Monthly Archives: January 2014

Porsche’s First

 See the story on this 1898 electric Porsche.

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I Like Porsches, But …

When I was attending college some years ago, a classmate was visited by his parents one weekend and he was seen driving around their brand new car.   I looked over this automobile carefully in the parking lot,  and its … Continue reading

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Rush

Our family and some of our friends have become somewhat caught up in the Oscar season feeding frenzy in which we try to see the nominees before awards are given.  I finally got around this last weekend to watching Rush, … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas, Dan Neil and the Porsche 911 Turbo

A number of years ago, my brother (himself formerly a university creative writing instructor) told me about his favorite contemporary automotive writer, Dan Neil, then working for the Los Angeles Times.  At some point, Neil was drafted by the Wall … Continue reading

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The Real Attention-Getter

Co-worker and former 944 owner Maury passes along this image, attributed to 914World.com.

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Blue Rascal Deceit

Didn’t get to address the (much needed) bodywork today, so after the heavy rains subsided, daughter Ivi and I decided to go driving.  (Might be her last chance to drive the thing before leaving for Africa.)  We decided that we … Continue reading

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Lions and tigers and bears– and Dakar trucks, oh my!

The real craziness starts at about 1:30 … US – Stage 3 – Truck/Quad – Stage Summary… by Dakar See much more on the Dakar site.

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BaT Strikes Again

Bring A Trailer, undoubtedly for many of us, is a favorite web destination.  The BaT (http://bringatrailer.com/) site, whether you are a collector or just a window shopper, is always entertaining and frequently educational.  And if you don’t read the community … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Covet

Breaking one of the Ten Commandments here …  See more on this spectacular website-devoted-to-a-garage.  (P.S. Don’t miss the Willow Springs Raceway video clips — that’s where I first tried to learn to drive.)

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Formula E

The Spark-Renault SRT_01E, a fully electric race car, is demonstrated at Las Vegas in anticipation of the upcoming (and quiet?) Formula E racing series for electrics.  Read more here.

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