Please Support Jim’s Ride to Kill Cancer

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This feels kind of awkward. My basis for asking you all to support this ride in the past has been partly based on me working my ass off to provide you with entertaining material to read. I work, therefore I get tacit permission to ask you to help my friend Jim Coggeshall in a great … Continue reading “Please Support Jim’s Ride to Kill Cancer”

The Classic Car Market is Now Officially a Game for Mugs

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I only started writing out my automotive bucket list 5 or so years ago. I’d owned a lot of Saabs in the years that I was writing about them and my attention started to wander. I bought my first Alfa 33. I bought an MX-5. I bought a few more Saabs and then, when the … Continue reading “The Classic Car Market is Now Officially a Game for Mugs”

Prince is dead

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The greatest musician of my lifetime is dead. Prince Rogers Nelson was 57 when he was reported dead today at his home at Paisley Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I really don’t know what to say but I feel like I’ve got to say something because Prince has been the single biggest musical influence in my … Continue reading “Prince is dead”

A Little Bliss

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I often stand at the window of my sixth floor apartment with a cigarette and watch the people in the town square below. The reason for being there is the cigarette. The people-watching is just a fortunate byproduct. I like people more when I don’t have to interact with them or think about their acceptance. … Continue reading “A Little Bliss”

A quick look at the Geneva Motor Show

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The Geneva Motor Show is done and dusted for 2016. It was my second Geneva show, having first attended there as a ‘civilian’ in 2011, just before going to work for Saab Automobile. This time I was there as an employee of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. How times change. Opinions here are my own, of course. … Continue reading “A quick look at the Geneva Motor Show”

When I Am King…….

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Do you ever wish you could be the world’s benevolent dictator? We’re actually all better off than we think. We’re living longer, we’re more educated, richer and believe it or not, more peaceful as a species than we’ve ever been (thanks to Jeroen for that link). That’s not to say we’re over the screw-ups, though. … Continue reading “When I Am King…….”

Peak Porsche?

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I read a story on Petrolicious a few weeks ago that piqued my interest. It asked whether we’ve reached ‘Peak Porsche’ yet – a question to which there is no certain answer but one would have to hope that the silliness will end some time soon. There is absolutely no doubt that the Porsche 911 … Continue reading “Peak Porsche?”

Support Jim’s Cancer Ride – Please

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It’s that time of year again, when I invite you to support a Saab friend has he rides his bike to raise money for cancer research. Right: Keeping calm and carrying on. This is Jim’s 5th time riding the Pan-Mass Challenge and that’s significant. Not only is it his second year riding cancer-free, it’s the … Continue reading “Support Jim’s Cancer Ride – Please”

Classics By The Track – Suzuka Circuit

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Sooooooo…… One of the great parts about my new job is that I get to attend amazing events sometimes. The first job I did with Koenigsegg was actually a few weeks before I formally started working for them. It was mid-May when I hopped on a plane bound for Japan, to attend the Sounds of … Continue reading “Classics By The Track – Suzuka Circuit”

Tjena från Vejbystrand

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Hi there. Long time, no write. If you’re reading this, thanks for hanging around. All is going well in Sweden. Yes, the job is absolutely fantastic. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted to do for work and it’s slowly expanding into areas I didn’t expect. I expected to take photos, for example. I didn’t expect to … Continue reading “Tjena från Vejbystrand”