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1963 Ford Galaxy Convertible rear and side view - 2014 Route 66 Cruisin Reunion
1963 Ford Galaxy Convertible rear and side view – 2014 Route 66 Cruisin Reunion

I started in 2009 with rather over ambitious intents: All things breaking for cars, and all things about cars worth braking for.  This endeavor became even more difficult to achieve as my freelance career boomed. Soon after, I unexpectedly found myself committed to a full time position with TKCarsites aka KPA aka Digigo (long story, don’t ask!). also competed for time with another side project,, which I quickly realized was going to kill me with the increased intake of cholesterol and sodium as I performed the “research” required to do an in depth review of those quick and easy meals. So, with time at a premium, this blog, Braking and, went dormant in 2010.

Recently, I have once again found myself in a position where I am able to dedicate  a little time to writing and photographing the things that interest me, so I started by relaunching Dedicated to showcasing my talents by posting about SEO strategy, demonstrating my writing ability, and highlighting the best images from my photo portfolio, it soon became apparent that posting pics from every car show I attend, or editorializing on the world of cars is less about my talents, and more about my obsessions! Since I want this blog to reflect my skills and expertise, I have relaunched and will be posting future car related content there.

I will still occasionally post galleries of my more exceptional automotive photographic work here, but for a complete rundown on anything I am working on in the automotive realm, please visit

P.S. Don’t hold your breath on being relaunched anytime soon, because I have no intention of taking my last breath any time soon either!


Photo Gallery: 2014 Temecula Rod Run

I really like night time photography. Each photo takes on a quality all its own. But I especially like shooting old cars in historical districts where the buildings provide an era appropriate photo backdrop. The Temecula Rod Run has long been a favorite car show for me for this very reason, with Friday nights being my top choice for taking photos. Here are some of my favorite photos and cars from the 2014 Temecula Rod Run.


Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Under the Magnifying Glass

Ford allowed its C-Max Solar Energi concept to be placed under the magnifying glass, literally.


On May 29, 2014, the Blue Oval manufacturer held a media luncheon and Q&A session at their Irvine Showroom to showcase the Ford C-Max Solar Energi concept vehicle and discuss the “future of electrification.”

First, let me point out that Ford is very upfront about this being a concept in the strongest definition of the word. This is no pre-production mockup to tease what may be showing up on next year’s auto show circuit, merely a design exercise to see what could be done to push today’s technology into tomorrow, albeit a somewhat Continue reading Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Under the Magnifying Glass

Google Self Driving Car, Ready or Not

Google Self Driving Car
Are you ready to be driven in Google’s self driving car?

Today the Google Self Driving Car Project posted a video called “First Drive,” showing a small group of people who are among the first people outside of Google to experience a car that drives itself. What was rolled out of the trailer looked something along the lines of a cross between a Fiat 500 and a Smart For Two with a blender mounted on top, and prompted one participant to exclaim, “Isn’t that cute?” As any car aficionado will tell you, cute is not the adjective we hope to hear when describing the physical representation of our psycho-mechanical lust. But let’s face it, without a steering wheel, Google’s automated car wasn’t designed for us. Continue reading Google Self Driving Car, Ready or Not