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Don’t Be Me – Be Safe!

As I type this using 9 fingers, I am grateful as it could have been worse! On Christmas day, no less, I was trimming a piece of oak plank on my table saw. I have always been very wary of my table saw but it bit me this time. I was using my “push stick” … Continue reading

VW Atlas Road Trip – Newfoundland

This article will be a little bit of a change of pace from my normal technical articles about my 2 seater sports cars. I thought I would tell the story of my recent road trip to Newfoundland, taken in my 3 row seating VW Atlas, aka The Grandchildren Hauler. First of all, you may ask, … Continue reading

My Thoughts on the Bring A Trailer Sales Experience

If you have been following this blog, you know that I recently listed and sold my 1967 E-Type Series 1 2+2 on BAT. I thought I would relate my sales experience. All in all, I would give BAT an 8 out of 10. Without a doubt, the stongest plus to using BAT to sell your … Continue reading

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

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