Today in teenage girls doing awesome stuff: a 14-year-old who at age twelve decided she was going to rebuild a car for her 16th birthday and do all the work as well pay for it all by herself. Of course she had someone to teach her all the necessary skills (her uncle specifically), but she does the work herself. She's…

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That link from yesterday to the Germany BMW-driver cartoons got me thinking back to my first and only vacation to Europe several years ago, and how oblivious I was to local customs. While I'm still not sure how much to tip and where nude bathing is ok and where it's interdit, my lucky opportunity to see the German

A post on another site reminded me today of Alice in Chains, and of Layne Staley in specific, and I dove right back into that time. Back in the 90s, Staley was one of my biggest idols, and I was always so sad from all the reports that he was basically slowly dying. I saw them live in Ft. Lauderdale in '92, and it was…

Reading the comments here, I've again and again come across this opinion that "anything but the top-of-the-range model isn't worthwhile". Last instance was on that NPOCP with the Lotus Esprit, where somebody said something to the effect that he/she wouldn't get a Mustang, because there's a GT500 out there they can't…

Thanks to my bf (who bravely abused his employer's internet to circumvent our shitty rural connection) I now have several seasons worth of recorded Motors TV FIA GT3 coverage, and it is glorious indeed. Maybe not as good as live coverage, but I'm not about to shill out for super-duper-premium TV, and I wouldn't even…

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