The day of our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge a great Land Rover mentor slipped away.
Bill Caloccia, Most notable for having essentially created the on line community of Land Rover enthusiasts, at least in North America. But he was so much more to those who knew him or even met him once.
Bill was generous, knowledgeable and compassionate. His loss was felt the world over, but most acutely in the North East where he had so many friends.
I was very fortunate to have known him well and when his funeral was scheduled for a few days later in Massachusetts I ran up to attend.
The precession included a fleet of Rovers led by Bills own, a beautiful truck he'd just completed restoring.
We sent him on his way with a proper wake and associated good cheer.
Photo credits Quintin Aspin.