We at TTS have a history of wrenching on our cars. My cohort has schlepped Fiat engines and can probably install European headlights on a Mercedes-Benz W123 in his sleep … Continue Reading Fleet Update: A Quieter, Happier Blower Motor
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
So it’s press day at Techno Classica Essen here in the sunny Eastern Bloc-era grey concrete jungle that is Essen, Germany. As promised in yesterday’s comments, one of my first … Continue Reading Living Classified Ads: What’s for Sale in Essen (that we can’t get at home)?
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
Right off the bat, the 1983 Fiat X1/9 is a mid-engined, wedge-shaped, Bertone-designed sports car. It has a life-off targa top, a 5-speed manual transmission and fuel injection. Even displacing … Continue Reading 1983 Fiat X1/9: Disposable Sports Car #1
The Series 3 Alfa Romeo Spiders are generally dismissed as the bottom of the barrel when it comes to classic Alfa convertibles. On the other hand, many of us who … Continue Reading 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate: Last of the “Pod” cars..