Some will say the Volvo 200 series is, by any measure, lackluster. Its only body lines are those that are required, and it’s shape is that of the car we all seemed to draw in kindergarten. Its massive glass headlights are more reminiscent of grandpa’s coke-bottle glasses than anything else. Peering through the windows, it’s those undeniably “unique” headrests perched atop the seats that catch my attention, seemingly every time.
Some owners make it hard on me. I wait patiently while owners button up the last few finishing touches before I’m able to share their work with the world. Many times, after wheels receive their final polish and offsets are perfected, a StanceWorks photo shoot captures the car at its best for its well deserved feature. But some times, for owners such as Keith, things don’t stop there.
With the last day of Summer drawing to an end, many of us are preparing for the trip to Ocean City Maryland for H2o International. Whether you’re making last minute adjustments to your car, or packing up for the weekend of festivities, this is the week that we all look forward to each year.
Last Friday marked the one year anniversary of Keith’s acquisition of his 1966 Volvo Amazon 122. It’s been only a year since he drove down to his friend, Jeremey’s, house to take a leap back into the car world after a brief hiatus. Jeremy, an avid Volvo fan himself, is the one guilty of spreading the Volvo bug to Keith. He always had a collection of Volvos around, ranging from built 240s to classic Amazons.
With each new article comes a new story, often entirely unique. From the car to the owner, each presents a story that tells of what is often a lifelong love for automobiles – I find myself prodding each owner with questions, inquiring about the idiosyncrasies that define each car’s uniqueness and history. My favorite question of all, however, is about the owner.