For 23 years, my partner Gary has been plotting to restore his grandfather's '53 Chevy. Finally this month, the last touches completed, the car was shipped to us in San Francisco. Naturally, we wanted to take it on the road -- specifically, to a gay car show (the owners are gay, not the cars) in San Luis Obispo. The autos were fascinating, and good news: Gary's Chevy, now named Bernice, won second place in her class. Bad news: She felt a little colicky on the highway. The pictures are here.