Michael Thies's Blog – March 2011 Archive (4)

The Tesla Drive Train


This is an all electric roadster, available for sale today,  that does 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 secs, goes 245 miles on a charge and has ZERO emissions! Incredible!…


Added by Michael Thies on March 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The American Underslung Automobile & The American Motor Car Co.

When I was an early teen, I met Walt Seeley, the first professional auto restorer I had yet met, and he significantly altered my life.  He had a very large machine shop, and out front he sold exotic and rare cars, many were antiques already in 1960.  I sat in a 1936 Auburn Boat-tail and drove a Model T for the first time because he allowed me to (after a bit of pushing on…


Added by Michael Thies on March 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Caffeine & Octane - In like a lion, out like a lamb!

Weather is tricky for any outdoor gathering, but March is particularly fickle.  I arrived to set up at the Caffeine & Octane gathering in Alpharetta, GA on March 6, 2011 a little early because I thought I might need time to set up in the drizzle rain. Of course the lot was empty but the drizzle had now strengthened and the breeze was more like a gusty wind. The weatherman had said it would be light and even would stop by 8am.  It was still dark, so we had some time to let it…


Added by Michael Thies on March 7, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments


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