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Tag Archives: Innes Ireland

HAPPY 90TH/100TH, KENWORTH TRUCKS

KENWORTH CELEBRATES a 90th/100th birthday! Lets join in by recalling when Innes Ireland told R&T that he wanted a new Peterbilt, but we got him a Kenworth instead. R&T’s April … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIMANAITISSAYS!

THIS ITEM BEGINS the fifth year of SimanaitisSays. Once more, I thank you for your readership and interactions. Indeed, celebrating this camaraderie, I recall several notable items of the past … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

“#&*%@!!” HE SAID

A FEATURE IN The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2016, is titled “Vol. 29, No. 7: Vulgarities.” It updates this newspaper’s treatment of words and phrases that once weren’t uttered … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

SWEDISH ROADS AS RUNWAYS—U.S. AND U.K. TOO?

THE TOP SECRET part of the photo shoot was Saab’s EV-1 concept car—not the Viggen jet fighter. And this was why we were on the runway of a Swedish Air … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

BERKS AND CLERKS

“BERK! BERK!” says the Old English Sheepdog, about which I am delighted to share an insight from Kristine B. Loland’s analysis of the breed: “If they think you are unclear, … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

KLEMANTASKI’S FINE EYE

LOUIS KLEMANTASKI produced fine photography of the greatest eras of motorsport. The period 1935 – 1939 had Tazio Nuvolari contesting (and finally joining) the Third-Reich-sponsored mights of Auto Union and … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

FOR SALE—WITH STORIES ATTACHED

ONE OF the high points of my career as an automotive journalist was enjoying Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks with friend and Grand Prix driver Innes Ireland as we … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

ABOUT ENGLAND

A BOOK is a wonderful gift, often because of unexpected things to which it leads. Georgina, a dear English friend, gifted us with a book that, according to its cover … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

OLD SCHOOL TIES

I’ve managed to get through most of my life without wearing ties. Not that I don’t appreciate this element of traditional menswear. In fact, rummaging through my books recently I … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

POETRY FROM INNES

INNES IRELAND was an extremely talented racecar driver—giving Team Lotus its first F1 victory in 1961—a wonderful raconteur and writer, and a dear friend. Stories galore come to mind. I … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 3 Comments