Papa Haydn

It was the ultimate gig. A 30-piece orchestra at your beck and call. The run of the palace, and servants to meet your every whim. ...

Beethoven, a man of no small emotion

He’s the one who alienates half the dinner guests at your party, gets roaring drunk, makes a pass at your wife, breaks your $1,000 vase,...

The Fifth Beatle

Back in the mid-sixties, when the Beatles were hot, it seemed everyone was claiming to be "The Fifth Beatle"; in New York City, a popular...

THE GIRL WHO LOVED JAZZ

How can you not love a girl who adores the Beatles, gets Frank Sinatra, loves Jazz, and who enjoys sitting under the stars at the...

A Tale of Two Bands

This is a story of two successful pop/rock bands, one was English and the other was American. Despite being from different nations,...

The Stuff of Dreams

DRIVING DAN GURNEY'S EAGLE AT BRANDS HATCH, 1967 Imagine driving a Formula One. The circuit is Brands Hatch, near the south coast of...

Why I wrote "The Ragged Edge"

To me motor racing is a feeling, a feeling that beguiles the soul, and captures the imagination. Writing "The Ragged Edge", was my...

The Chevrolet Connection

Overlooked in the "Ford v. Ferrari" movie, was competition from a Chevrolet powered machine, called the Chaparral. In the mid-1960s,...

Ford v. Ferrari

The following is my review of the movie, Ford v. Ferrari. It was over the summer of 1963, on the heels of Ford's near miss at the...

Dream Team

Book Review: "Edsel Ford and E. T. Gregorie: The Remarkable Design Team and Their Classic Fords of the 1930s and 1940s" Edsel Ford was...

The Fastest Man on Wheels

If you were a hot rodder, Southern California was the place to be in the 1950s. Gasoline was cheap, the junkyards were flush with all the...

Dan Gurney, an appreciation

Grand Prix great Dan Gurney died January 14, 2018. He was age 86. Three-time world champion Jackie Stewart described him as, “The...