By the time you read this, I’ll be on the road with a precious cargo – six of my best photographic artworks – for “Drop-Off Day” at the New York State Fair. This seems to be part of an all-encompassing “drop-off-3-day-weekend” with my three entries for the Big E shipped yesterday, and my four (5)…Read More
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Blog posts about my 1991 Pontiac 6000, which I owned from 2004 to 2010. it was my first car. You never forget your first car.
iPod Classic: 2001-2013
I’m not happy with this news. Apparently at the next public “puffs of smoke” that come out of the chimneys of St. Stephen of Jobs’ Basilica, one of Apple Computer’s most innovative products will no longer be manufactured. I’m talking about the iPod Classic. According to this Wired article, the iPod Classic is scheduled for…Read More
Blackbird, meet Canada. Canada, meet Blackbird.
I’ve had my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS, nicknamed “The Blackbird,” for at least six months now. And now comes its first true test. Road trip to Canada. Specifically, Saint John, New Brunswick, home of this week’s National Basketball League of Canada All-Star Classic. Why am I here? Trust me. It’s an All-Star Game. Actually, counting…Read More
A little extra
I incurred the debt on October, 2007. The Pontiac 6000 needed major repairs at the time – by “major” I mean that the engine was leaking oil and there were cracks in the engine – and I didn’t have that kind of money in my joint checking account. Those of you who have read my…Read More
You want to sell a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am… all you need are unicorns and a tap-dancing messiah!
My bud Bailey Williams tweeted me this little gem. According to complexrides.com, someone in Seattle wanted to sell a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. But if you’ve ever seen the bare-bones Craigslist format, you’re not likely to get that excited over the listings. So what this enterprising young soul did was to take pictures of the…Read More
Yeah, these commercials will make you buy this car, won’t they?
We joke about these cars. Oh, they were unsafe at any speed. Oh, they were a deathtrap. Oh, my cousin had one of those and they were embarrassed to drive it. Well, someone must have bought these cars at some point in time – and I blame the commercials that were made for these cars.…Read More
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame and an Ohio Pep Boys
It’s the autumn of 2008. I’m on my way to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concerts, which were to be held over four consecutive days in Youngstown, Ohio. My 1991 Pontiac 6000 – the car I hearted before I got my 2005 Saturn Ion) has been checked over and all is…Read More
How the Pontiac 6000 once saved my life
I was thinking about something today. How, in a matter of an instant, our lives change when two unrelated cars collide. Instantly our plans and destinations change; we suddenly start looking for insurance cards in our glove boxes and trying to explain to the officers who was at fault and who wasn’t paying attention. And…Read More
75,000, a sticker and a nickname
Every car needs a nickname. But for my Saturn Ion, I couldn’t come up with a good one. Not as good as the nickname for my old car, the “6” – a nickname I gleaned from its make and model, the Pontiac 6000. My blue-green Saturn Ion didn’t lend itself very well to any sort…Read More
Angelina Jolie, the Salt movie, and my Pontiac 6000
Last year, I found a Craigslist ad for a motion picture that was being filmed in Albany. They needed cars and drivers for an action scene that would be filmed on the I-787 elevated bridges. I took a chance, filled out an application, and next thing I know, I’m getting a call from a Columbia…Read More