Mortality, fatherhood, and a '67 MGB. 

You know your dad isn’t forever, right? I remember the first time I realized he wouldn’t always be there - a sudden drop in weight thanks to a hyperactive thyroid thinned Dad out, made him seem less substantial. He bounced back of course, but it shook me up for a while. He was always just there, the rock, the oak, the… » 6/19/15 10:25am 6/19/15 10:25am

The Trucks of the 2015 Lone Star Roundup

Earlier in the year I was talking to a few friends...artists, builders, about the current old truck trends. Slammed C10s are rad, but everyone has done them. Dropped effies are common as a cold around any hot rod show. They’re everywhere. When I had my ‘54 F100 at AutoRama last year people did not know what to think… » 5/06/15 11:55am 5/06/15 11:55am

Most expensive tolls in the United States

Nobody likes paying tolls, but they are a necessary evil. The money from tolls is used to fund the construction of new roadways, as well as maintenance. Unless you live in one of the 22 states that don't collect tolls, or a state where you can get by without owning a car, you have no other choice but to pony up and… » 1/06/15 10:15am 1/06/15 10:15am

A 9,000 Mile Journey In A Mustang, Part 2: California To Brooklyn

This summer, I drove from my home in Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles and back again. It's just something I've always wanted to do. It was a special trip for me, not just because I got to see the whole country and spend time with some of my favorite people, but because the idea of driving a Ford Mustang clear across… » 10/29/14 8:22pm 10/29/14 8:22pm

A 9,000 Mile Journey In A Mustang, Part 1: New York To California

This summer, I drove from my home in Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles and back again. It's just something I've always wanted to do. It was a special trip for me, not just because I got to see the whole country and spend time with some of my favorite people, but because the idea of driving a Ford Mustang clear across… » 10/28/14 9:02pm 10/28/14 9:02pm

​This Nutty Bastard Rode A Honda Grom From Portland To Alaska

We like the Honda Grom, but we'll never love it like Nathan Rogers. In some kind of monkey bike-induced lunacy, he left Portland earlier this summer and headed north. Two weeks later, he rolled into Alaska. It'll take twice as long for his ass and knees to recover, so he had time for some questions. One of his… » 8/21/14 9:48pm 8/21/14 9:48pm

​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Part Three: How To Ride A Mastadon

There's certain things you'd think you can always expect to be there, and most of those things are really large geologic formations. That's why I was pretty surprised when I finally managed to get myself to the Grand Canyon, only to find that it was gone. Well, I suppose it wasn't really gone, but the white fog was so… » 8/15/14 5:00pm 8/15/14 5:00pm

​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Part Two: The Non-Quickening

Just to cut some of the suspense from yesterday, let me just come right out and say this: emptying wastewater tanks is as wildly rewarding and fulfilling as you think it is. I'll go so far as to say it's cathartic. Watching all that waste fluid go sluicing down into some little hole, feeling the pulsing of the hose,… » 8/14/14 10:00am 8/14/14 10:00am

I'm Going to Drive my Old Volvo to California

Recently I tried to sell my old Volvo 245 Turbo. I've decided to not do that, and instead drive it around 2300 miles from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Simi Valley California. Why, you ask? Because it's better than renting a car and because I'm moving back to California after 3 years in this unbelievable shithole Michigan. » 6/10/14 2:29pm 6/10/14 2:29pm