As I rode along 212 near Willow, New York, yesterday afternoon, I spotted this green chopper in front of an auto repair shop. So, I turned around and headed back for a picture. Note the pair of Mustangs behind the chopper.
Arthur, the owner of Willow Automotive Service walked out to greet me. The arrival of any visitor in Willow cannot go unnoticed, as the town is little more than an intersection of two roads.
You know, it’s good to be able to spend some time roaming around during those hours when people are normally at work. I haven’t taken significant time off in 20 years. To my surprise, there are people in this world who are not imprisoned in a cube in an office building.
Arthur told me that the chopper was a “Wall Mart” affair, and that it looked better than it ran. All the parts were cheap and the front end doesn’t brake correctly. He’s in the process of restoring it with decent parts.
Arthur took me for a tour of a number of the cars he’s rebuilding, among them this mid-40s Rolls Royce. Remember, most of the pictures in this site are clickable. Clicking will take you to a larger picture.
Check out this ’55 T-Bird. Or this racer. How about this hulk of a Packard? Arthur assured me that, despite the rust, he will be able to fully restore the car. If I remember correctly, this car is a canvas top Packard, also undergoing restoration.
What a great day for a ride! I circled Ashokan Reservoir. Returned home to work on songs for a band audition on Thursday night. Arthur, if you do read this, please fill me in on the correct years and models for the cars.