Monthly Archives: May 2013

1957 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon

With the summertime coming up car daydreams often turn to convertibles, but for many people summer means loading up the station wagon and heading away for the weekend.  For many years when I lived in Ontario that is how I spent my weekends.  … Continue reading

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Rain Dampens 2013 BIA Spring Motorcycle Show

Yesterday, May 26, 2013 I attended the Spring Motorcycle Show hosted by my motorcycle club, the British Iron Association of Massachusetts.  The rain had a significant dampening effect on both the turn out of motorcycles and enthusiasts. While the numbers … Continue reading

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The MG TF Disappointed Many MG Fans

In the early 1950s MG needed a new car to replace the MG TD model.  At that time the British Motor Corporation (BMC) was deeply involved in the Austin-Healey project and did not have the resources to provide a completely … Continue reading

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Americans At The 2013 Mille Miglia

What has been described as the world most beautiful race, the Mille Miglia was recently held in Brescia, Italy.  The race/rally took place from May 16 to May 19, 2013. Route of the 2013 Mille Miglia Race/Rally The Mille Miglia is a very … Continue reading

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The “White Riley”, The ERA, And The Healey Cars

Recently, as a follow-up to a post that I had made about the Healey cars, Even Gamblin sent me some information about the Riley cars.  The link between the Healey cars and the Riley cars is that the first engine … Continue reading

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Selling or Buying Rally Navigation/Co-Driver Equipment

I have decided to add a new page to this website that will be available for people to place an advertisement to sell or buy rally navigation or rally co-driver equipment.  I hope that this will make it easy for … Continue reading

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The SMCC’s Economy Run Rally To Be Held June 8, 2013

The Sport Motor Car Club of Montreal will again be holding their Economy Run rally on June 8, 2013.  Interest in this event has been growing steadily over the years.  This year’s event will be 198km long for diesel and … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On Why There Are Fewer Convertibles On The Road Today

Last week I exchanged a couple of email messages with Rick Beattie.  Rick is a former chairman of the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) Road Rally Board and writes a monthly column about rallying the SCCA monthly magazine.  The discussion … Continue reading

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Alfa Pro Odometer From The Early 1980s

Every once in a while I dip into my supply of rally navigation equipment and post some information about the features of this equipment.  This time I’d like to discuss the Alfa Pro unit from the early 1980s.  I think that … Continue reading

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1961 Chevrolet “Bubble Top” Impala

For the model years 1959 to 1962, the full size Chevrolet line-up included what has become to be known as the “Bubble Top” hardtop.  This “Bubble Top” design had a thin rear roof pillar and an oversized rear window. 1961 … Continue reading

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