It began with cars. A single car, his temperamental Saab, which he ripped apart and retrofitted with bumpers from a Model A. There. That was better.
And then he couldn’t stop. He has six cars now — the Saab, as well as a van, a bus, a Volkswagen Beetle, a Volvo and a Chevy Caprice wagon. All of them are drivable. Not practical, though. When he recently sawed into his thumb and had to drive himself to the hospital, he had to consider which car would fit into the parking garage. None of them, really.
“But I made a collapsing spire on the Bug, so I took that one. I folded it down,” he said of the Beetle. “It’s a stick shift, though, so I was bleeding and shifting and trying to get myself there.”