"Thank you so much Stewart Strauss for the fabulous jacket. My inspiration for the jacket colors chosen came from Flora, my light and dark blue 1986 El Camino. Flora is actually a ceramic dashboard bobble I received as an unrelated gift. She fit quite nicely on the ledge above the radio and rides along with me quite rhythmically to the engine purr. So for the jacket I chose the same color scheme thinking I’d now have something to wear at weekend cruise-ins. To spruce it up I found some thematic patches to tie the jacket to the car/truck. It took a little while, but with the help of my seamstress mother I was able to get everything attached. The non-vehicle related patches represent my wife and kids and their interests. While the end result isn’t for everyone I like it and will enjoy it come the fall cruising season."