Category Archives: Travel

Jon’s Crazy Commodore SX-64 (Retro Tech Rogue Trip 01)

My friend Jon Esparza (@jonscrazytweets) discovered a rare Commodore SX-64 while going through his late father’s storage unit. Knowing that I was a retro computer enthusiast, he gave me a call to see if I was interested in doing something with it. So of course I took a road trip to south San Diego to see this “Commodore laptop” in person (and get some bomb tacos)! Jon was kind enough to let me take this Commodore SX-64 off his hands and see if I could get it in any better shape than it’s currently in. This is going to be a rough Commodore restoration, so be sure to stay tuned for the next installment!

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Watch the complete Commodore SX-64 restoration here

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Music by EOX Studios “You On The Dance Floor” by Silverimage “Space Traveler” by Anders Enger Jensen Used with permission, available from http://eox.no or on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/eox-studios/

Harley-Davidson: “One More Thing” (circa 1992)

One of the Greatest Generation laments that, of all the amazing things he’s done and seen, he never got his Harley.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee: “Spring Morning” (circa 1992)

Advertisement for the Great Smoky Mountain tourist destination, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. So much to do!

Getting Caned in Singapore

Singapore is notorious for its liberal use of corporal punishment for minor infractions. In 1994, American Michael Fay was sentenced to 6 lashes for petty theft and vandalism. This is not his story.

A novelty piece in the old “break-in” style pioneered by Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue.I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally.If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit.Thanks!

Atlanta Boat Show: 30th Anniversary (circa 1992)

Nearly 25 years later and I STILL have the damned bed music stuck in my head! The Atlanta Boat Show is a bit of a tradition at the Georgia World Congress Center–a trade show built around one of the region’s favorite passtimes: weekending at “The Lake” (Allatoona, Lanier, Hartwell, Blue Ridge, Oconee….)

AAA Auto Club Commercials (circa 1992)

What do you think of when you think of AAA?

I usually think of baseball.

Summer of 100 Photos, Day 62: The last place to which you traveled

IMG_20160508_132422776McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. One of the handful of places we stopped on a weekend tour of the central coast. Phenomenal scenery and a helluva drive!

In a World of Self-Driving Cars, We’ll Still Need the Miata

I’ve had a 2001 MX-5 as my daily driver for nearly 10 years now, and I wouldn’t trade her for the world! She and I have been through a lot, and we’ve helped each other limp along sometimes. We’ve driven across the continent together, and as much work as I’ve poured into her, she’s helped me put my own life on track. She’s responsive, nimble, and a pure joy to drive. Yes, I know she’s got a reputation as an under-powered “girls’ car”, but she’s my under-powered “girls’ car”; and I’ll have more fun with her rear-wheel-drive, racing-inspired suspension, and 5-speed 4-banger on and off the track than you will with any of that nostalgically-overpriced Detroit go-in-a-straight-line-as-fast-as-possible-on-11-miles-per-gallon muscle. Don’t get me wrong: I like and I respect classic muscle for what it was, and I still enjoy the thrill of burning a quarter-mile in under 15 seconds, but I love my roadster.

Basically, to all the Miata-haters out there: Go fuck yourselves.

What will you do when driving becomes a pastime instead of a necessity?

Source: In a World of Self-Driving Cars, We’ll Still Need the Miata | WIRED

Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye

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