Category Archives: Off Topic

Bikes, Going Fast

I don’t know jack about bikes.  But I have friends, like Kevin who rides a BMW in addition to his 951, and Jamesa, who can talk the subject for hours about what he has ridden and what he watches.  This … Continue reading

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The Blakemobile

Talk about off-topic … For awhile my wife and I have been watching the Australian series on public television (via BBC), “The Doctor Blake Mysteries”, set in the 1950s.  The good doctor drives a vehicle I could not for the … Continue reading

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Wine, A Princely Energy Source

We learn that British Prince Charles’ DB5 runs on ethanol distilled from surplus wine: http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/yes-theres-a-wine-powered-car-and-yes-it-belongs-to-a-prince/

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Beverly Hills Scofflaws

Brother Dennis brings this to my attention … Try this URL if you can’t see the video anymore (requires Flash) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34298848

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Off Topic: From the Past

Today, whilst clearing out space in my basement work area, I came across some previously undeveloped negatives of my beloved 1963 109 Landrover.  Taken in 1974 in the Santa Monica mountains north of Los Angeles.

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Upon Meeting Zola

Living here in the backwater affords few opportunities for encounters in the flesh, up close & personal, of even mildly exotic equipment like the new generation C-7.  I was photographing her Stingray during my morning walk when the jovial, grandmotherly … Continue reading

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Giulia

Having loved Alfas forever, I’d say, and with memories of my old Berlina kicking around in my head, I couldn’t help but to take notice of the new Giulia sedan. And today, from Jalopnik, as just one example of what … Continue reading

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Top Gear and Google Street View

I’m about a year late on this, but I just discovered that Top Gear‘s track can be seen on Google Street View.  Here’s some backstory, with the help of The Stig:

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The Cuban Gullwing

In a context of recent rapprochement with Cuba, a photographer finds these remains under a banana tree: Read more here on the ill-fated mystery 300SL.   Read the comments at your own risk.

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Sighting of the Day

Each day I try to capture an image of the most interesting car(s) of the day.  Today, just this discovery — a Discovery.

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