Author Archives: Mark Morgan

The Automobile As Art IX

Nissan 370Z, seen earlier today on Watson Rd in Crestwood.  Not sure what to make of the paint scheme, but the car’s probably freaky fast…

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Shoot yes, I got the HSD out today!

Two days after Thanksgiving (hope everyone had a great one!), 10 days after first snow which dumped from 4-10 inches hereabouts…and it was 65 and severe clear here in St Louis.  Sooo, I got the TR8 out for an extended … Continue reading

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The Automobile As Art VIII

Observed in Columbia, IL, this morning (Sunday 18 Nov).  Apparently the owner of this Neon SRT bought the highly prized Road Warrior option package.  No idea if the owner’s last name was Rockatansky.

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Commonwealth Classics

      Commonwealth Classics is a long-standing LBC repair shop perched in a garage on the east side of historic Vancouver Barracks, Washington.  I first learned of the business about 18 months ago while touring the barracks (and Fort Vancouver … Continue reading

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LBC Sighting!

Another night on the road, another night in an Oregon city (Medford, in this case; I lived in adjacent Central Point from December 1988 to August 1989 while I served as editor of the Central Point Times).  The plan is … Continue reading

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Need More Room for Passengers?

If so, here you go: a ’37 Studebaker Dictator, modified with a Chevy 350 w/ 3sp automatic and it has exotic foreign components (ie, Jaguar suspension front and rear, including IRS at the back end).  Available now in Cloverdale, Oregon … Continue reading

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The Automobile As Art VII

Seen in O’Fallon, IL, on US 50 westbound a couple of weeks ago.  Other than the fact the owner’s a veteran, I’m not sure what the rest of the, er, modifications indicated. BTW, the center-mounted brake light reads “IGOT JAGUAR”

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Happy Halloween!

Ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and TRs that go bump in the night…

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One autocross series concludes…

Sunday, 28 October and the St Louis Region of the Sports Car Club of America wrapped up its Solo II/autocross season with an event at family Arena. Looks like one of the teams brought a ringer in as a driver…some … Continue reading

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Fall Colours

In the words of event organizer Ed Kaizer, “WE HAVE COLOR!”  And he was right; a really nice mix of colors among the trees and a highly scenic (and periodically challenging) route, including a run through the campus of Principia … Continue reading

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