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Surfing the Canyons in LA in a Ferrari California T

For three glorious, sun filled Los Angeles days this past week I had the privilege and good fortune to test drive the new Ferrari California T. T is short for turbo which is the key new ingredient that separates this new car from the previous generations. A few weeks ago I sampled a 2nd generation 2013 California with its […]

Volcano Orange supercar – McLaren 570S

Getting ahold of supercars is not an easy thing. I have been waiting a year to get my grubby little hands on the new McLaren 570S. Monday was the day for the test, I was packed and ready to go when I got an email at 9:50am from Calvin (the owner of the 570S) saying that today would not […]

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager […]

Ferrari F12 drive to Duffy Lake Road

I just spent two days in driving-nirvana with a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta on a road trip to Duffy Lake road. Duffy Lake has been on my bucket list for several years now. I’ve written episodes for First Rides based in Duffy Lake road and I have re-edited those episodes and re-chosen cars multiple times, however none of it has […]

British Field Car Meet

I popped by the British field car meeting this afternoon to see the annual gathering of British cars at the VanDusen Botanical gardens, Vancouver B.C. Canada. It is a remarkable gathering of keen auto enthusiasts who come out to share their passion and their automobiles. The show truly has something for everyone, from pre World-War II Bentley’s, right up […]

Filming First Rides documentary Boundary Bay Airport

I started filming my documentary a few weeks ago. Its all about my 6 year adventure chasing my dream of getting my series First Rides on TV. I am talking to friends, ex producers and family, recalling the highs and the lows of the cesaphian task of getting a TV series produced. A few days ago I borrowed a […]

My billionaire fantasy car collection

Once in a while you have to make a list of supercars for your billionaire  fantasy collection. While I admire Jay Leno’s car collection it has always seemed a tad large to properly enjoy on a regular basis. So I’ve kept my collection to a reasonable number.

Ferrari FF

I was a Ferrari FF fan from the day it came out, […]

Petersen Automotive Museum visit March 2016

I was fortunate to visit the Petersen Automotive Museum during my visit to LA to test drive the new Ferrari California T.  My, what an enthralling exterior! I walked around the building twice before I went inside as I was so mesmerized by the exterior decor. Inside I stumbled across a supercar I have waited a long time to see, […]

Spring Forward with LaFerrari

Timing is everything, it truly is. Yesterday I got to see and hear the only LaFerrari in Vancouver pull up near where I work and pick up a guy I know.

This LaFerrari has been awaiting a buyer at the Ferrari Maserati dealership for the past few months. Rumor has it the asking price was 4-5 million dollars! Who knows […]

First Rides

First Rides is proud to present the trailer for the show. The trailer represents the look, sounds and feel of First Rides. We spent two glorious days driving a Ferrari 360 Spyder and a Lamborghini Murcielago on Cypress Mountain, along the Sea to Sky Highway finishing up in Squamish with the magnificent mountain the Chief in the background. The trailer is a […]