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2021ANNUALAPPEAL Al l ofusmi g htwi s hat me st hatwel i v e di namor et r anqui l wor l d, butwedon' t . Andi four me sar edi ffic ul tand pe r pl e x i ng , s oar et he yc hal l e ng i ngandfil l e dwi t hoppor t uni t y . ―Robe r tKe nne dy Weha vec er t a i nl yt r a vel l edar oa dfil l edwi t hc ha l l engesovert hepa s tyea r . ButIwr i t et oda yfil l edwi t hgr at udea nda dmi r a on. Tha nkst ot heeffor t sofours ma l l butdedi c a t eds t a ff a ndt hes uppor tofourf r i ends , t heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum t ur nedc ha l l engesi nt ooppor t unies . Wi t h c r ea vi t ya nd a“ c a n do s pi r i t , ”wonder f ulevent sa nd ga t her i ngst ookpl a c e– s ome mesi n per s on, s ome mesvi r t ua l l y .Theyenga ged,educ a t ed,ent er t a i ned,a ma z edus ,a nd–mos ti mpor t a nt l y–k eptour c ommuni t yc onnec t edt hr oughoutt hepa s tyea r . Tha t ’ snos ma l l f ea t ! Thi ss ummer ,t hePebbl eBea c hConc our sd’ El ega nc ei nvi t edust os how our1908Ba i l eyEl ec t r i cVi c t or i a Pha et ona spa r tofi t sf ea t ur edc l a s sofEa r l yEl ec t r i cVehi c l es .ThePebbl eBea c hConc our sha sl ongbeen c ons i der edoneoft hewor l d’ spr emi erc el ebr a onsoft hea ut omobi l e. Wewer epl ea s edt os ha r et heBa i l ey El ec t r i cwi t ht hewor l da ndhonor edt ha ti twa sna med“ Mos tWel l Pr es er vedPr eWa rVehi c l e. ”Cl os ert o home,our1901Wi nt onBul l ett ookfir s tpr i z ei nt hePi oneerRa c eCa rdi vi s i onoft heAudr a i nNewpor t Conc our s . Thes ehonor sa r es omet hi ngever ymemberoft heLAAM c ommuni t yc a nt a k epr i dei n. Thepa s tmont hsha ves hownwha twec a na c c ompl i s hwi t hyourc ommi t ment ,ent hus i a s m,a ndgener ous s uppor t .Phi l a nt hr opi cgiswi l la l l ow t heMus eum t oc on nuet oofferenga gi ngc ul t ur a la ndeduc a ona l oppor t unies ,pr es er veouruni quec ol l ec on,enha nc ec ommuni c a onswi t hourc ommuni t y ,pr oduc e ex c ingexhi bi t si nt hec omi ngyea r ,a ndmeett hec ha l l engesa ndoppor t uniest ha tl i ea hea d.Pl ea s ej oi n menowa ndma k eyourc ha r i t a bl egi t ot heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum. Onbeha l foft heMus eum’ ss t a ffa ndBoa r d, It ha nkyoua ndwi s hyouaha ppy , hea l t hyhol i da ys ea s on.

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TABLEOFCONTENTS 2021ANNUALAPPEAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ABOUTTHEMUSEUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 FALL/ WI NTER CALENDAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 AMERI CA’ SOLDEST CARCOLLECTI ON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 710 MONTEREYCAR WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1112 STARVI NGFOR CONTENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1315 THEANDERSONS’ RACECAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1720 L OVI NGLAPS WI THLARZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2122 THEFRENCHSENSATI ON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 WHENYOUGI VE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2526 MEETTHE CONTRI BUTORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2728 I NTRODUCTI ONTO LAWN EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2932 HI DDENVALLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3336 HOW I TBEGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3740 THELOCALHACK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4144 AVERY‘ VELOCE’ SHOWROOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4548 MOVI NGTHEGOALPOSTS. . . . . . . 5051 CADI LLACESCALADE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5354

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heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum i sl oc a t edi nt hel a vi s ha nd or i gi na l 1888c a r r i a gehous el oc a t edont hegr oundsoft hef or mer Wel d Es t a t e, now La r z Ander s on Pa r k, i n Br ookl i ne, Ma s s a c hus es .The bui l di ng wa si ns pi r ed by t he Cha t ea u de Cha umont Sur Loi r ei n Fr a nc ea nd des i gned by Edmund M. Wheel wr i ght ,t hec i t ya r c hi t ec tofBos t on.Fi r s tc ons t r uc t eda sa wor ki ng s t a bl e,i tl a t er s er ved t o hous ea nd ma i nt a i nt he Ander s ons ’ gr owi ngc ol l ec onofmot or c a r s . La r za nd I s a belAnder s on bega nt hei rl ove a ffa i r wi t ht he a ut omobi l ebef or et het ur noft hec ent ur y.I n1899,s oona er t heyma r r i ed,t heypur c ha s edanew Wi nt onRuna bout ,at r ue hor s el es sc a r r i a ge.Fr om 1899t o1948t heAnder s onspur c ha s ed a tl ea s t32new mot or c a r si na ddiont onumer ousc a r r i a ges , t hus c r ea ng“ Amer i c a ’ sOl des tCa rCol l ec on. ” Asea c hc a rbec a meobs ol et ei twoul dber er edt ot heCa r r i a ge Hous e. By1927, t heAnder s onsbega nopeni ngt hebui l di ngt ot he publ i cf ort our soft hei r“ a nc i ent ”vehi c l es . WhenI s a bel Ander s on pa s s eda wa yi n1948, i twa sherwi s ht ha tt hemot or c a rc ol l ec on beknowna st he“ La r zAnder s onCol l ec on, ”a ndt ha tas epa r a t e nonpr ofitor ga ni z a on bec r ea t ed t o pr omot et hemi s s i on of pr es er vi ngt hec ol l ec ona nda ut omo vehi s t or y. Thegr oundsofLa r zAnder s onPa r ki nc l udear oma n cpond,a pi c t ur es quevi ewoft heBos t ons kyl i nej us tf ourmi l esa wa y, a c r es ofl us hopens pa c ewi t hwa l ki ngpa t hst hr oughouta nda ni c e s ka ngr i nkt ha ti sopent ot hepubl i cdur i ngt hewi nt ermont hs . Toda y,t heCa r r i a geHous ei sont heNa ona lRegi s t erofHi s t or i c Pl a c es .Al a ndma r kwi t hi nt hec ommuni t ya ndbot hac ul t ur a la nd educ a ona lhubi nt hea ut omo vewor l d,i tc on nuest ohous e a nd pr es er ve t he f our t een mot or c a r st ha tr ema i ni nt he La r z Ander s onCol l ec on.


La r za ndI s a bel Ander s onma deva r i ouspr ovi s i onst oens ur et ha tt hei rbea uf ul es t a t ei nBr ookl i newoul dbea r es our c ea ndbenefitt ot hes ur r oundi ngc ommuni t y. I na ddiont ohos ngdi gni t a r i es , t heAnder s onsus edt hei r homea sac ul t ur a l c ent er , hos ngpl a ysf orc hi l dr enoft het own, dogs hows , bi r t hda ypa res , c ha r i t yf unc ons , a ndi c es ka ngont hepondi nt hewi nt er , a swel l a spl a yi nghos tt oi nf or ma l l a wnga t her i ngsofl i kemi ndedea r l y a ut omobi l eent hus i a s t sa tt heda wnoft hemot ora ge.Dec a desa ert hei rpa s s i ng,t heLa r zAnder s onAut o Mus eum c on nuest heAnder s ons ’endur i ngl ega c ybyopeni ngourdoor st ot hepubl i cf orourCommuni t y Spea ker sSer i es . COOKI NGWI THGAS:REVVI NGUPFORTHEHOLI DAYSEASON WI THCHEFDONNAKEEGAN SESSI ON1:HOLI DAYHORSD’ OEUVRES, FRI DAY, NOVEMBER19, 2021 SESSI ON2:HOLI DAYDI NNERPARTY, FRI DAY, DECEMBER3, 2021 Ast hehol i da ysdr a w nea r ,doyouneeds omei ns pi r a ononwha tt obr i ngt oyourhol i da y pa res ?Ma ket hi st heyea ryout r ys omet hi ngnew a ndwow yourf a mi l ya ndf r i ends ! ChefDonnaKeega nha ss omef a nt a s cr ec i pespr epa r edt os ha r ewi t hus !J oi nusont wos epa r a t eoc c a s i onst o l ea r nt hei nsa ndout sofc ooki ngf ort hehol i da ys , f r om pr epa r i nghor sd' oeuvr est oc r ai ngaf a nc ydi nnerpa r t y. Sur e, ea ngi sha l ft hef un, butc ooki ngi st heot her ! $45perc l a s s Thi sf eei sperc omput ers obr i ngs omef r i endsorf a mi l y,ga t hera r oundyourc omput ers c r een,a ndgetc ooki ng! Zoom Pr es ent a on:6: 30-8: 00pm TRAVELI NGBLACK:ASTORYOFRACEANDRESI STANCEWI THMI ABAY THURSDAY, DECEMBER2, 2021 ZOOM PRESENTATI ONAT7: 00PM Fr om Pl e s s yv .Fe r g us ont o#Dr i vi ngWhi l eBl a c k,Af r i c a nAmer i c a nsha vef oughtf orovera c ent ur yt omovef r eel ya r oundt heUni t edSt a t es . Whywer es oma nyoft hos ewhoc ha l l engedi ti nc our twomen?How di di tmovef r om onef or m oft r a ns por tt o a not her , a ndwha twa si tl i ket obec a ughtupi nt hi swebofc ont r a di c t or yr ul es ?Fr om s t a gec oa c hesa ndt r a i nst o bus es , c a r s , a ndpl a nes , Tr a vel i ngBl a c kex pl or eswhen, how, a ndwhyr a c i a l r es t r i c onst ooks ha pea ndbr i l l i a nt l y por t r a yswha ti twa sl i ket ol i vewi t ht hem.Tr a vel i ngBl a c kupendsourunder s t a ndi ngofBl a c kr es i s t a nc e, doc umen ngas us t a i nedfightt ha tf a l l sout s i det het r a diona lbounda r i esoft hec i vi lr i ght smovement .A ma s t er pi ec eofs c hol a r l ya ndhuma ni ns i ght ,t hi sbookhel psex pl a i nwhyt hel ong,unfini s hedj our neyt or a c i a l equa l i t ys oo ent a kespl a c eont her oa d. Mi aBa yi st hea ut horofToTel l t heTr ut hFr eel y: TheLi f eofI daB. Wel l sa ndTheWhi t eI ma gei nt heBl a c kMi nd, a ndc oa ut horofFr eedom onMyMi nd:A Hi s t or yofAf r i c a nAmer i c a ns ,wi t hDoc ument s .Shei sRoyF.a nd J ea nne eP. Ni c hol sPr of es s orofAmer i c a nHi s t or ya tt heUni ver s i t yofPenns yl va ni a . Ther egi s t r a onf eei sadona ont ot heMus eum of$10. Pl ea s ema kes ur et os i gnupf ort hi seventt or ec ei vet he Zoom l i nk! 4


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ThePebbl eBea c hConc our sd’ El ega nc ei sa r gua bl yoneoft he mos tpr es gi ousc onc our si nt hewor l d, a ndc er t a i nl yt hemos t pr es gi ousi nt heUni t edSt a t es . I twa sa l s oAmer i c a ’ sfir s t c onc our sd’ el ega nc e. ThePebbl eBea c hConc our swa sfir s thel di n1950a sa n a c c ompa ni mentt ot hePebbl eBea c hRoa dRa c es , whi c hr a n t hr ought heDel Mont eFor es ta ndwer et hema i neventa tt he me. Phi l Hi l l ’ swi ni nt hei na ugur a l yea rea r nedea r l ys t a t usa nd r enownf ort heRa c es , a ndt heyc on nueda nnua l l yf or7yea r s . Tr a gedys t r uc ki n1956, whenEr ni eMc Af ee’ sFer r a r i hi tat r ee dur i ngt her a c e. Thef a t a l i t ymovedr a c eor ga ni z er st oc ons t r uc t at r uer a c et r a c kf orf ut ur eevent s , a ndLa gunaSec aRa c ewa y wa sbor n. The8t ha nnua l Pebbl eBea c hRoa dRa c esr a nonc e mor e, a tLa gunaSec ai n1957, bef or et heConc our sfina l l y s uppl a nt edt heRa c esa st hepr i ma r yna mes a keevent . ( The a nnua l Rol exMont er eyMot or s por tReuni ons l l c el ebr a t est he Pebbl eBea c hRoa dRa c es , ont het r a c k. )

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Now i ni t s70t hyea r , t hePebbl eBea c hConc our sha sbeen c a nc el edonl yt wi c ebef or e:onc ei n1960, a ndonc ei n2020. I t wa sba c kwi t haba ngf or2021. TheConc our si shel dont hef a med18t hf a i r wa yoft hePebbl e Bea c hGol fLi nks , a ndi tdr a wsa ni nc r edi bl es el ec onofr a r e, bea uf ul , a ndhi s t or i ca ut omobi l es . Fort hos ewhoc a nt ea r t hei reyesa wa yf r om t hes t unni ngc a r s , t her ea r emor es i ght st o bes eena mongt hef a s hi on, t heha t s , a ndt hef a mousgues t sa nd j udges . Pebbl eBea c hi sa l wa ysex c ep ona l , a ndt hi syea rwa s noex c ep on. Conc our sent r i esa r egover nedbyt hePebbl eBea c hConc our s Sel ec onCommiee. Someent r a nt sa r ei nvi t ed;ot her smus t a ppl ya ndbea ppr ovedt os how ac a r . TheSel ec onCommiee t ypi c a l l yes c hewsc a r st ha tha ves hownel s ewher er ec ent l y, pr ef er r i ngt oc ur a t eauni ques how, a ndpr i z esor i gi na l ex a mpl es . Thef ea t ur edc l a s s esoft heConc our sc ha nge a nnua l l y. Thi syea r ’ ss pec i a l c l a s s esi nc l udedPor s c he917, La mbor ghi ni Count a c h, a ndEa r l yEl ec t r i c s . Ma nypeopl edon’ tknow t ha tel ec t r i cc a r sa r enotamoder n phenomenon. I nf a c t , t heel ec t r i cc a r swes eeont her oa dt oda y a r et hes ec ondc omi ngofa ut omobi l est ha twer eonc ej us ta s c ommona sa nya ut omobi l ec oul dbe.

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Att het ur noft hel a s tc ent ur y, whent hea ut omobi l ewa snew, t her ewer et hr eepr i ma r yop onsf ormo vef or c e:s t ea m, ga s , a ndel ec t r i c i t y. St ea m wa st heol ds t a nda r da tt he me, wi t ha l onges t a bl i s hedr eput a ont ha nkst oi t sus ei nf a c t or i esa nd l oc omo ves . Ga s ol i nea ndel ec t r i c i t ywer et heyoungups t a r t s s eeki ngt odi s pl a c es t ea m powerbya ddr es s i ngi t sfla ws , whi c h wer es i gni fic a nt —s t ea mpower edvehi c l esr equi r eda smuc ha s 45mi nut est ofir eup, a ndt heyc oul dnotgetf a rbef or eneedi ng awa t err efil l . Ga s power edc a r swer ea bl et ot r a vel l ongerdi s t a nc es , butt hey r equi r edagooddea l ofphys i c a l s t r engt ht os t a r tc r a nks t a r t a ndt os hi gea r s , a ndt heywer enoi s ya nds mel l yt oboot .

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Qui et er , ea s i ert oma na ge, a ndpol l ut a nt f r ee, el ec t r i cpowerwa st hec l ea rwi nnerf ort he c us t omerwhoc oul da ffor di t —a ndwi t ht hei rva s twea l t h,La r za ndI s a belAnder s onwer e exa c t l yt her i ghtki ndofc us t omer . Outoft hec oupl e’ s32c a r s ,t he1908Ba i l eyEl ec t r i cVi c t or i aPha et oni sknownt oha ve beenI s a bel ’ sf a vor i t e. Wi t hac a rt ha tdi dn’ tr equi r ephys i c a l f or c et os t a r t , I s a bel c oul dput herdr i ver ’ sl i c ens e—s hewa st hefir s tMa s s a c hus e swoma nt oea r none—t ogoodus ea nd r el ega t eherf oot ma nt ot her ea rs ea t .Al loft heAnder s ons ’c a r sha dni c kna mesa nd mo os ,butt heBa i l ey’ ss eem t oc onnot epa rc ul a ra ffec on:I twa sc a l l ed“ TheGood Fa i r y, ”wi t ht hemo o“ Al wa ysr ea dy, a l wa ysf a i t hf ul . ” Ther ema i ni ngAnder s onc a r sc ons t ut eAmer i c a ’ sOl des tCa rCol l ec on, wel l knowna nd hi ghl yr es pec t eda monga ut omo veexper t swor l dwi de.Wheni twa sdec i dedt ha tt he Pebbl eBea c hConc our swoul df ea t ur eEa r l yEl ec t r i c s , t heSel ec onCommieec ont a c t ed t heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum t oi nvi t et he1908Ba i l eyEl ec t r i c . Ands o, t hef a vor i t ea ut omobi l eoft hewoma nwhos ef or t unef undedAmer i c a ’ sol des tc a r c ol l ec ont r a vel eda c r os st hec ount r yt ot a kei t spl a c eont hes how fiel df ort he70t h a nnua l ga t her i ngofAmer i c a ’ sol des tc onc our sd’ el ega nc e. Theda yoft heConc our sbega nea r l ywi t h“ Da wnPa t r ol , ”oneofma nyhot l ya nc i pa t ed Pebbl eevent s ,i nwhi c hea gers pec t a t or sga t heront hel a wnundert hefloodl i ght soft he Lodget oa wa i tt hea r r i va loft hes how c a r s ,a ndwi t ht hem,t hes un.Tha nkst ot hefine wor koff or merLAAM Cur a t orEva nI dea ndhi sa s s oc i a t esa tHi s t or i cVehi c l eSer vi c es , a l ongwi t hc ol l ec onc a r et a kerBobGr a mm,t heBa i l eywa sa bl et odr i veont ot hes how fiel dunderi t sownpowera ndwi t hwor ki nghea dl i ght s .I twa swel lr ec ei vedbyDa wn Pa t r ol a endees , s e ngt het onef ort her es toft heda y. Mus eum c a r sa r enotel i gi bl ef orc l a s sa wa r dsa tt hePebbl eBea c hConc our s ,butt he j udgesnever t hel es sc hos et os i ngl eoutt heBa i l eya sa nexc ep ona lexa mpl e.Thec a ri s sl l i nor i gi na l c ondion, pr es er vedr a t hert ha nr es t or ed, whi c hs et si ta pa r tf r om ma nyof i t speer s .Andbec a us ei tr ema i nsapa r toft heAnder s onCol l ec on,t he113yea r ol d Ba i l eyi sas i ngl eownerc a r .I t sext r a or di na r ypr ovena nc ewa shonor edwi t has pec i a l a wa r d:t heFI VAa wa r df orMos tWel l Pr es er vedPr eWa rVehi c l e. ThePebbl eBea c hConc our sdes er vesapl a c eonever ya ut omo veent hus i a s t ’ sbuc ketl i s t . Fort hos ewho’ dl i keal il et a s t ei nt heoffs ea s on,youc a ngetc l os et oaPebbl eBea c h wi nnera tt heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum,wher et heBa i l eya ndi t sc r ys t a lc upa r e wa ingt owel c omeyou. 1:DAWNPATROL SHELDONSTEELEANDEVANI DEDRI VETHE BAI LEYONTO THESHOW FI ELD NATALI EHARRI NGTON 2:PHOTO OFTHETHECRYSTALCUPFORMOSTWELLPRESERVED PREWARVEHI CLEONDI SPLAYATLAAM J ENNCORRI VEAU

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Cl os eyoureyesa ndpi c t ur eyourha ppypl a c e. I si taf a mi l yc a bi n?Per ha ps abea c hyouvi s i tonva c a on?Ma ybeyourf a vor i t er ea di ngc ha i r ?Ic a n pr oba bl ybett ha ti t ’ snotar es t a ur a ntwi t hupt oat wohourwa i t , l oc a t ed bet ween a Pet c oa nd a Mc Dona l d’ s ,wi t ha n EDM a nd pop mus i c s oundt r a c k,s es a meoi lper mea ngt hea i r ,a nds t ea mf oggi ngupt he wi ndows .An i mpr oba bl e ha ppy pl a c e,but Spr i ng Sha buSha bu i n Br i ght onha sbr oughtmema nyt ea r sofj oya ndIs us pec tI ’ m nota l one. We wer ei nt r oduc ed t o Spr i ng Sha buSha bu ma nyyea r sa go bymy hus ba nd’ sf a mi l y.I nf a c t ,t her ewa sa mewhenwec oul dn’ tgot her e wi t houtr unni ngi nt os omer el a veofhi s !I nc ol l ege,Iha dwor keda sa wa i t r es sa taChi nes ehotpotr es t a ur a ntwi t haver ys i mi l a rpr emi s e.Hot poti sat r a diona lChi nes ec onc eptwher ehotbr ot hi shea t edont he t a bl ea nd ava r i et yofr a wi ngr edi ent s ,i nc l udi ng t hi nl ys l i c ed mea t s , veget a bl es ,a ndnoodl es ,a r ec ookedi ns i deofi t .Yous el ec tyourbr ot h a ndr a wi ngr edi ent sa ndc ookyourownf ood, ac onc eptt ha ts omepeopl e l i ke me l ove,whi l e ot her sunder s t a nda bl y pr ef ert o ha ve t hei rf ood pr epa r edf ort hem whent heygooutt oea t . Spr i ngSha buSha buc el ebr a t est heJ a pa nes ec onc eptofhotpotwhi c h ha sbeena r ounds i nc e1952.“ Sha buSha bu”di r ec t l yt r a ns l a t est o“ s wi s h s wi s h, ”t henoi s et hei ngr edi ent sma kewhens r r i ngt hem a r oundi nt he br ot h. I nJ a pa nes ehotpot , t hebr ot hfla vor sa r ef a i r l ypl a i n, t hei deabei ng t ha tt hefla vordoes n’ tc omef r om t hec ooki ngbutf r om di ppi ngt he i ngr edi ent si ns a uc esonc ec ooked. Spr i ngi swel l knowni nt heBos t ona r eaa ndt heyunf or t una t el ydon’ tt a ke r es er va ons . Sodependi ngupont heda y, wa i t mesc a nbea sl il ea s15 mi nut esora sl onga st wohour s . For t una t el y, youc a nputyourna meona wa i t l i s ta ndt heywi l lt extyouwhenyourt a bl ei sr ea dy.Ther ea r epl ent y ofot herr es t a ur a nt sa nd ba r si nt he a r ea ,i nc l udi ng t he new Not c h Br ewer ya tt heCha r l esRi verSpeedwa y,abi er ga r t enf oc us i ngonCz ec h, Ger ma n, Br is h, a ndBel gi a ns es s i onbeer st ha t ’ sonl ya10mi nut ewa l kor 2mi nut edr i vea wa y. At$18. 95perper s on, Spr i ngi sa na l l youc a nea tbuffet , f ea t ur i ngaf r es h, hea l t hy, a nd c l ea n buffet f ul l of t r a diona la nd nont r a diona l s ha bus ha bui t ems .Whenyoua r r i ve,youfir s ts el ec tyourbr ot h.Att hi s hotpot , ever yoner ec ei vest hei rowni ndi vi dua l br ot h, adepa r t ur ef r om a t ypi c a lc ommuna lexper i enc e.I ’ vec omet ol ovet heChi nes eMa l a ,whi c h i ss pi c ybr oa dbea npa s t ea nds oybea noi l a ddedt ot hepor kboneba s e. Of c our s e,t hemor efla vor f ult hebr ot h,t hemor efla vor f ult hei ngr edi ent s onc ec ooked.Ther ei sa l s oveget a r i a n,por kbone,ki mc hi ,a ndda s hit o c hoos ef r om, dependi ngonyourt a s t ebuds . Ia l s oa dds omeext r as a uc es t omybr ot hf ora ddiona lfla vor ,s uc ha ss hac ha ,as a vor ya nds l i ght l y s pi c ys a uc e,s es a meoi l ,ga r l i c ,a nds c a l l i ons ,butmos tpeopl ec r ea t ea di ppi ngs a uc ef ort hes i de. Youc a na l s oor dera nymea tors ea f oodyou’ d l i kef oranomi na lf ee, s uc ha sc hi c ken, r i beye, s hr i mp, por kbel l y, orpor k dumpl i ngs .Thi sweekweor der ed t hel a ert wo;t hepor kbel l ywi l l bec omeanew r egul a r !Themea ti ss l i c eds ot hi ni tonl yt a kesaf ew s ec ondsf ori tt oc ooki nyourbr ot h. Next ,youvi s i tt hebuffet .Theyha vedoz ensofi t emst oc hoos ef r om, i nc l udi ngveget a bl est ha tr a ngef r om or di na r yl i kec a r r ot s ,gr eenbea ns a nds pi na c h, t ol es sor di na r yl i keyuc hoy, t a r o, a ndwa t er c r es s . PHOTOS:VARI OUSPHOTOSOFTHEBUFFETANDFOODOPTI ONS ANDOFCOURSE, THEGREENTEAI CECREAM.

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Myhus ba ndfil l supont heha l fadoz endi ffer entt ypesoffis hba l l sa ndfis hc a kes , whi l emyt r uel ovei sa l l oft he l ea f ygr eens ,i npa rc ul a rt hena pac a bba gea ndba bybokc hoy.I ’ vebeenknownt oea tt hr eepl a t esofl ea f y gr eensi nones i nga tSpr i ng. Ionl ywi s hmys t oma c hc oul dhol dmor e. Tome, t her e’ snot hi ngbe ert oa bs or b t hedel i c i ousfla vor s , bes i dest hec opi ousa mount soff r es hnoodl es . I ’ vegonet oSpr i ngwi t hapi c ky10yea rol d a ndapi c ky55yea rol da ndt heybot hf oundpl ent yt oenj oy.Oka y,t heymos t l ya t er a mennoodl es ,butt hey l ovedt hem. Ever ys ea s ont her ei ss omet hi ngnew t oexpl or e,s uc ha spumpki nnoodl es .Thebes tpa r ti s ,i fyoudon’ tl i kei t , a tl ea s tyout r i edi ta ndi tdoes n’ tnec es s a r i l ya l t ert her es tofyourmea l .Themor eyouc ook,t hemor efla vor s i nf us ei nt oyourbr ot ha ndt het a s eri tbec omes . Toc a poffever ygr ea tmea l a tSpr i ngi sdel ec t a bl es o s er vei c ec r ea m. Theyha vet wofla vor s : ma t c hagr eent ea a ndva ni l l a .I fIdi dn’ ta l r ea dyl ovet hehotpot , Iwoul dt r a velf ort hi ss o s er ve.At wi s tofma t c haa ndva ni l l ai s t heper f ec tfla vorc ombi na onofs weet nes sa ndr i c hnes s . Ir egr ea bl ydon’ to enha ver oom f ort woa tt heend oft hemea l . Sha buSha buc a nbeaveget a r i a n’ sa ndamea tl over ’ spa r a di s e.I tc a nbea nyt hi ngyouma kei ta syoua r eyour ownc hefa tSpr i ng. Youc a nexpl or ea ndexper i mentwi t hnewfla vor s , oryouc a nma ker a menj us ta syouwoul d ma kea thome.ButSpr i ngi snots omewher eyouc a ngoonc ea ndgeti tr i ghtwi t houtf a i l .I tt a kespr a cc ea nd r epea t edexper i ment a ont ofindwha tyoul ove.Spr i ngSha buSha bui snotj us tar es t a ur a nt ,a ndnotj us tmy ha ppypl a c e, i ti sadel i c i ousexper i enc e!I ti swel l wor t hi t , eveni fyoui nevi t a bl yha vet owa i t . Pr o-p: Ma kes ur eyougowea r i ngs omet hi ngt ha tc a nbewa s hed. Yourc l ot heswi l l i nevi t a bl ys mel l ofdel i c i ous hotpot !

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The Fr enc h phr a s e “ Conc our s d’ el ega nc e” t r a ns l a t es a s “ el ega nc ec ompe on. ”Muc hl i ke t he a ut omobi l ei t s el f ,t he t er m ha si t sr oot sa mong hor s edr a wn c a r r i a ges ,or i gi na l l y r ef er r i ng t o t he i nf or ma l di s pl a y of fine c a r r i a ges by 17t hc ent ur yFr enc ha r i s t oc r a t senj oyi ngPa r i s i a npa r ks .Over me,t he c onc our sd’ el ega nc e evol ved i nt o af or ma l ,j udged s howi ng ofa ut omobi l es ,t ypi c a l l y hel da nnua l l y.The ol des t sl l r unni ngc onc our si st heConc or s od’ El ega nz aVi l l ad’ Es t e, whi c hwa sfir s thel di n1929.Upa ga i ns ti tt hi syea rwa soneof t henewes t :t heAudr a i nNewpor tConc our sd’ El ega nc e. Thefledgl i ngConc our swa ses t a bl i s hedbyt heAudr a i nAut o Mus eum ofNewpor t ,RI ,a ndi snow i ni t ss ec ondyea r .Soi s Audr a i nMot orWeek,amulda yex t r a va ga nz aofa ut omo ve del i ght sc ul mi na ngwi t ht heEl ega nc e. Thoughi ti sanewc omer t ot hes t or i edr a nksofc onc our sd’ el ega nc esa r oundt hewor l d, t he Audr a i n Conc our sa l r ea dy pr omi s es t o be a s t a pl ef or gener a onst oc ome.

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Andi fwel ovet oputt hes eevent son,t henweknow youmus t enj oyt hem a swel l .Tha nkst obei ngal a r gel yout doorvenue, event ss uc ha sTu oI t a l i a noa ndGer ma nCa rDa ya l lf el tl i ke t heywer eba c kupt ot hei rpr evi ousgr a ndeur . A erayea rhi a t us , wewer ea l s oa bl et oputont hes ec ond“ La pswi t hLa r z ”eventa t Pa l merMot or s por t sPa r k,br i ngi ngmember soft heMus eum c ommuni t youtont ot het r a c k. Al lt hes eevent sa r ec ondui t sf ora never gr owi nga ut omo ve c ommuni t y,a ndt ha ta l ls t a r t swi t hyou.Butweneedyourhel p, a nda swel ookt onex tyea r , wehopeyouwoul dc ons i dergi vi ng ba c kt ot heMus eum.Cha r i t a bl egi vi ngi snotj us ta boutbei ng a bl et of und event sorc l a i m a wr i t eoff dur i ng t a xs ea s on. Cha r i t a bl egi vi ngi ns l l sas ens eofowner s hi pa ndhei ght ened pa rc i pa on,i nt hi sc a s e,i nt he La r z Ander s on Mus eum c ommuni t y. AsLa r zAnder s onEx ec u veCommieememberDeni sBus n s t a t edi nour2020Appea l ,“ [ TheMus eum]i sapl a c eofbea ut y, a r t ,hi s t or y,s c i enc e,educ a on,a ndc ul t ur e.Whywoul dn’ tyou s uppor ta nor ga ni z a ont ha tbr i ngsa l loft hos et hi ngst oot her peopl e’ sl i ves ? ” Bei nga na ut omo veent hus i a s ts ome mesmea nsbei ngt he out s i deri n ac onver s a on.You c a n br i ngup t heweekend’ s For mul aOner a c ea tt heoffic e,butdi da nyoneel s ewa t c h? Whenyouc omet oaMus eum event , youa r ei noneoft hos er a r e s e ngs wher e ever yone s ha r es t he s a me pa s s i on f ort he a ut omobi l et ha tyoudo.Evenwi t hi nt ha tc ommuni t y,t her ea r e s ma l l ers ubgr oups , whi c hi swhyweha vedi ffer entt hemedl a wn event st hr oughoutt hes ummer . Wi t ht hea dventofs oc i a l medi a , t hos eni c hesha veonl ybec omemor es pec i fic .Cha r i t a bl egi vi ng t ot heMus eum a l l owsust opl a nnew event st oevol vewi t ht he c ha ngi ngl a nds c a peofa ut omo veent hus i a s m. Asnot ed,t he ent hus i a s tc ommuni t yi nt he Bos t on a r ea i s gr owi nga ndc ha ngi ng. Ther ei sas t r ongdes i r et opa s st het or c h oft hevi nt a gewor l dont oanew gener a on.Yourc ont r i bu ons hel pf uelt heevent st ha tgr ow t hi sa ut omo vef a mi l yt ha twe ha vef oundf orour s el ves . Ever yc onver s a ona taCa r s&Coffeeevent . Ever y meyouget t owa t c hayoungerent hus i a s t ’ sj a w dr opa tas uper c a r ’ sa r r i va l . Ever yc a rownerwhoopenst hei rdoort ol etapa r entputt hei r t oddl erbehi ndt hewheel .Whenyougi veba c kt ot heMus eum, youc a nl ooka toneoft hes emi l es t onemoment si nagr owi ng ent hus i a s ta nds a y, “ Iha daha ndi nt hi spa s s i ngoft het or c h. ” PHOTO:KELLIROUMI MPERFROM THE 2021LAPSWI THLARZEVENT

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ART DI RECTOR Ever yweekenda sayounggi r l J 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 l pa s s i onf or i ti na l l ofi 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 ket hi ngspop! Heruni ques ki l ls eta ndpos iona tt heMus eum a l l owshert opl a ya ni nt egr a la nd i mpor t a ntr ol ei ns ha pi ngt heMus eum’ si ma gea ndmes s a ge.

NATALI EHARRI NGTON

CONTRI BUTOR 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 ksCount 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 obe ac 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 er ec ent l yea r nedac erfic a t ei nPr of es s i ona l Fundr a i s i ngf r om Bos t onUni ver s i t y a ndhopest oa ppl yt ha tt oherr ol ea samemberoft heMus eum’ sboa r d.Shel oves a endi ngc a rs howsa ndr a c esa ndvi s inga ut omus eumsa r oundt hewor l d,butt hi nks t ha tLAAM’ suni quec ommuni t ya nd c ol l ec on t op t hem a l l .Shel ooksf or wa r dt o s pr ea di ngt hewor d. 27

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Ra ne i sa na s pi r i ng a ut oj our na l i s tha i l i ng f r om Wobur n,Ma s s a c hus es .A s el f pr oc l a i medl overofa l l mot or i z edt r a ns por t a on, Ra nedevel opeda na ffini t y f ort heAut omobi l ea tayounga gea ndha ss i nc ec ombi nedi twi t hhi sonc a mer a a ndonpa pert a l ent st obl a z eat r a i lf orhi ms el fi nt hea ut omo vej our na l i s m wor l d. Asapa r t -meempl oyeeoft heLa r zAnder s onAut oMus eum,Ra ne devel opeda ni nt r i c a t eknowl edgeoft heCa r r i a geHous ei t s el fa swel la si t s c ont ent sa ndi sec s t a ct obr i ngbi ogr a phi esoft heAnder s on’ sc or ec ol l ec onof c a r st ot hi spubl i c a on.

