More than 40 years can do quite a bit to a person. “Over the hill” is what they call it: that point in your life when the world changes direction and the annual ability to reinvent yourself or try new things begins to fade. Fighting the facts of life is like swimming against the current; you feel like progress is being made, but really powers are working to keep you moving backwards.
Detail is a killer. That double edged sword of perfection and psychosis. Easily distinguished and recognized by the least observant onlooker, admired by all. To exercise detail takes attention to every bolt texture, every radius, each minute feature being primped and worked until a complete picture is realized. A labor of pleasure and pain to be sure.
Levis 501s, Coca Cola, and Hershey’s: successful originals in our everyday lives are easy to recognize. In the automotive world, impacting originals are defined only by their lineage. To point out the original BMW 3 series in a lineup may be difficult for the casual automotive enthusiast.