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Monday, January 9th, 2023

A Much-Loved Studebaker

Lest you think electric vehicles have come to the market recently, consider that Studebaker designed and produced an electric car in 1902, designed by none-other-than Thomas Alva Edison. Two years later, their first gas-powered vehicle came on the market. However, across the previous 40 years, the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company produced covered wagons. Many a

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Friday, November 18th, 2022

Hot Rod Santa

When kids ask the Hot Rod Santa “Where is your sleigh?” and “Where is Rudolph?”, he looks around and responds: “They are still in the North Pole because there’s no snow here yet.” This seems satisfactory to...

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Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Suzuki’s V-Twin Cruiser

When Amanda Menconi was 13 years old, she experienced her first motorcycle ride and from then on thought any gal riding one was the coolest chick ever. “I made up my mind around age 18 that I...

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Doing Things – Differently

The first response to Donnie Martin’s idea of retrofitting his motor boat with some fins and tail lights to match his 1959 El Camino was met with: “Are you crazy?” Donnie’s response was this: “Well, probably, but...

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Vacation on Wheels . . . a mobile Airbnb

It’s hard being new parents. You bring home your new acquisition, stare at it incredulously with doe-eyed wonder, with equal parts joy and intimidation. “We got it home and said, ‘What have we done?! We don’t even...

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Not Your Grandpa’s Tailgate

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. No. No. It’s a step, it’s a table, it’s a toolbox, a laptop storage spot, a boombox, a phone charger, a measuring tool, a workbench, a bottle opener. Aha. It’s a...

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Ultimately, The Gift of Time

You know the old saw: Some people see the glass half empty and others view it as half full. Such was the case with an old heap of a car with no windows which sat in the...

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

The Volkswagen Microbus, manufactured from 1950 to 2013, unexpectedly became an American icon for many in the counter-culture revolution of the 1960s. Dubbed a hippie van in some circles, the boxy vehicle was a forerunner to modern...

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

A Smooth Purring Sunny Day Ride

One recent weekend, Donny Dunbar had his restored and modified, sunburst orange, chrome-bedecked 1965 Chevy C10 in his yard, preparing to go to a cruise-in – if the rain held off. “I like the way it rides...

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021

The Vibe and Charm of an Airstream

Camping was an important part of Mary Lekoshere’s childhood, and today she and her husband Sawaya are committed to sharing that pursuit with their four children, all under the age of 10. “I want my kids to...

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