Friday, June 13, 2008
Dad's Sporting Life
This is my father in 1960 with his custom Buick. He was seventeen. My father has a lust for life and strong sense of adventure. Of everything he's mastered... sailing, rowing, hunting, fishing, and training to become a pilot, he always comes back to cars. Fast ones.
A few months ago, I was shopping for a new car. Some fathers might recommend one that's safe or practical. Not mine. When I told my dad I was considering a Porsche, his eyes lit up and he smiled and laughed. He was absolutely tickled. He told me how much it suited me and looked at me like, "What are you waiting for? Hurry up and go get it."
Brett of The Sporting Life profiles adventurous people who follow their passion. I get inspired by his interviews and realize it's because of my father's influence.
He just interviewed my dad! Read it here.
Thank you Brett, for the best Father's Day gift. Happy Father's day to you and all the other fathers out there.
I know the perfect event for my dad, maybe your dad too?
Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
300 - 400 block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
It features more than 100 exotic cars. I know my dad would love to see the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT “California” Spider.