Category: Cars

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Event Report – Radwood LA 2018 Part 1: Revival

utomotive enthusiasm inevitably skews towards opacity. The machines themselves are complex but their appeal is often similarly nuanced. A shapeless torpoedo with a leather helmet peaking out atop spindly bicycle tires might not impress...

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Event Report – Bugattis Gather at Lime Rock Historics 2018

ugatti clubs all over the world use their cars vigorously when they convene. Rallies of prewar French cars have been crisscrossing continents since before their values or appearance raised eyebrows. Decades of appreciation may...

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Acquiring Alfas Pt. 2: Realization

A Scavenger Hunt In Two Acts I was dejected but not dissuaded after my disappointing first attempt at Alfa Romeo ownership; I hadn’t even waited to get home before renewing the search. I contacted...

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Acquiring Alfas Pt. 1: Infatuation

The only commonality I’ve experienced in Alfa Romeo deals is that they’re never simple. The brand doesn’t seem to attract rationality. This is the first of three planned posts about my misadventures in buying...

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Vermont is for (Saab) Lovers: Boost and Foliage

My first Saab 900 was the best gamble I’ve made on a car (yet). Entering my senior year of college I was still using my 1983 Alfa GTV6 as a daily driver. I had...

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OSCA 1600 GT Zagato: The Last True Maserati

The romanticism of Italian sports cars has permeated through the world with a religious fervor. Both auto enthusiasts and laymen are beguiled by the sights, sounds, and exploits of the marques and models from...

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Autobiography of an Automotive Beater: Origins

I won the proverbial jackpot twice: my life has been defined by a driving passion for cars and I discovered them early. Because of this twofold good fortune each life choice is intuitive and...