Friday, November 23, 2012


Put A Glove on it

When I was a kid cars had steering wheels that were made of wood, metal or some kind of hard polymer. The one thing they all had in common was they were all slick and hard to hold. If you parked in the sun you would scream like a vampire caught in the sun beam.

Two ways to avoid the slip and the burn. One was to put on a leather wheel wrap that you would have to braid like some giant friend ship bracelet, it quite often would come untied or it would milt and stick to the wheel like ectoplasm from a "Ghost Busters" movie, or you could just wear gloves.

As time marched on steering wheel material got better and wraps and gloves were no longer needed.

Or are they, I personally think you should still use gloves. Not to protect your hands from the wheel, but to protect the wheel from your hands.

When I look at the leather steering wheel in my 1992 300ZX TT, I see discoloration from oils in my hands marks and scratches from nails and scuffs for my wedding band. To avioid this happening to my Camaro I have started wearing gloves. To help reduce the wear and tear on my leather interior.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving at Alice's Restaurant

If your looking for a quick fun drive on Thanksgiving in the San Fransisco Bay area, I recommend  Alice's Restaurant. Every year on Thanksgiving Alice's Restaurant donates 100% of there proceeds to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The food and atmosphere are worth the drive and it makes for a great story on how you went to spend Thanksgiving at  Alice's Restaurant and helped out the community. 

If you can't make it for Thanksgiving go up on a latter date and enjoy the food the drive and the view. Located in the hills of Woodside Ca, Alice's is premiere destinations for local Cyclist, Cafe Racers, Sport Bikes, Cruisers, Hot Rodders, Muscle Cars, Ricers and Exotics. You will see more cars and bikes during the Spring and Summer. I believe that if you stay in the parking lot for an hour you will see just about every thing with wheels go by. Make sure to bring a camera there is a lot of good photo ops. Alice's is located at 17288 Skyline BLVD., Woodside, California 94062.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Road Destinations

The Merriam - Webster definition for Road:
1   : roadstead —often used in plural
a : an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals; especially : one lying outside of an urban district: highway
   b : roadbed 2b
3 : a route or way to an end, conclusion, or circumstance <on the road to success>
1 : the purpose for which something is destined
2 : an act of appointing, setting aside for a purpose, or predetermining
3 : a place to which one is journeying or to which something is sent <kept their destination secret>
4 : a place worthy of travel or an extended visit —often used attributively <a destination restaurant> <a destination resort>

Cars of yesteryear vs cars of today. Cars of today smoke the old-timers in power, performance and build. However it Seems  like the older cars were more fun  to own. Maybe that's why we have seen more and more retro designs in the auto industry. Old name plates coming back from the grave.

With all the old classic body lines coming back to overlay the high tech chaises of the modern power-plants. You have been able to recapture the look, but have you brought back the fun. After all the formula is, add one cool car to one destination add one curvy peace of black top and you have a recipes for fun.

Since the auto industry has been nice enough to provide the Retro Wheels. It is up to you and I to find the Roads and the Destinations.

That is what this Blog is about. The Roads, Destinations and the fun we will have getting there.