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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

CHINESE PLATES

THE CHINESE have been entrepreneurs for millennia; they’ve been communists for less than 64 years. This is confirmed by recent happenings concerning Chinese license plates for automobiles. I add my … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

MY TARGA FLORIO

ITALY’S AUTONOMOUS Regione Siciliana has a rich Greek, Roman, Arabic, Norman, Spanish and Italian history—and a wonderful cuisine that reflects all these. It also has the Piccolo Madonie, one of … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

IS ANYONE OUT THERE??

THERE ARE billions and billions of stars in the universe. Some of these stars likely have planets orbiting them. Some of these orbiting planets likely lie in what’s come to … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

LE BELLEZZE DELLA FIAT

THE BEAUTIES of Fiat, le bellezze della Fiat, have been part of this Italian automaker’s image since the very beginning. They did more than reflect the era; at times, they … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

PETER BROWN’S PETEYS

FOR 25 YEARS, Peter Brown has been editor or editorial director of Automotive News, which is the weekly newspaper of the multifaceted automotive industry. He’s approaching retirement and, in the … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

BURMA-SHAVE

ARE YOU old enough to remember Burma-Shave signs? I feared as much. However, these sequential roadside messages, typically in verse, tell a lot about advertising during the middle decades of … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

VINTAGE MAGAZINE

MAYBE YOU’RE already reading Vintage Racecer/Vintage Roadcar. If not, and if, like me, you enjoy vintage automobiles, I highly recommend this monthly magazine (www.vintageracecar.com). Publisher/Editor Casey Annis has gathered a … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment