Toyota’s open source random acts of kindness

Designing mobility in a wheelchair Over 65 million people worldwide are in wheelchairs. Almost one percent of our globe sits in a wheelchair, and yet many of them can't go anywhere. Because getting a wheelchair is only the first step in getting around in this world. The wheelchair needs to be configured, and according to [...]

By |2020-05-24T20:44:54-07:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Charities, Toyota|Tags: |0 Comments

From Placer to Paradise We’ve got your backs

Helping the Campfire Paradise victims [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="63"] It was an innocuous Facebook post as I sipped my first cup of coffee on November 8, 2018, "All lanes of Skyway open only to southbound traffic. Full evac." My one-word question Why? was answered with the answer all of Californians dread. There was a major fire, weather [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:23:16-07:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: California, Charities|0 Comments

Ten car companies, a charity that would make Prince Harry proud

Prince Harry Invictus Games When I watched Prince Harry interacting with the people competing in the Invictus Games, I was humbled at how it takes only one or two people to have a dream and make that dream a reality, something bigger than them that will live on after them. On the Invictus Website, it [...]

By |2020-04-23T07:01:48-07:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Charities|Tags: |1 Comment

Happy Anniversary Ralph Lauren New York Fashion Week

New York City, New York - Ralph Lauren hosted a show in Manhattan’s Central Park during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Friday 7th September, NY - On the second day of New York Fashion Week (NYFW), celebrities and fashion elite came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ralph Lauren. [...]

By |2018-09-10T12:26:02-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Celebrities, Charities|Tags: |0 Comments

A Son loves his Father; the Songaminute man

Alzheimer's Society Simon McDermott loves his Dad, but his Father doesn't always know that or even know that Simon is his Son. It's the sad thing about Alzheimer's disease; people can't remember their loved ones. Simon has watched his Father, Ted McDermott, as his memory has deteriorated, taking their precious memories from him, and making [...]

By |2020-05-19T15:13:43-07:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Celebrities, Charities, Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Sculpted Steel: local art and auto shows

As families look for places to go and events to attend for their Summer vacation, we have started compiling some local art and auto shows. These shows are small, intimate events that provide a relaxed atmosphere to languish around a rare, vintage or art deco vehicle or become part of a tour to aid in [...]

Bid on Moss and Fangio poster for charity

Auction for Charity William Jeanes is auctioning two items from memorabilia he collected during his years as editor of Car and Driver to benefit veteran auto journalist Bob Long and his family in their time of great need. One is a replica poster, 28 x 19 and framed, from the 1954 German Grand Prix. The [...]

You and Amazon can teach the poor about Ebola

Teaching third world countries Do you shop on Amazon? If so, you can help get the word out to people in third world countries about Ebola. Many of the people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other countries that are fighting Ebola are beyond poor, they live without electricity, they are illiterate. It does no good [...]

David Duncan and MINI takes the States 2014 on Driving the Nation

David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving on the eve of the start of MINI takes the States 2014. MINI is expecting 900 MINI owners partying every night across the country and there are 450 MINI owners making the trek all the way across the United States [...]

By |2018-07-06T17:48:24-07:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Charities, MINI, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |0 Comments

Smithsonian gets $500,000 for Spark! lab, Ford’s stock number, on the John Batchelor radio show

Ford gave $500,000 to Smithsonian to finish the renovation of the Spark! lab and create three more Spark! Labs in the United States. Ford said that over the years Ford Motor Company has given $10,000,000 to the Smithsonian, all in the name of education. John Batchelor said that Ford's stock is getting pummeled. Is that [...]