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June 19th, 2009

Dirk Burrowes has been involved with Rovers for some 30 years, and he has about that many cars to show for it. Since 2003, he’s been seriously into collecting and restoring, and reaching out to other enthusiasts of the the “Poor Man’s Rolls” in order to share knowledge and build camaraderie. Each year he holds….
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June 13th, 2009

The French have a name for it: concours d’elegance. Loosely translated it means beauty contest, a competition of elegance. This contrasts with most old car shows,which are concours e’tat, contests of condition or state. In true concours d’elegance judging, cars are judged on their overall appearance, condition being one of several contributing factors. And so….
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June 5th, 2009

General Motors declared bankruptcy this week, and with the filing came news of all the franchise terminations. This was the other shoe dropping, for we’d already seen the list of ex-Chrysler dealers. As I expected, our closest Chrysler-Jeep store, a fairly small operation, was on the hit list – it wasn’t all that long ago….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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