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Over 40 years of Experience Racing E Type Jaguars... www.xksmotorsport.com

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Since 1973 I have been repairing, restoring, and racing E Types and other classic Jaguars and British sports cars.. For more information go to: www.xksmotorsport.com

My First Published Automotive Article....

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Home Safe and Sound.. Dear Family & Friends, First I need to make two spelling corrections pointed out to me by my editors….. We went to Bryce Canyon National Part, not Bryson. Second we stayed in Panguitch, UT last night.. I know my spelling is bad but please understand English is my second language, Car Talk is my native tongue…. So this morning we awoke in Panguitch, UT. This is our last full day riding so we started heading towards home, but not without a few hour detour through Zion National Park.. Well worth the extra time.. Such  beautiful and dramatic place. When I entered the park I got some good news and bad news…. First the bad.. The entry fee for motorcycles is $25 but when I went to pay the young female park ranger she looked at me and said “You look like you  qualify for a senior discount.” