I talk a lot about not having a garage. Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll agree. I won’t start out a conversation with this fact, but I will usually circle around to it.
How did this happen? I ask myself this all the time. Continue reading Portland: Working Without a Garage
A few years ago I got a text from a friend with a link to a Craigslist post. He knew I had been looking for a cheap car for my girlfriend, and at that time I had a garage that was perfect for working on something that needed a little help. Continue reading Projects: 1975 Honda Civic CVCC
I scored a couple automotive books at the house that donations built: Goodwill. More specifically, the giant Goodwill on Portland’s eastside. I hate it there. It’s too bright, noisy, dirty, expensive, and addictive. You’ll find me and my girlfriend there a few times a week. As my friend Kevin says – it’s the Wal-Mart of thrift stores. I guess the only difference is that I wouldn’t be caught … Continue reading Goodwill Score: Small Wonder – The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen
I’ve been waiting for this for a while – Royal Enfield North America has said that their Himalayan dual-sport adventure bike is set for a Summer 2017 North American release. This is great news! So where did I hear this from — an official press release? A top-secret insider at Royal Enfield? Nope. I got it from Instagram, of course: I’ve been pestering Royal Enfield and … Continue reading Royal Enfield confirms Himalayan for a summer release in USA / North America?
I was shipping some parts off at my downtown Portland post office, and nothing about the entire experience felt either modern or streamlined. It was actually pretty nice, if you were in that “not in any sort of hurry” type of mood. I had spent the morning doing my usual lamentation for a real, honest-to-god, small-town styled auto parts store. A few months earlier, Radke’s in St. Johns … Continue reading Parts Counter: At the Post Office
Don’t mind me, I’m just reading your sidewalls – a look at some typefaces used on vintage tires at the World of Speed. Continue reading Tires and Type