The Sharka Blog

Happiness is a New Helmet

Shoei RF-1100 in silver.

This is the 2nd helmet I’ve ever owned. I’ve suffered along with the same uncomfortable bargain rack KBC helmet for all of my racing life. It finally expired, so I treated myself to something a bit nicer.


Suzuki Cappuccino (Nopro) Washer Fluid Bottle

There's a monster at the end of this post.

Installing a Suzuki Cappuccino washer fluid bottle into a left hand drive Miata? With parts found in an abandoned train yard? Sounds like madness. But then again, I take pictures of toys in public like it was perfectly normal.


The Roadsterman’s Creed

There are 900,000 Miatas in the world. This is mine.

This is my Miata. There are 900,000 like it in the world, but this one is mine. I call it Sharka, and it is my best friend. It is my life…


If You’re Gonna Ride, Ride in Style!

Hot Rod. He lives up to his name.

I picked up the latest Transformer from the Masterpiece line this past weekend, MP-09 Rodimus Prime. And I just had to put him on my blog. Come inside, Transformers fans. The energon is on me.


Small Things

Hand-polished steering wheel bolts.

I did a few small things to Sharka this past weekend. Stuff that might not normally make it to my blog. Just little things to get out of the house and enjoy an unexpectedly warm January weekend.


Surprise Track Day

Hardparking at the Track.

I met some buddies at the track on a warm January afternoon. We had the whole place to ourselves, so in between zooming around, there were a few pix snapped. I brought my F3 film camera. I savored every click of the shutter.


Support Flyin’ Miata at Targa Newfoundland

The 2008 Targa racer - image courtesy of Flyin Miata

Flyin’ Miata is going back to the Targa Newfoundland rally for 2011, this time as a factory team! And they need our help.


Japanese Car Parts and Film

A 15 year old car, 25 year old camera, and 30 year old lens.

The lead image for this post was shot by my newest camera, a Nikon F3 film camera. The F3 was the last professional manual focus camera that Nikon made. My copy comes from 1985. 10 years older than Sharka.


2011 Calendar

The 2011 calendar! Presented by the Autobots.

It’s calendar time again! For the 2nd year in a row, ClubRoadster has put out a calendar. And this year, the Autobots are presenting the calendar~ Autobots, not Decepticons.


Lunar Rover

Lunar Rover

This past solstice (12/21/2010), I found myself standing out in the middle of the desert under almost complete cloud cover in the middle of the night. With my camera.


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