Self-identify, please!

Would my fan in Portland, Oregon, please reveal his/her secret identity?

I just want to know where to send the autographed glossy.


E-commerce squared

Okay, this is a little thing, but I wanted to share. No, literally. It’s little.



You know what they say about classic cars? It’s better to run them regularly. The machine stays in better shape when it’s used.

It’s the same with your brain. I found that out these past few days when I tried to get ready to shoot some on-camera stand ups for the very first Gone Autos video podcast.

Even though my b-roll wasn’t organized and I hadn’t done any research, I thought I could just breeze through the script, because I was writing from personal experience.


I felt sluggish, distracted, and uninformed. Consequently, I had to postpone the shoot, because I simply wasn’t ready. Shooting was/is/will always be the last thing I do in the production chain. It has to be that way, because the link that comes before it is the script.

I feel stupid for my complacency but also renewed. I will NOT produce crap that results from laziness and complacency. Time to put in the hours and do the work. Time to shake off the mental oxide. Time to get the machine moving again!

More viewers, no effort

I wanna tell you a secret. Come a little bit closer. Ew, limburger and pastrami for lunch? Okay, back where you were. And here’s a Tic Tac.

I have a secret YouTube channel. It’s not that I’ve been withholding this information. It’s just that I knew you wouldn’t be interested. Selflessly, I’ve been sparing you the stifled yawns and glazed eyes that I would see if I brought up this topic. I know how embarrassed you get when you’re caught looking flagrantly bored.

But I thought this little anecdote might be useful to you in the future, so I’m sharing.

Wanna illustrate orphan cars? Hire a Ford.

Happy to report that I’m once again working with mega-talented artist/illustrator Ed Ford, an old friend and TNT Latin America’s
former art director.

Ed and I hadn’t worked together for about 18 months. I had stalled out on the design of my classic car site. Desperate and broke, I called Ed, and he agreed to work with me once again. In about a day, he whipped out some beautifully iconic illustrations of some classic orphan cars. Unbelievable!!!
Cord 812

Pontiac GTO
Running a classic car web site is a lot like driving in a road rally. It’s not about speed. It’s about precision and persistence. And you can’t do a rally without a sidekick. Glad to have my sidekick back on board. Thanks, Ed!