Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Arthur von Briesen Park, S.I.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Ferdinand A. Porsche died on Thursday in Salzburg. He was the designer of the legendary Porsche 911. On the same day, in (or above) Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, I saw this early-1980s vintage Dodge Omni moving smartly towards the bridge over the Gowanus. My family owned a first edition of its Plymouth version, the Horizon, and I can safely predict no one will be writing obituaries for its designer. Still, I have to say, it looked damned good. Check out the color. And that chrome!