Category Archives: Great Roads

Ancient Ways and Rides to Nowhere

When I was a young lad, prior to obtaining a drivers license and having a vehicle at my disposal, my father would ask me from time to time (usually on a weekend) if I would like to come with him … Continue reading

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STi on the Isle of Man

Well folks I am busy traveling, but I will try to provide some posts as I wander.  Here is a fantastic view, not only of some fantastic driving on a fantastic road, but the telemetry of the driver’s physical dashboard … Continue reading

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VIR–A whole new track

Virginia International Raceway has a well deserved reputation as one of the great road courses in the United States.  I have enjoyed many track days there since 2000 and hope to continue to.  Over the years there have been a … Continue reading

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Those Things You find on the Side of the Road

In the miles and miles of driving around the US this summer here are some examples of what I found on the side of the road:

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Ypsilanti’s Automotive Heritage Museum

Dare you to say that three times fast. The P71 prowled around the neighborhood in Michigan until we came to the intersection where this museum sits.  What a great looking place it is, too.  The inside has a really nice … Continue reading

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Hey, What’s that stuff in my oil?

It was a nice clear Indiana morning as I drove toward Fort Wayne. The sun was working its way up in the east and the road was clear ahead. There was a crop duster plane doing its thing in the … Continue reading

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Adventures in Kokomo and Stuff on the Side of the Road

Not far south of Kokomo, IN, I drove past a building that said it was Functional Products, Inc.  It gave me pause to think about how someone would choose a name for their business like that.  I mean, why wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Things by the Side of the Road–Oh yeah, and Windmills.

I continue to enjoy discovering little (or not so little) gems by the side of the road as I drive along clicking off the thousands of miles of this road trip.  Here were a couple of vehicles I spotted in … Continue reading

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FLAP – How do they do it?

WARNING!  Ungodly amounts of photos to follow… I was told that I just had to visit this place and I am grateful that I was told about it.  Certainly I have seen my share of wrecking yards, automotive recycling yards, … Continue reading

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Guess Where I Am?

I’ve had some interesting stops between Springfield, MN and Pontiac, IL, but I’ll get to those later.  This afternoon I made it to Illinois and a museum that is a little special to me. But before I actually got there … Continue reading

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