Ted’s essays

nice ride

I spent over 20 years with a ’56 Porsche Speedster as my main ride. I wouldn’t give up a minute of it.

But I sold that to finance my escape from The People’s Republic of California.

About 16 years later I got a little runabout that scratches the same itch.

Today I gave it a bath. It is very un-pretty. The Speedster highly rewarded washing and waxing. The CRX does not. I probably have not washed it in a year. It may be subtle, but I did notice and appreciate the cleaner look.

It would be a treat to drive them one after another at Sears Point, Laguna Seca or over the Lost Trail Pass. That, of course, is not possible, but from my seat of the pants guess, they would be very dang close performance wise.

While the Speedster moved my household, my daughter and my business two states away, sale of the CRX could not move me from the trailer park… but it sure as heck moves me down the highway .. and at over 30 miles per gallon.

With a little help from my friend, here is a video clip of the CRX in action.