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The Dodge: Guts, Glory and Living at Full-Throttle Anne Cutter Mikkelsen

The Dodge: Guts, Glory and Living at Full-Throttle

Anne Cutter Mikkelsen

Published February 9th 2012
ISBN : 9780983198222
Paperback
278 pages
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At 17 years old, Mike spotted the car in a garage in Connecticut and drove her home to Lewistown, Montana. When he joined the Army, the 41 Dodge D-19 Luxury Liner convertible was abandoned and laid to rest in a ranchers coulee. Mike longed, andMoreAt 17 years old, Mike spotted the car in a garage in Connecticut and drove her home to Lewistown, Montana. When he joined the Army, the 41 Dodge D-19 Luxury Liner convertible was abandoned and laid to rest in a ranchers coulee. Mike longed, and connived- he strategized and twenty years later risked everything, maneuvering the impossible to resurrect and restore his beloved Dodge to her original glory. Together forever, their life stories are as inseparable and dazzling as the dual carburetors of her 1980 Jaguar XJ6 with a GM turbo 400 transmission. Their messsage is about commitment, perseverance and love. It is about the inner urgencies that guide human behavior toward a balance of life--metal and man softened by nature, passion and adversity. How does the man-car duo adapt to their advancing ages and combined disabilities and emerge transformed and triumphant? Mikes wife, Anne, studied French cooking, owned two restaurants and a B&B. For over 30 years she has been a daring accomplice and advocate in the lives of both the Dodge and her husband.