Behind the White Wheel

Behind the White Wheel

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Ponton Planet People"


By writing the below paragraph on the IPOG (International Pontons Owners Group) forum you woke up in me old feelings I used to have back in the late 1990s and early 2000s when once school ended I would run to Kfarhata, put my ponton's battery on the charger, take off the famous Carcoon and "launch the season"!
Days have passed, my ponton's odometer flipped back to zero and I admit I still enjoy my car as much as the day I first bought it.

Jeff Miller's 1957 190
Note the fender's turn signals and the 190sl fog lights
"Ponton Planet People":

 "My 1957 190 sedan finally saw daylight this afternoon. Put the battery charger on it for an hour, and it came to life in less than 30 seconds (not bad for not running at all since last October). The original Blaupunkt tube radio (refurbished last year) played well. Brought the tire pressure up to 32 pounds, shifted into first, and went for a nice country drive. The heater was nice because it was only 46 (albeit sunny) degrees. Brakes worked well (no pulling, etc.), lights and blinkers all functioned. Even tested the cigar lighter, heater fan, and windshield wipers just for good measure. Next step (if it ever warms up): put some soap and water to the body – it was real dusty looking. Looks like 2013 is off to a good start!"

My 180b in the old streets of Batroun