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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

ARTFUL BUGATTIS

ONE COULD say that all of Ettore Bugatti’s automobiles are works of art, but here I’m thinking about the models, miniatures and sculpted versions of this famous marque. Over the … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

EATING BRIT-STYLE, THE 1940S

SOCIAL HISTORY, nostalgia and curiosity are all wrapped in my recommending a cookbook with a particularly narrow focus: recipes for today taken from the context of World War II Britain. … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

PRIMAL FUN

PRIME NUMBERS, those divisible by no others than 1, are the building blocks of the natural number system, so let’s have some primal fun. In doing this, I celebrate the … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

WELL-TO-WHEEL STUDIES

THE CALIFORNIA Fuel Cell Partnership has issued informative updates of fuel cell vehicles and how they might benefit transportation. Given that a Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell SUV has already gone … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

MILLE MIGLIA AVVENTURE

WHAT A great adventure for a comparison test! Take cars built in five different countries, go to Italy and follow the route of the famed Mille Miglia. As it worked … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

THE HAMMOND AIRPLANE—AND GORE VIDAL’S FATHER

THE FLIVVER Movement aspired to put America aloft in the 1930s, just as, two decades before, Ford’s Model T flivver had put America on the road. One of the contenders … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

SAE TIDBITS

SAE INTERNATIONAL, what used to be called the Society of Automotive Engineers, continues to be the premier assemblage of the world’s engineers devoted to transportation. Years ago, 1976 – 1978, … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment