Welcome to my website covering the history, restoration and “personalizations” to my toys. Feel free to post a comment in an entry or email me with questions, suggestions and/or comments.
A brief summary:
The first project was our 1959 AN5L 11257 ”Bugeye” Sprite. The Bugeye was acquired in 1998 as a project for my son, John, who was then fifteen years old. Its ownership has now passed on to John.
The second project was our 1960 BT7L4422 3000 MK I. I purchased it in 1971 as my first car and began restoring it in December 2001. The restoration was completed in the spring of 2008. I have lovingly maintained it since completion and it looks and runs about as well as it did when finished. The more recent posts detail a ten-year renewal project for the car.
The third is our 1964 223715 DN Jaguar MK 2. I purchased it in January 2010 and began restoring it immediately, albeit slowly. We relocated to Florida and downsized and while it was hard to do, this car was sold as an “almost” finished restoration.
The fourth car to mention is a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio. “Alfie” was my father’s car and he gifted it to me. “Alfie” was sold in October, 2022 to a new owner in Texas.
I have removed ValveChatter references to the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S and the 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SL that we also previously owned, but I am going to leave the Jaguar MK2 material on the website, at least for now.
I would love to have your feedback!