Goodwill Score: Small Wonder – The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen

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

Royal Enfield confirms Himalayan for a summer release in USA / North America?

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?

Parts Counter: At the Post Office

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