I'll admit that when I saw her immediate reaction of gratitude I welled up a bit myself. The cop has such an "aww shucks ma'am" look in response. A nice change of pace compared to the more recent cop stories we've all been reading. Good luck to both of these folks in the future. » 8/13/14 3:37pm 8/13/14 3:37pm

Had a buddy in for a week recovering from some an intensive surgery and he was in a similar situation with the tubes and all that good stuff. Glad you could get some laughs and keep yourself cheery man, best of luck to you on your recovery and health. » 8/10/14 12:10pm 8/10/14 12:10pm

Good to see you again Fintail! The difference between a 220S and a 220SE is the carb (220S) vs mechanical fuel injection (220SE) right? Later cars like you and I have are informally 220SEb with the "b" there to differentiate between these Ponton models and our Fintails tho I never really see the small "b" used… » 8/10/14 12:04pm 8/10/14 12:04pm

Excellent, truly excellent writing, and what a compelling piece. I very much enjoyed this as I tend to like behind-the-scenes type stuff in general, and I think you probably have enough memories and material to write several articles about your experiences in this shop, maybe a specific car that was especially… » 8/03/14 6:05pm 8/03/14 6:05pm

I definitely support what you're saying, even tho I myself do not have the same will power. If we all lived like this, using what we *need* then we could so easily cure many of life's challenges like starvation, overgrazing, obesity... good for you and your lady! » 8/03/14 5:44pm 8/03/14 5:44pm

Others have already said that this was actually done in coordination with Paul Bracq (the designed of the 600, the W111 coupe, the 635csi, etc.) but I'd like to throw in that it surely isn't "stealing needed parts away from a genuine vintage restoration" since this was built and I believe is still owned Karl… » 8/01/14 2:53pm 8/01/14 2:53pm

How is this new? If it was for a living mouse then it would be news but making dead mice transparent using chemicals has been around for a while. I have a transparent mouse in my Cabinet of Curiosities right now in fact with it's bones dyed for visibility. The flesh is all there just almost impossible to see. Here's a… » 7/31/14 7:55pm 7/31/14 7:55pm

Courteous reply to someone I also generally tend to admire on here but who maybe went a bit off this time. You can't legitimately find fault with someone who is as compassionate about you and saved a life, good on you my friend. I wish you and your little buddy a lifetime of fun and memories. Give him a pat on the… » 7/21/14 5:25pm 7/21/14 5:25pm

Create Your Own Motorcade with this Presidential Limo and Parade Car

Portland, OR— The Pacific Northwest is home to all manner of collector cars, with it's temperate winters and salt-free roads pairing nicely with monied collectors who might have secured their fortune in the tech biz or by designing running shoes. Today we spotlight two former US Government limousines, both with a… » 6/26/14 5:33pm 6/26/14 5:33pm

We own a Dr. Auzoux model of a horse's leg made just like the twopieces by him pictured in the article. They are fantastically detailed, with waxed threads serving as veins, and the whole thing comes apart in interconnected layers to reveal each interior bit too, all the way down to the marrow in the bones. It looks… » 6/21/14 12:40pm 6/21/14 12:40pm