Let me, they are only outdated looking to some because they were trendsetting designs when they debuted and were copied so heavily by other makers that they now are just "typical" for many cars. Same with the 2-gens previous double rounds headlights, another trendsetter. » 12/19/14 12:00pm 12/19/14 12:00pm

This is so awesome and just another reason why I love Portlanders so very much. As a local myself who used to live on Vista Ave until a few months ago, a popular street leading up to a fantastic view of the city from Council Crest, I used to sit at my living room window and watch exotics and classics run up and down… » 12/04/14 6:40pm 12/04/14 6:40pm

I just realized they are keeping the MB star on the hood, trunk and steering wheel this time around. A bit odd with the Maybach "M" logo on the C-pillar and elsewhere, seems they could have committed one way or the other. I bed lots of hood stars get replaced with dealer-sourced Maybach badges. » 11/24/14 5:56pm 11/24/14 5:56pm

I love this man. Yup, I'd even same sex marry him. My affections started when I saw a Tramanto parked on Beverly Blvd near LaBrea in LA. I circled the block, parked, had a long and envious look, and my life changed that day. I learned there is at least one auto designer working today who can hold a candle to the… » 11/21/14 6:21pm 11/21/14 6:21pm

Yup, this one. We bought the original style Shun Santoku with Damascas blade and loved it so much we eventually bought a whole set. If you happen to be anywhere near Portland, OR you can have the Kershaw/Shun/Kei HQ down in Tualatin sharpen them for free at the factory. The Shun brands are not made there but they can… » 11/21/14 6:15pm 11/21/14 6:15pm

Such a cool piece, and I especially dig the alterations you pointed out that have been plugged and recut. One question, I know what bucks are and did read your further explanation, but was this simply used to lay panels on to see if they match up? I've only seen bucks used to actually form the metal over the wood… » 11/21/14 5:52pm 11/21/14 5:52pm

I always wondered why MB doesn't simply set these back just slightly so they are not totally flush, this alone would go a long ways to helping make them unnoticeable at a glance. Same thing with those parking sensor dots on every car bumper in the last 10-years, is they have a solid surface on them anyway, why can't… » 11/19/14 6:57pm 11/19/14 6:57pm