After picking up the Jag in Hebron, IN and a full day of traveling, we arrived in Harrisonburg late Saturday night on January 16, 2010. On the morning of the 17th my first step was to drive the car on the trailer to the car wash where I scrubbed it good. I then made my first purchase for the new acquisition – a battery. I was then able to start the car, drive it off the trailer and park it in my garage at Preston Lake. The silencers are completely rusted away so more exhaust was emerging from the sides of the car than out the tailpipe!
It was not long before it was very obvious that the car STINKS! I had not noticed it so much in the frigid temperatures, but after sitting for a few hours in a heated garage the odor became almost unbearable. I also noticed a mouse jump from a wire wheel to the floor of the garage. After capturing two mice who were surely hitchhikers from Indiana, I decided to move the car outdoors to the driveway where it will remain with a cover on it until I have a chance to strip the upholstered items and Lysol the interior.