It’s almost hard to believe that FIAT has been back in the US market for almost 7 years now. I remember the shock-and-awe sensation I felt the first time I saw a newly constructed dealership on the west side of Manhattan. I couldn’t remember the last FIAT store I had ever seen because the automaker had … More My 500 Abarth
Last September I moved to Germany for work. It wasn’t to be anything permanent, mind you, but I knew I’d be working in the country for a solid year and that would require personal transportation. Unfortunately, my travel allotments didn’t cover vehicle transportation from the states, so I knew I’d have to buy something once … More The Little Beater That Could
Last week I visited the Official Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It’s a magnificent sight and probably the highlight of the city, aside from the Mercedes Benz Museum, which I’m making plans to see as well. The museum offers more than any tourist could ask for. As soon as I parked I noticed my humble little … More The Official Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Christmas in Italy was a memorable experience. Typically I’d prefer a more wintry climate for the holidays, but I can’t even remember the last white Christmas I had anywhere. I’m working in the Frankfurt area at the moment where the weather has a tendency to be damp and gloomy. Christmas morning was no exception. … More A Visit To The Alfa Romeo Museum in Milan.
Earlier this year a study was conducted by psychologists who concluded that being a regular at a bar is good for your emotional health. Today I think I became a statistic that would help support the claim. After an afternoon at the gym I drove by a little tavern that I like to frequent when … More It Pays to Be a Regular
Last month I was assignment in Bavaria, Germany. I had a few days off to myself, so I made the most of my time by seeing as much as I could within the confines of Germany. It was unfortunate that I was unable to trot through the Czech Republic being that I was so close … More Bring Back The French Lion
Everyone remembers his or her first automobile. Mine was a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde. Though it was the top of the line model at the time with side skirts, 16 inch alloy wheels, and a removable hardtop (which mine didn’t come with), the car was by no means a speed demon. The engine … More Test Drive: Alfa Romeo 4C
The other week I performed in a one act festival sponsored by The Theater Project and the NJ Theatre Alliance. Our show was called Bimbo Feminist, written by a very gifted playwright and scholar named Dr. Alisa Sniderman. The theme for the play sprung from the progressive blogging craze that’s inspiring thinkers to become writers – perhaps even … More The Pilot Blog