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Epoxy Floors in the New Hill Garage

So about 1 1/2 years ago (~2013), I treated myself and the floors in the New Hill Garage to an epoxy coating.  This past weekend I did a wash job on the floor, which got me to thinking about these floors.  Here are some random thoughts: I decided at the time to not use the … Continue reading

John Farrell

Recently I had a chance to visit John Farrell Auto Parts at his shop on Long Island, NY.  I have known of John for many years as a go to source for hard to find parts for the Jaguar E-Type.  What I found there in his shop is both fascinating and a tribute to a … Continue reading

The Mitty

My first time at The Mitty at Road Atlanta.  All I can say is “Wow! What a Car Show.” Go if you can!  It was my first trip to the Mitty, due to a fortunate confluence of geographic coincidence that placed me just an hour and a half up the road.  It was fantastic.  First … Continue reading

New Hill Garage Makeover

Winter is almost over here in NC.  The New Hill Garage is emerging from winter better than ever, due to it’s Makeover.  I had originally treated the new concrete floor with an acrylic sealant by Cure N Seal.  It did a pretty good job but had one fatal flaw.  It could not hold up when … Continue reading

Porsche by Design Exhibit

I am fortunate to live pretty close to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.  Last weekend I went to see the Porsche By Design exhibit being held there.  It was fantastic!  By all means, go if you get a chance.  Our collective attendance at events like these will hopefully encourage museums everywhere to … Continue reading

Data Collection – Getting Started

As you gain experience in your track driving, you will undoubtedly ask “How can I go faster?”  Sure, you can track lap times and initially you will see big improvements.  But at some point, you’ll find that your lap times hit a plateau.  What should you do next?  One answer might be professional coaching.  And … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – Tech Inspection

I had some mechanical problems with my track car in the early days which, had they not been caught, might have been deadly on the track.  My wake up call was the event where the rear drive shaft bolts came loose and I lost the connection of the CV joint to the rear hub.  This … Continue reading

Jaguar F-Type at Road Atlanta

John Lochemes of Memphis TN strolled into his local Jaguar dealership, Bluff City Jaguar, in June and bought himself one of the new Jaguar F-Types.  John appreciates a powerful car so he bought the S model with the V8 supercharged engine.  This engine boasts a power rating of 495 hp and a zero to sixty … Continue reading

Road Trip to Italy

ROAD TRIP TO ITALY Well, actually that title is a little misleading.  I didn’t drive, I flew.  But Kelli and I did get a chance in June to spend 2 weeks in Tuscany, along with our adult children and their spouses.  So this was mainly a wine and food adventure but being a car guy, … Continue reading

Restoration Resources

RESTORATION RESOURCES This month I’d like to talk about restoration resources. My mother-in-law was telling me the other day that she had struck up a conversation with a man who owned Jaguars. She of course mentioned to him that her son-in-law owned several of these fine cars. One of his questions was where did I … Continue reading

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