Petersen Automotive Museum makes a Wilshire Boulevard U-turn from ridiculous to sublime

A car museum is usually little more than a few rows of interesting and somewhat randomly accumulated vehicles, presented with or without interpretation. It has been this way ever since my very first tour of a car collection, one amassed in a Quonset hut by Leo J. Bongers, of David City, Nebraska. The Bongers collection wasn’t… More Petersen Automotive Museum makes a Wilshire Boulevard U-turn from ridiculous to sublime

A hyperbolic paraboloid shows that Palm Springs couldn’t do a gas station right

Designed by Albert Frey, the Palms Springs tramway gas station was built in 1963. It sold Enco, a now forgotten brand of fuel. Fantastic architecture or not, the north edge of Palms Springs was a poor location for a gas stop. Cars averaged 14 miles per gallon, yet too few needed topping off after turning up Tramway… More A hyperbolic paraboloid shows that Palm Springs couldn’t do a gas station right

A little time spent looking at automotive-related wristwatches … and the Apple Watch Sport

I was unable to help myself and spent some time looking at sporty wristwatches. The Baume & Mercier is the one I want most. The Apple is the one I can afford. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Every winner at Le Mans and the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona receives a coveted platinum and ice-blue Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.… More A little time spent looking at automotive-related wristwatches … and the Apple Watch Sport