Contributors: January 2019

Hour Detroit, January 2019



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“What is your earliest auto-related memory?”


  

Ronald Ahrens

“Our father raced stock cars on oval tracks, enjoying early success in 1957 and 1958,” says writer Ronald Ahrens. “Smelly liners of crash helmets always bring back those days. The racing continued throughout the 1960s; having Gilligan’s Island drowned out during engine-tuning sessions in the garage was typical. I often listened to him muse about carburetor jetting and camshaft profiles, and he spent much of 1972 talking about suspension settings for a Chevelle — all lessons that remain in mind.” Read Ahrens’ piece on driving under the influence of cannabis on page 58.

 

 

Edward Malinowski

“Riding in the way-back of my stepdad’s red, 1969 Barracuda — you would not be allowed to do that today!” says photographer Darrel Ellis. “There were no seatbelts, nothing. The ledge was so long, you could just lay up there. I must have been my son’s age — around 6 years old.” Ellis poignantly captures the essence of 79-year-old Edward Malinowski, a Holocaust survivor profiled on page 32.

 

 

Joe Ficorelli

“Driving the family Up North to our cottage in Gaylord. Packing the whole family’s luggage into the back and driving up I-75 for hours. Watching movies in the car and making pit stops along the way, until we finally reached our destination. That would be my earliest most, enjoyable auto-related memory,” says Joe Ficorelli who illustrated this issue’s auto feature package beginning on page 52. 

 

 

Lexi and Beth Harrison

“The first car I can remember being in was my mom’s purple van, or as we called it, the Barney-mobile,” says Lexi Harrison of her mother Beth Sinclair’s choice vehicle for long-distance drives. “We used to road trip all the time, so many of my early auto-related memories involve hours spent playing the license plate game with my brothers in the backseat (probably driving my parents crazy).” Turn to page 42 for a Middle Eastern Spiced Carrots dish created by the savvy mother-daughter duo behind recipe development website, Crowded Kitchen.  

 

 

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