Liz Howard, a treasured old friend - that is to say we became friends about half a lifetime ago, not that she is old - is a Canadian poet (and scientist). And a very good one at that. She recently made the Canadian short list for the Griffin Poetry prize. I looked it up and it is a major award.
Oh, she was also a finalist for a Governor General's Award last fall. Another major award. That's right, Liz is a serious force in the poetry world.
In honour of Liz and her accomplishments, I have written a poem (hopefully this is not a dubious honour). Since this is a car blog, it is about my car. Make sense?
And while I can't even pretend to have any talent in this field, I can probably safely say that it is likely the best poem you will ever read about a 1985 Ford Crown Victoria. But, maybe have a few drinks before you read it just to be safe.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
Tesla unveiled its much ballyhooed Model 3 to an invite only crowd and via live stream this past Thursday. Looks like it will be a winner because as much as I want to hate it, I really want to drive one. And that’s right, I said ballyhooed!
Monday, August 31, 2015
Durango. The word brings to mind a large SUV packed with a family of 12, camping gear for six years and 25 hunting dogs that never fail to track your prey and retrieve your fresh kill - the ultimate tool for conquering all you survey. These are the remnants of the guts and glory left behind by RAM when it split off to become its own brand. In fact, it is the only vehicle left standing that represents the quintessential utilitarian side of Dodge. So it may come as a surprise that the name Durango is not exclusively synonymous with Dodge. In fact, before Durango was a Dodge, it was a Ford.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This most recent Saturday (Valentine's Day) I had the fortune of visiting the CIAS in Toronto. As per usual, it was a busy day with lots to see and do. I was also in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show back in January. If you've ever gone to Detroit but never to Toronto, here's a few reasons why you might want to consider the Canadian show over the American one.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Just cruising around the net today and I happened across the latest Hoonigan production: Gymkhana Seven. This time everyone's favourite driving ace, Ken Block, is running a (heavily) modified 1965 Ford Mustang throughout the streets of Los Angeles.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
So I’ve been quite the lazy blogger. I’m hoping I can turn this around soon, but I’ve been pretty busy with a million things going on... also I’ve become addicted to the Panther Forum I’ve joined (grandmarq.net). I’ve had a good time meeting a bunch of folks online who share my (newly developed) obsession with full-sized 1980’s Fords. For a primer as to why this has happened, check out my last post. However, my car world still extends beyond 30 year old blue ovals. Let’s see what’s caught my eye today...