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Living With Rubi

By Mike "TXJEEPER" Cohn

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Well, as our time with Rubi is beginning to wind down, the last couple days have been straight-up driving back and forth to the office. Today, I went out to shoot a few more glam shots of ol' Rubi.

My main stop was to Sloss Furnaces. Birmingham was pretty much built because of Sloss. The old steel mill is the stuff of legend around here. Stories of toil, blood, sweat, and death surround Sloss. It's a pretty neat place to visit! During my visit today, I got stuck in the parking lot - boxed in by a train. So I got to spend a little more time with the Jeep. I even got a chance to fire up the air conditioning, which I must say, rocks.

Living With Rubi
Living With Rubi

It's also interesting how for the whole time I've had the Rubicon, I kept thinking how much the color sticks out like a sore thumb. Then, today, while out shooting pics, I noticed how it began to blend in with its surroundings more. Quite odd, I thought.

Living With Rubi
Living With Rubi

Anyway, just another day or two before Rubi's real owners come and pick her up. I've grown used to her quirky stereo and her flaky transmission. I've learned her weird noises and even how to spin her rear end out in traffic. But what I also learned, was just how cool it is to drive the best-built Jeep Toledo has ever turned out.

- TX -