Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I think it was a pretty successful voyage.
The score of the day was this amazing vintage COSCO step stool. It's missing one of the rubber chrome foot covers, but with a little Brasso, a new vinyl seat, and perhaps a paint job this chair may become the envy of every 1950s housewife. Price: $9.99.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wright's Dairy-Rite in Staunton, Virginia, is right up there on the list. My family originally discovered this drive-in 1995 and I have stopped in as often as possible ever since.
According to their website:
Wright's Dairy Rite has been serving visitors and residents of Staunton for over 50 years. Wright's is an original Drive-In restaurant, and continues to offer quality, homemade food and delicious ice cream treats in a 1950's atmosphere.
Paul calls in our order.
Wright's exterior - 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Visit the website for more information.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
There is just something about vintage motorcycles that grips me. The classic styling. The untethered exhaust notes. The smell of the oil. They have a cool factor that is seemingly lost on today's more refined pieces of machinery.
However, the challenges that come with ownership of classic motorcycles are the same, if not greater, than old automobiles. They require a huge chunk of reserve cash for repair and maintenance in order for them to remain roadworthy, and finding a well respected motor service shop can be tricky.
Enter Royal Enfield Motors. The original Redditch, Worcestershire based company dissolved in 1971, but Enfield of India, based in Chennai, continued, and bought the rights to use the Royal Enfield name in 1995. Today you can buy a brand new Bullet 499cc motorbike, virtually unchanged since 1955, for as low as $5,000. Many of the newer Royal Enfields now come standard with upgraded fuel ignition engines and automatic start...as well as the traditional kickstart. There are a load of options and accessories available to customize to your personal tastes, and rider fan clubs are popping up all across the web.
Find a dealer in your area: Royal Enfield Motorcycles USA.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The last couple of weeks I have been working on returning to form in the gym, but something seems to be missing from my routine.
I wonder how many of THESE rackets John McEnroe destroyed?
Monday, September 7, 2009
Over the years The Varsity has become synonymous in Atlanta's folklore with a clever and unorthodox catchphrase. Originated by frazzled cashiers as a way to keep the lines moving the blunt and abbreviated greeting "What'll ya have?" caught on with both staff and public and eventually became the restaurant's unofficial slogan. Today it appears on takeout boxes and cups as well as Varsity memorabilia and is the required greeting to all customers.
I found the food to be pretty standard fare...not as flavorful as some of the other drive-ins I have frequented. But, what it lacks in taste it sure makes up for in personality. The place is a retro time capsule. So, what'll ya have?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The college football game is an American classic - steeped in tradition. Just take a look at some of these great old photos of athletes and the fans that worshiped them:
Play-By-Play Radio Announcer
Navy Football Players (very little has changed from waist down uniform-wise)