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Valve Therapy

March 25, 2012


I used to hate doing the valves on my VW.  The first time I did them it took forever and I did it wrong. It only takes me 15 minutes now.  Sometimes, like today, I take longer just because. It helps.  To be quiet.  And still.  To look at the springs and rockers and contemplate […]

El Vocho En Peru

March 22, 2012


It’s been nearly two years since I was in Peru but I think about the country constantly.  I found a peace and happiness there that I’ve never had before.  I found a country full of life, a proud people full of culture and history, and most importantly a second family.  One day I will return. […]


March 21, 2012


Recently I came across a collection of crash scene pictures from the Swiss photographer Arnold Odermatt.  Odermatt worked with the Swiss police from 1948 through 1990 photographing car accident scenes, almost entirely in black and white.  The images he produced were often quite eerie.  This stark beauty transcended the fact that his official job was […]

The Fastest Yellow and Red

March 20, 2012


While ingesting my daily dose of Youtube car clips, I ended up in Japanese VW world.  And somehow ended up on this awesome, epic, somehow gritty stop motion short film done entirely with army men and die cast cars. I cannot even imagine how long this must have taken.   Surely it took dozens of hours […]

The Great Race Track in The Sky

March 10, 2012


This post is part of Hollywood Over Comet’s blogathon, Gone Too Soon.  I haven’t blogged in over 6 months but Jessica, my girlfriend and author of COH, sort of twisted my arm into writing something for her blogathon. So here we are, writing about classic film on a car blog.  Thankfully the topic for her […]