Mar 31, 2014

Milestone 30th




I've spent most of March celebrating the lead up to my 30th birthday. With dinners and drinks and overdue hangouts that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, it seems I've been a bit strategic about weaning myself into my thirties. The sum of small get-togethers has made this birthday feel appropriately profound, and all of the friend and family time has been really nice. In short, it's been a memorable month. In long, it's been an epic three decades. I couldn't really ask for much more to make my 30th a truly happy birthday. Cheers!


Mar 27, 2014

Movie Cars at Heritage Park: Part 1

The Cars of the Big & Small Screen is a limited-time exhibit at Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. It's part of their 50th anniversary celebrations and runs until April 21, 2014. With automobiles like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the General Lee from the Duke's of Hazzard, there's lots to explore for car enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. 

Other cars on display include: The Flintstone's car, Herbie "the Love Bug", Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch, Mustang GT 390 from Bullitt, Magnum P.I.'s Ferrari 308 GTS, and James Bond's Aston Martin "Vanish".  

Here are some of my pictures from the exhibit inside Gasoline Alley - and be sure to check out my specific photo sets of the DeLorean, Ferrari, and General Lee too.



Herbie "the Love Bug"


Dragula from the Munsters.

James Bond's Aston Martin "Vanish" from Die Another Day.


The Flintstone's car from the Flintstone's live action movie.





Mustang GT 390 from Bullitt.

Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch.










Magnum P.I.'s Ferrari 308 GTS.







Mar 26, 2014

Calgary International Auto Show 2014

Returning to the Calgary Auto Show this year was a lot of fun. From checking out the new lineup at Jaguar to comparing the latest supercars, there was no shortage of stunning automobiles to focus on. I loved being in able to get up close and actually sit in a lot of the vehicles to get a feel for them. I was curious about the new Chrysler 300 to compare it to mine, and similarly we did this with almost all of the cars that we were familiar with or had an interest in. The Calgary Auto Show is one of the largest automotive exhibitions in Western Canada, and if you have a chance to go in the future it really is worth your time. It made for a great afternoon - we had a blast!

View a few highlights from the 2012 Calgary Auto Show here.