It’s milky white body bathed in new dawn light accentuating it’s unique features you could say that from my first visit to the Katie’s Coffee House the Kaiser Darrin was the car that really captured my attention first if for no other reason than I had never seen one before nor even knew of its existence. All I knew was that I had to video-capture it because it was as unique as it was a thing of beauty.
The Kaiser Darrin breed then turned my head yet again when , later on in the season , I was more than amused to see that this first Kaiser-Darrin was one of a matched pair. By “matched” I mean to say that , from what I recall according to the proud collector & steward of these twins , they were consecutive factory assembles with numbers to go with them.
Now if I am in error then I’m ready to be corrected by a comment. Otherwise I’ll just get confirmation when the next opportunity presents itself. The reason I even recall that from a year ago at all was because it was such a fascinating fact that couldn’t help but add yet another level of cachet to their appearing together in public , something I can only assume had also occurred to the proud papa when he first chose to adopt them and give them a new home.
There’s a great story and video there of having the privilege of visiting that new home as a guest with a descendent of the designer/engineer “Dutch Darrin” whom I introduced to the owner because he had especially come down that Saturday morning due to his discovering that some collector had a pair of these Kaiser Darrin’s and he wanted to see them for himself for the obvious reason. Well upon hearing this our collector , in turn, generously invited us to see “the Twins” in the new home he had built for them since he hadn’t decided to bring either one of them that particular Saturday.
What followed was a great impromptu sharing of the history by the collector of these twin Kaiser Darrins’ , along with why their particular history inspired him to make the Twins his own , with someone directly connected to that history on the one day he chose to just show up made this resulting wish come true being , in its own way , perfect. I mean it just doesn’t get any better than that.
And my good fortune in all this is that I was able to capture it all on video , but that’ll just have to wait for the time being as I have yet to upload that digital content off of that miniDV cassette to my digital editor and , as important , I have yet to request the owner’s permission to even add that mini-concert of captured moments to the Rogues’ video gallery , so stay tuned….
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