First things first: let’s get the inevitable Grey Poupon jokes out of the way. “Pardon me, but…” yadda, yadda, and so on. Great. There. Now, let’s take a real look … Continue Reading 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II: British Elegance for Pence on the Pound
I visited an old friend last night – and before you start asking me about social distancing, mask-wearing, and all that, it wasn’t that kind of visit. David E. Davis, … Continue Reading Of Mad Men and Their Machines
“Foot on the pedal, never ever false metal. Engine running hotter than a boiling kettle.” The wisdom of driving a 30-year-old BMW across some of the more desolate areas of … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 323i Baur Top Cabriolet: No Sleep ‘Til Hopkins
“What’s the fastest car in the world? A rental car, of course!” That old chestnut, the object example of truth lovingly wrapped in a cliché. We all know people who … Continue Reading Rental Car Review: 2003 Mazda Protege5
The San Francisco, California, public auto auction is not normally the place to discover a classic Mercedes sedan. Generally run across the block are tatty donation cars like battered Ford … Continue Reading Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5, briefly
So My dad died about three weeks ago. In his honor, I’ve been trying to write something witty, something solemn, and even something really, really long. But ultimately I decided … Continue Reading 1977 Fiat 132: The Cars of our Fathers…..
This is one of those quick little things that makes you thankful.
We recently took part in a multi-family garage sale hoping to lessen the content load of our oversized, though somewhat cluttered, car hole. While I know we sold a bunch … Continue Reading Garage Illogic
There are good ideas and there are bad ideas – and then there are those ideas that are so bad they come full circle and become good ideas. The corollary … Continue Reading For My Next Trick…
WFNX and the Boston Phoenix are gone. Published and broadcast for 30 years, they were synonymous with college radio and the Boston college music scene. When Clear Channel bought the … Continue Reading They Came To Boston
Like many of us, I was indoctrinated at a very young age into the Cult Of Car by my father. He probably didn’t even know he was force-feeding me the … Continue Reading Of Old Men And Old Cars
Car shopping is either a joy or a chore, depending on your automotive disposition. Regardless, it’s always better to shop when you don’t actually need to spend the money. Casually … Continue Reading Car Shopping
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
An occasional TTS reader, who is also a Porsche 911 fanatic, told me he likes the blog but asked when we are going to cover some “real” cars? Considering some … Continue Reading 1997 Porsche 993: Last of the Air-cooled Porkers
It stands to reason that an enthusiast who is passionate about a marque would be at least a little interested in machinery peripherally related to said marque. I am referring … Continue Reading Inviting A Vixen Into Your Home
It was 1984. I was 13 and my family had just moved from Southeast Asia back to New England. Among the important tasks that had to be completed (there was … Continue Reading 1974 Jensen-Healey Roadster: Lotus Power and British Reliability……