It's taken me some time to recover from the big auction closing day on Wednesday. The Bugeye got a good price, a bit better than I had expected, but fair I think. Amazingly, the winner was local and he was the only one to come look at the car in person. We did a bank … Continue reading Sold
We are inside of 24 hours remaining on the auction at BringaTrailer.com! I'm chewing my fingernails off over here, as there's hardly any chatter going on in the comments. Despite having felt at times like this car was a terrible use of my time (650 hours documented, folks!) I have always felt warm and fuzzy … Continue reading Less Than 24 Hours Remaining to Bid on the 215 V8 Bugeye Sprite
Three days remaining on the V8 Bugeye auction at BringaTrailer.com! Here are a few photos from the refurbishing in 2014.
From a 2006 two-stroke KTM; not certain about the valving but it appears to be original. Needs to be rebuilt (seals, oil and air bleed). No spring.
The first time I set off in my new-to-me Funmover Motorhome, I had no experience with the world of Recreational Vehicles. Apart from the prior two months I had spent fixing all of the problems that I'd found with my new home, that is. (water damage, wiring problems, broken bits and bobs.) It wasn't a … Continue reading The Joys of RV Life, Norcold Edition
I don't often get up before sunrise, but I have to take advantage of those moments when the wind isn't blowing if I stand any chance of finding the pod of tailing redfish that I'm seeking. There was a 4 hour window on Saturday and I was able to launch the kayak a half hour … Continue reading Sunrise and Flat Water
December 6, 2015, DuPuis WMA I cast my line over this little gator, accidentally hooking it in the leg. It squawked like crazy while I extracted the hook. After I freed it and looked up, its Momma was eyeballing me from about ten feet away.
Back in the '80s, I was into Volvos, and I had this idea of IMSA GTU prepared 142E, which is the car I drove from 1989 to 1995 (not the racy one, of course). Note the telemetry antennas on the roof. I was way ahead of the Factory, as they didn't go racing until 1994 … Continue reading Volvos
Last winter I spent three months trying to catch steelhead trout from California's north coast rivers, and in three months I caught one adult fish. I've been here in Corte Madera for two weeks and I've already tripled my fish count from last year! Last weekend I got the best one, but with a really … Continue reading California Striped Bass
One of the things that make me an increasingly crotchety old man is my disdain for the now dramatically common use of the word, "awesome". To fill with a sense of awe. It gets used to describe everything from pizza to software to just about any noun. Beartooth Pass in the upper Eastern corner of … Continue reading Beartooth Pass