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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

MORGAN ON THE COPPERSTATE

THE COPPERSTATE 1000 Rally is one of the premier vintage car events in the U.S. Run each spring to benefit the Phoenix Art Museum (www.phxart.org), the Copperstate is a four-day … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

HOLMES NON-CANONICALS

SHERLOCK HOLMES was acquainted with many famous personages, albeit not always Canonically (i.e., not always specifically cited in Watson’s chronicles). Well researched are his interactions with the Count Vlad Dracula … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

DOING THE MÖBIUS STRIP

NOT LONG ago at this site, we had pole dancing (www.wp.me/p2ETap-SH), so why not a Möbius strip? German mathematician August Möbius discovered the mathematical oddities of his eponymous surface in … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

BILL DEVIN’S SUPER SPORTS

CALLED “THE Enzo Ferrari of Okie Flats” (by no less than Henry N. Manney III), Bill Devin brought a lot of automotive fun to lots of people. Bill offered a … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

EV GOOD NEWS

I DISSED the electrified vehicle experience only two days ago (see http://www.wp.me/p2ETap-Uj). However, there are also other EV happenings that suggest a brighter future for battery electrics, hybrids, plug-in hybrids … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

TIME TRAVEL

THE IDEA of time travel, especially backward in time, is an appealing one for me. I’ve enjoyed several novels with this as their theme. Here are mini-reviews of my favorites. … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

A BEV NICHE?

THIS MAY seem like beating a weary horse, but evidence continues to build indicating the inanity of battery electric vehicles being anything but a niche market. Even the federal government … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

TUPOLEV MAKSIM GORKI

“GO BIG or stay home.” In 1932, Josef Stalin wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Russian author Maksim Gorki’s first publications. So Stalin asked his favorite aircraft designer, Andrei … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

HELIUM AND DONALD DUCK

THIS HELIUM shortage is getting serious. A local supermarket had a “Temporarily Out Of Helium” sign—and you know what that means: Those of us with no particular vocalization talents won’t … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

A MONACO VISIT

THE MONACO Grand Prix exemplifies everything that’s glamorous about Formula 1 racing. It’s the last of the grand venues, a genuine street circuit. And through what streets! One of my … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment