I have to take my car in for “service” today, and I am quaking in my boots, as is my Discover card. However, if I won’t grow up and continue to hold onto my sports car, I have to bite the bullet…
I love cars. Have done so since I was a youngster my head poked beneath the hood with my wonderful dad. I’m sure he really wanted my help—NOT! He wasn’t a mechanic, but he loved the 4-wheeled beasties, too. I could name most of the cars on the road as he, my mom and I went on road trips.
In Sinners’ Opera, Morgan (the hero) drives a 1966 Jaguar E-type. In Sinners’ Obsession, because the Jag suffers a watery death, he drives a Vanquish (Aston Martin). I was privileged to drive one once. I could have been taken to jail for speeding on Beltway 8, but that wild experience that I’ll never forget. I have seen my current car on 115 mph going to San Antonio, but don’t tell the local authorities. Since he is a black car with black interior and a black convertible top, I call him Black Beastie. When I bought him, my friend suggested Black Beauty as his name, but I thought that far too wimpy for a car with dual turbochargers.
Enjoy your Friday! Best regards from my mechanic, Black Beastie, and me. My Discover card declines comment.