By naterisch
05/23/2016
There is something very powerful about the automotive world. For those of us who love wheeled machines like family, the automotive ether repeatedly pulls us towards other likeminded people. It generates instant rapport with folks who share the passion, and it can spark a long-term friendship in mere minutes.
By naterisch
05/22/2016
When you read this, Kugel, my ’72 2002tii, and I will have just returned from a nearly-2,000-mile jaunt to the Vintage in its new home in Asheville, North Carolina. I’ll soon have a piece in Roundel Magazine about it.
By naterisch
05/16/2016
There is a learning curve in everything. From the moment you are born, learning is a part of the journey of life; it’s also what makes you become successful, whether at your job or hobby, or even at being a better person in everyday life.
By naterisch
05/16/2016
Last week, I was walking cheerfully down the path of dealing with Otto’s low compression in #3 cylinder, at least as cheerfully as one can walk when one was a mouse click away from listing a car on eBay, then decided to do a compression test, got a bad result, and had to postpone the sale and yank the head off.
By naterisch
05/08/2016
Recently, my wife and I purchased a house with one feature that catered to my car obsession: a garage. However, before moving in, I had already decided that I wouldn’t be someone who uses the garage as surrogate for an attic; garages are for cars, dammit!

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