Monthly Archives: November 2014

Post-Turkey II

Three years ago SLTOA member Joe G. called out the faithful for a drive the Saturday following Thanksgiving (or was it Sunday?), across the river to a great German restaurant near Waterloo, named (for whatever reason) Dreamland Palace. Had great … Continue reading

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Snowy Thanksgiving

The drive home from Scott AFB earlier this evening proved particularly sporting: just enough snow and low temperature to make things a tad slickery. Passed one big wreck on IL 15 heading west towards I-255 (both large SUVs, apparently they … Continue reading

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WX or Not…

Belay my last, just checked the weather forecast for the coming 10 days and it looks like we’ll get a few more opportunities to actually engage in no-kidding-top-down-motoring: Fri 28 Nov – high of 49, low of 38, severe clear! … Continue reading

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Launch the All-Weather HSD

You know, when the temperature towards the end of November hits 60 or slightly over, you darn near HAVE to get the LBC out for a run. However, one look at the overcast Sat AM and I made the decision … Continue reading

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Methinks I Spoke Too Soon…

(Photo by S. Moore) Doggone, another nice one a couple of days back and as the temperature rose to the vicinity of 40 degrees, I came THIS CLOSE to getting the HSD (my ’80 TR8) out of the garage and … Continue reading

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Last Patrol?

Originally the plan involved one (probable) final drive of the TR8 for the season today, Veterans Day. BUT, last evening, still warm, clear skies and sunset beckoning, I went ahead and took The Doorstop out. Enjoyed a delightful 40-or-so-minute local … Continue reading

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Before Alberta Checks In

SLTOA did something of a split-squad thing today, with several members running in the last Boeing Sports Car Club autocross of the season and the others heading out on the 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Drive. We’ll have to wait a … Continue reading

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