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Weir in a car mag (!)

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Bob Weir interviewed in Motor Trend Magazine!

Quick Stats: Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead
Daily Driver: 2007 Lexus GS 450h (Bob’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10)
Other car: 1963 Corvette Stingray roadster (rating: wants to be buried in it)
Favorite road trip: San Francisco streets with Beat legend Neal Cassady
Car he learned to drive in: A tractor
First new car bought: 1969 BMW 2002

The old Stingray was showcased in an exhibit of rock stars’ wheels at the Petersen Automotive Museum seven years ago. “There were all these cars that you can actually shave looking at yourself in one of them — and then there was mine,” Weir says.

“They perched it right at the entrance. When they picked up the car, I told them if they washed it I’d have their asses in court. Because that’s not the way the car is supposed to look, as far as I’m concerned. It’s a number of shades of primer gray on top of the old — I don’t know what color it used to be — but it’s dark and dusty, and I kind of like it like that. It was the only car that had a picture in all the articles. I love the car, it’s a great car.”

Amusing article, worth a read even if you DGAS about cars.

BTW, I got to drive his Corvette once, 20-odd years ago. I was nervous, and probably a little too careful.