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Tu oI t a l i a nowa snextonourc a l enda ra ndwa sa nyt hi ngbutr a i nedout . Bot hl a wnswer e pa c kedwi t ha l lma nnerofI t a l i a nexo c a-aver i t a bl eRunni ngoft heBul l si nc l udeda br a ndnew La mbor ghi niHur a c a nSTO.Thi sr oa dl ega lGT3c l a s sr a c ec a ra nnounc edi t s a r r i va lwi t habr oodi ngs ha r kfin, ma s s i vea i ri nt a kes , a nda“ c of a ngo. ”Thel a eri sabi tof I t a l i a nwor dpl a y,c ombi ni ng“ c of a no”( “ hood” )a nd“ pa r a f a ngo”( “ f ender ” ) .Sa dl y,Imi s s ed t hi sone.Don’ tmi s soutonyourbi t es i z epi ec eofI t a l y,however .Ca r ef ul l ypa r kedi nt he mus eum’ sgi s hopi sa‘ 67Fi a t500“ Ci nquec ent o' ' t ha t ' sbei ngr a ffledoffonJ a nua r y29t h a tt hea nnua l Member sPa r t y. As ka bout c ket ss oyoudon’ tmi s syourc ha nc e! Ourl a s teventoft heSummerwa sCa l l i ngAl l Ca r s . I twa sada yf ort hemi s fit s , mi s s edhi t s , a ndMa s er as .Thes ec onda nnua lCa l l i ngAl lCa r sLa wnEventwa sar es oundi ngs uc c es s , a ndwehopet oc on nuei tnextyea r . Por s c heDa yf ol l owed.Al lma nnerofpr ec i s i onengi neer i ngf r om St u ga r twa spa r kedon t heLa wn, i nc l udi ngever yt hi ngf r om a356wi t haSuba r uengi nes wa p, t oas t a t eof t hea r t 918 Spyder .Al lj a wshi tt hegr a s s ,however ,whent heCa r r er aGT a r r i ved.Por s c he’ s ea r l ynough esma s t er pi ec egr umbl edont ot hes c ene—as onor ousa nds t r i ki ngLeMa ns r ef ugee.I nboa r ds us pens i on a nd bea uf uli nt a ke pl enumst ur n wha toughtt o be a f unc ona l engi neba yi nt oapi ec eofa ut omo vea r t . Ah,t he s mel lofTr a ns por t er f es t .You know wha tI ’ mt a l ki ng a bout-i t ’ st hos e ol d Vol ks wa gen hi ppi e bus es .I t ’ sa di s nc ts mel l .The da y ha si t sdi eha r df ol l ower s . “ Lu gekühl t , ”or“ a i r c ool ed”engi nesc oul dbef oundi never yfla vorofVol ks wa gen’ s peopl e’ sc a r , bus , a ndt r uc k. Fr om s ha r pa nds l eekKa r ma nnGhi a st oout r a geous l ya dor ned bus es , t heVol ks wa genCl ubeventwa swel l a endeddes pi t et hec hi l l ont hel a wn. Fr om s uper c ha r ged Keic a r st o bi gbody Lexus es ,nobody wa soutofpl a c ea tt hi s c el ebr a onofa l l t hi ngsf r om t hel a ndoft her i s i ngs unonJ a pa nes eCa rDa y. Fi na l l y,Ex nc tCa rDa y br oughta c l os et o our2021 La wn Event s .Swedi s hs peed ma c hi nes ,s ynt he cSa t ur ns ,a nd s l i pper ySt udeba ker spa r ked up nextt o Pl ymout hs , Pa c ka r ds ,a ndPon a c s .Thought hei rc a r sma ynotbema dea nymor e,t hec onnec ons ver yc l ea r l ya r e.Thi si sa neventwher emulpl egener a onsofa endeesc oul dbehea r d t el l i ngonea not her , “ Hey, Iha doneoft hos e! ” Tha nkst oever ybodywhoa endedorbr oughtt hei rc a r st hi syea r . Seeyounextyea r !

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UPSHI FT

GEORGE KENNEDY


Li meRoc kfir s topenedi n1957a sa1. 5mi l er oa dc our s ewi t h7 t ur ns .Buti t ’ swher eLi meRoc ki sl oc a t edt ha tma kesi ts pec i a l . Nes t l edi nt oava l l eyi nnor t hwes t er nCT,t het r a c ki sl es st ha na mi l ef r om t heAppa l a c hi a nTr a i l .Sur r oundedbyr ol l i nghi l l sa nd deepi nt hewoods , t her ea r ef ewot herpl a c esl i kei ti nt hec ount r y ort hewor l d. Thr ought heyea r s , LRPha shos t edc ount l es sr a c es er i esi nc l udi ng Ca nAm, Amer i c a nLeMa nsSer i es , a ndI MSA, butt her ea l gem ha s beeni t svi nt a ger a c i ngevent s .Ever yLa borDa y,t het r a c khos t sa Hi s t or i cFes va lt ha tpr ovi desi nc r edi bl eva r i et y,s pa nni ngawi de s wa t hofgener a onsa ndgenr es . I fyoua r ef a s c i na t edbyt hemor e obs c ur ec or ner sofa ut omo ver a c i ng, t hi si st hepl a c ef oryou. Iha vebeena endi ngt hi seventf oryea r sa ndha vec ons t a nt l y beent el l i ngmygea r hea df r i endsa bouti t .I nNew Engl a nd,wa r m s unnyweekendsc omea tapr emi um,a ndt her ea r eo enf a mi l y a ndf r i endr el a t edobl i ga onsonaLa borDa yWeekend. Thi syea r Iwa sa bl et oper s ua demybr ot hert oa endhi sfir s tHi s t or i c s Weekend, a ndi t ’ ss a f et os a yhe’ shooked.

“ ARRI VI NGI NTHEPARK MI DWAYTHROUGHFRI DAY, YOUCOULDSMELLANDHEAR THEBI G, FASTETYPESAND CORVETTESBEFOREYOU COULDEVENSEETHEM. DRI VI NGOVERTHEBRI DGE THATCROSSESTHEFI NAL DOWNHI LLOFTHETRACK YOUCANFULLYTAKEI NTHE PI CTURESQUELANDSCAPEOF THEPARK. I TLOOKSLI KEA COMBI NATI ONOFATRACK, A VERMONTDAI RYFARM, AND THEGROUNDSOF TANGLEWOOD.

Geor ge’ sbr ot her , Al ex ,c l i mbi ng i nt oaPor s c he9146t opr ovet ha t a6f oot 3i nc hf r a mec oul dfiti n t hemi dengi nedma c hi ne.

Ar r i vi ngi nt hepa r kmi dwa yt hr oughFr i da y,youc oul ds mel la nd hea rt hebi g, f a s tETypesa ndCor ve esbef or eyouc oul devens ee t hem. Dr i vi ngovert hebr i dget ha tc r os s est hefina l downhi l l oft he t r a c kyouc a nf ul l yt a kei nt hepi c t ur es quel a nds c a peoft hepa r k. I t l ooksl i keac ombi na onofat r a c k,aVer montda i r yf a r m,a ndt he gr oundsofTa ngl ewood. Ther ea r et hous a ndsoft r a c ksa c r os st hec ount r y.Someoft hem a r ej us tat r a c k. Ot her sa r ea c t ua l l ys c eni c . Buthow ma nyoft hos e s c eni ct r a c ksl etyouc a mpi nt hei nfiel d?We’ r enott a l ki nga bout s omebi gRVpa r k, buta c t ua l l yc a mp. Iha dt woc a mps i t esr es er ved f ort he 2020 edion oft he weekend event .I twa sobvi ous l y c a nc el ed,butea r l yi n 2021,Ir ec ei ved a c a l lf r om a s a l es r epr es ent a vef r om Li meRoc kPa r ka s ki ngmei fI ’ dl i keaf ul l r ef und, or , c r edi tt owa r d—Idi dn’ tevenl ett hem fini s h. It ol dt hem, “ We’ dl i ket or es er vet hes a mec a mps i t es , a ppl yt hec r edi t . ” Dr i vi ngt hr ought hei nfiel d,whi c hi smor el i keas t a t epa r kt ha na t ypi c a lr a c et r a c ki nfiel d,you a r ei ns t a nt l yt r a ns por t ed t oa weekend r a c ei nt he 1960sor70s .A Bugeye Spr i t ei sbei ng wor kedonnex tt oa nAi r s t r ea mt r a i l er .AFor mul aFor di sc ool i ng offunderat a r pwhi l ei t sownergr i l l sl unc h.I fyoueverf eell i ke you’ r et heonl yper s ona tyouroffic eori nyourf a mi l yt ha t* get s * c a r s , you’ l l f eel a thomeher e. Wefina l l ya r r i veda tourc a mps i t e,butdi dn’ tbot hers e ngup c a mp.Wei mmedi a t el ygr a bbedourf ol di ngc ha i r sa ndwa l kedt o t hema i nvi ewi nga r eat ha tover l ookst hefir s ts etofc hi c a nes . Asi f Li meRoc kwer enota l r ea dyt hebuc ol i ci dea l ,t hema i n“ s t a nds ” c ons i s tofahi l l s i deuponwhi c hs pec t a t or sc a ns etupc a mpc ha i r s orl a youtapi c ni cbl a nket . A er wa t c hi ng t he ea r l y a er noon gr oup ofMi niCooper s , Lot us es , Tr i umphs , a ndPor s c he9144’ s , wes eta boutbui l di ngour t ent s .Ourc a mps i t ewa ss eta bove“ NoNa me, ”t heba c ks t r a i ght t ha tl ea dsi nt ot he br a ki ng z one bef or e at ur ni nt oa n uphi l l s t r a i ght .

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Thoughj us toutofs i ghtduet ot hehi l l s i de, t hes oundsof60yea r ol dc a r bur et edengi nes bounc edofft henea r byhi l l s i de.Evenwhent hec a r swer eont heot hers i deoft het r a c k, youc oul dhea rt hem c l ea ra sda y.Atonepoi nt ,wewer es e ngupat entwhenagr oup t ha ti nc l udedr a c er ea dyDa t s uns ,Cor ve es ,Por s c he911s ,a ndJ a gua rETypesfir edup. Thi swa st hegr oupt ha twehea r dupona r r i vi ngbutdi dnotha veac ha nc et owa t c honi t s fir s tpr a cc es es s i on. Mybr ot herdr oppedt het ent , mi da s s embl y, a ndhur r i edovert ot he wooda ndwi r ef enc et ha tover l ookedNoNa mes t r a i ght .I twa st henIknew hewa s hookedont hewhol eexper i enc e. Fol l owi ngas t ea kdi nneri nt henea r byt ownofLa kevi l l ea nda neveni nga r oundt he c a mpfir e, t her ewa sa not herda yofr a c i ngt oenj oy. Toda y, wevent ur edi nt ot hepa ddoc k. I ti spa r ts wa pmeet ,pa r tr a c epi t s ,a ndpa r twor ki ngmus eum.Iwa sa bl et owa l kr i ghtup t oi c onsl i keaBMW Ar tCa r( whi c hma yha vebeenar epl i c a ) oraMa s er a Bi r dc a ge( whi c h wa st her ea lt hi ng) .Wes a w aCunni ngha m C4t ha twa sdr i venbyl egendss uc ha sBr i ggs Cunni ngha ma ndJ ohnFi t c h. Wec on nuedt owa l kt hepa ddoc ka err a c i ngc onc l udedf ort heda y, butwi t ha nhourl e ofs unl i ght .I twa sama gi c a lhour .Owner s ,dr i ver s ,a ndmec ha ni c swer eha ppyt oa ns wer a nyques onsweha d. Somea s kedusf orhel ppu ngonac a rc overorr ol l i ngac a ront oa t r a i l er .Oneownerevenl etusc l i mbi nt ohi sPor s c he9146t opr ovet ha ta6f oot 3i nc h f r a mec oul dfiti nt hemi dengi nedma c hi ne. Duet onoi s er es t r i c ons ,r a c i ngi shel donFr i da y,Sa t ur da y,a ndLa borDa y.OnSunda y, r a t hert ha nr a c e, t heyha veaConc our seventont het r a c ki t s el f . Ca r sa r ea r r a ngedont he out ers i del i nes ,a ndt hos ei na enda nc ewa l kt het r a c k.Gi vent ha ti twa sr a i ni nga ndwe t houghtweha ds eeni ta l l , wepa c kedupa ndhi tt her oa d. I twa sonl ywhenwegothome di dwel ea r nt ha ta mongt hec a r si na enda nc ewa saMer c edes BenzCLKGTRr a c ec a r . Thel es s onher e?AtLi meRoc k,s a yyest oever yt hi ng,ot her wi s e,youc oul dmi s souton s eei ngyourdr ea mc a r .

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UPSHI FT

JOHN DARACK


As ki nny13yea r ol dwa swa l ki nghomef r om t hedi a mondj us ta erdus k, ba tonhi ss houl der , ba l l i nhi s gl ove, a ndwa sdr a wnt os hower sofs pa r ksf r om Ra y’ sga r a ge. Ra ya ndJ i mmy, 17or18, t heBi gKi ds . Wha tt heywer ewel di ngs omet hi ngmet a l ont oar us t yol dr oa ds t er .

