Gymkhana

It’s only been a few weeks since Oliver got his tractor, and he quickly discovered different diving dynamics including throttle-on and lift-throttle induced oversteer, countersteer, how to leverage road camber… And parallel parking – Gymkhana style Advertisements Continue reading Gymkhana

Doc Hudson

Toby and his family spent his birthday weekend in Berkeley Springs, WV.  In addition to hiking in Cacapon State Park and cooling off in the spring water, they also checked out the local classic car show. As they walked in the They were greeted by a beautifully maintained Hudson Hornet. Toby recognized it immediately as this is Doc Hudson from the movie Cars and Oliver … Continue reading Doc Hudson

Oliver and NSX

2017 Washington Auto Show

This year’s auto show has grown significantly from last year, both in number of cars, manufacturers (marginally, more to come) and attendance. Toby, Mary, Oliver, and Theo arrived at the show early in the morning, hoping Oliver will get to run around the empty show floors.  No so this year.  By 10am, the show floor was packed! They started with supercars on the top floor.  The stars … Continue reading 2017 Washington Auto Show

Eco II

In addition to baby Theo, Team Shum was upgraded with a new fuel economy ambassador. “Eco II” is a 2016 Toyota Prius, and a replacement to “Eco”, Toby and Mary’s 2008 Prius. Toby and Mary were considering a 2013 but were surprised to find a 2016 in the used car lot.  A quick test drive confirmed the new fourth-gen/XW50 Prius was significantly upgraded in every way, making … Continue reading Eco II