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

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

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