“ DON’ TLOOKATTHEFLASH, KI D! ”RAYSHOUTED. IHADNO I DEAWHY. ” CANIWATCH? ” “ YEAH, BUTDON’ TLOOKATTHEFLASH, I T’ LLMAKEYOUGO BLI ND. ” “ COOL. ”

Theywer ebui l di ngahotr od. Iha dneverhea r dofahotr od. J i mmyt ol dmet heywer epu ngafla t hea d i nt oaModel T. Wha t ’ safla t hea d?Wha t ’ saModel T?Theyex pl a i nedi twoul dma ket heol dFor da sf a s t a sar a c ec a r . Whoa a a ! It ol dDa da boutt hi s , a ndt hr oughhi soner a i s edeyebr ow, s ugges t edt ha twegetabooka boutModel A For ds . Hel i kedt hes i mpl i c i t yofModel Asa ndt houghtI ’ dl i ket or ea da boutt hem. Whenhebr oughta Fl oydCl ymerbookhome, t hepi c t ur esa nddes c r i p onswer ef a s c i na ng. Iwa shooked!Mos toft he t er mi nol ogya nddes c r i p onswer enew a ndneededex pl a na on, butIc oul dn’ tgetenoughofi t . Da d a r r a ngedwi t hhi sf r i end, Byr on, t ovi s i tt heLa r zAnder s onMus eum ofTr a ns por t a on( a si twa sc a l l ed t hen) , wher eByr onhungoutwhenhec oul d, s oIc oul dgetat a s t eoft hea n quec a rwor l d. Mea nwhi l e, I ha dc ol l ec t eda nddi ges t eds ever a l booksa boutModel AFor ds . Wewentt oa neveni ngga t her i ngof nker er swher eol derguyswer efix i ngt hei rc a r si nt heba s ementof t heMus eum. I twa sat ot a l l ynew wor l dt ous . I twa sf unt os eeguyswor ki ngwi t ht ool sa ndha vi ngt hem ex pl a i nwha tt heywer edoi ng. Atours ec ondvi s i t , weno c edabul l e nboa r dwi t hForSa l epos ngs . Ther ewa sonewi t haphot oofa1930Model ATudorf or$150.Da ds ugges t edwet a kear i det oLi nc ol n a ndha veal ook. Byt henhewa sver yenc our a gi ngofmynew hobby. Het houghti tmi ghtbegoodt oha ve a na c t ua l s emi f unc oni ngc a rt ol ea r non.Rea l l y, Da d?Wow! !Heboughtmeamus eum member s hi p, a ndIwa st ol dIwa st heyounges tmemberever . Iwa sflus hwi t hc a s h, ha vi ngs a vedl a wnmowi ngmoneyf oraf ew yea r s , f orfiedwi t haf ew Ba rMi t z va h gis . Henotonl yenc our a geds ea r c hi ngf ort her i ghtpr oj ec tc a r , buta l s of oranew por t a bl et ypewr i t er . Asi tt ur nedout , bot hoft hos epur c ha s esha veha dl i f el ongpos ivei nfluenc esonme. Lea r ni ngt ot ypei n s event hgr a des etmeupni c el yt oa voi dt her i di c ul eIex pec t edf r om myi l l egi bl eha ndwr ing. Thr ough hi ghs c hool a ndc ol l egeIwa sa bl et os ubmi tni c el ooki ngr epor t sa ndes s a ysl ongbef or ewor dpr oc es s or s orulma t el y, c omput er s . Whenc omput er sc a mea l ong, t ypi ngs ki l l bec a meada i l ynec es s i t y. Ol dc a r s bec a mea nobs es s i ona ndwer emuc hmor ef unt ha nt het ypewr i t er !Goodmove, Da d! TheModel Aont hebul l e nboa r dwa sa taf a r m as hor tdr i vef r om ourhome. Da da ndIa r r a ngedt ogo f orat es tdr i ve, whi c hher el i s hedevent houghs i ngupt ha thi gha ndpeer i ngovert hel il ehoodf ort he fir s t mewa spr e yuns el i ngt ome. “ Il ea r nedt odr i veonac a rl i ket hi sa ndyouc a n, t oo, ”hes a i d. “ Ok, ” Is a i dki ndofr el uc t a nt l y. Weoffer ed$125, a ndadea l wa sma de. Thenex tweekendwedr ovei thome, wi t hMom f ol l owi ngi nt heOl ds mobi l e, as pa r ec a nofwa t erbes i deher , j us ti nc a s e. Longs t or ys hor t , Iwa sa f r a i dt odomuc hmor et ha ns i ti ni ts t udyi ngmyFor dbooksa nddevel opi nga c omf or tl evel f ort henex tyea rors o. Then, a erl ot sofr ea di ng, Is eta boutc l ea ni ngi tup, l ea r ni ngt ous e Bondo, how t oa dj us tpoi nt s , c l ea ns pa r kpl ugsa nda dj us tt hemec ha ni c a l br a kes . WhenIt ur ned16, Igot myl i c ens eoni t , a ndbega ndr i vi ngt ohi ghs c hool a l mos tda i l y. Ar al ec a npa i ntj obma dei tl ooka l mos t ok. Atl ea s ta tt ha tpoi nti twa sa l l onec ol orf ort hefir s t mei ndec a des ! WhenIdr ovet oac oupl eofLa r zAnder s onevent sIwa st ol dt opa r k“ overt her e, ”mea ni nga wa yf r om t he “ r ea l ”a n quec a r s .Tha ts t ung, butIwa sundet er r ed. Thenc a mec ol l ege. Iha df oundamuc hni c erModel ASpor tCoupebyt hen, a nda l t houghi twa spa i nt ed r edpr i merwi t habr us h, i tt oowa sa l l onec ol or !WhenIha dt heoppor t uni t yt os el l i tf ormor et ha nIpa i d f ori t , Ij umpeda tt hec ha nc e, es pec i a l l ys i nc ei tneededs omewor kt ha tIc oul dnota ffor d. 38


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Iha dha dmyeyeonas omewha tt a yMGTF,whi c hIj us tha dt obuy.Myenc ha nt mentwi t h s por t sc a r sent er edf ul l flowerwi t ht ha tver ypr e y, ver yi mpr a cc a l l il edevi l .Myi mpul s i ve, c ompul s i vec a r eerofc ha ngi ngc a r sf r equent l ywa sa l s ol a unc heda tt ha t me. I tendur est ot hi s da y! La r zAnder s onMus eum ofTr a ns por t a onwa sa l wa ysi nmyba c kgr ound. Ast heens ui ngyea r s off a mi l ybui l di nga ndbus i nes sbui l di ngc ons umedmos tofmy me, vi nt a gec a r sbec a mebot h apr oduc vehobbya ndapr ofit a bl es i debus i nes swhenmyr ea l bus i nes ss t r uggl edt hr oughi t s ea r l ygr owt hyea r s . Oc c a s i ona l a enda nc ea tLa r zAnder s onl a wnevent swa sf un, a ndIwa sno l ongerr el ega t edt ot heba c kl otwhenIs howedupi na“ r ea l ”a n quec a r .Ima i nt a i nedmy member s hi ponas por a di cba s i sba c kt hen.Byt he meIc oul da ffor dani c eModelAt ha tI c oul dc ons i derakeeper ,Ibega nt obeamor er egul a rmus eum a endee.Al a t eri nvi t a ont o bec omeaCor por a t oropenedmyeyest ot hei nnerwor ki ngsofma na gi ngt heMus eum, a ndt he oppor t uni t yt oma kemor el i kemi ndedf r i ends . Il i kedi t ! Ast heyea r sc a mea ndwent ,c a r s ,t oo,c a mea ndwent ,buts omes t uc ka r oundonc eIc oul d a ffor dt okeept hem.Someoft heonest ha tgota wa y( wea l lha vet hos es t or i es ! )Ir ea l l ymi s s now,buts eei ngt hepos ives i de,t heonest ha ts t a yeda r epr e ys as f yi ng.Ti mewa sa l s oon mys i dea tLa r zAnder s on, a sIwa sa bl et ooc c upys ea t sont heBoa r dofTr us t eesa ndExec u ve Commiee. Asmyi nt er es tgr ew, i tbec a meapl ea s ur et obea bl et oc ont r i but et ot hefina nc i a l needsofr unni ngourmus eum.Il ea r ned byi nvol vementa boutt heva l ueoffindi nga nd r et a i ni ngt hebes tqua l i fieda nddevot eds t a ffmember s , vol unt eer sa ndmus eum member s , a nd wor ki ngwi t ht hem t owa t c hours uc c es s esgr ow. St a rnga tt hebo om a ndr i s i ngt hr ought he r a nks ,event ua l l ybec omi ngPr es i dentoft heBoa r dofDi r ec t or sha sbeenaver ys as f yi ng j our ney, ma dei nma nydr i ver s ’ s ea t swi t hma nyfinef r i ends . Ourr ec entyea r sha vebeenbl es s edwi t has i gni fic a nti nfluxofyoungers t a ff,member sa nd pa rc i pa nt si nourevent s .We’ r egr owi ngs t ea di l y,a ndours uc c es s f ulf ut ur ei sa l lbuta s s ur ed wi t ht hei rener gy, c r ea vi t ya ndi nvol vement . Asgener a onsha vec omea ndgone, t hea r r a yof c a r sonourl a wnha sevol ved.Now ol derHonda s ,BMWs ,Ca ma r osa ndot hermor emoder n c a r sha vebec omet hef unc ona lequi va l ent sofmyfir s tModelA.Br i ngt hem on,f ol ks ,we’ ve gotal otofdr i vi nga dvent ur esa ndl a wnevent sa hea dofus !

ul y , 1964.Ge ngt henex tModel A, 1929Spor tCoupe, r ea dyf ort her oa d.J D Ma i n:J

ont hel e, Pa ul a ndPet era s s i s ng, a l l pr et endi ngweknowwha twe' r edoi ng.Theya r e sl l a mongmybes tf r i ends ! 1:Apr i l , 1965.The1954MGTFt ha tl a unc hedmys por t sc a rha bi t . 2:J une, 2020.Cur r entBFF, 1968Por s c he912Ta r ga , a tLa r zAnder s on. 3:Summer , 1958.Myfir s tc a r !Ra y, mys t er i ous-1930Model AFor d 4:Sept ember , 1964.Al l pa c kedup, hea dedf orJ uni oryea ra tUMASS.

