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  • Motorcycle Monday: Retro Kawasaki Afternoon Ride

    Oct 13, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Retro Kawasaki  Afternoon Ride

    A while back, a friend and I were talking on the phone and he was telling me that he still had his Kawasaki W650 taking up space in his garage. For those unfamiliar with this model bike, it is a retro Triumph Bonneville 650 styled Kawasaki built from ’99-’07. I was invited to take it ...

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Clunker Goldmine

    Sep 12, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Clunker Goldmine

    Movies get shot in and around Boston all the time now, but in 1973, a movie shot in the Bay State was a rarity. Based on the awesome George V. Higgins novel of the same name, The Friends of Eddie Coyle was steeped in Boston lore and language, and it’s a crucible of clunker goodness...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Honda Flirts with the Past, ’91-’03 Nighthawk 750

    Sep 8, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Honda Flirts with the Past, ’91-’03 Nighthawk 750

    Since its introduction in 1969, there have been many different incarnations of the Honda 750. I am fortunate enough to have been around when the original was introduced and enjoyed many miles on those early models. I think I’ve probably spent some time on nearly every 750 model Honda has ever produced. When I first ...

  • Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

    Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

    I was out with the family yesterday and caught sight of this in a small-town garage in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I snapped a quick photo before the sky opened up in an absolute deluge. It’s a 1974 Dodge Monaco, obviously decked out like the Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers, but it wasn’t until my pal Jay ...

  • Cop Car Colors: Where Do They Come From?

    Aug 27, 13 • Featured, Vintage CarsComments Off
    Cop Car Colors: Where Do They Come From?

    I’m writing an article on police liveries for my pals over at BoldRide.com, and I remembered that a looong, long time ago (2002, to be exact), I wrote an article for the Boston Globe on that very subject. Still a pretty neat story. I always enjoy interviewing people who know what the hell they’re talking ...

  • Motorcycle Monday, Back-to-School Edition: Kawasaki Super Sherpa

    Aug 19, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday, Back-to-School Edition: Kawasaki Super Sherpa

    When I was a freshman in college and had every opportunity in the whole wide world ahead of me, I opted to cut class and ride all over Hell’s Half Acre on my clapped out 1990 Honda CB-1, instead. Skipped American history, rode to the beach. Skipped English, rode to North Georgia. Skipped college algebra, ...

  • Roadside Find: ’77 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    Aug 15, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Roadside Find:   ’77 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    The Love Shack is calling your name although I think there’s ample room in this Love Boat. This car has just shy of 20,000 miles and the asking price is $12,000. It’s interesting that it has almost the same controls as my ’73 Dodge van...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    Aug 12, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    I just finished watching the second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s awesome Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise of the web series is that Jerry picks up one of his comedian pals in a vintage car that fits their personality and he takes them out for — you guessed it — coffee. Acura sponsors it, ...

  • Motorcycle History: Please Learn Some

    Motorcycle History: Please Learn Some

    I keep a fairly close eye on all the more popular internet motorcycle publications out there, so I can stay abreast of anything newsworthy or late-breaking.  I am asking this with all due respect: Please stop writing about truly historic motorcycles unless you’re willing to call out bullshit when you see it...

  • Motorcycle Monday: The Honda Big One 1994-95

    Aug 5, 13 • Featured, MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: The Honda Big One  1994-95

    In the early 90s, many folks of the motorcycle culture were voicing their desire for another UJM. At the time, most of my riding friends were on bikes covered in plastic with a rather aggressive riding posture required. The engineers at Honda got wind of this request and went to work on producing another standard ...