October 24, 2016


It's Ludwig's 43rd birthday.
How many 1974 VW Campmobiles are doing duty after 43 years, I wonder. If 2% of them are still around (which seems about right), Ludwig is one of 4,500.
On the other hand, how many of
these will be around in 2060, I wonder. Probably not 4,500 of them.

September 6, 2016

Labor Day Weekend at Grasshopper Creek

miles (2)34,739-(2)35,103

August 28, 2016

Hail, Gertrude Butterblume

Stinkerton is as amazed as I was. We prepared ourselves to use Grandpa's truck (800 ft/lbs of torque!!? Can that even be right?) to pull Gertie to her new home after her year-plus in storage (not to mention her few years of non-driving before that).
She had other ideas however, only using the truck for a jump as she fired straight to life and drove home happily--eagerly--and without incident.
I was nearly moved to tears as I reflected on how, when she's running well like she was today, she is hands down the best driving car I or we have ever owned.

August 21, 2016

Shine a Light

Stinkerton and I installed Ludwig's new taillight housings a long time ago. During Colin's last visit there were more pressing issues to take care of than the fact that the taillights still didn't work.
Recently I took off the lenses and realized why.

No bulbs.

So, yeah.

August 19, 2016


Driving 02McDonald's 1961 Double Door to a car show in Gretna back in 2004, Melissa and I got nabbed for not having any plates.