As you probably know by now, psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason has a thing for driving fast cars quickly. What you might not know is that she has a long history of being photographed with them too.
This first picture was taken when Jean was a graduate student in the late ‘50s, and her proximity to the car has more to do with the way the car looks than with what’s under the hood.
“The car belonged to a friend,” says Jean. “And I think we took the picture just because it looked good. I am not a Volkswagen fan, never owned one, and wouldn’t want one. I could never understand what people saw in an underpowered little car with no heat. Sorry. I really don’t like them. But I do usually take pictures of myself with my cars, and, as you see, with other people’s as well.”
Following the Volkswagen photo (and after the cut), we present a collage of Jean with some of the cars she did actually like over the years.Jean and the Volkswagen look good, but there was no love between them Jean did have lots of love for these cars. And we love her.