Cars and Coffee Season Slows Down

On Saturday, Oct 7 the final Cars & Coffee at First & Main in Colorado Springs was held with the host club being the Alpine Region of the Porsche Club of America with many new and older Porsches on display. Most notable to Mary and I were a pristine, 100-point Concours-quality Speedster and a lovingly restored Sand Beige 1966 Porsche 911, whose owner told us a...

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Book Review: How to Build Brick Cars

Because I am a Lego enthusiast, every now and then, this blog takes a look at Lego built cars. But with the new book How to Build Brick Cars, you get to build cars that Lego doesn’t offer as kits. Author Peter Blackert works in Ford’s Asia-Pacific Canters focusing on powertrain and chassis system and his expertise is put to work for the designs in this book. He’s also a...

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Avoiding Memory Card Problems

When testing the Leica Q I ran into a memory card problem that was solved by using the camera itself as a card reader and connecting it to my computer and copying the image files onto my hard drive. While card failures do occur, in all my years of using both CF and SD cards I’ve had few such occurrences and was sure each time it was caused by user error. At least...

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Is Car Show Attendance Down?

The NFL, NBA and NASCAR are experiencing a decline in attendance. According to Baseball Reference.com even teams like the New York Yankees have seen a decline of fans per game. Several lower-level NBA teams had major drops in attendance. The NFL still has the highest total revenue, but is losing attendance each year. Recently Mary and I attended two car shows that, in...

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Car Show Photography Indoors

To make interesting photographs at a car show, whether indoors or outdoors, you gotta love cars. A passion for your subject is always a plus and enables you to look beyond the surface of a car to see its essence, its soul. Tip #1: Before taking pictures try to talk to the owner. You don’t need to be an expert; just be curious and polite. Most owners can talk for hours...

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Tips from the Goodguys 20th Colorado Nationals

Mary and I would like to thank all the nice people we met at the Goodguys 20th Colorado Nationals in Loveland last Sunday. At the end of the show, Mary got to ride in one of the 10 Best cars and go on stage to accept an award for her cousin Maureen Magnuson’s (yes, that Magnuson) Carroll Speedway Special, a beautiful, classic hot rod. There are several tips I learned...

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