Oliver’s first go-kart outing

It was a big weekend for Oliver. Spring break, laser tag at his friend’s birthday party, then first (proper) go-kart experience. Autobahn Dulles is close to where the old AllSports GP was. It has a shorter track but other activities (arcade, axe throwing(!)) so hopefully it’s a more sustainable business. Electric karts are also more neighbor friendly… Oliver had his first taste of karting in … Continue reading Oliver’s first go-kart outing

997.11 (2021 DIY Progress)

As in-person learning restarted in the Fall of 2021, so was DIY shop class.  2021 projects were a mix of regular maintenance, minor interior repairs, and giving June a “modern look”. June got an oil change, a rare transmission fluid change (12 year interval), and new motor mounts. While June has a great German-engineered chassis and drivetrain, she also has a not so durable interior.  … Continue reading 997.11 (2021 DIY Progress)

Nascar Bed

Theo has outgrown his toddler race car bed. Out went Henry to transport his 7th race car! (3rd race car beds + 4 real cars) Big brother was Crew Chief building the new car. The now outgrown “Rossi” left on a roof rack just as it arrived 4 years ago. Good luck with your new driver! Continue reading Nascar Bed

Most Fun SUV

Toby, Mary and their boys went on quite a few road trips (no flying) through the COVID-19 pandemic.  While Henry, their trusty V8 4Runner, was a great tow vehicle and off-roader, he was a little thirsty… Mary test drove different SUVs: compact 5-seaters, mid-sized 7-seaters, hybrids. The Mazda CX-9 was the clear winner for, in her words, “most fun to drive”. (The CX-5 Turbo was … Continue reading Most Fun SUV