By naterisch
05/30/2016
A car club is all about marque fans, and fan is short for fanatic. Around these parts, that fanaticism translates into brand loyalty—sometimes blind loyalty, I must admit, as one who has occasionally poured about six times the value of a car into its restoration. (Okay, eight. Or maybe ten times—but who’s counting?)
By naterisch
05/30/2016
I was prepping the ’72 2002tii for the 2,100-mile round trip to the Vintage in Asheville, North Carolina, when my magic smart phone made an e-mail ding. I try to be hyper-responsive to everyone who wants something from me, so I checked my e-mail. 
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.

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