The Sharka Blog

We Got Badges

Product Placement

I’m really proud of this shot. It has a lot going on that you can’t immediately see in the photo. A lot of meaning, to me. I’ll try to explain. The MX-5 logo is from the first Sharka. Sarah bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago from a UK website. I’ve always […]

READ MORE

PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!

PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The huge news out of last week: I PASSED EMISSIONS!!!!!!! Oh my GOD! The weight that fell off my shoulders when I was handed the little piece of paper. You have no idea. I had no idea! I was apparently really really worried about it. The new 95 passed with no problems though. HC – […]

READ MORE

The Tear Down

There

After my big weekend of new-Sharka upgrades, I realized that if I didn’t get started on the big tear down of the 97, I’d never get to park in the garage again. That car wasn’t gonna take itself apart. Well, not much more than it already is anyway… So I made a pact with myself […]

READ MORE

Wax and Headlights

High Beams

Where do I start? I got a long weekend thanks to my company’s new found love of MLK Day and the weather here in Albuquerque was 59-61 all three days, so I took advantage and spent most of the daylight hours outside or in the garage. My hands are cut up and coated in wax […]

READ MORE

You’ve Got Mail

The UPS guy must hate me.

I came home tonight to find a huge wedge blocking my front door. At least they didn’t put the doormat over top of it like they usually do. That makes me wonder exactly how much the UPS guy hates delivering to my house? Over the last 9 years, I’ve ordered something like 16 sets of […]

READ MORE

The Road Home

early riser

Day 6: Springfield, MO to Albuquerque, NM. I woke up around 6am after a night of tossing and turning. The posh hotel was not anything near as comfortable as April and Dave’s house. I decided to just get up and hit the road. I left around 5:30am ABQ time. I had 750 miles to cover. […]

READ MORE

Day 5 – Chicago, IL to Springfield, MO

Topping Off

I think I’m finally getting good at these fuel-stop photos. I’m somewhat impressed with this above shot… I’m not too proud to say it! Day 5: I was able to leave the snowy north! There was no additional snow over night and I was able to dig the car out and finally continue my …

READ MORE

Day 4 – Snowed In

Snowed In

Yes, Snowed in. Stuck in Chicago. Many multiple inches. Not the best thing ever for a tiny Miata. But I’ve got a warm place to stay and the promise of less weather tomorrow, so I’m staying in Chicago an extra night. Not much to do but stay warm and shoot toys indoors. Poor Sharka. This […]

READ MORE

Detour

Detour

I think this is how I’m gonna go home now. See, I’m stuck in Chicago. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY? What’s this white stuff? Why does it fall and stay on the ground? Where’s the sky? This is not New Mexico. Des Moines looks to have similar weather right now and the route between cities seems pretty […]

READ MORE

Day 3: Chicago

I brought snow.

Sharka roadtrip day 3: Chicago – Lotsa walking and no driving. I saw some sights and museums and cool stuff today. I drove not one bit. It was awesome. The snow was less awesome, but at least I didn’t have to drive in it. I brought snow from Columbus. Chicago was fine when I got […]

READ MORE