April 24, 2011

Autobiography

His 1960 Austin-Healey is a Valentine's gift he'll love forever

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OWNER: Bruce Jackson, Kenmore
OCCUPATION: Theatrical designer
CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I
"I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... the first night I met my wife I showed her a picture of my first Austin-Healey, complete with old girlfriend. After I got connected online, I started trying to locate my original car. I had tracked it to 1979 and found relatives of the person who owned it. While on a trip to Texas, we were having dinner with an old roommate from college. He had been an Austin-Healey owner. It was Valentine's Day and after telling him of my quest, he said, 'What are you going to do if you find it?' I said, 'Buy it.' He said, 'You don't need to do that; I have one for sale.' My wife turned to me and asked, 'Do you want it?' The rest is history."

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