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I Am Now Writing For Road And Track

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Ladies and gentleman, damen und herren, madams and monsieurs:


It's official. I am pleased to announce that I am now writing for Road and Track. Starting in October and running every other issue, you'll see a short piece called "Lost Art" (as in "working on your own car is a") in the back of the magazine. It is not a column. And I am so totally NOT replacing Peter Egan (as if anyone could). But if you haven't subscribed to the revamped R&T yet, you should, and I would be honored if I am one of the reasons that you do. Editors Larry Webster, Sam Smith, and John Krewson are doing cool things.

I take that back. To say "I am pleased to announce" makes it sound like I'm joining a law firm or something. It's more like I'm grinning to ear to ear because I'm 13 years old and the cool girl asked ME to the dance. Most things of value in this world trace back to feeling like you're 13 years old. If cars and car magazines do that to you, join the club.


I will still be writing every other month for Roundel. As luck would have it, I appear to have gotten on a schedule where both articles are due the same month. Sucks to be me.


I hereby promise to slip in as many 2002 references as I can get away with.




The new book The Best Of The Hack Mechanic available at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0998950742, inscribed copies of all books available at www.robsiegel.com

1972 tii (Louie), 1973 2002 (Hampton), 1975 ti tribute (Bertha), 1972 Bavaria, 1973 3.0CSi, 1979 Euro 635CSi, 1999 Z3, 1999 M Coupe, 2003 530i sport, 1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special (I know, I know...)

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Congratulations, I hope you'll still have time for us. I really enjoy and appreciate your contributions.

No amount of skill or education will ever replace dumb luck
1971 2002 (much modified rocket),  1987 635CSI (beauty),  

2000 323i,  1996 Silverado Pickup (very useful)

Too many cars.

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That's awesome Rob! I keep my R&T subscription just because I love Peter Egan's column...

Now I have another reason...


Walter: You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me. I'll get you a toe by this afternoon--with nail polish...

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Way to go, man!

Keep 'em rolling.

Best of luck,


(current: 1972 Malaga 2002, VIN 2584644, build date July 26, 1972)


Previous: 1973 Sahara 2002 #2585896 (RIP), 1969 1600, 1971 2002, 1964 Triumph Herald convertible, 1965 Triumph Herald convertible, 1961 Triumph TR3A, 1967 Triumph TR4A-irs, 1959 Austin Healey 100/6, and about 10 other cars (most of which were quite boring)...

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LOL!   Congratulations Rob... Did it have anything to do with your recent purchase of the Europa?


For those who don't follow Peter Egan's wonderful column in the R&T Magazines, he is a big Lotus fan.  I recently renewed my subscription mainly for Pete's column and enjoy even better with Larry Webster now on board.


Rob - think you can do a 2002 version of Pete's article (maybe morphed from your book?)??



Jim Gerock

Ruby Red 73tii built 5/30/73 "Celeste"

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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