Brian, To most of us on the list Faliero is a bigger then life almost mystical figure. Your reminiscences of him are priceless. That you gave him and Mario Confente a ride in your Bentley, bondoed or not, is extraordinary! Keep the stories coming... but first get off your butt and send me those seat stays so I can make the top eyes.
Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.
P.S. Pergolizzi took the train out to Long Island last week to visit with Paul and Rita Lee. They all came by my shop. First time for John. As you might imagine we had some laughs. I showed him my autographed picture of Faliero that I found in a case of REG water bottles...
Brian Baylis wrote:
> You know, it would have been super cool to have some photos of everybody
> at the time. The scene in the car was a priceless monent. When Masi
> stepped out he had a grin on his face that would make the Cheshire Cat
> jealous. Faliero was a happy and jovial man to begin with, but that car
> really turned him on. That smile was so big it nearly broke his face!
> Too bad I'm not a camera bug, but it would have been unbelieveable to
> have a collection of personal pictures. Fire up the Wayback Machine, Mr.
> Peabody; I'm going back with my camera! I don't even have any photos of
> the car except for three poloroids taken by my next door neighbor at the
> time when the car was completely stripped of paint, all doors, bonnet,
> deck, seats, and interior were off or out. It was basically a carcass at
> the time. I was nineteen years old then!
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> > Brian Baylis wrote:
> > > ... One fond memory of the
> > > two of them was when I brought my self restored 1954 Bentley "R Type"
> > > (extenden boot version w/ handcrank sunroof) to work one day. Masi just
> > > about s*** a brick! Masi and Mario wanted me to take them for a drive,
> > > so they occupied the spacious back seat as I took them for a drive in
> > > Carlsbad. I would give my left nut to know what they were talking about
> > > back there;
> > I'd give my right nut for a photo of that scene!!!
> > Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.