Category Archives: Cars and Motoring

Monochrome Monday ~ Utah

the only nightlife in Utah is clandestine

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

seen from the I-15 Utah is mostly empty

Scenes on Sunday ~ Travels In My Past

against all odds, I was there, with or without her

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notice the teddy bear

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

somewhere in Northern Italy

some time ago

sorry

goodbye is the hardest word

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please forgive me when things don’t always go right

and that I didn’t say; ‘I love you’ as much as I might

I apologise that I stay awake just to hear you breathing

and that sometimes I get weary late at night

please forgive me that I couldn’t make it to forever

only to a pacific sunset’s last fading light

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

men can’t always make it perfect

no matter how hard they try

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Lionel Richie

sometimes only the original will do

Following the mashup video of Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling I posted this morning, here is the original video.

Please don’t try to do this at karaoke if you can’t dance.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Ferrari Mondial Cabrio

 

Monochrome Monday ~ California

California is both charming and rugged

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

The Getty Villa

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Lovely Day

this is the first day of the rest of my life

I just wanted to play something gentle and uplifting today.  This Bill Withers song fits the bill perfectly.

I hope you remember this as well as I do.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

this was a lovely day with my friend Marmaduke

Scenes on Sunday ~ Stelvio

there are bold drivers and there are old drivers
but there are no old bold drivers

One of the places in the world I most want to go back to is 15 miles of road between Davos in Switzerland and Stelvio in Italy.  The Stelvio Pass.

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I drove it twice, once in a TR6

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and once in a 7

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Some are stupid enough to ride the Stelvio on a motorcycle.  It is to be hoped that they had their life assurance up to date.  Do not drive the Stelvio in bad weather or at night, unless you are very brave.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Detroit never dreamed that a road like the climb to the Stelvio Pass existed

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Madness

Lockdown in England Day 400

It’s been more than a year in lockdown, I recently had a false positive test for COVID-19, and things are really getting to me.

This Madness song says it all.

I like the Jaguar ~ great car, drives like a truck.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a better Jaguar

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Monster Mash

I was working in my lab, late one night…..

The news is so depressing and divisive that I thought we could all use a bit of a laugh today.  This is one of those songs from the past that appeals to the 1960s in me, along with the E-Type Jaguar, England beating Germany in the World Cup, and Sean Connery as James Bond.

The Aston Martin DB5 is the classic car for British Secret Agents.  However, originally Bond drove a blower Bentley.  Not a lot of people know that.  And that the Addams Family drove a Packard V12.  Of course the only V12 worth owning is an E-Type.

I digressed a bit there.  Must be lockdown madness.  I am attending a 12-step group for the whole howling at the moon thing……

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

V12 E-Type Jaguar in dark BRG

Scenes on Sunday ~ Mountains

it isn’t about reaching the top
it is all about the climb

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the distant mountains of the moon

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