Sailors may get the summer doldrums, but racers get the winter doldrums. What to do when the tracks shut down for a couple months? Well other than getting re-acquainted with your friends and family, and catching up on all your household chores, racers can get around to fixing all those little issues with their cars. This winter I’m enjoying a heated garage for the first time ever, what a joy on these aging bones! I also like to visit car and motorcycle shows. This winter the San Francisco International Airport is showing an exhibit of 1950’s and 60’s Italian small-bore sportbikes. The restoration on these race and street bikes are truely jewel-like, making this exhibit worth a visit even if you’re not catching a flight.
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Today I made my annual visit to Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, CA. This “used car” showroom houses one of the greatest collections of consignments open to the public. The very plain looking brick warehouse in a East-Bay industrial neighborhood belies the dozens of jewels that await within. The family business owners are very pleasant to visit with, and they will allow you to drool over the cars for as long as you like as long as you promise to wipe up after yourself. If you’re ever in the area, treat yourself to a visit, that way when you win the lottery you’ll know how to get there.