I hate when life gets in the way of solid blogging, but that’s just the way it’s been lately. I’m actually somewhat amazed at how much has changed since my … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Building Memories
When I was in elementary school as an expat living in Hong Kong, I had a friend whose dad worked for the U.S. Consulate there. What I always envied about … Continue Reading 1970 VW Type III Squareback: Hip to be Square!
I drove a second generation Honda Prelude through much of my five-and-a-half years of college, after the Alfa Spider rusted away and I managed to trade-in the VW Quantum wagon … Continue Reading 1991 Acura Integra GS: Endangered Species
This is the obligatory 2013 Techno Classica Essen picture of Hall 10 at the Messe Essen convention center which has housed this event since its inception. But this hall barely … Continue Reading The Main Event: Techno Classica 2012
I know I’ve said it before, but there is no place on Earth like the Nurburgring. None. Nada. For this week’s trip we had the insane good fortune of going … Continue Reading ‘Ring Report: Chaps, Cars, and Crashes
Day one is complete, and we made it to Nurburg where the streets and driveways are littered with Porsche 911 GT3s, BMW M3s, various hot hatches, and a lot of … Continue Reading The Road to Essen
One of the reasons I tend to buy and sell cars so often is that I go through this seemingly never ending cycle: 1 – Find a really great car … Continue Reading Don’t just stare at it, DRIVE it!
So there I was, out for a Saturday drive in Dad’s Toyota Tundra king cab on my way to fetch various and sundry moldings and power tools from the local … Continue Reading Start them Early: Your Kids and Your Car Hobby
The classic Mercedes-Benz community, and I personally, lost a great friend today – Stu Hammel of Reading, Pennsylvania, born September 20, 1948, and died today, January 4, 2012 after losing … Continue Reading The Car Hobby and the Friends We Make: In Memory of Stu Hammel
Although I decided not to purchase a Kia Optima Hybrid after the test drive a few weeks back, I have to admit the newer car had certain features that left … Continue Reading Garage Corner: Satisfaction in the form of an iPod install for the 2006 Honda Accord Hybrid
My wife and I were married fifteen years ago this year – the happiest years of my life. We’ve had two wonderful children, seen each other build healthy careers, and … Continue Reading Find them for Yourself: Where do the Cool Cars Come From?
A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting next to the U.S. brand manager for Audi’s motorsports program on an overnight flight to Munich. He was off to … Continue Reading Dieseling Down: Why Can’t I buy the Diesel Car I Want in the US?
I know what you’re thinking – or at least what I think you’re thinking, and what I am actually thinking myself – and that is that we are supposed to … Continue Reading On the Dealer’s Lot: 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid
I have owned the 1993 Miata for exactly a week, and I am pleased to report that so far is so good with it – that is to say there … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Bonding with the 1993 MX-5 Miata
As I get older, I remember less and less. But I remember vividly Tuesday, March 27, 2007 – the day I first drove the Nürburgring. I flew in to London’s … Continue Reading Nürburgring Nordschleife: Mecca for Motorheads
Living in California had its advantages when it came to spotting near-extinct species of interesting cars; classics like BMW’s iconic 2002 were almost commonplace. Fiats littered Craigslist and the local … Continue Reading Where Cars Go To Die