Friday, November 18, 2005

And so it begins...

My name is Hal, and I'm building a Milner Coupe.

"Hi Hal!"
That should be the start of some 12 step program for people with this affliction. But alas, I've found no such help.

There are others. Many others. Chicago, Boston, New York. Kansas seems to be some sort of epicenter. Texas, California... all across the nation. England, Japan... it's everywhere.

Otherwise normal people with at least one thing in common. We've all seen the movie 'American Graffiti' and we all fell in love with the yellow deuce coupe. But that really doesn't explain anything. Millions have watched American Graffiti and plenty have gone nuts for the Coupe. The virus usually doesn't show itself for years. Just laying there dormant, like some viral Godzilla, just waiting for the unsuspecting carrier to decide to build a hot rod. And not just any rod. A car just like John Milner's!

Now at first you think you have it under control. Of course it has to be an early Ford. And yellow. Has to be yellow. Just going to have a little fun in a car like Milner. But you want to do it right, so you start to do a little research. Old magazines, books... naturally you watch the movie enough times to wear out the old VHS, laser disc, and finally 2 or 3 DVDs. Well, you think, it won't even be close without a 4x2 Man-A-Fre manifold. Gotta get me one of those... Now where can I find a Man-A-Fre? Hmmmm... (insert 'Jaws' theme)...... ebay !

Look At Little Sister - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble