Shepparton Motor Museum & Silo Art

5 February 2020 | Places

I drove up to Shepparton, a town almost exactly 200km (125 miles) almost exactly north of Melbourne in Australia to visit the Shepparton Motor Museum. With a few other interested Melburnians I’ve been kicking around the idea of establishing a Melbourne Transport Museu...

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Detroit – a city on the way up?

17 December 2017 | Places

I’ve blogged about Detroit a number of times over the years including when I drove through Detroit in 1994 on a coast-to-coast Odyssey in a fine old piece of ‘Detroit iron,’ a 1959 Cadillac. Or more accurately Detroit chrome.   ▲ Here I am with that ’59 Cad...

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Detroit – a place to be on its last days?

4 July 2013 | Media

I’ve just read Mark Binelli’s superb book about the decline and fall – and perhaps rebirth – of Detroit. Mark has written for Rolling Stone and indeed this reads like a Rolling Stone page turner, a tale of alternate shock and awe. There’s a great line about using Detr...

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