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Ex ec u veDi r ec t orShel donSt eel eha sa s kedmet ogr a c et hes epa gesa ndent hr a l lyouwi t hmy wa r pedbr a ndofa ut omo vewi s dom.It houghtal il ec ont ex tonwhot hi sguyi smi ghtbeagood pl a c et os t a r t . Ca rnut s , l i kes uper her oes , ha vet oha vea nor i gi ns t or y. Myba c kgr oundr ea l l yi s n’ tt ha tunus ua l . I ’ m aguyf r om mi ddl ec l a s sLongI s l a ndr oot swho,f r om a nea r l ya ge,ha dhi sneur ons c kl edbyc a r s . Ther ewer en’ tFer r a r i sr unni nga r oundOl dBet hpa ge,butt her ec er t a i nl ywer eCor ve es ,a ndI di s nc t l yr ememberwhen,a tfiveyea r sol d,anei ghborc a mehomewi t hanew ‘ 63s pl i t wi ndow S ngr a y,a ndIt houghti twa st hemos tbea uf ult hi ngI ’ devers een.Evenwi t hbl a ndernons por t s c a r s ,mybr a i na ppea r edt obewi r edt ono c eever yc ha ngedc ur vea ndc r ea s eors hi i nhea dl i ght a ndt a i l l i ghtc onfigur a oni nt hea nnua l new model f r es heni ng. Ther ea l or i gi n, t het r i ggerevent , t hevec t orf ormyi nf ec onwi t ht hec a rvi r us , c a mea erwemoved upt oAmher s tMAi n1969. Mymot herwor keda tHa mps hi r eCol l ege, a ndf ort henex tf ouryea r s , a s t ea dys t r ea m ofHa mps hi r es t udent sc a met hr oughourhous e. Onewa sayoungma nwhoha dar ed BMW 2002wi t hal i c ens epl a t et ha ts a i d“ GEI ST”( Ger ma nf or“ s pi r i t ” ) .Hel i vedwi t husf ora s ummer ,a nddr ovemea l la r oundAmher s ti nt ha tc a r .I twa ss oc ompl et el yunl i keourf a mi l y’ s’ 69 Pl ymout hSa t el l i t e,a ndIwa sf or everi mpr es s edwi t hwha tt ha tbox yl il eGer ma ns eda nc oul ddo. Cl ea r l yI“ i mpr i nt ed”ont hec a r , a ndf r om t ha tpoi nton, Iwa ss i mpl ydoomedt of ol l ow BMW 2002s a r ound, l i keagos l i ngwhomi s t a kesagl i derf ori t smot her . So,a erwemovedf r om Amher s tt oLex i ngt on,whenIgr a dua t edhi ghs c hool ,di dIbuyaBMW 2002?Ofc our s enot .I ns t ea d,Iboughtaver yc ut e,ver yqui c k,a ndver yt r oubl es omel il e1970 Tr i umphGT6+. I nmydef ens e, t heper kyl il eTr i umphi ns nc vel ys t r uc kmea sha vi ngbe er , you know,pl uma gef ora r a c ngt hos eoft heot hergenderwi t hwhi c hIwa ss os mien.Rega r dl es sof whet herornott ha t“ wor ked, ”wha tt hec a rdi dha vewa sa na s t oni s hi ngpr opens i t yf orbr ea ki ng down. Someoft hi swa sbec a us et heGT6ha dades t r okeds i x c yl i nderengi nef r om t heTR6i nac a r whos er unni nggea rwa sf r om t hef our c yl i nderSpi t fir e,s oever yt hi nga oft heengi ner i ppedout f r om t hei nc r ea s ed t or que.Thec a ra t ei t sdi ffer en a l ,c r a c ked i t sdr i ves ha ,a nd t wi s t ed t he uni ver s a lj oi nt s on t he ha l fs ha s l i ke under c ooked pr et z el s .But even t he t or que i s s ue not wi t hs t a ndi ng, pa r t sbr okeont hi sc a ri fyous i mpl yl ookeda tt hem wr ong. Thec l ut c hr el ea s el ever ha di t spi votpoi ntpoket hr oughi tl i keafingert hr oughKl eenex .Thet ubet ha tt hec l ut c ht hr owout bea r i ngs l i dons na ppedi nha l f .Andofc our s e,t her ewer et heel ec t r i c a lpr obl ems .Thehea dl i ght s t ha twoul ds hutoffa tni ght . Thewi per st ha twoul ds hutoffi nt her a i n. ( Youc a ni ma gi nehow muc h f uni twa sdr i vi ngt hec a ra tni ghti nt her a i n. )Andi ft ha twa s n’ tenough, t her ewa st her us t —t hec a r wa sonl ys i xyea r sol da ndt hea a c hmentf oroneoft her ea rt r a i l i nga r msbr okea wa yf r om t hefloor . Ther e’ squi t eabi tofr evi s i oni s thi s t or yfloa nga r ounda bouthow‘ 60sa nd‘ 70sBr is hc a r swer en’ t r ea l l ya sba da swer ememberbec a us e,t hes eda ys ,whent hey’ r et r ea t eda spa per edc l a s s i c sa nd dr i venonl yonoc c a s i ona l s unnyweekends , t hes ec a r sbeha vec ompl et el ydi ffer ent l yt ha nwhent hey wer er el i edona snei t her s nownor r a i nnor hea t nor gl oomof ni ghtda i l ydr i ver s .ButI ’ m her et o t el l you, t heGT6wa st hepos t erc hi l df orhowever yt hi ngba dyou’ veeverhea r da boutBr is hc a r si s a l l t r ue. Att he me, I wa sac ol l eges t udentwi t hz er ot r a i ni ngi na ut omec ha ni c s . However , f oryea r sI ’ dbeen abi keki d.Ipul l edbi kesoutoft het r a s ha ndr ebui l tt hem.Wor ki ngonac a rs eemedl i keana t ur a l ex t ens i on, j us tamor ec ompl i c a t edmec ha ni c a ls ys t em.Sowhent heTr i umphbega ns pewi ngs t ea m a ndl ea ki ngc ool a nts omewher eonRt202, Is t opped, s a wt ha ti twa sc omi ngf r om apa r twi t habel t a ndapul l eyoni t ,figur edi tmus tbeawa t erpump,hi t c hhi kedi nt oAmher s t ,boughtt hepa r t , bor r oweds omet ool s , a ndmyl i f ea sTheHa c kMec ha ni cbega n. Whent hec a ra t ei t sdi ffer en a l a nd Iha dt or emovei ta ndl ea r nedt ha tt hec a r ’ sr ea rs us pens i onha das i ngl et r a ns ver s el ea fs pr i ngt ha t wa sbol t edt ot het opofs a i ddi ffer en a l ,r emovi ngt hebr okenonewa s n’ tt ooba dot hert ha nt he SPROI NG WHACK!wi t hwhi c ht hel a s tnuthol di ngont hel ea fs pr i ngl a unc hedi t s el fi nt ot he hea dl i ner ,butwheni ns t a l l i ngt henew one,i nor dert oc ompr es st hel ea fs pr i ngba c kdowns ot he nut swoul dr ea c ht heendsoft hebol t s , Iha dt ohol dac r owba ri npl a c ewi t hmyf or ehea d. Anddon’ t a s kmea boutpul l i ngt het r a ns mi s s i ont wi c e—onc et or epl a c et hepunc t ur edr el ea s el ever , a nda ga i n bec a us et hec ol l a rf ort het hr owoutbea r i ngc r a c ked. I t ’ sj us tt oopa i nf ul . TheTr i umphr a na boutha l ft he meIownedi t . I twa sbl eedi ngmedr y. I tha dt ogo. I nt hef a l l of 1978, a erIt ookSheWhoWoul dBec omeMyWi f ef oras i ngl eda t ei ni t , Is ol di t , s oIgues syou c oul ds a yi tdi df ul fil l i t si nt endedpur pos eofpr ovi di ngmewi t hpl uma ge. I t ’ sea s y( a ndf un)t or a g ont heGT6, butt her e’ sz er odoubtt ha ti t ’ sr es pons i bl ef ormebei ngHa c kMec ha ni cme. Wi t hout i t , myl i f ewoul dn’ tbenea r l ya si nt er es ng. Andmyfinger na i l swoul dbeal otc l ea ner . I tdi d, however , wa r nmeoffBr is hc a r sf ora l mos t40yea r s , un l Iboughtt hedea ds i nc e1979’ 74 Lot usEur opa , whi c h, a st heys a y, i sa not hers t or y.

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WhenImoveddownt oAus ni n1982,gotmyfir s ts o wa r eengi neer i ngj ob,a nds uddenl yha da c t ua l i nc ome, Iboughtmyfir s tBMW 2002. Ides c r i bei ta sequa l pa r t sor a ngepa i nt , r us t , a ndbondo, a ndevenf or as t or yt el l erl i keme, t ha t ’ snotmuc hofa nexa gger a on. I tc os t$800. I tr a n. Iwa sec s t ac . Hel l , Iwa sl i vi n’ t hedr ea m.Thet r a ns mi s s i on,however ,wa sr ea l l ywhi ny.Iopenedt hefil lpl ug,s t uc kmyfingeri n,a nd c oul dn’ tf eela nyflui d, as ur es i gnt ha ti twa sl ow. Ipour edi nt r a ns mi s s i onflui d. I ts wa l l owedaqua r ta nda ha l f —t hef ul l c a pa c i t y. Gee, It hought ; nowondert het hi ngi snoi s y. Idr ovei t , a ndt hewhi newa sgone. Hey, Igotyournumber , fir s tBMW 2002. Mes swi t hme, huh?Ihopet hi sl il eenc ount ers howedyouhowt hi ngs a r egoi ngt obea r oundher e. Thenextmor ni ng,Ic a meoutt ofindagi a ntpuddl eoft r a ns mi s s i onflui d,l i ke,oh,s a y,a boutaqua r ta nda ha l fwor t h, undert hec a r . I twa st hent ha tIl ea r nedTheLa w OfMa s kedPr obl ems —t ha tt het hi ngt ha tyou s eei so enonl yt hes ympt om oft hepr obl em, nott hea c t ua l pr obl em. Ofc our s et r a ns mi s s i onflui ddoes n’ t eva por a t ef r om as ea l edt r a ns mi s s i on. I tha dnoflui di ni tbec a us ei tl ea kedout . Thel ea kt ur nedoutt obea c r a c kedendc over . Nopr obl em, It hought ;I ’ l l j us tr epl a c et heendc over . SoIpul l edt het r a ns mi s s i on,l ookeda ti t ,r ea duponi t ,a ndl ea r nedt ha twha tIs a wa sa n“ endc over ”i s a c t ua l l yt hepa r tf r om whi c ht hegut soft het r a ns mi s s i ona r es us pended. Onc eyoupul l outt hei nputbea r i ng ( f orwhi c hyouneedas pec i a lt ool ) , youl i upt heendc overwi t hmos toft hei nt er na l soft het r a ns mi s s i on ha ngi ngf r om i t .Tor epl a c et heendc over ,youha vet or emovet hos epa r t s ,whi c hi nc l udet hebea r i ngs , gea r s ,a nds ync hr omes hr i ngs .Andr ei ns t a l l i ngt hem r equi r esver yc a r ef ulmea s ur ementa nds hi mmi ng, i den c a lt owha tyou’ dbedoi ngi fyouri nt entwa st or ebui l dt het r a ns mi s s i on.I nawa y,t heendc overi s r ea l l yt hec a s e, a ndt hec a s ei sr ea l l yt hec over . I twoul d’ vebeena nea s i erj obi ft hec a s ei t s el fwa sc r a c ked. I not herwor ds , myfir s tr epa i ronaBMW 2002, per f or medi nor dert os i mpl ys t opat r a ns mi s s i onfir s tf r om whi ni ng,t henf r om l ea ki ng,wa st or ebui l dt het r a ns mi s s i on.Att he me,Idi dn’ tr ea l i z et ha tt hi swa snut s , t ha ti twa s n’ ts omet hi ngas a neper s onwoul ddo( Inowknowt ha tt her ea s ona bl ea ppr oa c hwoul dbet oj us t finda not hert r a ns mi s s i on) . But , l i ket hewa t erpumpont heTr i umph, a ndt heot herr epa i r sont heTr i umph, Ipr es s edon. Iwoul dnotbe det er r edbys i z e, wei ght , fil t h, c ompl exi t y, a ndt hel a c kofexper tknowl edgea nds pec i a l t ool s . A erIgott hec a rdec ent l ys or t edouta ndpa i nt ed,Iha ppenedi nt oa not her2002.I tha dbeens i ngf or yea r s ,butt hi soneha da i rc ondioni ng,t hepos s i bi l i t yofwhi c hma demywi f ever yha ppy( t hi swa sTexa s , r emember ? ) . SoIboughtt hes ec ond2002a nds ol dt hefir s t . Thi ss etupapa er nt ha texi s t st ot hi sda y: Buy wha tyouc r a vea ndc a na ffor d, t ha ta ffor da bi l i t ygener a l l ydr i venbyt hec a r ’ sneedi ngwor k. Hol dont oi ta s l onga si tma kess ens e, whi c hi so enun l t hes i r ens ongofs omet hi ngnewerorbe ers t a r t st os i ngi nyour ea r . La t her , r i ns e, r epea t . I t ' sbeen45yea r ss i nc et ha tTr i umphGT6,39s i nc et ha tfir s t2002.Si nc et hen,overahundr edc a r sha ve c omea ndgone.Mos toft hem—a bout70—ha vebeenBMWs .Oft hos e,al il emor et ha nha l fha vebeen 2002s . Ther ea r ec ur r ent l y13c a r s . Si xa r e1970s er aBMWs . Thr eea r el a t e90sa ndea r l y2000er aBMWs , i nc l udi ngmyda i l ydr i ver . Thent her e’ smywi f e’ sda i l ydr i verHonda( t heonewet a kewhenwewa ntt oget s omewher ewi t houta nydr a ma ) ,t hel il eWi nneba go Ri a l t aRV ( a1995 Vol ks wa gen Eur ova n wi t ha Wi nneba goc a mperbodyont heba c k,s or tofl i keabl owfis hs wa l l owi ngas hoebox) ,a ndaSi l ver a dowor k t r uc k/t ow mons t er .Oh,a nd t he ’ 74 Lot usEur opaTwi n Ca m Spec i a l ,t he c ompl et el yi ndef ens i bl e 1600pound mi dengi ne’ d fiber gl a s s bodi ed i mpos s i bl yl ow i mpos s i bl ya ngul a ri ns a nel ya ddi c ve c ount er poi ntt oever yt hi ngel s eIown. Iwor kona l l oft hem mys el f , doi ngever yt hi ngexc eptbodywor ka nd pa i nt . I ’ ml oc a l , r i ghther ei nWes tNewt on( a ndwher e13c a r sgets t or edwhenmyhous ei sonas i xt hofa na c r e i st hes ubj ec tf ora not herda y) .It r yt ogett oa sma nyoft hel a wnevent sher ea tLa r za sIc a n.I fyous ee s omeones c oo nga r oundNewt oni nava r i et yofNi xoner aBMWsorar ea l l yl ow,br own,r a yl ooki ng Lot us , i t ’ spr oba bl yme. Wa vemedowna nds a yhi . So,yea h,I ’ vegott hi ngst owr i t ea bout .S c ka r ound.I t ’ l lbef un.And,r emember —i fi t ’ snot ,i t ’ sShel don’ s f a ul t .

