Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ferrari Life Posts: 739
Terry, I had no idea that any DEW station was not in the Arctic, and Sweetwater certainly does not meet that qualification.
By the way, fifty seven years ago today I wrote a check for $25.00 as a deposit toward the purchase of a forlorn heap of junk. I then asked the bank for personal loan to cover the balance owed of $2,200. My parents told me I had taken leave of my senses. That forlorn piece of junk had two inches of Bondo on the right rear quarter, upside down MGA tail lights, no wheels, a wooden box of heat scorched metal pieces and gears stashed under the rear of the car, the dark blue fender had streaks of paint where someone had tested their paint spray gun pattern, the seats were missing, the hood was jammed into the passenger compartment and the motor was covered in a thin layer of dried mud. But when I had taken a shop rag off the floor and wiped the mud off a valve cover, the magic words "FERRARI" showed through. At that moment my mind said "I have to save it!" Looking back I cannot really call it a red mist but at the time I suppose I did not act rationally. The present day view of that valve cover is shown below.
Past: 500 Mondial S2 0556(0446)/MD owned 58 years from June 1960 to August 2018