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

The Mystery 49 Mercury

Thanks to Terry Johnson, I have been introduced to the “Friday at 11 Club.” You may recognize Terry’s name – he owns the all original 1940 Lincoln Continental that I was able to reference when I restored mine. I am not sure this Friday group has a name, but it is an interesting informal group of … Read more

Sore Feet and Sore Back – The Story of SEMA

Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association in Las Vegas, or SEMA, is the largest hot rod show and convention in the world, and the 2021 event was the first in the COVID-19 era. The travel plan was that Dusty Price and I were going to drive the Bluebird (the 1962 Pontiac restomod that I introduced to you … Read more