Words by Jesse Serwer, via the Jamaica Star—
One of the first things visitors to the Bob Marley Museum see upon entering the premises at 56 Hope Road in Kingston is the singer’s baby-blue 1976 Land Rover. The museum is, temporarily, down one attraction, though, as the classic car was recently sent to a Land Rover dealer in Montego Bay to be assessed for a planned restoration, following years of exposure to the elements. Said to be Bob’s favorite ride, the truck has proven to be very popular with museum visitors—and staff. The Bob Marley Foundation’s general manager, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart, said the removal of the vehicle has been “very traumatic” for workers there. “Any time anything goes it is traumatic. They get a little emotional.” That mellow mood shouldn’t last long, as the vehicle is slated to return to its usual place out in front of the museum following any necessary fixes.