UNCLE NUNZIO – You Will Be Missed

UNCLE NUNZIO It is with sadness that I report the demise of Uncle Nunzio. Some of you may have heard me mention him and his unique brand of justice. In this new age of “strong arm” ambulance chasing lawyers, the type of justice dispensed by Nunzio is clearly a thing of the past. If you … Read more

Calling All Car Restorers: Have You Suffered From or Experienced One of These 7 Syndromes?

To Get There Fast – Go Slow It sounds like an oxymoron, but there is some truth in that saying. Let me explain and see if you agree with my sentiment, or just feel that it is an excuse for slacking off. I have the serious affliction of needing to restore old cars to keep … Read more

COMMUNICATION UPGRADE – LEARNING THE LINGO

I just had my 85th birthday, which is a time for reflection and contemplation of the future. When you are 21, who in the devil thinks they will ever be 85, and if they do, what a calamity that must be! I certainly need to go on the offensive to avoid the “Old Fogey” label, … Read more

Who's Your Sweetheart?

Let’s leave women out of this and chat about something that we know about and can understand. In this case, that means vehicles that we have owned, driven and perhaps for some of you — stolen. While cars are inanimate objects, they nevertheless have personalities. Some are real bitches that defy your desire to travel … Read more

WHAT'S IN A PET PEEVE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS

INSTRUCTIONS – FROM DIRECT TO ARE THEY KIDDING? I was born in an era when communication between people, business and governmental entities was both sparse and simple. An extreme example: You got killed in action, and your next of kin received a four-line telegram. Now every communication has become very verbose, too frequent and often … Read more

The Intersection of Memory Lane and Highway Lane

THE OLD MAN REMEMBERS It is traditional at the end of the year to take some time and review the past (particularly the last year) to recall some important events as well as some interesting trivia. Now with 84 years behind me and 85 coming on strong, there is a lot to look back on, … Read more

Car Clubs and Dealers

The Culture of Car Clubs Over many years I have belonged to several car clubs. This includes Corvette, Chrysler, early Ford and now Lincoln Continentals. Each club has its own personality and a variation of how a local dealership responds to the presence of a club devoted to their brand. A dealership exists to sell … Read more

Hot Rods and The Necker Knob

I just couldn’t resist publishing on Valentine’s Day, in honor of all of us who treasure romance in our lives, including me. For those of you who don’t know this yet, the “stars” of my books are always cars. Then there’s my alter-ego “Charlie” who gets IN the car and gets himself into trouble . … Read more