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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Self-Contained Traveling

By Karl H. Kazaks If you knew Bryan Katz bought his first RV – a pull-behind travel trailer – to take to Virginia Tech home football games in his post-graduate years, you might credit Hokie Pride for inspiring his passion for motorhomes. But Katz has a bigger and better reason for his attraction to motorhomes,

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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Kitty’s Bicycle Functions

Kitty Zeringue is an avid cyclist. So much so that when she moved to Blacksburg and bought a car, she made her decision based on how the car would suit her bike. “I got a Honda Fit...

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

“It’s Only Original Once”

Story and Photos by Karl H. Kazaks   Sometimes, less is more. Take, for example, Gary Duncan’s 1959 Chevrolet Impala sport coupe. You might not think this is a good example for proving less is more, as...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Ride you DON’T want to take

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mark Hollandsworth has a new patrol vehicle, and it’s not yet another Crown Victoria. For most of his 13-year law enforcement career, Hollandsworth’s ride has been one or another of the Crown Victoria-based...

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

From Father to Son . . . Love, Friendship and Harleys

Ed Stevens passed down a number of things to his son, Harry. He gave him the nickname Butch, which has stuck to this day. He gave his boy a passion for motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidson flatheads. Most importantly,...

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

Wonderful Cars and Wife

The real prize was indoors, but whenever Don Elson visited that Kansas farmhouse around 1957, he liked to slip out to the hillside in the back where a couple of old cars were parked. The cars were...

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Monday, March 18th, 2013

Driving S-l-o-w-l-y and Conserving E-n-e-r-g-y

It has a 5 hp GE motor – and zero tailpipe emissions. It has an interior passenger strap – and a top speed of 25 mph. It has a range of no more than 25 miles, but...

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Monday, January 14th, 2013

Back to the Future…In a DeLorean

For the last two-plus years, Kevin Cupp has been turning heads in the New River Valley in his 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. “People turn and stare,” he says. “At the grocery store, folks will come up and talk...

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Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Tailgating in ’70s Style

It’s tailgate time in Blacksburg – a sizzle in the air, fans gathering on campus and all around town, anticipating another Hokie victory, the perfect fall setting for another thrilling football spectacle. In Lot 8, there’s a...

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Lovern Performance

Even in 1967 I wanted a ’56 convertible,” Eddie Lovern says. “That was my dream car.” That year, Eddie was preparing to marry his sweetheart, Connie, and he had a ’56 Chevy – a two-door hardtop....

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