Bench Racing 2018
I know body shops hate re-work, but here's the thing, the Cobalt needed some help after its recent stint in the body shop.
Badges ain't like they used to be.
I got the Cobalt SS back from the body shop in record time — but the body work isn't done.
As I write this, it's still summer, but fall is letting me know it's coming.
Phase 2 of the After Vacation Cobalt Thrash-Fest is complete.
Dealing with the repairs to the Cobalt has been a bit of a whirlwind since I got back from vacation.
I've discovered that being the owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged and using it like a normal car — to transport my ass from point A to point B — means revisiting front end repair over and over and over again.
Today I test drove a 2009 Shelby Mustang GT-500.
Aaaaand, I'm back.
It took all of 30 or so miles to ruin the 61 hours of detailed work I did on the Cobalt.
It's finally over — I mean, I finished the project!
Cleaning the Cobalt: Day 11.
Boy, that title is misleading.
The Cobalt's headlights are finally complete.
On day seven of Cleaning the Cobalt SS I put in another four hours for a total of 29...so far.
Day six and six more hours of cleaning.
In my stupor the last two nights, I forgot an important step: clay barring the paint.
I had big plans for day four, primary of which was to finish cleaning the engine compartment in the Cobalt.
Day three: I've almost finished cleaning the engine.
I spent another three hours on the Cobalt today.
I have a confession to make:
Long time, no see...er, write?
An automotive enthusiast's hobby can be a complicated and hectic one, so hectic, in fact, that borrowing productivity tools from business can be a real help.
The Muscle Car — where did it come from?
One of my biggest hurdles with Classics and Performance is keeping myself from becoming too insulated — otherwise known as being out of touch.
As I was lying in bed the other night, I got to thinking about projects, complexity, and management.
Classics and Performance has no home.
If you're an auto enthusiast, home buying is incredibly important to the future of your hobby.
There I was, cruising the supermarket isles when I came across the magazine section and spied the latest Motor Trend.
The greatest thing about not having a budget is not being limited by it.
That's what Classics and Performance is.