What a weekend! Having family that lives on Amelia Island, I have attended the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance several times, but it never fails to amaze. 2018's event was no different, despite a last minute date change, we were treated to yet another overwhelming display of automotive beauty. It was a whirlwind for us, David … Continue reading Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Each March for the past 65 years tens of thousands of race fans, drivers, crews, and support personnel descend on Sebring Florida for a grueling 12 hour endurance race. In 2017, 46 cars in four classes challenged the rough 3.7 mile track from mid-morning until well after the sun disappeared. Over 115 drivers from nearly … Continue reading 12 Hours of Sebring, Twelve Life Insights
While we have been hearing for years how electric cars are the way of the future, at least one automaker noticed that the reliable old internal combustion engine (ICE) still had some room for improvement. An improvement of 27% efficiency no less! If real, this could be a game changer. Mazda is developing a clean … Continue reading This is a Big Deal
Heart Gearheads Love Cars! Every input to the steering, throttle or brakes sparks an emotional response and, hopefully, an ear-to-ear grin. Whether it is the singing tires announcing that your recent carb and ignition tuning are on the mark or a compliment from a fellow gearhead, we sense an emotional tie. There are also those … Continue reading The Spirit of a Gearhead
The grey 1987 sedan had been sitting for years, but it only took a few minutes to fire it up. It ran horribly, with enough vacuum leaks to sound like a carnival calliope as you increased engine speed.