The days before the Internet we would have not noticed anyone outside our bubble exist.
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? Maybe let the sun dry their car?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t dry the car, but I bet I started doing it in the past 10 years. Hmm.
I’m really happy with the Collinite 915. Smells good, goes on easy, terrific deep shine, and the can seems to be lasting forever. On with a sponge, wait a while for it to glaze white. Swipe with finger to check that its dry, then gently wipe the wax…
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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.
In 2002 the event formally became the German Car Festival as Ron Dempsey worked to bring the BMW, Porsche and Mercedes clubs together to host the event.
The event has grown and become popular as a summer show and shine for the various authorized German car clubs. Those are the ‘brick and mortar’ clubs that are sanctioned by the manufacturer, and now include not only our BMW Car Club of BC, but the local Porsche Club of America…
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For the collector type.
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.
All the cars were so unique from each other with amazing details. I decided to photograph what makes each car special.
Decades later we call these cars a work of art.
When I saw this black Chevy I was taken back to my childhood. My dad use to have one and he loved it. I remember when a random man came to our door and offered him cash for it. I can recall the look of…
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A recurring dream.
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.
Looking at the cacao tree, it is hard to imagine that the world’s favourite delicacy starts from here.
The main cacao variety grown in this area is CCN-51, which stands for Coleccion Castro Naranjal, where 51 stands for the cross number of this variety. The CCN-51 is a clone introduced from Ecuador. About 80% the cacao production in the region of San Martin is CCN-51 variety.
This specific variety was mainly introduced as an alternative crop to coca because of its high productivity levels. In comparison to…
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A recurring dream.
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. Mainly, we plan on eating it in the form of tortillas, popcorn, and these little pieces of heaven you see in this recipe: arepas.
Arepas are corn cakes that are popular in Venezuela, Colombia, and other parts of Latin and South America. They couldn’t be simpler to make – ground corn, water, and salt – but they bring a unique texture to other foods. Something about the crispy outside and slightly-mushy inside…
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A recurring dream.