Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Costume and lighting changes

F1 halo

I'm so happy for Alonso that his McLaren is better and more reliable this year.

I'm trying to find stickers online to affix to the boy's orange McLaren push car. Any ideas other than eBay?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Densest island on earth

It's here.

The story behind Milli Vanilli

I am obsessed with the Omnibus Project podcast. Nerds John Roderick (musician) and Ken Jennings (Jeopardy champion) talk about random things in depth. The last episode covered Milli Vanilli.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Man and his backyard train

I was looking up public transit to one of my favorite places, Mendocino, and found this intriguing video.

Friday, March 16, 2018

What are the chances?

Via Reddit.

Guy's rental is on the left. He parked it next to an identical car at a winery.

Juvenile diabetes fundraiser

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Range Rover climbs 999 Chinese steps

I saw the 30 second ad on TV last night and found the longer version online. It stars Ho-Ping Tung, my favorite Dutch-Chinese race car driver.

Two questions:
1. At the end, there was a disclaimer about safety lines. Was the car hooked up the entire time?
2. How did they get the car down?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A jar of sausages at a dive bar

Has anyone had these Reser's Hot Mamas? The label says: "A cured pork and beef, beef heart, cereals and soy protein concentrate product".

Uber/Lyft versus taxi in New York City

Bring A Trailer alumni gathering

There is no question that BAT has dramatically changed how we perceive, value, and learn about classic cars.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Smart license plates

Apparently, California will have 100,000 of these this year.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Regular Car Reviews reviews Toyota Century

Better than the Phaeton, supposedly!

Rchen in Autoweek

We all remember what Rchen did for the last Radwood.

A post shared by Rich Chen (@rchen) on

Well, this is the first paragraph of the cover story in this month's issue of Autoweek.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

DeMuro checks out a 1993 Wrangler

My 93 was not this fancy. Mine had a soft top and the four cylinder. It didn't have a body kit or that fancy center console. I had to buy a center console from a junk yard.

The interior is exactly like mine.

Two trips coming up

In April, we are going to Palm Desert. We are meeting up with another family with young kids. I think we're just going to sit by the pool the whole time. 

When I got the i3, it came with a day of driving instructions at a BMW school. There is a school near Palm Desert. Unfortunately, it expires this month.

Then, in May, we are off to Sedona for a family member's wedding. The scenery should be spectacular. If you have any suggestions for restaurants between Phoenix and Sedona, please let me know.

Disease prevention ads

I'm actively trying to spend less time on my phone, so I am reading more paper books and magazines. There is an article in the latest National Geographic magazine about old health ads.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Technical difficulties

Sorry, folks. I've been slammed at work and our internet is down at home. So no posts for a bit. Stay tuned, as I interviewed a Honda fan who also wrote for Jalopnik.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018

Doc Brown sculpture

640i GT XDrive

I didn't know this thing even existed until I saw one this week. What do you think?

Star Wars, before CGI

Battleship, fun for the whole family

Giraffe women in 1935 London

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Citroen collection at the Mullin Museum in Oxnard

For anyone in Southern California, go see this before time runs out! It's probably the best assemblage of Citroens anywhere outside of France.

And here is an article Blake Rong wrote.

Marc Maron's garage studio

I listen to three podcasts religiously: Marc Maron's WTF, Car Talk (classic episodes), and Omnibus Project (trivia). Here is what Maron's garage looks like.