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36 WHEELS AND COUNTING
Well, where is the time going? It's hot! It's already July! Back on the 28th of June, the outside temperature was 106 degrees. Yes! That's what the overhead console displayed. Normally, the van's air conditioner blows ice-cold air. Sweating and drinking plenty of water, obviously, the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country van wasn't blowing and providing the comfortable air that we are accustomed to. It's not necessary to have air conditioning to travel from one point to another. That's true! Air conditioning is a luxury. In this Texas heat, it becomes a necessity.
I don't really know what I'm doing
Up until last week, there were two things I didn’t know (ok, there are probably a few million more than two, but there were two specific things that I learned last week).
My Restomod Dream Cars
So, I’ve written two articles about 1970 Muscle Cars I’d love to own, plus a few others and one article about fast cars, some of them pretty expensive, that I have owned or at least driven.
So, there is the story of the Tweety Bird-yellow Cannondale CAAD4 that came into, out of and back into my life in serendipitous ways. I raced on that bike as a CAT IV and then III on the Green Mountain Bicycle Cycling team from 1997 - 2002. I named that bike Lemon Drop. Yellow, yes, but I thought I could reverse jinx myself and my racing career if I had “drop” in its name, a measure of karmic control so I wouldn’t “get dropped” from the peloton in any race, and the bike would perform perfectly, never showing signs that it was a “lemon.” That didn’t work though. Karmic control is an oxymoron afterall.
The Wheels of Wamboin
A bit more than 35 minutes drive from Australia’s capital of Canberra sits the little hamlet of Wamboin. It's mostly a farming community, with a few serious and few hobby farms located in the area.
McLaren 765LT Spider: The Pinnacle Of The Pure Combustion Supercar
History will honor the McLaren 765LT Spider as the high-water mark for the ultimate pure combustion driver-oriented supercar. It’s a bittersweet accomplishment as electrification alters the automotive landscape, yet this drop-top merits the spotlight for delivering innovative engineering, intoxicating performance, and incomparable driving dynamics in a visually stunning package.
Dream Cars With Stupid Prices
We all have dreams. We dream about the perfect fantasy house. We dream about cars we picture ourselves driving. We dream about the future. Sometimes, the dreams of others make us cringe. When it comes to dream cars, there is a list that makes me cringe.
The Best Electric Cars on the Market for 2022
With surging fuel prices and an overall increase in taxes for highly polluting big engine cars, the global demand for electric vehicles has understandably grown to unprecedented levels.
A Labor of Love
We met one sunny spring afternoon. I had stopped off at a colleague’s new house to help him move when I first laid eyes on her. The previous owners had abandoned her in a field behind the house. Tall grass hid the multicolored exterior, flat tires, and cracked and torn interior. I found a weathered top along with both side curtains tossed haphazardly in the trunk. For me, it was love at first sight.
I Hate Left Turns
Monday. Halloween 2016. It was a really basic day, which is why we didn’t see it coming. I had on my favorite jeans, my favorite earrings. I got out of class at 11:15 and called my “friend” to let him know I was ready for our lunch “date.” (He was essentially my boyfriend, but we were on a “break” that didn’t extend past this day.)
Electric Cars Will Only Get Worse.
I’m a self-recognised awful Futurologist - not only do I enjoy actual engines, but I adore the simplicity of a diesel engine (which is, of course, The Worst Type of Engine). As the UK government works to ban the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030, the EV really has become the face of future transport.
Three Affordable Electric Cars That Won’t Cost The Earth
Electric cars are the future of green travel. But many of the most popular electric cars currently on the market are, let’s face it, a little on the pricey side, with an average cost of £44,000.