Braughm.com

My kind of online art retailer

November11

Now this is my kind of online art retailer!

rin00068

Best Blackberry Storm Application Ever

March11

RC Office Grand Prix

My Car Has Been Infected

May12

I agreed to offer up my BMW as a guinea pig for one of our companies, Infectious.com.  Check out what happened


Finally a Plug-in Hybrid I Would Buy

February25

Fisker KarmaIf I could afford it that is. :-) I am a self-proclaimed car nut and have thus far been disappointed with the unattractive hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings. It is nice to see an attractive, exotic looking car, that can go up to 50 miles a day completely emission free. The price is still high ($80-$100K) for most people but this is a good sign for more plug-in hybrids to come.

Resurgence of Diesel

November29

Diesel is on its way back to the US!

http://www.audiusdiesel.com

G-Wagen Biodiesel

September28

I am proud to say that I have made the switch to Biodiesel in my G-Wagen! I am now trying to run exclusively on B20 readily available at

Biodieselselect Rotten Robbie’s stations. I know it’s not perfect since it is still 80% petrol diesel but it is a start. I want to make the switch to full B100 but it is hard to get conveniently out near Livermore. I may have to work on getting home delivery of some B100 to make the full switch.

Another Enzo bites the dust

June7

Video: Eddie Griffin takes out an Enzo and immediately makes the others worth more……

What a fool…….

Return of MG

May30

The rebirth of a beautiful, albeit unreliable, brand. I doubt we’ll see them in the US anytime soon…..

http://www.worldcarfans.com

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The G-Wagen arrives

March7

G-wagenWell, I took a gamble buying a truck out in Colorado site unseen off of Clubwagen and boy did it payoff! I got to see my new G-Wagen for the first time last night and it is in even better condition than I anticipated. I even had a neighbor mention that he thought it was around a year 2000 model; it’s a ’79 (technically it’s a ’79 with an ’81 engine). There is negligble rust (I was expecting a lot more especially given the truck is from CO), it looks great all around, starts at the first turn with virtually no smoke (remember it’s a diesel) and drives execellent. My only major concern to make it reliable is the transmission, as shifting into second is not always a pretty sound (though I knew there were transmission issues going into it). Once I deal with the tranny, my goal is to work on the conversion to Biodiesel (simply requires swapping out some fuel lines for new synthetic ones) and further research a potential conversion to vegi-oil. I am interested in the conversion kit offered by Lovecraft Biofuels since it does not require the addition of a seperate fuel tank for the oil and enables you to run petrol diesel, biodiesel and waste/new vegi-oil all from the original fuel tank.

All in all I am extremely happy with the truck and I feel like I got a great deal! I also don’t suspect I will be pulling up next to one just like it at a stoplight anytime soon :)

The truck has also received his new name from Amanda and the kids; “muddy ruddy” due to the fact that it was so unbelievably dirty from the trip out.

Biodiesel here I come

March6

After being part of the reason Toni decided to track down an older diesel SUV to use for a biodiesel conversion, I decided that it was long over due for me to do the same. So, I am the proud owner of this 1981 Mercedes 300GD which I plan to switch to biodiesel ready and am researching whether or not I will go all the way and try a vegi-oil conversion. I too went the “car enthusiast” route as Toni did and had to find something that I thought was cool and unique. Can’t get much more unique than a “gray market” car!

My new 300GD

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