February 2010 Blog Posts (12)

The Survivor The story of Rick Muphry's 1956 Thunderbird chapter1

There is a folder in my photos labeled 56 Tbird that goes with this story this is but the first Chapter



William (Rick) Murphey has known this car since he was 10 years old. The car belonged to a neighbor of his grandfather in Atlanta. He always admired the presence of this cars color combination. As he grew up he saw less of the car and it drifted somewhat out of his mind. Then in the 1980's the Atlanta airport purchased the College Park neighborhood where his grandfather lived. In… Continue

Added by Miguel Caparros on February 27, 2010 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Confessions of a Motor Head. How fast will she go?

by Miguel Caparros

Living in New Hampshire through my formative years was a teenage motor heads dream, driving at 14 with a parent, full license at 16. I took my drivers test in Mom's new 66 VW, like everything else that comes near me, I was already modifying it before the ink had dried on the title. Dad had…

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Added by Miguel Caparros on February 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Confessions of a Motor Head, To Dartmouth in a Mini

by Miguel Caparros…

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Added by Miguel Caparros on February 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cofessions of a Motor Head. An angel watching over me.

Mine was an unusual puberty. Beginning at 14, I spent my summers serving my automotive apprenticeship in…
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Added by Miguel Caparros on February 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Motor Head, The Incredible Chase

Authors note. I wrote this story back in the late 80's Interestingly enough You can Actually Follow this whole route Via Google maps ground view.



Over looking the San Francisco Bay right above Berkeley California runs Grizzly Peak Boulevard. At the top of the twisty road is a walled overlook just below the peak. The view from there is inspiring to say the least, facing west, directly ahead is the Golden Gate. Vistas unfold before you to all corners of the bay.



The place…

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Added by Miguel Caparros on February 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Confesions of a Motor Head. The Cop and the Brownies

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Added by Miguel Caparros on February 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Take a Kid to a Car Show

This was started several years ago, but I have not ever seen a show dedicated to this. I believe we need to exposed children to our "Sport" and especially those that may never have had the opportunity. I would like to hear your thoughts on this and maybe we can plan a show built around it.....thoughts????

Added by Dan Black on February 17, 2010 at 10:19am — 8 Comments

Entering Events In Wheels Events Sites

It is one of the real strengths of an American Wheels Website Calendar that anyone can post an event, meeting or activity at anytime. The submission process is so straight forward that anyone can do it as long as they have the basic information people will need to

consider attending.





In addition to general members, we have moderators whose efforts are to scour regional publications and clubs news to make…

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Added by Global Wheels Events on February 16, 2010 at 2:46am — No Comments

Retromobile 2010 -Paris, France

Retromobile is one of Europe's most prestigious classic car show and attracts over 120,000 visitors from around the World every year. It provides a magnificent back drop for one of Bonham's favorite classic car auction, as well. There are cars that you hardly ever see, even in the top Concours shows here in the states. Here is a slide show of a few select cars form the show last year:…

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Added by Michael Thies on February 16, 2010 at 12:46am — No Comments

Thoughts on "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig

I have read this book several times and whenever I am a bit lost on what is important, it is one of the places where I find direction. The novel, published in 1974, uses a long motorcycle trip to frame a prolonged exploration of the world of ideas about life and how best to live it.



It references perspectives from Western and Eastern Civilizations as it explores the central question of the how to pursue technology so that human life is… Continue

Added by Michael Thies on February 16, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments

Another One I Wish I Had Kept! The Ones That Got Away!

I’ll start with the worst trade I ever made involving a car. I guess you had to be there because it seemed to make sense at the time. I had a car that wouldn’t sell and I needed an expensive computer for my job. I found a fellow that would trade and he was all too willing. The computer is long gone and the car is in a collector’s garage [not mine ;-( ]…

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Added by Michael Thies on February 16, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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