We were all most pleasantly surprised by how this cold day in December turned out to be one of the more interesting days we've had at Afton Station. Ron M., Phil, Robin, Tattoo Man and I were expecting a typical quiet winter experience, but that didn't happen. We knew it was going to be a good day when the first car to drive up was this beautiful replica of a '37 Auburn Boattail Speedster! The gentleman (from Vinita, OK) has only owned it for one day, and we were quite honored that we got to admire it on his first day of ownership. He and his friend were very nice guests, too.
Next, famous car customizer Darryl Starbird walked through the door. He was looking for a good background for magazine photos of some of his cars and liked the looks of our building and pumps. He was also lured in by the aforementioned Auburn which was still sitting in our parking lot. He was with his visiting grandson from Placentia, CA and they both enjoyed touring our new showroom, which wasn't built the last time Darryl came to visit. He also gave me an autographed copy of his amazing, huge coffee table book. Here he is talking to the Auburn fellows.
But we're not done yet! At the very end of the day we had an anticipated visit from the Millers. Travis is a filmmaker who had communicated with me about the possibility of using some of our cars in one of his movies. We said "sure" so he and his wife came to look over the fleet. They found some they'd be interested in, and they also showed a great interest in using the town of Afton as a potential backdrop for films in the future. Nice people, and I look forward to working with them.