My Dad got a new car on Friday. I always love the smell of new cars and it’s fun to see the new features and be in such a pristine vehicle.

What makes me laugh is there are all kinds of voice activated features, but they don’t exactly work right. So when I was getting my first ride, my father told the car to “Turn up the air conditioning.” and the car turned on the radio to a station in L.A. with a traffic report. Then Dad repeated his request and the car turned on the heating.

There are a few kinks.


Lamborghini Uber Ride?

YouTube has such serendipity. Somehow yesterday I ran across this video when a young man used his Lamborghini to give Uber rides. People were gobsmacked to say the least. I especially enjoyed is second ride.

Today I saw his more pedestrian/useful video on parallel parking.

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Sepia Saturday 454 : 26 January 2019

This week’s challenge inspired me to find images of old cars. Here’s what I found on Flickr Commons.


Source SDASM Archives, 1920s


SDASM Archives


Source: Fotoarkivet, n.d., a chocolate factory car

I was going to share some videos from Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” but now their only available on Netflix. It’s a shame. That show planted a bee in my bonnet to buy a vintage car.

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The Family Car : Unknown Subjects and Location (Isobel Wales Collection)

Sepia Saturday offers weekly prompts to inspire bloggers. This week the above photo inspired me to find car wash and old car photos.

To see more of these photos, click here.


Deseronto Archives, 1976 | Flickr Commons


Toy Car Factory circa 1909 | LLGCNLW, Flickr Commons


Australia War Memorial, 1944 | Flickr Commons


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Sepia Saturday Theme Image 388

The prompt above made me search for photos of cars in cities. Cars of bygone days are so elegant and romantic, don’t you agree?


US National Archives, Jamaica Beach, NY, 1973

Aren’t you glad that isn’t your car? 

lhj car

Internet Archives, Dodge Magazine ad, n.d.


Missouri State Archives, 1924

1904 car

Internet Archives, 1904, ad

To see more interpretations of this week’s theme, go to Sepia Saturday.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

cccI’ve just discovered Jerry Seinfeld‘s 2012 web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise is simple. Jerry introduces a stunning car, perhaps a 1960 Rolls Royce or a rusty old VW truck. As the camera shows every detail Jerry describes the fine points of the week’s vehicle. Then he calls a comedic legend and picks him (so far there’s only been one woman, Sarah Silverman) up and they go for coffee (or breakfast or tea). All along the way they crack wise about life and examine what makes great comedy work. Often you’ll hear

So far I’ve seen the webisodes with Michael Richards, Larry David, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. The short (17 minutes or so) episodes feature sleek cinematography, elegance and a relaxing, friendly vibe. But if you watch too many, and I’ve decided my limit is two, and the smooth jazz and elegance gets wearing. I mean who’s life is that smooth and easy. So limit yourself.

The 2013 season has just begun with Sarah Silverman.