by Janet Di Lauro | Soap Opera Weekly
"The Gossip -- West Coast, Oct. 3, 1995
You won't catch Mark Valley tooling around town in any shiny, new hot rod. He's
strictly a classic car man. "I've always gotten used ones. I just love old
cars," says Mark, whose current set of wheels is a 1966 turquoise Mustang.
"They're in pretty high demand these days. I had the engine rebuilt. It's got
40,000 miles on it."
Mark explains why he bought this car. "One of my favorite films is 'Bullitt"
(1968), with Steve McQueen. He drives around in this Mustang flashback in the
movie. I think the '66 actually looks better than the later models -- they had
bigger hoods and bigger bodies."
Mark, by the way, is about to be reunited with another set of old wheels -- his
1981 Fiat convertible. It's being shipped to him from New York. "A friend of
mine who's a mechanic knew somebody who was bringing some stuff to Las Vegas
from back East and had some room in their truck," explains Mark, who's owned the
car since he was "a kid at West Point. I used it a little when I lived in New
York, but for the most part, its been in storage for six, seven years."
Mark thinks the Fiat will fit right into the L.A. scene. "It's amazing how all
Mustangs, (Volkswagen) Beetles and Fiats end up in California," he grins. "It's
like they come here to retire, live out their old age."