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Goldie Gets Back on the Road

Today I drove Goldie—my 1969 MGB—to work. Yes, she runs again! Below is an e-mail excerpt marking the occasion.

Last night on my birthday I got Goldie running (don’t know if I mentioned it, but in April 2001 the engine blew, so in my free time this year I pulled the engine, got it rebuilt, then put it back in myself and finished last night). Then I drove her on the streets of Fremont for the first time in 14 months. What a b’day present!

A few days later I’d have a more traditional birthday celebration, including a joint birthday party with Tori attended by wonderful friends. (Click here for Adam’s photos and write-up of that.) But getting my favorite sports car back on the road after she had been dormant for over a year was a great way to spend my real birthday…

yellow 1969 MGB next to black Hummer H2 SUV
The disparity in size between my MGB and this black Hummer was kind of comical.