Couple weeks ago my stripper 97 ranger started doing funny things when I stepped on the brakes. I sheepishly admit I bought this truck as a once or twice a week trip to the big box stores vehicle. Minimal investment and didn’t want to put time or money into it.
So the wife’s Honda Fit, 2007, first model year in the US, bought new in 2006, recently developed a clunk in the front end. All the signs from my internet research pointed to the sway bar end link, and upon inspection that was indeed the problem. $35 and a day later (next day shipping from “Big Auto Parts Chain” It is…
I love stuff from the machine age, cars, airplanes, trains, sometime in the 30s through the 60s when they built the biggest, strongest, fastest, SR71s, massive steam locomotives. Got to see the UP Big Boy today, crank up the volume, train acoming
I realized I never posted much about what I do for fun (get your minds out of the gutter kids, it has to do with cars). Autocross of course.
Never underestimate the versitility of a convertible. I had to go to Menards, the stripper Ranger has no AC. It is hotter than Hades today. I decided to take the road less traveled
Rob should not be allowed vacation time, withdrawals, no time for a nice write up, here is an 80s ZX in good shape with a glorious array of buttons and switches including stereo with graphic equalizer. These were considered more portly and less sporty than their z-car progenitors and contemporary RX7s. But they look…
So I left work a couple days ago with my
SSo I am reading Drew Magary’s column tonight, way late for the comment party, and see the first question, best things you commonly see driving through a small town. Man what an opportunity missed, the best things didn’t make the list.
This will be my last DOTS Italy report. After a couple of slow days I have some good stuff to post:
I am neither a Ferrari fanboy or a Ferrari hater, but I love cars and Ferrari is Ferrari, so when I had a chance to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello I did.
We are getting near the end, what have I neglected? Scooters!!
sorry, I don’t have much for pictures today, I mostly looked at boats, so I guess this is down on the Sea.
So I drove on the Autostrade today for the first time. It was an interesting experience, speed limit is 130 kph, about 80 miles an hour. I was on two lanes the whole way. The good: Italians follow the pas on the left much better than US Americans, I think that is a pretty well known thing about Europe in general. The…
U II don’t have a lot of pictures today, I have a couple, I do have some observations. What a different car world. Part of the difference is economic, gas is much more expensive, and wages a little less plentiful, but a large part of the difference between cars in Italy and the US is geography.
Panda 4 x 4
A rough but still ready Renault 4
For those not familiar, I give you the Piaggio Ape 50. Basically a scooter turned into commercial transport. It makes sense for the narrow streets and limited parking in Italy, I guess you would call it a cute Ute.
So here I am, doing as the Romans do, will pick up a Fiat Panda tomorrow—like this below I think.
It isn’t done by a stretch, lots of shelving and finish work left on the inside, but the outside is finished and I brought the TR250 to its new home for the first time Sunday.
I spotted this yesterday on the way to work.