Bench Racing 2019
The end of 2019 has made me a smidge nostalgic — not for 2019, but for the cars like my '95 Mustang GT.
Setting the mood is a valuable tool for success.
Like me, most of the cars I like don't do well in winter weather.
Man, I wish I had a shop to use my new Longacre Pro Precision 4.5" Tire Gauge in.
I happen to love rural areas, but this time of year the range can get pretty gnarly to live on.
Without a home and the property it resides on, my hobby — and ultimately, Classics and Performance — can't come to complete fruition.
Recently, while I was in Arizona, I re-watched American Graffiti.
Boy, howdy was I sick this week.
Are you a fan of the Cobalt SS/SC?
The final project to build the Car Lot Hobby Complex is complete!
Where's the Facebook page for the Survivor?
RV covers aren't exciting.
Change is inevitable.
The current design for Classics and Performance has been a long time coming.
There are two things that simply don't work together: being cheap and being a car enthusiast.
I had a plan.
Glacier National Park has a feature that car nuts will find fascinating: a fleet of 33 White Model 706 TEB buses.
I grew up with the open road.
The original factory tires on the Cobalt SS/SC were Pirelli P-Zero Rossos.
There's too much disappearing — good stuff.
Tire pressure on the Cobalt SS/SC with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires is finicky.
It seems that, just to prove my point about the Hobby Complex plan being fluid, it already needs to be revised.
My Hobby Complex is complete.
Bugatti has its Atelier, I have my Wrench Works.
Normally, being boxed in is an issue, but within my Hobby Complex, the Boxes are a row of sheds that allow me to free up work space — and freedom is good.
And going home.
Trying to back a car hauler into a carport — not an RV cover — is kinda like trying to stuff a ballpark-sized hot dog in a picnic bun.
In engineering, iteration is a slow but effective process for improvement.
Realizations can be rough.
As time moves on we lose so much about the past.
There's a first time for everything.
As I write this, I just got back from the track — and it was heaven.
I happen to love a good chocolate malt.
I've picked up a new habit: Adventure Coffee.
Another week, another project.
This week's update sure came down to the wire.
The resources I have to devote to my hobby are limited.
Having the right infrastructure to support a car hobby is just as important as having the infrastructure in place to support a society.
The new GT-500 — I love it — except...
Cruising the boards again has reminded me of a lot of mistakes I've made in the past.
Recently I returned to the interweb's social scene after being insular and anti-social for more than a decade.
This time of the year has long been special to me.
There's really only one thing I'm a pro at, and it's crastinating.
Ah, the challenges of dealing with a finicky performance car as a daily driver, touring car, and for one single night five years ago, a race car.
In whatever comes my way.
Through my love of the automobile, I've found myself delving deeply into numerous related subjects.