Channel 3’s Scot Haney is still basking in the glow of a big day in his life that happened last week. No, he didn’t interview a celebrity or win the lottery, but rather for a brief shining moment he was the “Master of the Road. ” He had the privilege of driving my Buick Roadmaster. Insert oohs and aahhs here.
Last week Kara had the Roadmaster at Foxwoods and Scot had to leave early and couldn’t wait to travel with the crew, so he asked if he could borrow the luxuriant cruiser for the journey from Mashantucket to Metro Hartford. After an exhaustive background check we handed Scot the keys. Here he is picking up our baby from the valet saying a quick prayer that some day he too, will have the great fortune of owning a Roadmaster.
Scot no doubt welcomed the break from the chore of driving his metallic phlegm-colored, perilously collapsible Japanese appliance that sounds like a lawnmower but isn’t nearly as powerful as one.
The voyage was somewhat confusing for Scot, as he marveled at the technology and wide array of options not found in his impotent import: six way power seats, automatic lights, concert sound stereo, seating for 8 and 0-60 acceleration he hasn’t experienced since he test drove a Porsche. The Roadmaster has the same engine as a Corvette, which is one reason they are sought after by collectors, and the reason the sticker price in 1995 for a brand new Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon topped $30,000.
Where will Scot’s car be 15 years from now? Likely in compressed pieces in the hands of convicts at Sing Sing as they craft scrap metal into license plates.
Scot was “Master of the Road” for about an hour and saw Denise as he pulled in the Channel 3 parking lot. “It’s like driving a couch,” Scot told her and remarked how you can’t feel any bumps or potholes. That’s our ‘Master! Safest ride he’s taken in a while.
Reason # 725 I love the Roadmaster: it holds a pool!
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