One of the true gifts that my father gave to me was his love of anything mechanical. He was an artist by trade (www.johnfernie.com) but his spare time was spent covered with sawdust or grease, he loved carpentry and he sure loved his cars. Many hours were spent side by side putting back together the old Jag he bought out of some barn or sleeping in the back of a station wagon at the weekend races where he trashed around the track in his race cars.
My love for cars has continued and this site is just a place to post photos and memories for my family, my kids and my friends.
I now consider myself very lucky to spend much of the year living in Italy and the rest of the year on Martha's Vineyard.
I hope you enjoy the photos
1970's Moto-X Racing
In the late 1960's and 1970's MOTO-X took America by storm.
I couldn't afford to race cars as a kid so I found MOTO-X fit the bill.
For 4 years I traveled with my Husquavarna and later CZ's to races throughout New England, The East Coast, New York and Canada.
It ruined my knees but the memories are well worth it.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
A barchetta (Italian pronunciation: [barˈketta], "little boat" in Italian) was originally an Italian style of open 2-seater sports car that was built for racing. Weight and wind-resistance were kept to a minimum, and any unnecessary equipment or decoration was sacrificed to performance.
Although most barchettas were made from the late 1940s through the 1950s, the style has occasionally been revived by small-volume manufacturers and specialist builders in recent years.
Typically hand-made in aluminium on a tubular frame, the classic barchetta body is devoid of bumpers or weather equipment such as canvas top or sidescreens. There is no provision for luggage. Some barchettas have no windscreen; others, a shallow racing-type screen or aero screen(s).
The classic barchetta has either no doors, in which case entry and egress is made by stepping over the side of the car, or very small doors without exterior handles.