Friday, July 10, 2020

July 10 blog

Lots of cool cars spotted, and more!

Last night, my wife had a craving for Rainbow Sherbet ice cream, so I schlepped to the local Safeway. I found these Spam patties and fries in the freezer section. What?! Has anyone tried these?



During the morning commute, I followed this Integra sedan. It's clean, sure. But I took this picture because the plastic bumper cover has no blemishes. Has this person ever street parked this car in the last quarter century?


When I picked up dinner for the family at the Vietnamese place near my office, this rare Saab 9-4X with a dealer plate was parked outside. Outstanding!


Finally, on the way to the freeway, in front of the Alfa Romeo dealership, was this 1991 Gelandewagen for sale.


Finally finally, Mike Schlee has a new car blog that really resonated with me. Mike was a long time writer for AutoGuide. He's now with Subaru corporate. Recently, he started his own blog and has been posting regularly. It's like a throwback to fifteen years ago when so many of us started our own little personal car blogs. I encourage you to check it out.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

July 9 blog

Day 2 of not having the Twitter app on my phone.

First up, my son wanted me to show my friends what he can do with his Big Wheel.



Second, I'm daydreaming about my next trip. The one place I really want to visit in California is the Lost Coast. It's about 100 miles of wilderness north of San Francisco. When I was in college, I belonged to a group called Bay Area Friends of Sinkyone. It advocated for the native Sinkyone people of the Lost Coast, who were threatened by loggers. I have never been and it looks beautiful.

This is a great write up that I found.


And finally, this travel vlogger. I meant to post this Bolivia clip back in May. But then life got in the way. It's about a crazy Brit doing wild and dangerous things in sketchy parts of the world. Here he was, trying to get mugged in a bad neighborhood.


Well, I went back on his channel and guess what. He went to Serbia, caught Covid-19, and almost died. His description of his ordeal is terrifying.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

July 8 blog

With all the craziness happening in this world, I am taking a break from Twitter. So I will blog about what I usually tweet.

First up, I came across this Aston Martin DBS Superlegerra convertible in my office parking garage. At over $307,820, this has to be the most expensive car ever parked in the garage. This is an ultra rare spot, right?!
 

Next, I happened upon a Norwegian island in the South Atlantic. Because of Bouvet Island's location, it is not subject to the international rules governing Antarctic territories.


Finally, the local library finally opened for curbside service and the boy got this book. Chevy Lumina police car!


Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Chrysler 700C concept van

Thanks to Ramon, I learned that my Voyager/Pacifica was partially based on the 700C concept.


Here's a story. I've only been to one car launch-- the 2014 Toyota Corolla in San Diego. My driving partner was Bengt Halvorson. He was such a pro. I watched him drive the Corolla, take a bunch of mental notes, finish his story from his last car launch, and get ready to fly to the next car launch.

Here is the Pacifica for comparison.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Four seasons on a Finnish island





Source.

Row over how to make tea

God, we are a bunch of willfully ignorant buffoons.

This video started it:



British ambassador's response:



American ambassador's response:

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Th!nk City spotting and review

I spotted this East Bay Regional Park District Th!nk City last week in their corporation yard in Alameda. It doesn't look like it has been used in months. Sad!



Then I found this wonderfully refreshing review.