Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Please diagnose this sound on my Volvo

It just started today. Every time I shut off the engine (no matter what the ambient temperature is), it would buzz like this for 15-30 seconds.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hubba hubba

1988 Ford LTD Crown Vic for sale

Just 70,000 miles. And a six(?!) cylinder. These were the police cars from my high school days. Buggybank ad here.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Battle literally on Turkish-Syrian border

This is bonkers. And, is that an American-made, International-brand, truck that ISIS is using against that poor Kurdish village?

1988 Spratly Islands battle between China and Vietnam

I am reading a book about the South China Sea. A lot more happened between World War II and the present than I thought. Here is footage taken by the Chinese navy. Warning, near the end, there is footage (from afar) of the Chinese opening fire on Vietnamese soldiers standing in knee deep water. These islands and reefs are so shallow, many of these conflicts could be eliminated if we just sunk them.

More info about this skirmish here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


This movie was shot entirely in a BMW down a British motorway. Virtually one take, except to change out memory cards. The main character is very methodical and is just trying to do the right thing, in his mind. Highly recommend.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BendPak car lift

What's going to upset my wife more? Buying a third car or installing this in the 2-car garage?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Porsches and Catherine Wheel

This WSJ article about Singer Porsches mentioned Catherine Wheel. I haven't heard this song in ages and it's been stuck on repeat in my head for over 12 hours now.

Crowdfunding a racing team-- Brabham

Via Flavio Gomes.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I need your help, Europeans and Citroen-philes!

We've finally figured out what to do for my 40th. Paris in February. I'm going to check out Retromobile, take in all the fancy showrooms along the Champs Elysees, and eat.

Just north of Paris is the definitive collection of Citroens. Unfortunately, it is not open to the public. And I want to go! Does anyone out there have any contacts with Citroen or PSA Peugeot? If so, kindly leave the contact information in the comment section below or email me privately at milhousevanh at geemail. Merci.