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From the Editor…
I never was one for learning Shakespeare at school, but certain lines have stuck in the memory during these past 50 years, or so. One is the quote from The Merchant of Venice which points out that ‘all that glisters is not gold’ (note ‘glisters’, not ‘glitters’ or ‘glistens’…), which is very apt in this world of ‘fast buck’ restorations, designed to dazzle unsuspecting customers with fancy paintjobs. Caveat Emptor, as they say – although I don’t somehow think Shakespeare is responsible for that one!
No, for me, the most pertinent Shakespearian quotation right now is from Romeo and Juliet: ‘Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I’ll say good night until tonight becomes tomorrow…’. You see, I’ve just waved goodbye to El Chucho, my project of the last five years, and generator of much ink in this very magazine.
“FAREWELL EL CHUCHO… SEE YOU DOWN THE ROAD…”
Having arrived at my ‘destination’ after a long and occasionally bumpy journey, I decided it was time to move on and let somebody else enjoy the ride. I’m not yet sure if the parting is sweet, but I definitely know it’s tinged with sorrow, but as one door closes, another will surely open.
Farewell El Chucho, it’s been a fun time turning you from a rather neglected 912 into a modern hot-rod. See you down the road…
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