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The Race of Gentlemen

October 18, 2016 – The impossible happened in Pismo Beach. A spectacle to end all spectacles! An event I never thought I would see because, one, up until now it was only in Wildwood New Jersey, and two, never in a gazillion years did I think California–with all of its no fun allowed regulations–would permit it.…

REAL DEAL: Jessi and Theresa

June 10, 2016 – SO-CAL A while back, while spinning through my Instagram feed, I scrolled across a meme, the kind of thing I usually roll right past, but for some reason I paused on this one: There’s so much truth in this. You want leg muscles? Gotta do squats. Want to be a guitar god? Practice, practice, practice,…

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…

Tara Hurlin’s Hagerty Write Up!

Many thanks to Tara Hurlin for reviewing Motor Dolls and for this great writeup on Hagerty’s website! A little about Tara… TARA HURLIN has an addiction. An addiction to fast cars, Kustom culture and overlanding. An addiction to vintage fiberglass boats and motorcycles. An addiction to anything with a defined style and an engine. From…

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…