It has been a long time since I have been able to do much about my hobby. I have always enjoyed fixing old cars. My love of all things mechanical began as early as I can remember. My earliest memory is of a train set that my dad bought for me before I was born. I remember seeing some of the model rail cars sitting on the shelves in his study. I remember them sitting on the shelves to the left of his desk which looked out the window, facing the setting sun. Later on in life I took this love of all things mechanical and tried to fix an old car. I was hooked. I never got the car running but decided to take classes in college to learn about cars. We had a lab in that class, and in the lab we were required to completely take apart an engine, measure all of the tolerances and and put it back together. My engine did run after that. About three years later I had the opportunity to buy an old Triumph GT6+, the photo is of its engine compartment. When I got it almost nothing worked, the tires where flat, the body was rusted and dinged and the windows seals were disintegrating. Over the next year and a half, I fixed the car up. I got it running and began to enjoy it.
We sold the car a few years ago, so I have been investing time into my relationships with my wife, children, family and friends. Now I have begun the process again. My brother kindly said he would let us have an old 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 sedan that he has garaged for the last eleven and a half years. I picked it up last summer and we have been working on it slowly. This time the kids are old enough to join in and the sedan will be more comfortable to ride in that the little sports car. If you look in my blog you will see other post on the status of the repair.
What is your hobby?