It’s been 7 weeks since my last blog entry. My guilty conscience bugs me all the time – tells me that I should write something useful, inspiring and moving. Unfortunately I can’t do any of these.
I can tell you that my pilot field study went smoothly. Research went well, results are encouraging. My next field trip will commence on 29 February in Munich at the Deutsches Museum. It’s been 25 years since I spent two very interesting weeks at the Museum. I was 18-year-old, barely spoke English, understood just a few words of German but I heard the calling of motoring history. And the library of the Deutsches Museum was a superb place to heed this call. The librarians were very accomodating and this trip put me on a path, leading to over 200 articles and a few books on motoring history, especially Hungarian motoring history. Will my second visit to the library turn out to be just as important? I am about to follow a different path focusing on teaching and museology. Will I look back in 25 years again and be content of what happened? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Outside of my studies, life is very hectic – again. I am in the middle of putting together a booklet featuring the history of BMW in Hungary, plus I am just putting the finishing touches on several chapters of a book focusing on the history of postal vehicles in Hungary. Additionally kids at our private learning group passed theirs first exams with superb results. And other parents who are about to organise such groups elsewhere in Hungary come to us for advice. I still marvel at this phenomenon – I am not an education expert at all, we just do what’s best for my kids! Organisation of the 3rd Balatonfured Concours d’Elegance classic car meeting is under way. Several collectors already expressed interest in participating.