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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


by Mauverneen

1952 Aston Martin Lagonda
European Renaissance: European Post-War Best in Class, Barrington Concours
A Concours d'Elegance (competition of elegance) dates back to 17th Century France, when the aristocracy paraded their horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during Summer weekends. As carriages became horseless the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners on the appearance of their cars.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Positively Stifling

It's H O T today!
This is how it feels today

I think we should all go sit outside for 5 minutes, with an ice cold lemonade or a tall frosty beer if you prefer, and store this day in your memory bank so you can pull it up next January when it's 10 below! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Happy Anniversary to the Lincoln Highway

by Mauverneen
Lincoln Highway display at the Joliet Historical Museum
If you live anywhere along the Lincoln Highway  you probably are aware that this year marks it’s 100th Anniversary. It was the first paved coast to coast highway, an idea conceived by a man named Carl G. Fisher, an automobile and racing enthusiast who built the Indianapolis Speedway.

CCCA on Tour

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


by Mauverneen

I love rocks. I’m a sucker for a pretty stone. I pick them up on hikes, at the beach, in parking lots… If it catches my eye I will check it out and often slip it into my pocket.

I have little collections of rocks from Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, South Dakota, Arizona and the Crater of Diamonds Diamond Mine in Arkansas. Pretty much anywhere I’ve been. Pretty little things that caught my fancy.