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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
Ask Satch and win a car care prize!

Ask Satch and win a car care prize!

If you’ve never heard of Satch Carlson, you are missing out on one of the most entertaining and opinionated car guys out there today (think Jeremy Clarkson without the curly hair and English accent). This Saturday, I’ll be sitting down to chat with Satch and want to know… What would you ask this fixture of automotive world?

by 06/03/2009 17 comments Car Culture, People
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
Car Quotable

Car Quotable

“Racing is a matter of spirit, not strength.” ~ Janet Guthrie The first woman to compete in the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races, Janet Guthrie knows a thing or two about the racing spirit. Her diverse background led to great achievements both on and off the track.

by 05/29/2009 0 comments Car Culture, Car Quotable, Columns, People
On the Lot: Superformance Cobra

On the Lot: Superformance Cobra

I had to grab the camera when I heard this ‘66 Cobra replica roaring in. I took my time enjoying all the angles while the owner shopped in our retail store. Superformance did an excellent job replicating the handiwork done by the original builders back in ’66… had me fooled until the owner, John, shared the car’s story.

by 05/28/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Stories
Steve Anderson: Pictures of Perfection

Steve Anderson: Pictures of Perfection

Is it possible to capture the essence of an automobile with mere ink and paint? For artist Steve Anderson, it’s an everyday thing… this magician of the marker creates fantastic, gallery-worthy automotive illustrations. Let’s hear what he has to say about cars, the creative process, and the future of the automotive industry.

by 05/24/2009 7 comments Art, Car Culture, People
Parts as Art

Parts as Art

You know a true car guy when everything is a reflection of the motor oil that runs through his blood. Where some people see junk and scrap metal in old parts, a car guy sees soul and maybe even art. My piston business card holder tells a thousand stories.

by 05/20/2009 0 comments Art, Car Culture