An Odyssey in Orange County: Giant Red GMC Part 2 Nov15

An Odyssey in Orange...

From: “Jonathan Summers” Date: Jun 9, 2015 10:56 PM Subject: …some you loose To: “M*** G****” Cc: I am at some socal suburban mall just north of la In the Honda. The truck is in a storage place by long beach airport turns out the motor is siezed. So thats...

A Giant Red GMC, the...

“But you have to be able to drive it in…” the Public Storage woman trailed off, looking over my shoulder. “You didn’t tell me that on the phone – now I have the truck being towed over here – I’d better call him before he arrives…” But she was across the room,...

The Dream is Dead: the Econoline Van Leaves Oct02

The Dream is Dead: t...

video link The Van has gone, and it was a surprisingly emotionless exit for me. Over the last year have pivoted my “collection” away from trying to keep everything I have ever owned, to focusing on the cars and bikes which will be of interest to posterity and enjoyable for me to drive...

2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG: 2200 miles in 10 days; reckon that has bedded in the new trans! Sep15

2002 Mercedes-Benz E...

As per this little film, when I acquired the E55 it needed a new transmission. The shop, Wincos in San Francisco whom I can thoroughly recommend, offered a 90 day guarantee with it. The trans was used, so I enquired as to the mileage. Since asking this seemed to be the most amusing thing Mr...

Alea Jacta Est: the coming of the E55, and the departure of the Stinky Subaru Aug30

Alea Jacta Est: the ...

So said Caesar, crossing the Rubicon. By crossing this tributary of the Tiber, Caesar had committed an act of war; he was massively out numbered by Pompey, and looked unlikely to win the coming civil war. But he rolled the dice anyway – and today, we know him because of it. What does...

From the Archives: B...

First published on autoshopper.com on July 15 2013, worthy of a rerun since the Honda has just left us Since publishing this, I discovered James Ruppert is still using the Bangernomics handle I remember from my teenage years – imitation sincerest form of flattery etc In this culture of...