DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Tracey In Hell’s Kitchen

November 14, 2011 3:00 AM

dyr new york DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Tracey In Hells Kitchen

“That’s my dog in the back. His name is Buddah.”

The Ride
The Driver: Tracey
Car in Question: 1999 Ford Escort
Spotted at: 9th Ave and 39th St, Hell’s Kitchen, New York, N.Y. 10036
Odometer: 155,000
Car’s Nickname: Blue Beauty


Q: What’s your name and where are we today?

A: My name is Tracey and this is my ‘99 Ford Escort. It has 155,000 miles on it. We’re here in Hell’s Kitchen. Right next to the Port Authority bus station, N.Y.C.

Q: Who is that lovely passenger in the back seat?

A: That’s my dog in the back. His name is Buddah.

Q: He definitely looks like he has reached enlightenment. Hanging the head out a car’s window while cruising down the West Side Highway will do that to you. Do you use your car for business or pleasure?

A: It’s a bit of both, business and pleasure. Just like life.

Q: If you and Buddah could go anywhere on a day trip, where would you go?

A: I’d go to Canada, Niagara Falls.

Q: Does your car have a nickname?

A: Blue Beauty is the nickname. Look at her. She’s blue and she’s beautiful.

Q: Do you listen to music in the car and if so, what do you listen to?

A: I listen to all types of music.

Q: If your car had an emotion, what would it be?

A: I think my car is happy because I take care of it pretty well.

Q: How about one more picture with the wonderful Buddah. Buddah! Over here boy! I think I have a milk bone in my pocket.

A: Buddah’s a bit camera shy, but I’ll get him to give you one more smile.

Photos and interview by Jai Mitchell

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