Monthly Archives: February 2017

No Polar, Some Bear

Good grief, what a day and what a drive!  Severe clear and the 38 cars/roughly 50 participants in SLTOA’s annual Polar Bear Run enjoyed temps in the low 70s.  We had a great course, a few challenges, one sequence of … Continue reading

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The Road Beckons

There are two red TR4As in SLTOA’s “collection;” stumbled across this one at Manchester and Weidmann this afternoon, right about 1630, getting ready to turn east onto Manchester.  Didn’t get a good look at the driver but, last we heard … Continue reading

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Sir John Black’s Birthday

On 10 February 1895, John Paul Black was born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, England. Following service with the Royal Tank Regiment in The Great War, he joined the Hillman Motor Car Company as a sales manager, followed bhy a 1919 promotion to … Continue reading

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Fiata

Most in SLTOA are aware Yr Fthfl Ed is a former Fiat owner: 1976 Fiat X1/9 (one of the best cars I’ve ever owned) and an ’81 124 Spider (the all-time worst car I’ve ever owned, beating out a 2007 … Continue reading

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The Automobile As Art IV

Spied in the parking lot of Dierbergs on Manchester (the one west of MO 141), Sunday afternoon, 5 February.  One of two things: the owner of this Oldsmobile felt obligated to pay homage to the noble bumblebee…or he/she’s a Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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