We're racing through history!
What a wonderful sight this morning when I drove into the Museum parking lot to see that familiar big Lincoln Town "art" Car sitting in its customary parking spot. Just seeing that big car, festooned with hydroplanes on the roof and hood, paintings on the flanks and roostertails everywhere, both painted and in relief, brightened my whole day.Lenny is back!.
Leonard Ellis is well known to us regulars and a great friend and long-time supporter of the Museum. Most of you might know of him when you receive your Christmas catalog from the Gift Shop. Lenny is our traditional Santa and has been featured on the cover of every holiday catalog since I've been a member. He knows more about hydroplanes than I ever will and if just love for the tradition and history of the sport were gold, Lenny would "buy" us the Gold Cup and finance every restoration project that might be waiting in the wings.
And he's my friend... And I've missed him. So have many others.
Apparently Lenny has been through some serious health issues that precluded his usual weekly visits. He told me today his first visit to the museum since September. What a nice surprise to start my morning. I hope we'll see him and that big Art Car in the parking lot for many weeks and years to come. Every great endeavor or project ought to have a "Lenny" on their team.
We just got ours back...