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Horsepower Measurements in Car Using the Speedometer and a Stopwatch

I found this article the other day, going through my hardcopy paper files. It was originally presented by Mr. John De Armond on a hotrod newsgroup (remember those?). Although I wouldn’t take it to the bank for obtaining a hard horsepower number for your car, it could be useful in making A to B comparison … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Parts for Sale

I’m cleaning out my shop and that includes a lot of Porsche 944 parts that I have accumulated. Unless noted otherwise, they come from 1984/1985 vintage cars. I’ve priced a few at what I think is market value and most just enough to make it worth my while. If you see something that isn’t selling, … Continue reading

Harvey’s Half Lap of America

The post title is a play on the One Lap of America event that takes place each year. Basically, One Lap hits as many road courses as possible in one week. It is pretty intense. As an exercise in Bucket List Fullfillment, I have decided to take a more relaxed approach, but still pretty intense … Continue reading

2010 Mercedes GL350 Bluetec – For Sale

I am selling my 2010 Mercedes GL350 Bluetec. As you will see from the following photos, this vehicle is in amazing condition. Unfortunately my wife has developed some health issues and has a hard time getting up into the seats. This is a luxury vehicle but its off-road capabilities cause it to sit a little … Continue reading

Element Fire Extinguisher Stick

I tend to watch a lot of Jay Leno’s Garage on Youtube while I work out. A while ago, Jay had a short feature on the Element fire extinguisher stick. The Youtube video is linked below but basically the Element product represents a breakthrough in fire extinguisher technology. The packaging is about the size of … Continue reading

Rennsport Reunion VI

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 6th Porsche Rennsport Reunion at WeatherTech Laguna Seca racetrack near Monterrey CA.¬† First of all, let us recognize the Rennsport Reunion as a brilliant marketing event sponsored by Porsche. It is a combination of vintage racing, Concours de Elegance, display of museum quality Porsche cars, technical … Continue reading

Visit to Rhode Island Wiring

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Rhode Island Wiring in, where else, Rhode Island. It was a fascinating tour for a restoration geek like me. I was treated to a very thorough tour by long time RIW employee Marsha. But first, why this tour, now? The answer to that is my recent retirement from … Continue reading

Trip to France- LeMans, Grenoble, Circuit Paul Ricard

Intro I am excited to be leaving on a long planed trip to France. This started with a little bucket list dreaming with the 24 Hours of LeMans making my short list. After some research, I decided to book a trip with Travel Destinations in the UK. They have a private campground situated directly on … Continue reading

Bucket List: Amelia Island

I got to one of my “bucket list” items, which was attending the Amelia Island concours. If you aren’t familiar with Amelia, I’m not sure why you are reading this blog! It is arguably the biggest/best concours d’elegance on the east coast. If you want to see something impressive, google Amelia Island concours judges. It … Continue reading

Silverstone Classic

On the weekend of July 30th, 2016 I had the wonderful pleasure to attend the Silverstone Classic. This visit was made as part of a longer trip for my wife and I to the UK during that timeframe. Attending the Silverstone Classic was my “go to” item for the trip. ¬†Before attending this event, I … Continue reading

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