Archive for June, 2012
Tomorrow is the vintage races down at Pacific Raceways. Need to get the car cleaned up a little. Washed and dried the car, then applied a thin layer of wax. By far the most time-consuming part is drying the car. I have 15 or so microfiber towels, but still important to get all the water off so it doesn't spot. What did people do in the old days before the internet?
TYROL, AUSTRIA — It’s safe to say that some eight years and two generations of Cayenne later, this high-powered sports-car-like SUV from Porsche is no longer an anomaly. In fact, as it has sold just shy of 60,000 units in 2011 alone, it’s probably OK to call it a Porsche portfolio mainstay. So I can see why it’s smart to keep the brand fresh and offer up the unique and trendy packages that customers of an SUV like this want.
Rather than saving the best for last, let us start with yesterday's show stopper... Mr. Jaeckel's Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 was possibly the prettiest of all the cars there.
This is definitely not the last time we will see of this beauty, play again soon.
The German Car Festival traces its routes back many years to when it was a Porsche Club show and shine outing to support a local charity.
When Gus told me he was on the production team for a collector car auction I insisted he get me a ticket. Seeing classic cars is like traveling back in time. I picture the families that use to own it, the conversations that took place, the adventures, the everyday moments like going to the grocery store. It takes me back to a time I only see in movies, a time when life was simple.
The last few days have been spent learning, researching and understanding all about the cultivation of cacao right from the tree to the bean.
As I am shown round some of the local cacao farmers’ fields, I begin to understand how cacao needs to be cultivated and harvested to obtain high quality cacao, which will ultimately influence the taste of fine chocolate.
Let's talk about corn a little bit. Although it's a grain, it is considered moderately safe depending on individual tolerance, so this year our family has decided to try and re-introduce it into our diet. We don't plan on eating corn that often (heck, I mentioned that I was going to eat corn six months ago and I'm just now getting around to it), but we like the idea of adding a little variety to our eating habits.
Today's featured artist is Chilean born Jose Ramussi. He is a mixed media artist, he mixed photography, collage, paint, and embroidery on all kinds of different surfaces (including maps!) to create some visually stunning work!! Please take a look at Ramussi's website to see more of his amazing work!! Enjoy!
That's it for now! Have a good Monday!