Moderation? I certainly don’t know the meaning of the word. That’s probably how I ended up at three VW shows at the same day, and I’m very glad I did!
Spending time in Southern California, I’ve often spoken of the extensive car culture and a great deal of that can be attributed to the VAG scene. Like any other subset of car enthusiasts, the scene is broken up into different niches and groups. A good example is the tuner scene, which focuses on VW Golfs and Audi wagons.
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Continue reading “A VW weekend – Catching the Bug.”
It’s been a week since the biggest annual aircooled Porsche show blitzed into and out of Los Angeles. I’m still trying to make sense of what happened.
Continue reading “Luftgekuhlt 5 – An Aircooled Convention.”
Eat your favorite meal everyday for a week and I can assure you that it won’t remain your favorite anymore. Economists call it the law of diminishing returns, psychologists call it desensitization and we call it “too much of the same thing.”
Continue reading “La Carretera – There’s a new show in town.”
We’re back in Dubai and less than 24 hours after hitting home soil, we’re at a car event – the 2017 Gulf Concours no less!
Precisely 48 hours earlier, I had been enjoying a sumptuous brunch with friends at Newcombs Ranch, nestled into the woody mountainside that comprises Angeles Crest Highway. Now, I was standing on a well-manicured lawn, halfway around the world. Say what?
Continue reading “The 2017 Gulf Concours – An Automotive Garden Party.”
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks since we got back from the West Coast, which meant that the Bandit quietened down for a bit. Time to change that…
“You have got to be there.”
This was the gist of a Facebook conversation between Alex Martinez and myself a few weeks back. Who is Alex Martinez? Where did he want me to go? How does this matter anyhow?
Continue reading “The 2017 Season Opener – Wisconsin’s way of celebrating Spring.”
We attended the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee, getting a proper look at handbuilt motorcycle culture.
On my last visit to Milwaukee, I visited the Harley Davidson Museum, getting a small glance into the motorcycle culture that is so deeply embedded in the city. However, a visit to a museum is not the only way of getting acquainted with what some call a way of life. The craftsmanship, culture and lifestyle that involves being on two wheels can only be properly experienced by interacting with the people who eat, breathe and sleep motorcycles.
Continue reading “The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show – Celebrating handbuilt moto culture.”