Men and boys line forest road as fast moving race cars whiz by.

East Coast Chronicles, Part Two

In 1956, two young Air Force 2nd Lieutenants hatch a scheme to hitch military transport to Europe, buy a Porsche speed machine, and drive it back to California with plenty of stops for sun and fun — and tours of race car rallies featuring famous players. What could go wrong? (Part Two of Two)

Pete vanlaw sits at the wheel of 1950's MG race car amidst other race cars and drivers.

East Coast Chronicles, Part One

In 1956, two young Air Force 2nd Lieutenants hatch a scheme to hitch military transport to Europe, buy a Porsche speed machine, and drive it back to California with plenty of stops for sun and fun — and tours of race car rallies featuring famous players. What could go wrong? (Part One of Two).

Older gentleman embraces two ladies, all three dressed for going out.

Tribute to TC

A Tale of Two Careers Tim Considine, my long time friend and film making partner, passed away on March 3, 2022. Tim was 81 years old. Nevertheless it really came as a shock because we just had lunch together, after a long hiatus. But what made it even sadder, we both thought the hiatus was finally over, and had been talking about our next lunch. Tim was always TC and I was always PV. It was from the fondly remembered … Read More

Ruth Levy Raymond aka “Mamaroo”

The Passing of a Dear Friend Ruth Levy Raymond was a woman of many talents. She was an artist, a cowboy poet, a singer, and an author of children’s books. But beyond that, she was best known as a world class race car driver and competitor in a man’s sport. She was also a very dear friend. Sadly, Ruth passed away just two days before Christmas, last December 23, 2014. This is not the usual context from which I blog, because this time I’m coming from the … Read More