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The E30 Picnic is over…

The E30 Picnic is over…

and I’m already thinking about next year. My life revolves around the first weekend in June. The E30 Picnic is December 31st on my automotive calendar. It’s the target date for project completion, followed shortly thereafter by ‘resolutions’ for where my car will be next year (I’d like to see mine lose a little weight and quit smoking).

by 06/11/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Events
SoCal or Bust Part 3: Doin’ the Polar Bear Plunge

SoCal or Bust Part 3: Doin’ the Polar Bear Plunge

Part 2 of this car show road trip saw us drifting off to Sleepyland with visions of peacocks and shotguns dancing in our heads. The next morning, however, would come with a bluebird on our shoulders.  The first Wired of the day was downed before dawn, and we were itching to find a car wash to brush the bugs from our cars’ teeth.

by 06/08/2009 6 comments Car Culture, Events, Stories
SoCal or Bust Part 2: That Portland Voodoo

SoCal or Bust Part 2: That Portland Voodoo

When I left you in Part 1, our crew was setting out from Tacoma in the early morning hours, bound for the City of Roses, Portland… and eventually, Long Beach. The rain had timed itself perfectly for our departure. Typical. Spend hours and hours and hours detailing, pull the car out of the garage, and it starts pouring.

by 06/05/2009 7 comments Car Culture, Events, Stories
SoCal or Bust, Part 1: Saddling Up

SoCal or Bust, Part 1: Saddling Up

I don’t often drive 1,800 miles for a six-hour car show, but that’s what happened recently when, along with several other members of the Puget Sound Toyota Owners Club, I decided to make the trip to Long Beach for the Toyota Owners and Restorers Club 14th annual ToyotaFest. Say it along with me now… Road trip!

by 06/02/2009 11 comments Car Culture, Events, Stories