Wednesday Work of Art

My alma mater has a center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship. That center has been having a program called Econ, Dinner and a Movie. Last night the movie was Moneyball and I was asked to speak for 40-ish minutes after the end of the movie. I had a great time; I’m just a ham at heart, I guess. I received many great questions after I stopped babbling in front of the audience, which consisted of other faculty from many university departments, not just Economics. Thanks to Scott for putting on a great show and for treating me and my wonderful wife so well. Thanks to my friend Carlos, the director of the center, for making the evening possible. (Go Big Red! I did not attend the University of Nebraska, but Carlos did and we are both Huskers football fans.)


On this day in 1996 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City placed a Jaguar E-Type in its permanent exhibit. Legend says that Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type the most beautiful car ever made. Without further ado:


From all places a site called had this picture of the legendary E-Type. By the way, this is a Series 1 car. Maybe I should have shown an E-Type in British Racing Green.  OK…


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The picture is from Reddit. From this distance in time and space it might be difficult to comprehend the impact the E-Type had on the automotive world when it was introduced. (The car was produced from 1961 to 1975 and is, of course, British in origin.) The Wikipedia article about the car says this, “Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world.” Hey, don’t automatically reject Wikipedia; yours truly is the subject of a Wikipedia article and I didn’t even write it.

When I hear the famous saying that a picture is worth a thousand words I can easily think of the E-Type as a living example.





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I Want These, Too…

First, Happy Birthday to my amazing niece! She reads the blog (oh, she’s the one!).

Auto Signs AACA July 2018

Two signs from the AACA Museum in Hershey. The title of this post says it all. I would love to own signs like this, but our garage is not that large and I don’t know where else they could be displayed. In the meantime I have to satisfy myself with trinkets like this:

Auto Trinkets

Once again, I ask you to start thinking about the cars that would be in your Ultimate Garage and feel free to comment on them. Oh, maybe something like this:

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From (clever name, IMO) a picture of an E-Type Jaguar. Upon seeing the E-Type for the first time, Enzo Ferrari supposedly called it the most beautiful car he had ever seen. It sure is a lot closer to the top than to the bottom.