Prepping for the spring thaw

Looking forward to another fun weekend with Warwick and crew at the Spring Thaw in British Columbia. The car doesn’t need much, but I took the wheels off to make sure there was enough brake pad, and that I had all the spares I need. Can’t wait!


Nightmare Projects

In my interview with Drew from Motoring Con Brio, I mentioned the importance of buying classic cars whose conditions are aligned with your personality and psychology.

Of course, that personality can shift over time, with experience, economic circumstances and the waxing and waning of optimistic self-delusion. Unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one to struggle with this question; Peter Egan has described this conundrum far more eloquently than I’ll ever be able to.

Alfa Clunker

Mr. Jalopy of Hoopty Rides is considering a potentially nightmare Alfa Romeo project. And in the process, raises a good point: it’s not just a question of where the project starts. It’s also about what ending point will make you happy.

Cle Elum-Thorpe

This summer, there was a massive fire in Cle Elum, just east of Seattle. It’s a dry and windy landscape where the Douglas Fir trees of the Snoqualmie Forest give way to dry desert steppe and prairie. By Ellensburg, famous for its annual rodeo, the transition is complete.

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