Monthly Archives: September 2013

In Praise of the Mighty Gorilla

Gorilla Grips, that is.  Specifically Gorilla Grip Grease Monkey gloves.  I paid $5 or $6 a pair at my local employee-owned big box store, but I see that other vendors sometimes try to get $10 for these things.   Some … Continue reading

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The Matter of the Console Compartment

Herman tells me that today he refurbished his console compartment to improve its appearance and to reduce the clatter from loose objects inside.  This is an area I have overlooked in favor of other seemingly more pressing issues, like a … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Peace

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A Little Numerology

Reviewing previous owner documents in the course of organizing everything and setting up a new record-keeping system, I notice that the Blue Curse (today’s appellation) originally cost its first owner $27,175 in July 1985.  Okay, that’s rather interesting. So, I … Continue reading

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Caught in the Wild

Herman sends along this sighting, from the streets of L.A.

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944 Out, Boxster In

“Saying goodbye to an old friend and hello to a Porsche Boxster” is a piece written by David Hurth of TheSportsCarGuys.com and referenced in the latest PCA newsletter. It tells of his decision to sell his ’83 944 in favor … Continue reading

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Suzuki vs. Porsche

Okay, I do like Porsches.  But I also like Minis, especially early generation Minis.  I remember well my first late night encounter with one on a Hollywood Freeway off-ramp in my indiscreet, injudicious youth when it showed its taillights to … Continue reading

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Porsche Le Mans Legends

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The Morning Traffic Report

This morning, as is my custom when traveling with the family, I arise early for a little walkabout, camera in hand.  So I hear the roar of traffic and discover that a freeway immediately passes the rear of the motel, … Continue reading

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