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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

R is for Roberto, who grew up around dune buggies...

 AND R IS FOR ROB, WHO STILL LOVES TO HAVE A DUNE BUGGY IN THE GARAGE
 BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A DAY WILL BE JUST PERFECT FOR A RIDE
MY BROTHER ROB'S BUGGY BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE IN MEXICO WHERE HE SPENT MANY WINTERS WITH MOM AND DAD

YOU JUST KNOW THE DUNE BUGGY WILL HAVE ALL EYES ON IT AS IT CRUISES "THE STRIP" (EVERY TOWN HAS ONE) WHERE GOOD CARS GO TO BE DRIVEN, TO BE SEEN, TO BE ADMIRED, TO BE CAREFULLY TOUCHED, TO BE CLOSELY INSPECTED, MAYBE EVEN TO BE CAPTURED DIGITALLY FOR A PHOTO MEME!                                                            

ROB'S DUNE BUGGY HAS BEEN POSTED AS PART OF THE 
ABC WEDNESDAY PHOTO MEME
To see what other submissions there R for the letter R, click HERE






Photos by Kay Davies,
dune buggy by Rob Davies



36 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

What a great choice for the R day. That is such a cute buggy. It kind of reminds me of the Love Bug, remember those old movies.

Sylvia K said...

How fun! And a perfect post for the R Day! Love your photos as always! Does look like a good time could be had! Have a wonderful day, Kay!

Sylvia

aka Penelope said...

All eyes would definitely be on this car should it ever leave the garage. Rob is the perfect R word for your post, Kay! I can easily see him scooting around happily in this animation-like vehicle. :)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Meravigliosa !
Buona serata :)

Leslie: said...

Oh wouldn't it be rad to ride around on Rob's dune buggy! Lucky you! :D

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Leslie -- No, not lucky me. I tried to get into it and couldn't - no doors, and I'm not very spry any more.
-- K

@ Penelope - Keep your eyes on his garage come spring.
-- K

EG Wow said...

I haven't seen a dune buggy in a long, long time! What fun!

Tumblewords: said...

Hey, hey, hey! Superb R - love those rigs... :)

Kay L. Davies said...

@ EG Wow -- this is the second one Rob's managed to find and have decorated to his liking. His first one looked a lot like the one our dad had in Mexico, except Dad made a roof for his, out of a sheet of plywood, with a Canadian flag painted on it. He called his dune buggy the Baja Cannonball.
-- K

Paula Scott said...

This made me think of my brothers (I ave four). Two of them are named, Robert and Roy. Neither of them have dune buggies, though.

Carver said...

Great take on the letter R. The dune buggy eyes are hilarious. Thanks for your comment on mine and that is so great that your Dad was able to work with stone. That would be a wonderful talent to have.

RNSANE said...

That is definitely a car to be preserved and treasured, Kay!!

Did you ever get your Visa gift card? I hope, by now, it is all spent!

Leslie said...

Hahaha, I love the eyes!

Mara said...

That looks brilliant. I would love to hitch a ride in one of those, but knowing myself, I would probably want to drive the thing!

photowannabe said...

I love that "Rad" Dune Buggy. What a terrific choice for the letter R. Fun photo.

mrsnesbitt said...

Just typical of hubby and his interests! I could do a whole round on hubby's garage!

VioletSky said...

what a cute buggy! ...now where is Annette?!

Cildemer said...

Great pics and a very entertaining post for R day!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Happy ABC Wednesday****

wenn said...

that's cute!

Roger Owen Green said...

great car, and i'm not even a car guy.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Linda said...

A ride in that buggy would be perfect. A fun choice for R.

LInda
ABC Wednesday Team

Susan said...

The red seats are pretty rad! Fun post!

Leah said...

That is one cool buggy.. and such lovely seats. =)

My entry is about ROB, too.. not your brother, of course.. but my boyfriend. Hehe..

http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-robinson.html

Ebie said...

Hahaha, lots of R's and I love it. That buggy is so cute! Love those big (lamp) eyes!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Kay,
This is a beautiful buggy with an adorable decoration!I specially love those lights!
hugs
Léia

jabblog said...

What a fabulous little car and so well loved and cared for. I'm sure it turns heads when it's careering along the road.

Friko said...

Is a dune buggy what I think it is? A mode of transport to ride about in on sand?

Vernz said...

OMG, this is such a pretty baby ... gimme a ride.... downtown..lol..

dropping by K..

Vernz of Petty Things In Life

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Friko -- That's right, that's what a dune buggy is. It is actually a Volkswagen with an altered body, and a roll bar, and special tires. Rob has street tires on this one. My parents and "Roberto" lived for many winters in the desert in Mexico's Baja, where almost everyone had a dune buggy, certainly all the "residentes" - the resident foreigners. Dad used his to get to the best fishing spots. He was a sport fisherman, an outdoor writer, and a travel writer.
-- K

Francisca said...

Is Rob as Radiant as you, Kay? This post sure is Rad. :-D

Linnea said...

I remember dune buggies. They used to be quite popular here in the 70s. I wonder what happened to all of them...This one is well preserved!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

What a cute name for a buggy!

Thanks for visiting my ♥ABC Wednesday:R

Jay said...

Oh, and who wouldn't want a dune buggy in the garage!! My, goodness, I know I would! They look such fun!

Beverley Baird said...

Great post for the week! I have never ridden in one! Look like fun tho!
Take care!

Jingle Poetry said...

fabulous R take.
thanks for sharing.

Jingle Poetry said...

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