Early Morning 1984 we were on
our way to the local Tucson PCA "Cinco-de-Mayo" concours. Equipped with my
trusty Cannon sure shot camera we pulled into the polo field display area where a local
Radio station hot air balloon was taking off. I thought perhaps "This could be a 356
Kodak moment" with both the Roadster and the balloon. I had to hurry as the balloon
was quickly ascending I literally jumped out of the Roadster slamming the door got down on
one knee and snapped the picture.
developed slide revealed long crisp morning shadows, Catalina
Mountains, the balloon reading KAIR and of coarse the Porsche Roadster.
My subscription renewal to Christophorus was due so I included the
slide along with a note that perhaps the photo could be included in the
old car section in the back of the magazine. Much to my complete
surprise editors of the Christo chose the "lucky photo" for the
centerfold of the #173 October 1984 issue.