Happy Happy Birthday Birthday

Happy Birthday to my wonderful wife and my sweet sister! Yes, they have the same birthday and it’s two days after mine.


I was remiss in not noting that yesterday was the third anniversary of my taking delivery of my 2016 Corvette Z06. I have driven the car about 10,400 miles, 3,800 miles in the mid-Atlantic and 6,600 miles in Arizona. In about two months I will have owned the car as long here as I did there.

I have to admit that, on occasion, I wonder why I am obsessed with acquiring a “companion” for my car. Without trying to ruin my karma, my Z06 is easily my favorite car among all of the cars I have owned, which I believe now numbers nine cars. That includes the one SUV I have owned outright, my 1988 Chevrolet Blazer, but not the SUVs I have owned jointly with my wonderful wife. Four of the nine vehicles were purchased new.

“Happy Birthday” to my Z06!



Here is a collection of links to posts from Why Evolution Is True, some of which I have been “saving” for quite some time:


Lawrence Krauss: Stop indicting science for systemic bigotry

Washington Post runs rare column that praises atheism

University of Virginia student paper criticizes freedom of speech

The first words of this post are, “. . . well, not all speech—just the speech that the editors of the student newspaper The Cavalier Daily don’t like.”

Michael Shermer argues that transitioning to the female gender after puberty is equivalent in sports to “doping”

I agree…

Infantile Yale Law students disrupt campus free-speech event

Woke is a cult.


Here is a link to a video, courtesy of Mac’s Motor City Garage, of the knowledgeable Jason Fenske explaining why corn-based ethanol is a bad idea. From the brief text accompanying the link:


“The major benefit that corn ethanol originally promised—a net reduction in carbon dioxide emissions—is proving to be an illusion, at least according to recent studies from the University of Wisconsin and Harvard Law Research.”


For those blinded by ideology the operative axiom is never to let the facts get in the way of a priori beliefs.


Here are some photos from the recently concluded Mecum auction in Glendale, Arizona. Their next auction, from Houston, begins in just three days.



I took this photo two days after my very pleasant conversation with the lovely Katie Osborne.



I guess that, in the moment, I just didn’t realize all of the “extraneous artifacts” in the picture of this 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4. By the way, one can buy a Ferrari for under $100,000; this car sold, all in, for $66,000.



I don’t know how much input the consignor has on the pre-auction estimate shown for some lots. This 1991 Buick Reatta, with fewer than 3,000 miles, had an estimate of $40,000-$60,000. I love the way these cars look, but that’s just insane. The car did not sell at a high bid of $15,000.



It wouldn’t be a major car auction without some C2 Corvette restomods. This beautiful 1965 Vette restomod on a custom chassis sold for $231,000 all in. This year’s Glendale auction had the highest total sales and highest attendance of the four held at this venue.


I may or may not post tomorrow. My next post will be the last installment of the Cars A To Z series with the “X” “Y” and “Z” cars being shown together.








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4 thoughts on “Happy Happy Birthday Birthday

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  1. “I wonder why I am obsessed with acquiring a “companion” for my car.”

    So it doesn’t get lonely? 🙂

    I can’t recall a timeframe of more than a couple of months when I only had one vehicle. In my teen years it was out of necessity. My first couple of cars were home built hot rods, which as a teen I often broke them. I would then use some POS $25-$50 heap to get around while I fixed them. Then there were times when I needed a truck/van for my work. Then there is also the fact that I can be a hoarder that hates to sell things. I’m trying to change the last part, but it’s difficult. I know that I will NEVER finish all my current project cars, but it’s hard to let go of some things you have lusted after for years. I will just have to “suck it up” and let go of some of them. Eventually. 😦


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