Oct13

The Fiesta and the F...

With an SR71 Blackbird Hitherto, I have avoided using the Fiesta for longer journeys. Perhaps we have needed the three rows of the Durango. On my own, I love using the Mustang, and more recently the Mercedes for longer drives. But a recent family campaign into Southern California demanded...

Oct12

E55 Retired from Dai...

As we emerge from Covid I have been enjoying the E55, because it is so nice and cosseting and comfortable, yet still not too big for the city. I love the way the fury of the Germanic barbarian tribes is always under your right toe, awaiting the next on-ramp. Those clever Germans, tweaking...

Sep30

Driving In Covid #2:...

When I threw a leg over sportsbikes again, I reasoned that an important way to reduce the risk was to do my best not to be the victim of someone else’s texting while driving mistake, i.e. to stay away from other road users. Ride quiet roads. Ride at quiet times of day. My Covid loop was...

Sep27

Driving In Covid #1:...

I wrote this in the autumn of 2020, but, as ever, have been slow to polish and publish. These escapes from the house, from people, from being stationary, into an environment of mastery of the machine, you, it and the road, in motion together, well, these moments become the embodiment of...

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...

Jan22

Copart: I Wasted My ...

The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow. – Kurt Vonnegut https://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...