May 19 , 2013 09:51 AM
Happy Birthday to Pete Townsend.  Thank you for the music and the noise.
May 7 , 2013 10:48 PM
Day Four –Tuesday - Evening Evening transit: Daytona Beach, FL to Camden, SC Miles tonight: Monday: 426 Total miles from home: 2,790 The transit from New Orleans was very enjoyable. I-10 was traffic free, and rain free. The Paceman was a delight to travel in. With our afternoon departure from NOLA, we arrived at Daytona Beach having stopped for dinner by an early 11:25PM. The hotel was directly across the street from the speedway, so morning commute was about 4 m ......
May 7 , 2013 12:08 AM
Day Three– Monday - Afternoon Evening transit: Talladega, AL to New Orleans, LA Last night distance: 407 miles Miles tonight: Monday: 651 Total miles from home: 2,200 We arrived in New Orleans last night after a nice drive through Alabama, Mississippi, into Louisiana. The MINI Paceman again performed as expected for this leg of the trip. Perfectly. Today, Monday, we are at NOLO Motorsports Park. We took the MINI Paceman to stretch its legs during the noon b ......
May 7 , 2013 12:07 AM
Day Two – Sunday - Afternoon Last night distance: 601 miles Total miles from home: 1,407 Last night we drove from South Bend Indiana, to Grisson AFB then onto Birmingham, Alabama. Most of the transit was in heavy rain and the MINI Paceman handled like a dream. At full highway speed, (plus a little) with standing water, the traction of the MINI never failed. It made for a safe and low stress drive. It was sure-footed, comfortable and easy to sit back an ......
May 7 , 2013 12:05 AM
If you are reading this, it must be springtime and time for my annual trip around the country on Brock Yates’ One Lap of America. My good friend Bill Guy is not able to join me this year which is a disappointment, but Alex, my son, was able to get out of grad school and our schedules aligned and after 10 years of me going on this event, he is able to join me. It should be a good trip for both of us. For this last few years I have been driving either my 05 MINI, ......
April 13 , 2013 10:17 AM
Dan Gurney, the all American racer turns 82 today. It has been my pleasure to meet Dan a few times over the years. Most recently I met him at the Amelia Island Concours, where Dan was in attendance as a judge and member of the GT40 50thanniversary seminar. He is always a gentleman and always willing to take time to talk to you. Happy Birthday Dan! ......
April 10 , 2013 07:22 PM
It is almost that time of year again. What time? Time to get ready for another adventure on Brock Yates’ One Lap of America. Many of you may know that Highland Design has been the official photographer for this event since 2003 and this year will be our 11thconsecutive year. For those not fully versed in this motorsports event, just stop by the One Lap of America site for some background and history. At least I will say that it is the brainchild of Brock Yates ......
February 26 , 2013 10:46 PM
The Who The Who will be at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Feb. 28, 2013 with Elvis Costello for the Who Cares concert to benefit teen cancer America and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer center. It will be my tenth time to see The Who since 1969. Ironically, I will be spending more on this one concert than all my previous Who tickets combined. It is for a good cause, and I get to see Pete and Roger in the deal. The group may be getting smaller, but the tale ......
February 25 , 2013 07:24 PM
George Harrison birthday - February 25, 1041 Today is Georges Birthday. The above photo is from the August 1, 1971 concert for Bangladesh that I was privileged to attend. We had seats behind the stage, which was fine, since we were at the concert, and that is what mattered. In the photo (L-R) is Jesse Ed Davis, Leon Russell, (shadows), Eric Clapton, George, Badfinger. ......
February 7 , 2013 09:44 AM
Brock Yates' - How To Play The Game - Highland Design is proud to be chosen to offer a special limited edition artwork created by automotive journalist Brock Yates. This tongue and cheek design is the brainchild and artistic interpretation of Brock Yates. Published in Sports Car Illustrated in January 1961, this is one of the most popular illustrations Brock ever sold during his long and storied career as an automotive journalist. Check t ......