Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Still Plays With Cars...Happy Birthday #1

Just after high school graduation, we went in search of Wart!
Ah, the life of the child of an English teacher! According to our Oxford family, this stop in Glastonbury is just one of five or six places where Arthur may be buried? Could this be a National Trust plot to keep us all guessing? The influences of literature and stories of yore were not wasted on my child. He did take a degree in history, but that doesn't mean he really grew up!
My first born son is having a really big birthday today, but don't worry,
he still plays with cars. Here he is with wife and son stuffed into the 1969 TR6
he bought just before leaving for Iraq last year! Are we cozy?

Can you say, "Details, details, and more details?"
Cameron is definitely what you would call a "car guy." There is no way I could begin
to cover his vast interests in automobiles ( a genetic marker from both grandfathers is to blame)....I may ask him to do a Guest Spot here at TKR sometime in the future.

And more details....even the smallest detail matters....

The more vintage ...the better...
This is an Auburn speedster...
(click on photo to enlarge)

A man and his "MoonLander"
(aka 1968 VW Transporter)

Outside the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
Auburn, Indiana where the above photos were taken

Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Daytona Speedway

This is one of my very favorite photos of my #1. We were visiting the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and his passion for history and the mystical feel of the place were captured in his expression ....with one brown eye, one blue eye staring into his future!

I asked him, "If King Arthur had driven a vintage automobile,
what would it have been?"
Care to guess what his answer was?


willow said...

Happy Birthday Cameron!!! Oh, please tell us what Arthur would have driven! I love that you went in search of Wart. So literary and so cute.

willow said...

...I love that little VW Transporter!

FireLight said...

Good morning, Willow! I will post his answer at the end of the day! Have you ever been to Auburn, Indiana? I did not get to go on this particular car quest, but it certainly looked like fun!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Handsome one he is! He and The Mister would certainly enjoyed a chat about their love of cars...I didn't know there was anyone else out there like him! ha! You look too young for sons that age...or grandsons! :)

PhilipH said...

What car would King Arthur choose? Hmm ... tricky one ...

Perhaps a Merlin 2+2 - lovingly hand-built possibly? Or a Lancer? Maybe he'd get both, one for himself and one for Guinevere?

Or perhaps he'll have to have more horsepower.

Handsome Lad - Many happy returns of the day (are you sure he's not your big brother?)

Derrick said...

Hello FireLight,

Birthday greetings to #1! Not being a car fanatic (although like all young boys I used to be) there are probably names out there I've never heard of. PhilipH's suggestions seem most appropriate!

Rebecca said...

Happy belated to your #1 son. I will have to show my son these pictures. He loves anything automotive but especially cars.

Take care:)

Country Girl said...

What a handsome young man, Firelight. Happy Birthday to him.

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