Sunday, April 4, 2010

Simple Pleasures

My dear mother planned yet another Easter Sunday dinner for all her extended family in Alabama. My oldest daughter and her two children needed to hitch a ride to the event so my wife graciously offered to pick them up in our rice burner. That meant I got to take the MGB out again.

My folks live in Midtown so I get to drive across the causeway to get into Mobile. And it also means a trip through the Bankhead Tunnel.

Driving the MG with its hooligan exhaust through the tunnel is one of life's simple pleasures. As I coast down the incline on the entrance, the old MG is pretty quiet. On the uphill portion of the tunnel on the way out I blip the throttle and downshift to keep the revs in the torque band. I enjoy the higher-rev serenade with the exhaust note echoing off the tunnel walls.

A bit immature? You bet! I don't wanna grow up.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. There's nothing like that beautiful exhaust note echoing through the tunnel!


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