I’m not a fan of the Grand Prix – the noise (pounding music, screaming tires, revving engines), the wasted resources (yes, I know, those tourist dollars coming into Montreal – but think of the taxpayers’ subsidies going out), the ‘vroom virus’ that infects even normally sedate drivers, making street crossing an extreme sport.
On the other hand, some of the doors are impressive.
What’s with the doors that open upwards? Is that to get the sleek look? Or is it for aerodynamics? Or simply for the wow effect?
Lots of Porsches around town. They always remind me of a marvelous Porsche-owning French teacher at my daughter’s school who gave her class a lesson (in French of course) on how to get into and out of a Porsche without revealing too much leg, and how to find the ignition and start the engine. His other lessons were equally fun… One of my daughter’s assignments for that class was a presentation on the proper way to eat lobster. It got off to a great start when she popped open a tub of mayonnaise and it exploded everywhere!
I had to go into Montreal on Sunday morning and thought I might get some photos of hot cars on Crescent (where the beautiful people gather!) without the crowds.
Everything, bandstand and all, had been cleaned up. Hardly a soul around.
But dozens and dozens of Minis.
My first car was a Mini. Pale blue. Love at first sight. I paid £25 for it in about 1966. The flower decals (hey, it was the ’60s!) cost another £5.
Enjoy doors from around the world at Norm 2.0 Thursday Doors – click on the blue frog!