It’ll Scoot

When I was an assistant in Dallas, the guy that owned the building where my employer’s studio was located drove a Porsche 944.

It was a pretty nice car for the era, but one thing really stuck out. This sporty two-door car had a trailer hitch. I could never figure out why until one day I saw a ratty old trailer attached as it covered three parking spots.

The trailer had some rakes and other maintenance tools, along with some bags of clippings and assorted trash.

When I asked this fellow why he didn’t use his truck for the studio yard chores, he said that the truck was too slow. He said, “even with the trailer attached it’ll scoot.”

That was one of the many paradoxes of guys and cars that I never understood.

It’s kind of like seeing this Aston Martin Superleggera in downtown Austin on my last visit. It was in a regular parking space where any door dinger could let loose. The chin spoiler was resting on the curb. Plus crazy peasants like me were walking by and snapping photos as if we’d never seen a fast car.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.