Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A fine ride

"Americans are broad-minded people. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there is something wrong with him." ~Art Buchwald, "How Un-American Can You Get?," Have I Ever Lied to You?, 1966

"I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian.... That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs. But I know they'll get me someday." ~Will Rogers

"Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph." ~Jim Samuels

"The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond." ~Edward McDonagh

"When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot." ~Larry Lujack

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." ~Albert Einstein

"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."
~E.B. White, One Man's Meat, 1943

I believe it got to 38 degrees in Melbourne last Saturday. I was stupid enough to spend a good four or five hours walking around in the midday sun, with nothing but my sun glasses for protection. Needless to say, I ended up almost as bright a shade of red as some of the cars I shot at the American & British Motorcycle Club's annual bike and car show that day. Yep. Dumb ass. It was way too hot for my liking. About 15 degrees cooler, and I would have been a happy little vegemite!

Still, I wasn't exactly unhappy. While I didn't really get the shots I was hoping for, it was fun anyway. And definitely something I want to do more of.

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