Shop Update: Capstone at 1 Year

Two years ago on April 8, 2020 my father passed away. Besides being my father, since 1991 when I returned home from the Navy, he was my best friend. My Satori, my sudden awakening, happened May 31, 2019 when my dog of 14 years passed away. Her passing caused me to explore the fragility ofContinue reading “Shop Update: Capstone at 1 Year”

Shop Update: 2 January 2022

Without making any excuses, the fact is that my day job is very demanding. I don’t talk about my job very much, here or on social media, and I don’t plan on mixing business and personal now, but I will say that in over 30 years of employment in the private sector, I have neverContinue reading “Shop Update: 2 January 2022”

Capstone 01: The 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

I did not choose to make this Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 my first Capstone project easily. I studied many marquis and cars: Porsche 356 and 911, Mercedes W108-109 and W116, BMW 3 Series and 2000, Ford Mustangs and VW Squareback and Karmann Ghia. All had qualities interesting to me, all were eliminated for one reasonContinue reading “Capstone 01: The 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000”

Taking Inventory (Part 1)

It’s important to know what you have before you go to the store. I think we have all been there, wandering the grocery store aisles wondering what else you might need. Taking inventory of your life and your motivations, desires, needs and dreams is just as important. I wandered for many years, especially my midContinue reading “Taking Inventory (Part 1)”