What Car Was Love At First Sight For You?
Editorial Director Ted Gushue was recently at the Petersen Museum’s grand opening, something, naturally, that we had to talk about as soon as he could. I find the larger museums quite overwhelming; with floors packed with exotic, iconic machinery, it’s difficult to pore over all the details in just one sitting. A car per day is just about my pace.
There are, however, always vehicles that are instantly captivating.
For Ted at the Petersen, the Alexander Calder BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car, a superlative in every sense of the word, was love at first sight. Mine? Porsche No. 1 and the first time I saw a Messerschmitt KR200 are right up there, but mine has to be the 1970 Porsche 917 LH in its “Hippy” livery, parked at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia.
What car was love at first sight for you?