First Day of Spring Brings First Car Show of the Season

A new entry on the collector car calendar has sprung up in 2021: the Neshanic Station Car Show, which held its inaugural event on Saturday March 20, nicely coinciding with the first day of spring. And a glorious day it was, with sunny blue skies, no wind, and moderate temperatures reaching close to 60F by … Continue reading First Day of Spring Brings First Car Show of the Season

Installing LED lights in my Miata

In the 21 years since I purchased my 1993 Mazda Miata, and during the 70,000 miles of driving enjoyment I’ve had behind the wheel, there is one peculiarity that has come to my attention. The car has shrunk. Not really. However, the automotive landscape has gone through tremendous upheavals since 1996. When I bought the … Continue reading Installing LED lights in my Miata

Sunday Morning Breakfast Drive, June 6 2021

The group casually known as the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club had its 2nd outing of the post-pandemic year which is 2021 on Sunday, June 6. Since our initial convening was a static Cars & Coffee hangout, we can consider our June event as the first “drive” of the year. As is our long-standing custom, we … Continue reading Sunday Morning Breakfast Drive, June 6 2021

Sunday Morning Breakfast Drive, June 9, 2019

Our second Sunday morning breakfast run of the year was held on June 9, 2019, starting as always at the Crossroads Sheraton Hotel in Mahwah NJ. The assembled group consisted of 12 people in 10 cars. Our eclectic collection included Chevys, Porsches, Miatas, a BMW, an Alfa, a VW, and a Buick. This time, we … Continue reading Sunday Morning Breakfast Drive, June 9, 2019

MY TAKE: Mazda’s Upcoming Inline Engine RWD Gamble

(My Take is a new blog category which will publish on a non-regular basis. It is here where I will put forth ‘my take’ on some automotive trend of the past, present or future. These posts will be primarily text and will feature few or no photographs. Your comments are invited!) I’m a fan of … Continue reading MY TAKE: Mazda’s Upcoming Inline Engine RWD Gamble

MY TAKE: Are Additional Dealer Markups Free-Market Capitalism or Blind Chutzpah?

I first heard of ADM (Additional Dealer Markups) around 1970, when the then-new Datsun 240Z was launched. The press reported that with demand so great for this Japanese sports car, dealers were asking, and getting, hundreds of dollars over its Monroney-label MSRP of $3,500. (There is some misunderstanding about the legally-required Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. … Continue reading MY TAKE: Are Additional Dealer Markups Free-Market Capitalism or Blind Chutzpah?

My Dream Car: Seven Essential Elements

My recent piece on EVs and the introduction of a number of EV pickup trucks within the next 6 to 18 months drew more comments than almost any blog post I’ve previously written! Actually, all the comments were sincere, insightful, and worthy of entering into the dialogue. I intend to write an EV follow-up piece … Continue reading My Dream Car: Seven Essential Elements