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In the presence of Sir Sterling Moss!

Sunday in the Park

Early Sunday morning I loaded up my 1937 BMW R5 and R6 and headed off to Lime Rock for the annual Sunday in the Park Concours D’ Elegance. It was a fun and relaxing day of vintage cars and motorcycles.There was a wide range of classic vehicles parked along the entire loop of the venerable Connecticut race track.You could stroll from the […]

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1994 Mercedes E500 Restoration Phase V

We are nearing the finish line with Project E500. Dean has completed a thorough exterior detailing which included a comprehensive fine silt sanding and polish. Laumbach Restorations has also detailed the engine bay, replaced the hood insulation, and replaced both front corner blinkers with original factory Mercedes-Benz parts (not easy to find given they are unique to […]

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The one and only S class Mercedes seen in an entire week of car peeping.

The New Cuba

Sarah and I recently spent a week in Havana. Our timing for a trip to Castro’s Cuba could not have been better. My advice: drop everything and go to Cuba right now!  After all, the island is only a short 43 minute flight from Miami. Jet Blue now offers weekly flights from JFK. Our trip was planned and organized […]

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We had to remove the entire built in K40 radar detector and that included replacing pieces where indicator lights were drilled into the dashboard.

1994 Mercedes E500 Restoration Phase IV

Lee’s garage has completed some mild cosmetic bodywork on the E500. The car is looking as good as it did the day it left the Porsche factory in June of 1994. Lee’s is an authorized Mercedes-Benz body shop and they do first class work. After the car got back from Lee’s, Dean spent over twenty hours performing a thorough chassis detailing and undercarriage […]

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Ayrton Senna 1960-1994

Senna Documentary Film *****

On the recommendation of my co-worker Jordan, I watched the documentary film on the life and death of legendary Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna. Race car enthusiast or not, this is a must see film for everyone. Senna’s life was both triumphant and tragic. Everything you want to know about his life story can be read here. The […]

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The 2014 Toyota Corolla.  One of the worst cars I've ever driven.

Saturday Morning at Alice’s

On Saturday, Sarah and I drove south from San Francisco to visit her alma mater, Stanford University. We took the scenic route and stopped for lunch at Alice’s Restaurant, perhaps the most famous motorcycle destination in the United States. It truly deserves this coveted status and is one of my all time favorites. All of the roads […]

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