Portland: Working Without a Garage

I talk a lot about not having a garage. Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll agree. I won’t start out a conversation with this fact, but I will usually circle around to it. I’ll talk about projects I’m working on, or things I wish I could work on. Maybe housing prices will come up, or my…

Projects: 1975 Honda Civic CVCC

A few years ago I got a text from a friend with a link to a Craigslist post. He knew I had been looking for a cheap car for my girlfriend, and at that time I had a garage that was perfect for working on something that needed a little help.

Goodwill Score: Small Wonder – The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen

I scored a couple automotive books at the house that donations built: Goodwill. More specifically, the giant Goodwill on Portland’s eastside. I hate it there. It’s too bright, noisy, dirty, expensive, and addictive. You’ll find me and my girlfriend there a few times a week. As my friend Kevin says – it’s the Wal-Mart of thrift stores. I…

Parts Counter: At the Post Office

I was shipping some parts off at my downtown Portland post office, and nothing about the entire experience felt either modern or streamlined. It was actually pretty nice, if you were in that “not in any sort of hurry” type of mood. I had spent the morning doing my usual lamentation for a real, honest-to-god, small-town styled auto…

Tires and Type

Don’t mind me, I’m just reading your sidewalls – a look at some typefaces used on vintage tires at the World of Speed.