I live a rather frugal life, but one frivolous activity I enjoy is cars. I’m a member of the Wine Country Car Club and the North Bay British Car Club. I’ve owned or restored some fascinating vehicles, and below is a sampling of some of my favorites.

To see photos of a recent Wine Country car club ride, click here.

To see photos of the 2011 Third Annual Valentine’s Day British Car Club Ride, which I hosted, click here.


Cadillac Eldorado convertible, 1984

I love this car and have owned it for many years


Volvo P1800, 1971

This is one of the most esthetically beautiful designs. I enjoyed restoring this car, but it drove like a tank, so I sold it.



Lotus Eclat, 1976

I bought this car after it sat in the former owner’s garage for 15 years with a blown head gasket. With 160 hp driving 2,150 lbs, it’s a kick to drive


Chevrolet Corvair convertible, 1964.

The car was an older restoration. It handled pretty well, and though I sold it as a research fundraiser, I”ll probably buy another someday