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The GT in Many Glacier Title Image

Auld Lang Syne

The end of 2019 has made me a smidge nostalgic — not for 2019, but for the cars like my '95 Mustang GT.

Posted: 12/29/19

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Red Barn in the Snow

Getting in the Mood

Setting the mood is a valuable tool for success.

Posted: 12/22/19

Abandoned Barn in the Snow

Winter Is Coming

Like me, most of the cars I like don't do well in winter weather.

Posted: 12/15/19

Abandoned Barn in the Snow

Hopes and Dreams

Man, I wish I had a shop to use my new Longacre Pro Precision 4.5" Tire Gauge in.

Posted: 12/8/19

Abandoned House in the Snow

Home on the Range

I happen to love rural areas, but this time of year the range can get pretty gnarly to live on.

Posted: 12/1/19


Forgotten House

Money Pit

Without a home and the property it resides on, my hobby — and ultimately, Classics and Performance — can't come to complete fruition.

Posted: 11/24/19

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American Graffiti

Recently, while I was in Arizona, I re-watched American Graffiti.

Posted: 11/17/19

Road in Fall

Driving Uphill

Boy, howdy was I sick this week.

Posted: 11/10/19

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Riding Dirty

Man, the Cobalt got dirty going to Glacier this year.

Posted: 11/3/19


Overgrown Tractor

Help Classics and Performance Grow!

Are you a fan of the Cobalt SS/SC?

Posted: 10/27/19

Project Management Workflow

Of Programs and Projects

The final project to build the Car Lot Hobby Complex is complete!

Posted: 10/20/19

Airplane Arriving


Guess what?

Posted: 10/13/19

Pumpkin Farm

Fall Project(s)

Where's the Facebook page for the Survivor?

Posted: 10/6/19


Bored Boxer

Unexciting News

RV covers aren't exciting.

Posted: 9/29/19

Rusty Truck in the Desert


Change is inevitable.

Posted: 9/22/19

The 351 on the Dyno Rollers Title Image

On a Slow Roll


Posted: 9/15/19

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Now with More Content!

The current design for Classics and Performance has been a long time coming.

Posted: 9/8/19

Rusty Old Cars in a Junk Yard


There are two things that simply don't work together: being cheap and being a car enthusiast.

Posted: 9/1/19


Cobalt Ryobi Inflator Title Image

Getting Weird

I had a plan.

Posted: 8/25/19

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Red Jammers

Glacier National Park has a feature that car nuts will find fascinating: a fleet of 33 White Model 706 TEB buses.

Posted: 8/18/19

Cobalt in West Glacier Title Image

On the Road Again

I grew up with the open road.

Posted: 8/11/19

Pirellis on the Cobalt Title Image

Getting Tired

The original factory tires on the Cobalt SS/SC were Pirelli P-Zero Rossos.

Posted: 8/4/19


Starlite Drive-In Title Image

Goin' to the Drive-In

There's too much disappearing — good stuff.

Posted: 7/28/19

Cobalt Tire Pressure Title Image

Fussy Tires

Tire pressure on the Cobalt SS/SC with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires is finicky.

Posted: 7/21/19

Daisies Title Image


It seems that, just to prove my point about the Hobby Complex plan being fluid, it already needs to be revised.

Posted: 7/14/19

Cars and Trucks in a Parking Lot Title Image

Complex Ideas

My Hobby Complex is complete.

Posted: 7/7/19


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Bugatti has its Atelier, I have my Wrench Works.

Posted: 6/30/19

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Boxed In

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.

Posted: 6/23/19

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Going Big

And going home.

Posted: 6/16/19

Hot Dog with Mustard Title Image

Stuffing the Bun

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.

Posted: 6/9/19

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The Sky's the Limit


Posted: 6/2/19


Architectural Plan Drawing Title Image

Minimum Viable Product

In engineering, iteration is a slow but effective process for improvement.

Posted: 5/26/19

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Garage Realizations

Realizations can be rough.

Posted: 5/19/19

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Lost to Time

As time moves on we lose so much about the past.

Posted: 5/12/19

Cobalt on a Hill Title Image

Looks Like We Made It

There's a first time for everything.

Posted: 5/5/19


Sunset Drag Strip Title Image

Heaven on Earth

As I write this, I just got back from the track — and it was heaven.

Posted: 4/28/19

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The Cobalt and a Malt

I happen to love a good chocolate malt.

Posted: 4/21/19

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Adventure Coffee

I've picked up a new habit: Adventure Coffee.

Posted: 4/14/19

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Chartering a Project

Another week, another project.

Posted: 4/7/19


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Preparing for Success

This week's update sure came down to the wire.

Posted: 3/31/19

Old Country Garage Roof Title Image

Garage Dreams

The resources I have to devote to my hobby are limited.

Posted: 3/24/19

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Going Garage

Having the right infrastructure to support a car hobby is just as important as having the infrastructure in place to support a society.

Posted: 3/17/19

2020 Shelby Mustang GT-500 Title Image

The New 2020 Shelby Mustang GT-500

The new GT-500 — I love it — except...

Posted: 3/10/19

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Just Don't

Cruising the boards again has reminded me of a lot of mistakes I've made in the past.

Posted: 3/3/19


Herd of Turtles Title Image

Being Friendly

Recently I returned to the interweb's social scene after being insular and anti-social for more than a decade.

Posted: 2/24/19

Original 351 Interior Title Image

Car Time

This time of the year has long been special to me.

Posted: 2/17/19

The Cobalt SS/SC Tach Title Image

Getting the Cobalt Ship Shape...Again

There's really only one thing I'm a pro at, and it's crastinating.

Posted: 2/10/19

The Cobalt Taillight Title Image

Still Paying for My Road Trip

After I got the Cobalt SS/SC back from the dealership, I took her to get her fourth windshield replacement of the year.

Posted: 2/3/19


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Dealing with the Problem Child

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.

Posted: 1/27/19

The Cobalt and the Cactus Title Image

Out of Arizona


Posted: 1/20/19

Cobalt SS Broken Window Title Image

Lookin' for Adventure

In whatever comes my way.

Posted: 1/13/19

Happy New Year 2019 Title Image

Holistic Hot Rodding

Through my love of the automobile, I've found myself delving deeply into numerous related subjects.

Posted: 1/6/19

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