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My new website…

In Comment on September 22, 2008 at 1:56 pm

All, please change your bookmarks to:! But don’t worry; all of the posts formerly found here, (and the comments) have been moved over, and this site will be no longer maintained. So take a look. Cheers, Michael


Comment: The need to lead; on dinner with Bob Lutz and other things

In Analysis, Comment on September 17, 2008 at 11:19 am

AS I TOLD “MAXIMUM” ROBERT A. “BOB” LUTZ BETWEEN SIPS OF A BLACK COFFEE AFTER THE OTHERS LEFT, I grew up in a non-domestic family. Save for the two Ford Aerowindystar minivans my mom needed to haul us kids around in. I watched Formula One intently from the age of naught — Alain Prost, then Michael Schumacher were my favourites — while laughing at the American, Michael Andretti.

I could list for you, at age five, all manner of European sports cars. At 10, I was on to things like the Isdera, Alpine, Ruf Porsches, and a few odd Japanese cars — like that “V6 supercar,” the Honda/Acura NSX. I attended the Detroit Auto Show every single year with my father, and while I can guarantee I was blown away by the Ford Indigo, GT90, and Dodge Copperhead, I would make a complete circuit of the show and purposely cut through the domestic wares to get to the next–closest Euro or Japanese show stand. Read the rest of this entry »

Photo: Light fun with the RX-8 R3

In Photography on September 16, 2008 at 10:45 am
Just some fun with a placard, flashlight — and one click of the shutter. Promise.

Just some fun with a placard, flashlight — and one click of the shutter. Promise.