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Quick Note From The Winter Garden

January 10th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

OK… there’s been some chatter about automobiles that have been a part of my life… I’ve loved them all… more or less. Here’s the only shot I could find of me in the ’55 Chevy Bel Air:

Note Hurst shifter and dashboard tach...

Note Hurst shifter and dashboard tach...

Yeah, I know… California Marijuana Initiative… Live and learn. It was a very long time ago.

The driveway at Hillside Farm

The driveway at Hillside Farm

One degree this morning… snow… more than crunchy. Beautiful Winter morning!

The Abarth went to live with a new owner in Indiana, and I have returned to my favorite vehicle… a Jeep Wrangler!

Now... this is a car!

Now... this is a car!

Just can’t beat a Jeep for country living… and the pickup truck ain’t bad either!

Nessa takes the dog of destiny for a walk

Nessa takes the dog of destiny for a walk

On mornings like this, Maverick is quick to do his business… although the crunchy snow makes him mighty frisky. Hmmmm…. I smell breakfast cooking. Enough fooling around online…


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  1. johno
    January 10th, 2015 at 11:22 | #1

    Great pics especially the one of Maverick and Vanessa – when you have a woman that loves you – you got it all! Count your blessings you have everything a man could ever want.

  2. John B
    January 10th, 2015 at 12:29 | #2

    I thought that was the dog of destiny ! Jeeps are the best for woods riding that is for sure as I have spent countless hours riding through the Pine Barrens of New Jersey in one and always with Hot Tuna playing on the stereo! Enjoy the family time and I will see you at a couple of the east coast Jorma/Barry shows.

  3. Michael K
    January 10th, 2015 at 13:51 | #3

    I had a ’60 Biscayne I lived in and out of for a few years. Not quite the Belair, but roomy and solid. Easy to wire in the necesaary speakers and electronics of the day. From eight-tracks to cassettes.

  4. Brett
    January 10th, 2015 at 17:07 | #4

    Nice car pic. Jorma…I can just hear that Double Pumper doin’ its thang………..

  5. jim hitchcock
    January 10th, 2015 at 17:43 | #5

    The Johnny Depp movie Transcendence is not the greates sci-fi movie I’ve ever seen…

    …but oh, that soundtrack.

  6. Finn-55
    January 10th, 2015 at 23:09 | #6

    Cool car But you deserve Mercedes, man. Huge fan of your music here.

  7. jim hitchcock
    January 11th, 2015 at 15:52 | #7

    The above is a bit of an obscure ref that only Jorma will get, for now. Or maybe also Barbara Jacobs, who’s very smart (come back Barbara, we all miss you).

  8. jim hitchcock
    January 11th, 2015 at 16:04 | #8

    Also, there was a time when, as a young’un, bell bottom jeans and barefoot were my standard attire . So I have to ask, what the heck are those socks about?

  9. January 11th, 2015 at 21:01 | #9

    I had my Father’s Mercedes 1970 280SL roadster… great car… expensive to keep running here in the States.

  10. johno
    January 11th, 2015 at 23:31 | #10

    Must’ve been tough to find parts – and someone that knows ’70 Mercedes Roadsters. But it was probably a blast to drive.

  11. Jim Mckeon
    January 12th, 2015 at 11:11 | #11

    I coulda been arrested for having “Too Much Fun” driving my ’59 Mercedes 220S (with full length sunroof) down the California coast one sunny afternoon from SB to Ventura to see Hot Tuna play an outdoor daytime concert at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Nice venue,right on the beach.That was a great day!It may have been close to 20 years ago now.(I still have the car.)

  12. gregg
    January 12th, 2015 at 16:47 | #12

    Yea Jim had a 63 220s which a got for 300$ in 1980, great car in great shape every thing worked, dual carbs. had to give it 5 yrs. later in my early 20s at the time couldnt afford ny insurance Gregg s.i.n.y.

  13. Cyndy Consentino
    January 13th, 2015 at 00:34 | #13

    Dear Jorma,
    I think you had a Sun Beam as well . Do you have pictures of that?


  14. HOGAN
    January 13th, 2015 at 11:30 | #14

    Hey Jorma,

    Great picture from “Back in the Day”,,,,
    Nice Jeep, should put some chrome on that bad boy..lol
    Just pre ordered the new CD and I am looking forward to hearing it in it’s entirety. “LOVE” the cover…..
    Enjoy your precious quality time with your family and very sorry to hear about your friend.
    Take Care