Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sold on Auctions

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction BACKGROUND: Every year the Barrett-Jackson auction company seems to get bigger – and exponentially. What began as one of any number of car auctions of mostly full classics decades ago has been groomed, promoted, and … Continue reading

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Snow Paralysis

Last week’s epic snow and ice storm was interesting in terms of noted psychological phenomena.  For one, there seems to be the creation of a tremendous sense of ennui, a lack of interest in doing pretty much anything.  I’m always … Continue reading

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Planning the Long Motorcycle Ride

The Motorcycle Chats                                   Planning the Long Motorcycle Ride  This time Dave Preston interviews Ride West GM Dave Swezey about planning for a longer ride. Between the two of them they have been riding for well over half a century! … Continue reading

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Winter Training For Motorcyclists

Winter Training Happy New Year!    For New Year’s, let us resolve that… wait – we’ll come back to that. For those who live in inclement climes, choosing to “hibernate” your motorcycle at this time of year is a personal choice … Continue reading

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More fun with FoMoCo

After my adventures with Ford’s corporate consumer relations department (see the post for December 17th of 2011) I was a little surprised that they had just let the matter drop.  As it turns out, I  had not fully realized the depth of corporate nonsense. Today I … Continue reading

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Fiat vs. Mini comparison test

Fiat Sport 500 vs. John Cooper Works Edition Mini Cooper S Don’t you just hate it when car magazines do a comparison test and force you to read (or skip) all the way to the end for the results?  Not … Continue reading

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