My friend Jamie Kitman is a true renaissance man. In addition to being a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, a practicing lawyer, the author of a book (in progress) on the history of lead in gasoline, and the manager of bands like OK Go and They Might Be Giants, he is also the owner of one of the greatest collections of slick, drivable, desirable, mid-century British and Italian vehicles in the Northeastern U.S., if not the world. In order to keep all this metal in tip-top shape, he had an amazing mechanic who worked on his cars. Unfortunately, this old-school wrencher, Domenick Spadaro, passed away last year. Fortunately, a memorial road rally was held in his honor the other week. Even more fortunately, I was invited to attend, in some of Jamie’s cars.
Read the story of it the ensuing hilarity right here, in my online car column for Vanity Fair.