Sometimes I head out to the parking lot specifically to see if there are any interesting cars there for blogging purposes, but Fred Smoot’s 1963 drop-top Impala actually caught my eye on my way to leave, and Smoot came out and found me admiring it.
“That’s my favorite car,” he said. “That’s my baby. I did it all. I got it repainted, re-metaled, rewired … I redid the whole content.”
He got in to leave and turned the car on, and it jumped up on hydraulics. “Oh yeah,” he said. “My favorite feature — anytime I want to, I can go up and down.”
Okay, but do you have a name for that color? “They call it blurple,” he said. “It’s a mix between blue and purple.” It’s also my new favorite word.