paul & happy tours
i saw my first austin 7 chummy as a young child - it was love at first sight!!!
- & promised myself to get one ... one day ...
then, age 15, i was offered one for free that lived down the road from my aunt
- it had been on blocks since the end of ww2 & needed a new battery & tyres
- sadly i had no way of getting it home.
over the years i saw not a few more
(often on both the way to & from, the airport for international travels),
each time with that familiar tug of the heart strings.
hmmmm ... the a35 ... well ... ooooh so curvy 'n cute
& what luxury to have a car that is sealed (not to mention having a non-period radio/casette deck!)
& as for the goggomobil ... first saw micro cars at
an iconic christchurch automobilia shop, fazazz,
& amongst the zaniness of some of them encountered the serious wee goggo - what a name!
... & the business? the initial purchase of wee happy (& the loss of my central chch. shop to earthquakes) led to wanting to share the smile that happy brought me.
the wee lass has become a tad iconic to our rebirthing central city
& is but a small example of the positives amongst the demolition/rebuild.
"since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."