A road trip gone awry

July 26th, 2012
Porche & Jag EType by CooperTeaMaster
Porche & Jag EType, a photo by CooperTeaMaster on Flickr.

In the 60’s and 70’s When I was a young man I would gaze enviously at the sports cars of the day thinking to myself…”I will never own anything like that..!” It did not occur to me at the time that as I aged, so did the cars!! And in 2000’s it would be possible to own a 1971 car (IF you were prepared to put up with the repair bills!)

A few years ago I purchased from a friend probably one of the world’s most favored sports cars..the famous Jaguar E type. What a magnificent design, what flair, what style, what a large number of cylinders (12 in all).

So when a friend who owned a 1957 Porsche asked if I was interested in a road trip into the Colorado back country and the mountains I said “Yes” and off we set. All was well for the first two days, then on a dirt road in the back country my elegant E type said “Enough” and stopped working.

The pictures tell the story…it turns out the electric leads to the fuel pump were shaken loose over some ill advised rough roads we took…Note to self “On the next road trip in the Jag stick to the tarmac”

The Porsche made it back to Boulder with a passenger. The Jag sits in a mountain town awaiting my return to pick her up. The next road trip I think I will take my 1960 Morgan…slower, but simpler, but equally as stylish in its own way.

A quick relationship

July 20th, 2012
Kiki & Jessie by CooperTeaMaster
Kiki & Jessie, a photo by CooperTeaMaster on Flickr.

If you did not laugh at the idiocies that life bring to your door then life would be miserable indeed. Kiki (a version of Kidogo which is Swahili for “small”) is a Chihuahua male, who moves fast. Jessie is a large Lab cross who has fallen in love with Kiki and likes to chase him so that he will pay attention to her. Kiki has a dazzling rate of speed and a racer’s turn, Jessie has passion on her side…so she keeps up….a glorious shot of true love in action…..