I’ve seen the 5-pack of FogTech for as much as $7 (the retail is $4.99). So I was delighted to find a box of 100 for $45 on eBay, through Mill Tool Supply. I now have enough FogTech for the rest of my life. And then some.
The weather was April-perfect, so I couldn’t resist riding country roads up to Road Atlanta to see old friends driving (even) older cars. The morning air was crisp, and full of honeysuckle and freshly-cut grass. I was surprised at the large turnout: both the pits and the infield spectator parking lots were full.
While I enjoyed watching GT-40s and old Porsches roar down under the bridge onto the front straight, I was more interested in the lovingly restored old cars on display. I say “old” — these were the cars I lusted after in my early teens, when other girls were taking horseback riding lessons.
I considered the MG-TD to be the consummate British motor car, its flaring front fenders like a Shropshire gentleman’s manicured handlebar mustache buoyed on the wind, the slender wood steering wheel requiring fine leather driving gloves. Hat, optional.
The Jaguar E-Type (often referred to as “XK-E” here in the States) truly conjures up the swinging ’60s. Twiggy on Carnaby Street, baby!
And then there’s the stealth attack vehicle, the Sunbeam Tiger, which was essentially a life-support system for a 260hp Ford V-8 engine. What a kick in the pants!
These were my three favorite Brits from my youth. The only childhood love missing in pictures is the venerable Porsche 356; I saw one moving, but couldn’t catch it parked. That’s OK: it wasn’t meant for parking. Continue reading