Dick Taylor Roasted Chocolate bars

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Food and Wine|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you live on the Northern Coast of California you know a lot of people that work with their hands; from fishing to working with wood they are both well-established businesses. How do you go from working with wood to creating chocolate bars? It's the question Adam Dick & Dustin Taylor answered with the chocolate [...]

Silly Valley wine country slip sliding away

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: #carchat, BMW, Warren Brown,|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, It's been one wet week in Northern California! Yes, we need it, but we're not used to it, and certainly not this much all at once. Stretch, and I drove to Palo Alto, CA for a BMW event (when you see me in my videos, Stretch is the videographer). We [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: BMW, Hybrids, Luxury vehicles, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fast, efficient, technological sound the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered in a completely redesigned sedan with more versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine than ever offered before. The first lap in the BMW 530i took me to the BMW technology center in Palo Alto, CA. The newest technology originates in the tech center, goes [...]

From CA to CA over Thanksgiving carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Warren Brown,|Tags: , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, From CA to CA - from California to Canada. I am at the Westin Harbour in Toronto Canada covering the Natural Ultimate Fitness Event. I am trying to get healthy, and while I don't want to be as assiduous as the contestants, I like the idea of working out, no [...]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Theory vs reality

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Food and Wine, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I love minivans, especially the van with the stow and go seats. I remember the first time I saw them and thought they were absolutely brilliant. I don't even have kids, and I love that minivan. I do have animals, and I had a dog when the stow-n-go seats came out. It made [...]

Baja-Ha-Ha — San Diego CA to CA-BO Mexico

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s hard to believe that we left San Diego just two weeks ago as we’ve already had what seems like a mini-lifetime of cruising experiences on the Baja-HaHa. Before I tell you about the adventures and misadventures, we have to give major props to Latitude 38 for organizing the HaHa as it is [...]

The Inn at Locke House Bed and Breakfast, Lockeford, California

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you remember the last time you were in a hotel and stripped the bed in the morning when you were about to leave? Me either. But I do it when I am at a friend’s house, and I did it in the morning after spending the night at The Inn at Locke [...]

Ford opens Research lab in Silicon Valley CA

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , |

"We don't have all the answers, because we don't even know all the questions" Venkatesh Prasad, group and senior technical leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research and Innovation “At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our business,” said [...]

2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:40+00:00 August 16th, 2009|Categories: 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Automobiles and Energy, Charities, Classic cars, Video,|Tags: , , , , |

We're at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance Dawn Patrol watching all the vehicles coming onto the 18th green. One has to drive their vehicle onto the green to be eligible to win the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Dawn Patrol started at 0600hrs and concluded at 08:00hrs. Watch 10 seconds of [...]

2004 California hydrogen Road Rally CAFCP

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:22+00:00 August 4th, 2004|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Podcasts, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

From California's newest hydrogen fueling station in Diamond Bar the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) kicked off its third annual road rally, “Cruisin Southern Cal”. One would envision driving the Pacific Coast Highway, watching the waves lap against the golden sand, smelling the salt water as the young girl ran with her dog. [...]