Well, like all things, this story has to end. It was September 2017, and the Lincoln was running and driving with a new battery, water pump, and fuel pump. The power steering system was still leaking like a sieve and it smelled funny like always, but I did not care. The day I picked it up, I took over running a poker game at a local bar and everyone was genuinely shocked to see me pull up in the thing, especially after I’d killed it on the highway a week prior. With a whole day of driving in hot September temperatures under its belt, I was confident the Lincoln could make it on the trip it didn’t make the year prior–Radnor. Continue reading The Lincoln Mark VII Chronicles, Part VI: All Good Things Come to an End.
This is one of those gifts I had wanted, but couldn’t justify buying for myself as a young professional trying to spend money on ‘real’ things. My girlfriend, Gab, knew I wanted the LEGO Ferrari F40, though, and her Mom went over and above for my birthday and surprised me with it. Needless to say, I was quite surprised, and I got excited like I did back when I was a kid. I thought it was clothes because the box was a similar shape, but it was a LEGO Ferrari. SO AWESOME!
It took me a week or two to put it together, and I was astounded by LEGO’s attention to detail. I have a diecast model of an F40 to compare, and they really did account for everything.
Once finished, I figured I’d take some decent photos of it, like I would a real car. Enjoy!
Saturday was an unbelievably gorgeous day, and there was the promise of a torrential downpour on sunday. What better day to go for a drive?!
Being that it was also Halloweekend, I decided to wear my costume for the drive and have my buddy, Pat, shoot some photos. Boba Fett was going to take Slave 0.5 out for a nice spin, and confuse a lot of other motorists in the process!
For those of you wondering, yes, I could see just fine out of the zip-up hoodie.
We had a great drive, and I’m really happy with how the photos turned out. It’s always fun getting some action shots.
Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay safe and enjoy!
By December, the Mark VII was sitting in the garage, in from the cold but not forgotten. I got car parts for my birthday, including a new set of front air springs, a compressor, and rebuild kits for each front solenoid. While I successfully installed everything, the rear failed while fixing the front. Continue reading The Lincoln Mark VII Chronicles, Part IV: Back In The Saddle Again (briefly)
We have a new contributor here on Mind Over Motor, Brad Credit. He is a young, very enthusiastic car nut, with demonstrated knowledge of the automotive field. He describes himself as
” a budding, 15-year-old journalist who currently resides in Washington, D.C. An author for his school’s award-winning newspaper, I have my eyes on one day becoming a car journalist and have been a car enthusiast from the day I was born. A serious motorsports fan, I am a vocal supporter for the likes of Jeff Gordon and Lewis Hamilton and basically love anything with four wheels, an engine, and a steering wheel. You can usually find me with my nose buried deep in a car magazine or book, expanding my knowledge on all things cars.”
I’m sure Brad will fit in fine here, he passed the car guy test for sure when I asked him what his favorite car was, and he replied “1970s BMW 3.0 CSL” (seen above). Lets all give him a nice warm welcome. His first post will be up soon.
A few months ago, I added a new car to my stable. I’ve been driving a gold Toyota Camry since the day this site launched, but not anymore (my brother is now driving it). As of May 31st, I’ve been driving this sleek black Subaru Legacy GT. A review of both this very car and the Camry are coming in the future, but for now, here’s a pair of photos Nick took of my new car on a visit home from Michigan. I will say more in its review at the end of this month, but I will say this: I am totally and utterly satisfied with this car.
-Albert S. Davis
It’s hard for me to really say when I got into cars, since I’ve been into them for as long as I can remember. I know it’s cliché, but some say I was born with a set of car keys in my hand. Continue reading How I got into cars: A bit about “Al.”