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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Saturday Morning at Alice’s
By Philip Richter on June 23, 2015 in Car Shows, Cars, Motorcycles, Travel
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 […]
Mercedes-Benz W124 500E/E500: The first true four-door Porsche was actually a Mercedes-Benz.
By Philip Richter on May 4, 2015 in Cars, Collections, History, People, Restorations
“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 […]