July 4 and a Hemi Ch...

10pm, July 4th, at the harborside, in Portland, Maine. The Boy and I are parked up in a dark car park, he fast asleep, me awaiting the arrival of a Lobster roll. Lights off, engine off, surfing my phone. Three African American gents come around the corner, clearly a little the worse for wear,...

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We stayed in San Sebastian during this trip, and even in the winter it still felt glamorous, a less well-known Monaco. Although the heating was broken in our hotel, the steak at the Michelin star place out of town was recompense enough. It is significant how much of what I say about diesel...

Extremity, Thy Name Is Ninja Mar21

Extremity, Thy Name ...

All of us doing the car hobby have moments of self doubt – just why am I doing this? Money and energy expended achieving what? Standing in a muddy field at 11.30 on a blustery, rainy winter night having just got my new Kawasaki ZX10r so stuck I could dismount without needing the side...

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This article appeared in Autoshopper, September 2016 There was some hubbub in the press a few months ago about Cadillac moving to New York, to be re-imagined away from Detroit, the town Antoine de Cadillac himself founded back in 1701. Has this move altered the products? Rather than the...

Copart: I Wasted My Time And Money, So You Don’t Have To Jan22

Copart: I Wasted My ...

The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow. – Kurt Vonnegut http://jonsummers.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/VID_20160916_132348.mp4 The Rather Dramatic Arrival of the ’77 Lincoln Town Car Copart are a nationwide salvage auction company. This is...