The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: The Automotive Enthusiast’s Guide to Under the Hood

With all apologies to Clint Eastwood, I thought it might be nice to start off the new year by considering how the automotive enthusiast admires not only the appearance of the engine that powers the cars that we drive daily but also the cars that we restore. To the average [..]  Read more

Close to the Finish Line – Restoration of 1961 Chrysler 300G

I am responding to the overwhelming amount of communication coming in asking me to give an update on the progress of the restoration of my 1961 Chrysler 300G. I must confess that I am very easily overwhelmed. Let’s do a quick review. The 300G was one of the best and [..]  Read more

IT’S ABOUT TIME – Gaining New Perspectives on Time, Distance and Life

It is time to get out the old slide rule and do some calculations concerning time, distance and life in general. (No, a “slide rule” is not about baseball). For those of you less ancient than me, let me enlighten you about slide rules. Before electronic calculators became bubble pack [..]  Read more

WHAT TO DO WITH MARGARET??

We all tend to think that classic cars are just lovely objects made of steel, plastic and rubber with oil and grease flowing through them. However, much to my surprise, I have discovered that they have emotions that we fail to recognize and to appreciate. This was brought home forcefully [..]  Read more