The Path Forward

1962 Pontiac Catalina Poncho

Many of my readers know me personally and know about the recent dramatic changes in my life. For those readers I have not yet met, let me fill you in. On March 8, my 92-year-old wife of 59 years succumbed to insurmountable medical problems. One hundred days before my wife’s passing, my son died of … Read more

Doing Too Much With Too Little

THE AGE I LIVED IN Sometime after the Paleozoic era, I used to design medical instruments. Most of the instruments were one-off special purpose designs to support aerospace medicine research. Would you believe one of the designs were brainwave amplifiers to record implanted monkey brains while undergoing zero G stress in the “Vomit Comet” airplane? … 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 also the last of the … 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 items, engineering calculations were done … 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 to me when I went … Read more

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