“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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