Retiring Miss April
Yes, no doubt about it, Miss April has been retired.
Well,,,, re-tired that is.
I have been running Vredestein tires on the car and they have aged out. It was well past time to get some new tires for Miss April. Back in November I decided to go with a manufacturer that was making tires during 356 production, and today still provided a vintage looking tread. I decided on Michelin tires. After shopping around, there were none to be found in the correct size and tread, so I ordered them. The shock was that delivery was 3 months for my set of tires.
After patiently waiting, they have arrived and Miss April is re-tired again. No doubt I will never wear this set out.
I'm very happy with the appearance, and with normal street driving in my future, I am sure the ride will be great.
Cars & Coffee
Here on little Whidbey Island Washington it is amazing to me how the population of 356's has grown. I remember thinking 30+ years ago that I had the only one on the island, but I am sure John Brooks had one as well. I believe Tom Olson moved down from Alaska some time later.
Fast forward to today, and we can count over 10 356's that are here! Maybe this summer we can get a drive on a sunny day and get some good group photos. I know there was some good group shots taken at a previous Cars & Coffee events but Miss April and I weren't there!
I took a few photos on Saturday, but only one came out "ok". There were some nice cars in attendance and you can see the reflection of a Champaign Yellow coupe in the side of Miss April. I am parked next to Tom's car, and that is John looking into the red coupe.
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