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Sel l i ngex o cc a r si snotl i kes el l i nghi ghvol umef a mi l y s eda ns . Thi si snos hoc ki ngr evel a on, butwhenyous eea Ma s er a Gr a nTur i s mos c r ea m downt hehi ghwa y, you’ r e pr oba bl yt hi nki nga boutpr ec i s i onI t a l i a nc r as ma ns hi p r a t hert ha na s ki ngyour s el fwha tt hebuyi ngpr oc es si sl i ke. Chr i sBenvi ea ndt het ea ma tBos t onMot or s por t st hi nk a boutt hi ss t uff. Benvi ei st heDi r ec t orofMa r ke ngf ort heMc Gover nAut o Gr oupwhi c hs er ves15br a ndsa t17l oc a onst hr oughout New Engl a nda ndi sevenex pa ndi ngi nt oLongI s l a nd. Spenda ny met a l ki ngt oChr i s , a ndi t ’ sc l ea rt ha the’ sa s pa s s i ona t ea boutt hec a rbus i nes sa shei sdr i vi ng hi ghper f or ma nc eex oc sl i kehi sAudi R8s uper c a r . He gr ew upi nt hec a rbus i nes s , a shi sf a mi l yownedLuc i ni For di nWes tBr i dgewa t er , MAf r om 1929un l 2006.

I NADDI TI ONTO HI SROLESWI TH OCTANE, MCGOVERN, AND BOSTONMOTORSPORT, BENVI EI S ONTHELARZANDERSON MUSEUM BOARDOFTRUSTEES, ANDTHATLENDSI TSELFTO SOME NATURALSYNERGI ES. “ ASA TRUSTEE, WE’ REALWAYS LOOKI NGFORWAYSFORTHE MUSEUM TO GROW THATARE MUTUALLYBENEFI CI AL. WEARE DEEPLYI NVOLVEDI NBOSTON CARSANDCOFFEE, ”SAI DBENVI E.

“ Iwa sas eni ori nc ol l egewhenFor dc ons ol i da t edt he dea l ernet wor k, ”ex pl a i nsBenvi e, “ It houghtI ’ dbegoi ngt o wor kf orourdea l er s hi p. ”Benvi ewa swor ki ngonadegr ee i nAut omobi l eDea l er s hi pMa r ke nga ndBus i nes s Ma na gementf r om t hea ut oi ndus t r yf oc us edNor t hwood Uni ver s i t yl oc a t edi nMi c hi ga n. Ar medwi t hs t r ongi ndus t r y c onnec onsheha da l r ea dyma de, Benvi ewa s n’ tdet er r ed byt hec l os ur eoft hef a mi l ybus i nes s . A erc ol l ege, Benvi ej oi nedt hema r ke ngt ea ma tAut o Tr a der , movi ngupt her a nkst oDi r ec t orofSa l es . Het hen j oi nedt het ea ma tOc t a neMa r ke ng, whi c hi st he ma r ke ngdi vi s i onoft heMc Gover nAut oGr oup. Benvi e j oi nedt hi st ea mj us ta sCovi ds t a r t edt oi mpa c tt hewor l d, butonc ea ga i n, Benvi eper s ever ed, l ea di ngOc t a nea nd Mc Gover nt hr oughgr owt ha ndex pa ns i on. Tha tex pa ns i onha sbeenhi ghl i ght edbyt heopeni ngof Bos t onMot or s por t s , aper f or ma nc ea ndex o cc a rdea l er l oc a t edonSol di er sFi el dRoa di nBr i ght on, MA. Thes t or e f oc us esonAl f aRomeoa ndMa s er a, whi c hBenvi es a ysi s a nunder s er vedma r keti nBos t on. “ Ther ei snota nex oc c a rdea l eri nBos t on, ”ex pl a i nedBenvi e, “ Typi c a l l y, t he vol umei s n’ tt her et oha ndl et heex pens esa s s oc i a t edwi t h r unni ngadea l eri nt ha tz i pc ode. ”ButBenvi ea ndt het ea m a tBos t onMot or s por t sha vet a kenadi ffer enta ppr oa c h. “ Ma Mc Gover nputt oget hera ni nc r edi bl et ea m, ”Benvi e c on nued, “ i nc l udi ngJ ona t ha nWr i ghta ndChr i sa n Ka s s i s . ” Wr i ght ’ sex per i enc ei nc l udedFer r a r i ofNew Engl a nda nd t henMc La r en. Ac c or di ngt oBenvi e, Ka s s i sputt oget hera s pec i ficma r ke nga ppr oa c hf ort hi sma r ket . “ Yous i mpl y c a n’ t‘ s pr a ya ndpr a y’ wi t hyoura dvers i ngl i keavol ume dea l er , ”Benvi eex pl a i ned. “ Weha vet obei nt her i ght pl a c es , bec ons c i ousa boutwher eweputr es our c esa ndput as pec i a l f oc usons oc i a l medi a . ”Bos t onMot or s por t sha sa pr of es s i ona l phot ogr a pheri nhous e, ens ur i ngt hec a r si n t hes oc i a l medi apos t sa r es howni nt hei rbes tl i ght . 46


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I na ddiont ohi sr ol eswi t hOc t a ne,Mc Gover n,a ndBos t onMot or s por t ,Benvi ei sont he La r zAnder s onMus eum Boa r dofTr us t ees , a ndt ha tl endsi t s el ft os omena t ur a l s yner gi es . “ AsaTr us t ee,we’ r ea l wa ysl ooki ngf orwa ysf ort hemus eum t ogr ow t ha ta r emut ua l l y benefic i a l .Wea r edeepl yi nvol vedi nBos t onCa r sa ndCoffee, ”s a i dBenvi e.“ Thet ypeof peopl et ha ta endt hos egr ea tevent smel dr ea l l ywel lwi t hourc l i entba s e. ”Bos t on Mot or s por t s ha sr ou nel y br oughta s el ec on ofi t s vehi c l es t ot he C&C event s t hr oughoutt hes ummermont hs . Bos t onMot or s por t sha sr ec ent l ya l s oopenedupi t sdoor st ot ha ts a met hr i vi nga nd pa s s i ona t ec ommuni t y. Thi spa s tSept ember , Bos t onMot or s por t shos t edagr a ndopeni ng event ,hi ghl i ght edbyt hea l l new Ma s er a MC20 s uper c a r .“ Weha damee ngwi t h Ma s er a, ”expl a i nedBenvi e, “ a ndwa sa s kedhowwea r egoi ngt ogr owourpa r t ner s hi pf or t hef ut ur e.We’ r enota i r i ngSuperBowla ds . ”Benvi er eques t edt heMC20a ndMa s er a del i ver ed,by s hi ppi ng overt he a c t ua lpr ot ot ype f ort he s uper c a r .The mi dengi ned hi ghper f or ma nc ema c hi nef ea t ur esat wi nt ur boc ha r gedV6devel opi ng621hor s epower , r out edt ot her ea rwheel st hr ougha n8s peeda ut oma ct r a ns mi s s i on.I ti sexpec t edt o s pr i ntf r om z er ot o60mphi nj us t2. 9s ec onds ,ont hewa yt oat ops peedof200mph. Fet c hi ngbet ween$220, 000a nd$250, 000, t heMC20i sa l r ea dys ol dout , buti tgott hej ob donei ngener a ngt hedes i r edhypef ort henew s t or e. Ther ei smuc ht ol ookf or wa r dt of orBos t onMot or s por t s .TheAl f aRomeoa ndMa s er a l i neupsa r egr owi ng. I na ddiont ot heMC20, Ma s er ar ec ent l yupda t edt heLeva nt eSUV a ndha ss eta boutf r es heni ngi t sen r el i neup.Al f aRomeoi sr ol l i ngoutnew vehi c l es , i nc l udi ngt heupc omi ngTona l ec r os s overa ndGTVs por t sc a ri n2024. I t ’ sa nexc ing me t obei ns uc hadogea t dogbus i nes s .Butaha r dea r neds ki l l s et ,at er r i fict ea m,a nda uni que s el ec on ofper f or ma nc ea nd l uxur y vehi c l esha ve pos ioned t hi sbou que pur veyoroffinea ut omobi l esf oryea r st oc ome. MAI N:THEGRANDOPENI NGOFBOSTONMOTORSPORTSDEALERSHI PPREMI ERI NGTHEMASTERATI MC20PROTOTYPEI NBOSTON, MA 2:MCGOVERN’ SPORSCHEGT3CUPCAR 3:OVERHEADSHOTOFTHEMASTERATIMC20PROTOTYPE 4:UPCLOSEANDPERSONALWI THTHEMC20 5:CHRI STI ANKASSI S, GENERALSALESMANAGEROFBOSTONMOTORSPORTSWI THCHRI SBENVI E, MUSEUM TRUSTEEANDDI RECTOROFMARKETI NGFORTHEMCGOVERNAUTO GROUP

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W ORDS & PHOTOS:GEORGE KENNEDY


