One Mistake – Dallas Air Show

This is an article I wish I didn’t feel I have to write. I should be writing how the “Blue Bird” has taken a turn to become the “Boo Bird” due to the presence of the wrong design parts that were sent to me. (I will cover this at a later date). What I feel … Read more

Is It Brilliant or Stupid? You Decide

Now that the “Bluebird” 1962 Pontiac Catalina restomod is essentially done, it is time to turn my attention to the 1954 Chrysler Windsor. Let me refresh your memory . . . I had a 1955 Chrysler C300, which I salvaged as it was too far gone for restoration. I was able to save the complete, … Read more

No Rain in Spain

Germany-to-Spain-travel

Here I am on the sunny coast of Spain in a small city called Denia. As I write this, the gathering for my granddaughter’s wedding is assembling. I think half of the United Nations will be represented at the ceremony; guests from Germany, Syria, Qatar, Switzerland, England, El Salvador, and the United States have already … Read more

The Wacky, Wacky Car World I Live In

No, I am not talking about politics as that is beyond wacky. What I am talking about is the world of hot rods, restorations and restomods. Everything is perfectly rational … except for those things which are not. Here are a few case histories for you to experience this wacky world . . . The … Read more

Bombastic Writing – 1962 Pontiac Restomod

Blue Bird 1962 Pontiac

With the dog days of August soon to be upon us, I thought I would continue my series of self-improvement posts to advance my writing skills. With a long history of writing sober engineering and marketing reports, I feel that I am behind in developing any skill in the communications methodology required of politicians and … Read more

My Turn to Go Nuts – The End of Private Transportation

I recently received my primary election ballot for the Republican Party in the mail. Now I have to sort through the candidates (and maybe hold my nose) and vote. I have been a long time member of the Republican Party as I want to be able to vote in the primary elections. I also typically … Read more

When the Chips are Down, The Cars Are Few and Far Between

A chip has many meanings – it can be a small particle that results when you cut or chop something; it can be something you use to scoop up onion dip and eat; or it can be a very small, integrated circuit. A small cut chip in your eye is very annoying and a chip … Read more

Toy Time

The older the boy, the bigger the toy? Nope. The richer the boy, the bigger his toy appears to be more fitting provided he remains a good boy and doesn’t support a buddy who like to play at wars. There should be some good buys on seized big yachts once owned by some Russian oligarchs. … Read more

Think About It: The Effect of the Wholesale Adoption of Electric Vehicles

While driving in Germany, I learned a new way to give an insult to another driver who makes a dumb move. You pull beside him and tap your forehead which means, “Think about it.” I understand that this gesture may now be outlawed as being too inflammatory. I am extending this gesture to the EV … Read more