The Car

In 1974 my Aunt and Uncle got a 1971 Karmann Ghia. In 1994 they parked in the garage, and it hasn’t moved since. Until this past Saturday.

Changes happen as time goes on, and there are some things that perfect matches for a person and a family. This little green car is perfect for our family, and in our family it will remain. After a whole day of travel, laughs, food and family, the Ghia is now tucked away in my Dads garage ready to run again.

There is a lot to do first but we are up to the task. For as long as I can remember we’ve always worked on our own cars. From my mom’s minivan, to my brother’s first car, to an old Beetle with a Frankenstein engine. Straight on up to my wife’s car, we’ve always done everything we can to do the work ourselves, trusting in “professionals” when necessary or more cost effective.

And so into our warm embrace comes this amazing little car that won’t need much work before it runs again. If it could run on love, it would never run out of fuel.

Anywho…the list is compiling and the project is starting. It’s been a while since we’ve had an actual project car, and I can’t even explain how excited I am for this. Everything will be documented of course, although I’m not sure how yet. Podcast? Documentary? Both?

Either way, you’ll see it if you follow along.

Peace, Love, Health


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Benjamin Mullen