Getting to the point of buying a car with carbs and hearing that clickety fuel pump

A friend whose collection nears 10 cars has just bought his first with carburetors. It’s a 1971 MGB converted to Webers. The other cars have fuel-injected engines. This MGB was a deal-sweetener in the exchange of two midengine boondoggles, one from Italy for one from England. He reports a pleasant surprise: “Really a nice driver. … More Getting to the point of buying a car with carbs and hearing that clickety fuel pump

Perfect recipe for a Sunday ride on the Ortega Highway and through the Temecula Valley

A perfect November Sunday: motorcycles, a Southern California mountain road, and a great group of people. It started with a 6.30 a.m. rendezvous at the Motorcycle Industry Council’s office in Irvine. MIC communications director Andria Yu had arranged for “key influencer” Katherine Helmetag (it’s her magnetic personality) and me to ride Kawasaki motorcycles. Katherine loves … More Perfect recipe for a Sunday ride on the Ortega Highway and through the Temecula Valley

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

As PC came in, nicknames swept beyond the outfield, out of the jukebox, even the ballot box

As it happens, the seven-footer resents being called Stretch, the anorexic loathes the name Twiggy, and imagine the consternation of the awards-show host and recipient when the announcement comes: “It goes to Blind Lemon Jefferson.” … More As PC came in, nicknames swept beyond the outfield, out of the jukebox, even the ballot box