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SOLD to a good home…our London Black Cab (1 of 250 made)

  Several years ago, while on a business trip in London riding in one of that beautiful city’s iconic black cabs, I was suddenly struck by the crazy idea that the vehicle I was in would make an ideal family car: it’s highly fuel efficient, it has a cavernous passenger compartment which seats 5 large […]

A not-too-subtle diversion

Whoa. Considering how long it’s been since my last post, I’m embarrassed to say that the status of the Mustang is largely unchanged. Not that I haven’t been working at the garage; far from it. But the taxi has been so much of bother that I haven’t found time to work on the car that […]

Our other vehicles need love too

True Confession time: It’s not all vintage vehicle fun at the Three Lions Garage.  Our newer vehicles need care too.  While I’ll admit that I’ll rarely decide to sacrifice any of the few precious hours I can manage to dedicate to the garage each week on projects as routine as oil changes or tune ups […]

Ain’t nothing going on but the rent

It’s sad how quiet things are at the Three Lions Garage right now.  Jack and Charlie started school this week while I was in Monterey for my annual pilgrimage to the holiest of holy sites for gear heads.  Consequently, the lights were off all weekend.  It wasn’t all bad, however, as I had the pleasure […]

We should have been warned!

Yesterday I visited the London Motor Museum.  I suspected something was amiss when I noticed I was the only one not on the payroll who had walked through the doors of the “museum”.  I paid my ten (!) pounds to the young man who quickly closed whatever internet window he wasn’t supposed to be watching […]

Compression testing on the run

Yesterday, my dad and I rushed to the garage to practice a compression test on the Mustang before he had to catch a flight for London. After grabbing a sandwich to go from our favorite local cheesesteak shop, we arrived at the garage to find that I left the article about compression testing on the […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – from sunny London

Yesterday, Jack and I were able to squeeze in a very rushed hour at the Three Lions Garage before I dashed home, took a quick shower, dressed and raced to the airport to catch a flight to London.  Before I left on my trip, I wanted to spend some time with Jack to cover the […]