Our Cars: 1953 Packard Clipper

Today’s Post by Joe Farace We all have cars that we’ve previously owned and miss for reasons that we can’t always remember the reasons why we sold them. Today is the latest in a new series of posts about cars that I’ve loved and cars that I’ve owned. If you would like to write a post about one of your favorite cars, please drop me note using...

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On Labor Day: Memories of My Father

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Labor Day always makes me think of my Dad. You see, my father was a steelworker. From the day he got discharged from George Patton’s army to when he retired, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel plant near Baltimore, at that time, the largest tidewater steel mill in the world. Like all of my uncles he was a staunch trade unionist and felt...

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When Good Cars Go Bad

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While out driving last Monday night, I came up behind one of my favorite English sports cars, an MGB GT. This classy two-seat coupe was, to my mind, one of the best modern MG’s made and I’ve always wanted to own one. But not this one. It was battered and beaten and slowly losing the battle to rust. This made me wonder why this car —and...

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The Opposite of Patina

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Sigma’s ART lens category includes the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN and 19mm f/2.8 DN lenses that are designed for mirrorless lens cameras. Right now, these are “special order” lenses from B&H Photo, but you can pick up the 19mm f/2.8 DN along with some accessories from Amazon; click here. Priced at $199, both lenses incorporate...

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Our Cars: 1984 Jeep Wagoneer Limited

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Jeep has certainly had an interesting ownership path and is currently a division of FCA US LLC, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Jeep became a part of Chrysler in 1987, when they acquired the brand along with all the remaining assets from American Motors Corporation who made all of the Jeeps that I’ve owned, starting with a...

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Shooting Corvettes with the Nifty Fifty

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Lately it seems that every weekend kicks off with Mary scanning her smartphone for a list of car shows that we can attend, especially me, to overcome COVID-related depression that has me down in the dumps lately. When I purchased the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 lens I had plans to shoot Cars & Coffee using it with my Pen F but other stuff...

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