As we have been talking about the Plaid Rocket preservation over the past couple months, we have had some mixed reactions, and I think that’s the coolest part of this preservation. Now, what is being preserved here is far far more important than the wood. This story is more about preservation of emotion, and that is a bigger mission. So what emotion is being preserved? Well, the drama of design, love, hate and how a company responds to sales numbers and emotion.
This interior was part of the original design concept, introduced as such, and after a very short time, replaced with a normal interior. No doubt because people came into the dealerships, or the dealers them selves said NO WAY. To extreme. And that conversation has no doubt taken place during interior restorations on these limited Rockets over the years. Either through interior folks who couldn’t find a match, or the owners wanting a more normal interior or thinking the fabric has disappeared. Until now. Love it or hate it, its a very important historical thing to go back to the original fabric concept. And hopefully, the debate will continue at the boat dock. And that is what a real preservation is all about. A huge thanks to the team at Katzs marina for sharing the fun and keeping the preservation of design and ideas alive! We also deeply appreciate that they are willing to take risks and have the courage to share with all of us.