Sunday, October 25, 2015

Calendar Cars - Which Pics Will Make The Cut?

November is just around the corner and that means time to select the best pics from this year's CarCameraStory  archives for my 2016 Calendar Collection.  I could say it is a collector's calendar but any way you look at it these pictures will not disappoint you. With pictures taken in over 3000 miles of travel from Florida to New York, the 2016 CarCameraStory favorites calendar is worth having for your office, garage or den.  Pre-orders can be reserved by emailing  At just $15.00, shipping included, these classic desk calendars (See sample) are a  collection of photos taken from the race track to the paddock, to the garages and starting grids at various races this season. 

Additionally, the first 100 will be autographed by me, 'Ziggy'  founder/ photographer for LLC. and for every calendar sold, $5.00 will be donated to the Vincent House in Pinellas Park, FL.  The goal is to raise $5,000. this Holiday Season to help people with persistent mental illness restore purpose and confidence in their lives by a unique recovery through work program.  I am past president  have been a board member of Vincent House for over 10 years.  Read more about the wonderful work being done at Vincent House here:

Here's a picture to give you an idea of what your desk calendar will look like. Perfect for your desk.

And now to give you a preview of the pictures from which I'll assemble the calendar, here they are.  You can vote for any special pictures you like and that will increase the chances they will be included in the calendar.  Any comments can be sent to  Here you go- Imagine you are there- sweet dreams!

The End-  Send me your favorite selections.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DuPont Registry Cars & Coffee October 2015 and Look Alike Shots

You can tell fall is here.  This morning's monthly dose of Cars & Coffee came with gloriously cool, dry weather, perfect for a car show.  It was nice to feel the cool air rushing in the open windows of the Boxster as I drove over from Indian Shores at 5:30 in the morning.  Too cool for the top to be down but very refreshing. I came across a green GTR as we cruised down 118th Ave.  You could hear the rat tat tat exhaust from the GTR as he downshifted for the red light and I could hear the synchronized wine of my engine slowing for the same light. On launch from the light there were two different songs playing from the engines and both were so good you didn't want to have a radio on to spoil the effect. The GTR was headed for the same destination.

With fall comes a late dawn so there's a lot of time to take what I call Halloween shots of the cars- this is when you can get a spooky effect from the lighting, so that's a bonus for the October show.

I have posted a few pictures from this show and now that I've caught up on remodeling the house I had a little time to look through my car magazines. While checking them out I came across two particularly interesting pictures, one the cover shot on the latest issue of Grassroots Motorsports and the other, an ad for Falken Tires in the latest Car & Driver. I call these look alike shots comparing them with ones I took this summer at Watkins Glen. 

These were so similar I had to post them here as a curiosity.

Enjoy the change in weather if you live in Florida- If you live up North, sorry as the car shows are pretty much over for this year.


           Team Falken Porsche Chased By the Works Porsche

Looks Familiar
Until next post- get out and Drive!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Classic Machines Built To Last Porsche and Electrolux

Have fun with this post:

So what does a vacuum cleaner have to do with Porsche cars?   A lot.  The premise of building something for a single purpose, making it simple and bulletproof in its engineering and then stick to that original receipt is what these two companies have in common.  It has served them well.

  It is funny that in our family, I have a Porsche and my wife has an Electrolux- in fact 5 of them.  I'm still trying to get my second Porsche but that would be a serious discussion with my lovely Electrolux fan.

So here's the latest addition to our Electrolux collection-  A model 2100.  All I could find regarding the age was on the attached chart - built somewhere between 1986 and 2006. Not precise but it is a rough guide. I have also included a picture of an old standby that we use weekly and then a rough, ready to be restored 'barn find'.   The other two models in the collection are in New York getting a work out at the house up there. One of them we believe is from the 50's and is what I call the sled because of the rails it rides on instead of wheels that make it look like a bullet sled.

These are serious machines- still functional after decades of use! I'd put them in a class with Porsche, or Rolex, or say Mount Blanc!

And for those that want a good primer on Porsche history and car values see the attached video- It is worth the 35 minutes of education!

Check out the model history of Electrolux- going back to 1924.

HOLD ON-  See below video for Porsche Fans
Porsche Model Line Up- Buy One Now

The newest addition - Model 2100

Old Faithful

Close Up - We use it every week.

Barn Find