Category Archives: Life and Cars

The Chick Magnet gets bigger brakes

In the past I’ve shared my adventures with my 1992 Toyota Pickup truck, a.k.a. the Chick Magnet.  I’ve had the truck for about sixteen years and it has been a journey of repair and improvements.  It got the Name “chick … Continue reading

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Our Computerized Cars

It should be no secret that our automobiles now run on computers.  In fact, since the advent of OBD (Federally mandated On Board Diagnostics) we are very dependent upon computers, sensors, networks, and software to allow our cars and trucks … Continue reading

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A Moment with Sam Posey

He’s a man with many talents and you might say has everything, including Parkinson’s. I have two books by Sam.  Mudge Pond Express, an autobiography published in 1976; and Where the Writer Meets the Road, a compilation of his writings, … Continue reading

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Taggart Autosport–in Cary, NC

Tonight we attended the grand opening of Taggart Autosport in Cary, NC.  While Jim Taggart has occupied this 20,000 square foot facility for the past six months, this was the first time that everything was put together for a truly … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For…

You may remember an oft told tale of a genie that immerged from a magic lamp and would grant three wishes to a mortal human.  You may also remember how, in the story, that the human struggled to deal with … Continue reading

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PRI 2014–the People

Yes, its all about racing and parts and cars, but there are plenty of things about the PEOPLE at the PRI show as well.  Sometimes its just the unbelievable number of people at the show: As you walk along you … Continue reading

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PRI 2014–Some Gems

Here is where I open myself up to more criticism than usual. As I’ve wandered the exhibition floors and hallways I have come across booths where there are things that catch my eye and impress me.  They may not be … Continue reading

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