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...

Mar16

Scuderia Mugshots Pa...

1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 5.3 litre / 331 CI V8, 4 speed column shift automatic (bizarrely, a GM hydramatic unit; Ford didn’t have a strong enough automatic transmission for the mighty 160hp of this, the last and largest Ford Flathead motor) 160hp Bought 2009, Monterey Park, Los...

Oct14

Scuderia Mugshots, P...

1971 Chevrolet Camaro 5.8 litre V8, 5 speed manual 2xxhp Bought 2009 Past I think this had been an LA car all it’s life. It was built in Van Nuys, orange with a saddle interior, a 350 V8 and a 3 speed manual. It’s possible the motor in it is matching numbers, I have never checked....

Aug20

Pebble Beach: just f...

Two more vignettes showing that Pebble Beach is not only for the rich: “I had significant influence in how those cars drove….” A few years ago I did an event with Alain de Cadenet, and during our time together, we discussed how one can get paid to talk about cars, and he told me “We (...

Mar28

Neanderthal Muscle: ...

Last year marked the half century since the assassination of John F Kennedy, a milestone in the lives of the baby boomer generation both in the US and abroad. Although never really one for conspiracy theories, even superficial engagement around this story leaves one with doubts around the...