Sarah and I recently took a trip to southern California. We got to spend some long overdue time with my brother and his family in San Diego. It was especially fun for me to see his growing daughters and observe the Southern California “SoCal” car culture that is so vibrant and full of life. Barely off the […]
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Wrecked Exotics: The Stupid and the Sensational
I don’t remember how I found wreckedexotics.com but I look forward to their weekly emails.The site is devoted to sensational exotic car wrecks from Lithuania to Long Island. The accidents span the range from the preposterously silly to utterly stupid to terrifyingly scary. Images are sorted by brand of car and archived in a giant searchable database.You can sign […]
A private tour of the GM Heritage Collection: Automobiles, Artifacts, and Automobilia.
This week I had the pleasure of enjoying an extraordinary private tour of the GM Heritage Collection. I was in Michigan visiting some friends and clients and was fortunate to spend the morning with car dealer magnate David Fischer. David generously arranged the tour and then we headed over to Troy to check out his dealership […]
Mercedes-Benz W124 500E/E500: The first true four-door Porsche was actually a Mercedes-Benz.
“If the old E-Class was a chunk of granite, the 500E was a chunk of granite launched from a trebuchet. Porsche lent assembly help. Buyers had to agree not to use it to invade Poland.” – Automobile Magazine, October 2004 The Mercedes-Benz 500E first caught my eye in late 1991. Car and Driver magazine ran […]
The Cars of Cuba
Ninety miles south of Key West Florida sits the isolated communist island of Cuba. I have always been curious about this socialist paradise. Back in September (months before Obama announced an opening of relations with the island) Sarah and I signed up for a trip to Cuba with the New York City based Knickerbocker Club. […]