More Than Baseball @ Dodger Stadium

Baseball.  America's pastime.  Love it or hate it, it's four to five hours of pleasure or pain for those who enjoy/endure it.  If you have a baseball lover in your house, you know what I mean.  Yes.  I love baseball. This year's World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers has begun with a bang... Continue Reading →

October Brings out the German in All of Us

"Jeder ist ein bisschen Deutsch im Oktober"; translation - Everyone is a little German in October. Sausages, beer, and merry-making are all things we Americans think of during this time of year.  A good Octoberfest celebration can be had just about anywhere in the country.  German or not, it's a reason to celebrate. Herr Hartman... Continue Reading →

Fall Arrived Today

Thumbnail moon, tell me the story of fall. What colors will you bring to the leafy wilderness? How many marshmallows will I toast to perfection? Who will I snuggle with at the bonfire?  The anticipation for all that fall brings began today. The 80s made their departure. Here to stay...the fabulous 60s and windows open... Continue Reading →

Honor Your Mother

Mothers are special. They know you better than you know yourself. They never give up, never give in, they are everywhere, just like Visa. One mother that is still alive and kicking is known by a number as well. No it's not 007, but just as stealthy, 66. Celebrations line the way from Chicago to... Continue Reading →

Thrills Underfoot

Abundant. Big. Considerable. Hefty. Substantial. Weighty. While researching synonyms for "lead-footed" it occurred to me that being a "lead-foot" has nothing to do with the car one drives.  No matter the ride, a "lead-foot" will push said car just a little harder than the average granny.  No offense to grannies. I felt in no way... Continue Reading →

Grace. Honor. Mustangs.

  If you've ever driven a truly remarkable automobile you can understand the meaning of this post. Whether it was your first car, last car, or any one in-between we don't usually think of inanimate objects as being honorable or graceful.  These words are usually used to describe humans or the acts they perform, i.e.... Continue Reading →

Epitome of Elegance – A Day at the Concours

*WARNING* Elegant photos of automobiles displayed in a beautiful setting present in this post.  Prepare to spend some time gawking... Elegance, it's a lost art.  Men in suits, ladies in dresses and hats.  Seems we have reserved this elegance for Wall Street and the Kentucky Derby alone, but pulling out all the stops, I present... Continue Reading →

Cars, Coffee and Carini

The sun arose to greet the loyal enthusiasts early Saturday in Pure Michigan.  A day had come for car lovers all over the midwest to show their wares, drool over their hopes, and appreciate the one and only Concours d’Elegance of America. A bevy of volunteers shine every year and for the past 40 in... Continue Reading →

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