Nicole and her ’53 Ford Project

Chicago, Illinois – Sometimes, we find our cars. Sometimes, they find us. For Nicole with her ’53 Ford and me with my ’48, the latter rings true. In 2006, shortly after getting my Ford F1, I wrote a short story based on how my truck found me–with a few mystical elements added in. The story is told from two points…

Nurse Ratchet and her Toys

Dover Plains, New York – Jessica Long, aka Nurse Ratchet is a nurse and a car girl–thus the clever play on Nurse Ratched.  Don’t worry, though. Jessica won’t put you in a straight jacket or anything. She will however stick a ratchet to any loose nuts or bolts on “Fancy,” her 1961 Ford Falcon. This car gets driven, and I mean, DRIVEN, even when snowed…

Heidi Around the World

AROUND THE GLOBE – Every once in while, an opportunity to meet someone who inspires, motivates, and awes comes along. Someone living an extraordinary life. The kind of person you don’t run across every day. Opportunities like that are great, especially if you don’t miss them like I did. I’m still kicking myself. Here’s why… Last month, during a…

Stacie Allison

Picture this. A Wisconsin farm wedding–Dr. Seuss d’Elegance themed… …complete with a magical garden planted by mom, fabulous 60s makeup and hair, handmade topiary centerpieces, a gorgeous ball gown, bridesmaids in yellow, pink, and green vintage dresses, and… a Roadster. Not just any Roadster, but the bride’s Roadster, the Roadster her father would drive up the…