Moder nc a r sa r e be erequi pped t ha n everbef or e.You c a n geta mi ds i z ec r os s overt ha t ’ s mor e a c c ommoda ngt ha nal uxur ySUV f r om j us tt enyea r sa go.Sot henhow doesal uxur ybr a nds t a ndout ? Mer c edes Benzc oul d ha ves t opped a tdel i ver i ngt hemos ts uper l a veexa mpl eofper f or ma nc e,s a f et y, t ec hnol ogy, c omf or t , a ndeffic i enc y, butt he2021SCl a s sa l s odel i ver sf ea t ur esa nds er vi c est ha tpeopl eha ve notevent houghtof . Shor tofaRol l s Royc eorBent l ey, t heSCl a s si st hedefinivewor dona ut omo vel uxur y. Thef ul l s i z efla gs hi pl uxur ys eda ni smor et ha nt hes um ofi t spa r t s , t ot hepoi ntwher ei t ’ sl i t er a l l yadi ffer ent dr i vi ngexper i enc ef r om youra ver a ges eda n. Cl i mbi ngi nt ot heSCl a s si st oent eradi ffer entwor l d.Theel ega ntflowi ngl i nesa ndext r emel yc omf or t a bl e s ea t swel c omet hes ens es .Cl os et hebi gdoor ,a ndt het r emendouss ounddea deni nga l l owsyout ot r ul yt a ke i na l l t ha tt heSCl a s sha st ooffer . Ther es ul ti sa nopul entc oc oonofl uxur yt ha tput saf a rgr ea t erempha s i son c omf or tt ha nma nyofMer c edes Benz ’ sr i va l s .Mos tl uxur ya ut oma ker sa r el ea ni ngi nt ot hec ol d,mec ha ni c a l a es t he ct ha tc omeswi t hat ec hl a deni nt er i or . Muc hl i ket hel a t es tMa z dai nt er i or s , Mer c edes Benzf ea t ur es pl ent yoft ec h, buteffor t l es s l yi nt egr a t esi ti nt oaflowi ng, eyepl ea s i ngda s hl a yout . TheSCl a s sf ea t ur esaf ul l ydi gi t a li ns t r umentpa nela ndama s s i vec ent erc ons ol es c r een.Na vi ga ona nd i nf ot a i nmenta r ec ombi nedwi t ht hec l i ma t ea ndr a di oc ont r ol s ,Tes l a s t yl e.Typi c a l l y,Iwoul dha t et hi s ,but Mer c edesma kesi tus a bl ebykeepi ngkeyc ont r ol spr es entont hes c r eena tmos t mes .Thi si swher eTes l a f a i l sbyhi di ngba s i cc ont r ol ss ever a l keys t r okesa wa y. Des pi t eMer c edesha vi ngabe erUI( us eri nt er f a c e) ,t hel a c kofat r a diona lvol umeknobort uni ngdi a li s ma ddeni ng.Ther ei sar ow ofbu onsbel ow t het ouc hs c r een,butt heya r eha pc s t yl ebu ons ,l i ket he bu onsonami c r owa ve. Mer c edes Benzma kesupf ori twi t ht heMBUX( Mer c edes BenzUs erExper i enc e) . I t f ea t ur esapower f ul a ut oma t edvoi c ec l i entt ha tc a nunder s t a ndc ompl exc omma nds . MBUXi sj us tt he poft het ec hi c eber g. TheSCl a s sc omeswi t hhea t eda ndven l a t eds ea t s , ma s s a gi ngf r ont s ea t s ,wi r el es sdevi c ec ha r gi ng,wi r el es sAppl e Ca r Pl a y,a nd Andr oi d Aut o,a ni nc a rf r a gr a nc es ys t em ( s er i ous l y) , a ndaphenomena lBur mes t erpr emi um s t er eos ys t em.Per ha psoneoft hemos tuni quef ea t ur esi s t he“ ener gi z i ngc oa c h. ”Us i nganumberofi nput s ,t heSCl a s sc a ndet er mi nei ft hedr i veri sf a gued.Ra t her t ha na nnoyi ngl yt el l i ngyout opul l overa ndgets omec offee, i tvi br a t est hema s s a gi ngs ea ta ndpl a ysauni que i ns t r ument a lt r a c kon t hes t er eo.Toget her ,t heya r edes i gned t o ma keyou mor ea l er t .I tf el tl i ket he c ombi na onofas paa ndani ght c l ub. TheSCl a s sl i neupi nc l udest hes i xc yl i nderS500a ndanumberofV8power edmodel s ,i nc l udi ngt heS580 t ha twedr ovea swel l a st hemor epot entAMGS63va r i a nt s . The4. 0l i t ert wi nt ur bohybr i dV8i nourS580i s pa i r edt oa9s peeda ut oma ct r a ns mi s s i on,r ou ngpowert o4Ma ca l l wheeldr i ve.Thi ss et upma kes496 hor s epowera nd516poundf eetoft or que.I ta l s or et ur nsf uelec onomyof17mpgc i t y,25hi ghwa y,20 c ombi ned. Tha nkst ot henea r s ea ml es st r a ns ionf r om el ec t r i ct oc onven ona l power , t heSCl a s spr ovi desa neffor t l es s s wel lofpower .Muc hl i keamor et r a diona lV12ul t r a l uxur yc a r ,yourhea dwon’ tki c kba c k,butbef or eyou know i t , you’ l l bedoi ng90mphi fyoua r en’ tpa yi nga en on. J us ta sdel i c a t ei st hes t eer i ngf eel . I t ’ sl i ghta ndeffor t l es s , whi c hper f ec t l yma t c hest hebi gs eda n’ suber l uxur y f eel . Thea i rs us pens i onkeepst heSCl a s sper f ec t l yeveni nc or ner swhi l es oa ki ngupnea r l yever ybumpyou’ l l findonat ypi c a l New Engl a ndr oa d. Des pi t ei t sl engt h, t heSCl a s si shi ghl yma neuver a bl ei n ghts pa c et ha nkst oi t sop ona l f our wheel s t eer i ng. I ta l l owst heSCl a s st opi voti nac r owdedpa r ki ngga r a gef a rbe ert ha nonewoul dexpec t .Thet a s kc a nbe moni t or edvi aapl et hor aofc a mer a sa nds ens or s ,i nc l udi nga360degr eemoni t or ,f r ont a ndr ea rpa r ki ng s ens or s , a ndevenaf r ontpa r ki ngc a mer a . Thel a eri sext r emel yhel pf ul Ba s eMSRPf ort he2021Mer c edes BenzSCl a s si s$109, 800.TheS580s t a r t sa t$116, 300.OurS580wa s s pec ’ edouti nt heExec u veLi ne,whi c ha ddst hef our wheels t eer i ng,hea t eds t eer i ngwheela nda r mr es t s , a ndr ea r s ea tent er t a i nmentpa c ka ge. Sel ec ngt heExec u veLi nebr i ngst hepr i c et o$131, 450. Mer c edes Benzha sel eva t edt hewa yt heoc c upa nti nt er a c t swi t ht heSCl a s s ,whi c hwi l lr equi r eabi tofa l ea r ni ngc ur ve. Ther es ul ti sar ea s s es s mentoft her el a ons hi pwi t ht hehuma na ndma c hi net ha ti sonl yr i va l ed byt heTes l aModel S.



W ORDS & PHOTOS:JI M TRAVERS


The2021Ca di l l a cEs c a l a dewi t hSuperCr ui s ea r r i vedac ent ur yors ot ool a t ef orLa r za ndI s a bel Ander s on, butoddsa r et heywoul dha vea ddedonet ot hei rc ol l ec oni ft heyc oul d. TheAnder s onswer enotj us tc a rent hus i a s t si nt heea r l yda ysoft hea ut omobi l e, t heyf a vor edmodel swi t h t hel a t es tt ec hnol ogya ndl uxur yf ea t ur es . Tha twoul dma ket heEs c a l a deaper f ec tfitf ort hei rc ol l ec on. TheEs c a l a de c ksa l l oft heAnder s on’ sboxes , f r om i t shi ght ec ha ndopul enti nt er i orl i nedwi t hs o l ea t her a ndr ea lwood,t oal ongl i s toft hel a t es tel ec t r oni cs a f et ya ndc onveni enc ef ea t ur es .Toppi ngt hel i s ti s a va i l a bl eSuperCr ui s e, a$2, 500op ona l s emi a ut onomousdr i vi ngf ea t ur et ha thel psma kef orr el a xeda nd enj oya bl ehi ghwa ydr i vi ng. Wi t ht hepr es sofabu on, SuperCr ui s et a kesovermos toft hes t eer i ng, a c c el er a on, a ndbr a ki ngdu esa t hi ghwa ys peeds , l ea vi ngt hedr i vert os t r et c ht hei rl egs , ha veas a ndwi c h, pr a cc et hes a xophone, wha t ever -a sl onga st hei reyesr ema i nont her oa d. Weha dac ha nc et ot r ySuperCr ui s eonal ongs t r et c hofMi c hi ga ni nt er s t a t e,a ndf oundt ha ti tdi da r ema r ka bl ej ob.SuperCr ui s ekeptusc ent er edi nourl a ne,s moot hl ya c c el er a nga nddec el er a ngt os t a y wi t ht heflow oft r a ffic ,ea s i ngs ea ml es s l yi nt oc ur ves ,a ndevena ppl yi ngt hebr a keswi t hmor ef or c ewhen needed.I ta l s opr ovi deda udi bl ea ndvi s ua lwa r ni ngsi fmor ea c vedr i veri nt er ven onwa sr equi r ed,a nd l oudl yr epr i ma ndeduswhenwet es t edt hel i mi t sofi t st ol er a nc ef ordr i veri na en on.Repea t edoffens es wi l lc a us eSuperCr ui s et os huti t s el foff en r el y,a ndl oc kt hedr i veroutf orawhi l et or eflec tont hei r mi s deeds . SuperCr ui s epr ovi desac ompl et el ya ut onomousdr i vi ngexper i enc e,evenma ki ngs ea ml es sl a nec ha nges ei t hera tt hes ugges onoft hedr i verwi t hat ouc hoft het ur ns i gna l l ever , oren r el yoni t sowni ft hedr i ver c hoos est ha top onf r om amenu.I ti sar ema r ka bl ei fs l i ght l yeer i eexper i enc et os i tba c ka ndwa t c hwhi l e t hes ys t em a c va t est hes i gna l , ea s est heEs c a l a dei nt ot hepa s s i ngl a nea ndba c kupt os peedt opa s s . Onc e t hes l owervehi c l eha sbeenover t a ken,SuperCr ui s emovest hebi gCa di l l a cba c kover .Thes ys t em won’ t wor ki fi ts ens esapos s i bl ec ol l i s i onwi t ha not hervehi c l ei nt henextl a ne. Whi l eSuperCr ui s ewon’ tt a keovera l lt hehi ghwa ydr i vi ngc hor es ,i tr ea l l ydoesma kei tl es st edi ous , es pec i a l l yi nt r a ffic .Onar el a vel yempt ys t r et c hofr oa d,wel etSuperCr ui s edot hedr i vi ngf ora bout20 mi nut eswi t houts omuc ha st ouc hi ngt hewheel , onl yc hec ki ngmi r r or sa ndr ea c hi ngf ort hedi r ec ona l s i gna l a snec es s a r yt opa s ss l owermovi ngt r a ffic . J us tha vi ngt heop ont or el a xj us tal il ebi t ,ors wi t c hyours ea ngpos iont oea s epr es s ur eonf a gued l egorba c kmus c l esma kesf oramor er el a xi ngdr i ve. Toj us tr i dea l onga ndma r vel a tt hes ys t em i na c oni s pr e yi mpr es s i ve.Thes ys t em i sl a r gel yl i mi t edt oma j ori nt er s t a t es ,i nc l udi ngmor et ha n200, 000mi l esof hi ghwa ysi nt heUni t edSt a t esa ndCa na da . Beyondt hewonder sofSuperCr ui s e, ourbor r owedEs c a l a dePl a num t es tc a rpr ovedt obeac omf or t a bl e a nd c a pa bl ec r ui s i ng c ompa ni on.Power ed by a 277hor s epower ,3. 0l i t ert ur bodi es elengi ne wi t ha whoppi ng460l b- oft or quea ndma t c hedwi t ha10s peeda ut oma ct r a ns mi s s i on,t heEs c a l a depr ovi ded buc ket sofs moot h,s ea ml es spowera ndr ema r ka bl yqui c ka c c el er a onf ori t ss i z e.Thec a bi nr ema i ned l i br a r yqui etunder wa y,a ndevenwi t ha l lt ha tpower ,wer ec or dedhi ghwa yf uelmi l ea geofa r ound27mpg ont hehi ghwa y. Tha t ’ snott oos ha bbyf oravehi c l et hi ss i z e. Thepl us hi nt er i orha smor et ha na dequa t er oom a l la r ound,wi t hs ea ngf orupt oei ghti nt hr eer owsof s emi a ni l i nel ea t heruphol s t er ed s ea t s .Ot herl uxur yf ea t ur eson ourl oa ded t es tc a ri nc l uded ahuge 16. 9i nc hhi r esi nf ot a i nments c r eenwi t hna vi ga on, wi r el es sAndr oi dAut oa ndAppl eCa r Pl a y, a na da p ve a i rs us pens i on,a na wes ome 36 s pea kers ur r ound s ound a udi os ys t em,a powerpa nor a mi cs unr oof , t hr eez onea ut oma cc l i ma t ec ont r ol ,a ndar ea rs ea tent er t a i nments ys t em.Al lt ha tt ec hnol ogydoes n’ t c omec hea p, however , br i ngi ngt hes c kerpr i c eofourEs c a l a det o$112, 465i nc l udi ngdes na onc ha r ges . Al li na l l ,weemer gedf r om ourt r a vel swi t ht heEs c a l a der ef r es heda ndr ea dyf ort henexta dvent ur e.The Es c a l a dei snoti nexpens i ve, buti tr epr es ent sa na ma z i nga mountofa dva nc edt ec hnol ogyf ort hepr i c e. La r z a ndI s a bel woul dbepl ea s ed.