r uc k f orl a wnequi pment , bi k es , a ndk a ya k s , t heF150Li ght ni ngpr ovest ha ta nEVc a nha ngwi t h t hegoodol eboysoft het r uc kma r k et .



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Pr edi c ngt hef ut ur eofc a r si s n’ tea s y.Onewonder s ,a erma nua l sa r egone,i si nt er na lc ombus on qui c kt of ol l ow?Orwi l lwebedr i vi ngI CEc a r sa l ongs i deEVsf oryea r st oc ome?Wi l la ut onomous dr i vi ngmea nt ha tt hes t eer i ngwheel goest hewa yoft hec l ut c hpeda l , orwi l l dr i vi ngj us tf ort hef unof i tbeahobbyt ha ts t a yswi t husf or ever ?Nobodyknows ,butt hef unofs hii nggea r si sar ef r es hi ngl y a na l ogex per i enc e, onet ha tc er t a i npeopl epa yabi gpr emi um t oenj oy. Tha ta l l butgua r a nt eest ha tt he r a r el a t emodel c a r st ha tc ombi neol df a s hi oneds c ks hiswi t ht went yfir s tc ent ur yc onveni enc esa r e goi ngt ohol dt hei rva l uewel l , a ndper ha psa ppr ec i a t e.