Journal

It’s Been Said, Never Meet Your Heroes.
But that has not been the case for me when it came to meeting two of my motor sports heroes: Phil Hill and Steve Walker. I had the pleasure of meeting Phil Hill in 2001 when he was the celebrity...
Getting a CDL Ain’t Easy
I just spent the last 2 1/2 days in an intensive, one-to-one instruction course from Jiffy Trucking in 100-degree Sacramento heat prepping for the driving portion of California Commercial Class A Driver’s License (CDL). Why you ask? Well…during the past...
1965 Slate Gray/Red 911 B-Sedan
Have you ever reflected on life and realized it’s so good you couldn’t have predicted it or made it happen on your own? For sure that is how I feel about my wife and daughter, but to say that about...
Alfa GTV Restoration, Part I - Love Thy Neighbor
It was a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV that was sitting in my next-door neighbor's backyard for 20 years. Greg Higham was my neighbor and friend. He is a car guy like me but unlike me, he was actually pretty deep...
SVRA Sonoma/Laguna Seca 2021
With Sonoma and Laguna Seca in my rear-view mirror, my thoughts are now focused on what happened in the paddock rather than on the track. Even though I finished on the podium for all the races (2 at Sonoma and...
Alpina 2002 Tribute Build
When one of my good friends and fellow B Sedan racer, Keith Lippiatt, approached me to discuss a livery change for his vintage BMW 2002 race car (#83), I was quick to share design ideas for a build that I...
The First Race
To say I was nervous would be an understatement. It was Willow Springs, it was cold, and I had zero wheel-to-wheel racing experience. What could go wrong?Fortunately, VARA holds a class on Friday and Saturday night. It’s for the rookies...
The Journey Begins
After attending the Monterey Historic races for years, I told my wife I want to go from the spectator seats to the last car on the track. That was in August of 2015. In January of 2016, I was sitting...
What's a B Sedan?
Most people associate a sedan as a passenger car with front and back seats, which the automotive industry refers to as a three-box configuration. The first compartment is the engine, the second is the cabin for passengers and the third...