This is my 2009 Mother’s Day present.
We had a blast driving it that year.
Amazingly, we all survived. :)
The subsequent winter wasn’t great for our little “Piglet”, however.
We didn’t winterize it properly, so when spring 2010 came,
it wouldn’t start.
It sat in storage all last summer. We didn’t know who to call to fix it and
didn’t know how to fix it ourselves.
(It shared storage space with our boat and every time we went boating, I’d gaze
longingly at it, wishing I could drive it once again.)
This year Max decided he’d just start calling and harassing everyone to see
if there was a repair department that would even look at it.
HE FOUND ONE!!
He took it in and they fixed it!!
Well… they fixed the carburetor problem and something else, but they weren’t
able to find the parts needed to fix the right brake.
But it runs!
And, as long as you don’t need the right brake,
IT RUNS PRETTY NICELY TOO!
So, tonight I took it for the first ride in a year.
But I stuck to the side roads and kept it at 30 mph
and before too long I started to feel pretty
Next up, I’m going to purchase a nice little retro-helmet (I want to be safe) and before you know it,
they’ll be calling me
Va- Va- Voom Valerie!