Here is where my soon to purchase 1951 MGTD project car was currently stored. I bought the car from our long time family dentist, Dr. Jack Sadler DDS. It was in various storages for about 13 years; it was his wife's car for many previous years. His plan was to 'some day restore the car", but as is common, he gave up that thought. He knew I expressed interest in restoring the car myself, and so offered it to me.
Pretty rough condition, but all parts are there!
I'm surprised the car did not get much dinged up while stored in Jack's garage.
Martha and I at SF Pan Am Clipper Club about to depart on a business/pleasure trip to Europe.
A family group photo in the front entrance to Mom and Mary's house. Martha, Mary, Mom & Joe in doorway, Dolly and Norman.
A family portrait, this time with me!
Ron and Mom getting ready for our Pan Am flight to Europe. I'm not sure, but I think Ron did not accompany us on this trip!
I guess we flew in to Germany on this trip. I think the license plate indicates the rental car was registered in Frankfurt.
Farmer bringing his cows back to their barn through the village streets!
A very pleasant village home surrounded by beautiful mountains.
I don't recall the name of this mountain village at this time.
Martha enjoying the evening view of the village and surrounding mountains.
Martha enjoying the evening view of the village and surrounding mountains. Probably from balcony of Inn we are staying at.
After a long flight, Martha enjoying a nice warm bath engulfed in lots of soap bubbles!
Martha being bypassed by a local citizen on his way home after working in the village.
A beautiful photo of Martha with a fabulous view of village houses and an impressive range of snow capped mountains.
I wonder if we overnighted at that Pension in the background.
I can hear 'The Sound of Music' playing in this wonderful panorama with Martha.
Not sure the name of this good sized village, nestled by the mountains this side of the valley.
I'm wondering if this photo is of a church and abbey taken in Austria.
What happened to Martha? I hope she didn't fall off the mountain!
A good protective location, just the spot to build a formable defensive castle and tower. Many centuries old!
A concrete military pillbox preventing undesired transit through the valley. I believe this pillbox was built in the 1800's when Europe was experiencing lots of big and small wars. Also lot's of bullet hits!
A beautiful view of Martha surrounded by a majestic group of mountains.
A gorgeous photo of Martha with the impressive, snow-covered mountains of the Swiss/Italian Alps.
Appears we will be traveling over a not well travelled, minor mountain pass road. Take the time now and follow this road as it hairpins over and over and over and then, over some more in the background, to eventually get us over this Alpine pass!
Martha making a snowball as we are about to reach the summit.
Wow! I feel cold just looking at this photo. Appears we have reached the top of the world in the Alps! Note the date when this photo was taken: practically in mid-June of '87.
We've made it to the summit, now we follow the many switchbacks down the side of the mountain.
Down below the snow line arriving into this bucolic and lush valley. Martha again adding a bit of class to the scene!
A pleasant, good sized country town nestled among the Alps. Martha, once again adding to the pleasing scene.
Preceding down the valley road.
Ooo! Kinda dark photo as some heavy clouds obscure the sun. (Ron; please save this otherwise impressive photo.....I hope the nearby town is focused okay!).
Enjoying a meal with our friends the Succetti family: Amelia (sadly died10/4/09 of a brain aneurysm), Dad Gioacchino, Emil, Martha, Mom Lia and youngest daughter Nadia. They live in the mountain village of Roncone, located in the Trentino.
Amelia and friend. Sadly, Amelia passed away instantly from a Brain on Oct 4, 2009