We’re sitting around the table at dinner, shooting the shit, and Stephen starts complaining that his Smart Car is just too anemic, he puts the pedal to the metal and nothing happens for seconds, he’s got to buy something new. Therein, the great L.A. car debate is engendered.
Felice drives a Lexus GS300. A 2002. You could drive that car forever, but she’s beginning to become annoyed by the rattles. And you can’t buy a new Lexus.
Confessions of my cousin Steve Pate on his motorcycle mania
Vincati by Matt Biberman
Matthew and Sid Biberman visited Chicago for the show on June 19th-21st, and were able to spend some time at my shop meeting people and signing books, etc.
It is a visit I will never forget, for several reasons. As Glenn Shriver put it, I got to “sit at the feet of the master” for a while. What capped it all off however, was the opportunity to be the 6th person ever to ride their Vincati.
To say I was giddy at the opportunity would be a massive understatement. When Matt offered, I said “ I will ride it… so be careful what you offer. I ride everything I get offered”.
He appeared unfazed, or at least did a damn good job pretending. As part of my job I get to ride seemingly everything, new and old. The ‘catch twenty-two’ is that I no longer get very excited by much. Continue reading →
Ontario paid $15,000 each to 1,300 needy people with disabilities for van conversions last year
Van conversion for driver in wheelchair photo- Ontario March of Dimes
The first wheelchair van in Summerside is big news on PEI. Only families who have insurance, an accident settlement or $20,000 of their own money can afford mobility for someone in a wheelchair.
Mobility is an accepted part of out lives. We need to get to school, work, shopping and social events. For someone in a wheelchair it presents barriers to the community.
Ontario has been adapting wheelchair vans for more than a decade, offering up to $15,000 for van conversions. Families are allowed to upgrade the vehicle every 10 years. Taxis in Toronto and Mississauga are also carrying the wheelchair adaptations.
“Since 1999, March of Dimes has operated the Home and Vehicle Modification® Program, funded by the (Ontario) Ministry of Community and Social Services. Through this program, individuals of all ages with accessibility barriers related to their home or vehicle can receive financial assistance of up to $15,000.” says the Ontario March of Dimes who administers the program.”