I am a car nut. True and Simple. I love the way they smell, sound and handle. Even if they don’t handle well. I still love ’em. I am not sure when this love affair started, but all I know is, is that over time I have owned approximately forty cars. I say approximately as I have lost count. I should point out that most were capable of being driven on daily basis. They were not collectors cars. But they all had one thing in common. They had personality. From the Land Rover Defender, which I kept all of six months, as I realised it made no sense to keep it, to my Acrua NSX which I kept for twelve years. All have been awesome. The most number of cars I have owned at one time was six. But that was insane. The most of any one vehicle I have bought was the Toyota Pickup, Now called the Tacoma. You know the one. Its the one that the Taliban use to fire rocket launchers. Its simple to see why they use them. The trucks simply will not break, as Top Gear showed one season. I used the pickups when I was starting my business.

My first new car. Very slow, but girls liked it.

The one I was most proud of was my first new car. A Pontiac Firebird. I had no idea what I was doing when negotiating with the dealer. And it was only a four cylinder (a lousy one too), but I was a happy camper.

Long enough to sleep in. Mine was nowhere near as good condition as this one

One car that could have let me down but didn’t was a 1973 Ford LTD Country Squire. I bought it for $700 so I could bum around the US with a friend of mine. We could also sleep in it which saved on hotels. I suppose I am also very proud of my current crop of cars. Which not to put a too fine a point on it. are pretty neat. I will reveal those at some time in the future. As you will see next time, if you work hard, AND have a good support structure, you can make it in this crazy world.

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