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When I was growing up, I always had a passion for cars – it seemed everyone shared that passion in the 1950s and 60s. I customized my first car – a 1949 Ford – and purchased a 1958 Isetta when I was stationed at Fort Sill in 1963.

For the next 35 years, I worked as a clinical physical therapist and inventor (I obtained 14 patents and sold many successful physical therapy-related products during my career). I had no time for hobbies and seemed to do nothing but work. As I neared retirement, I thought again about my passion for cars. One day as I was returning from a trip, I spotted a small car for sale on the side of the road near Mankato, MN. It was a tiny Subaru – I’d never seen one before. Soon it was mine and was taking up a little space in my company’s warehouse. Within a couple of years, I had purchased a Freeway from a guy in Grantsburg, WI and a couple of Isettas an employee helped me find in a barn in Carver, MN. Read more about my cars and view pictures here.

In addition to my passion for cars, I have a few other hobbies. The rest of this website highlights many of these seemingly quirky and unrelated subjects: Elvis, Army ROTC, and even Art! Thank you for your interest and feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

- Duane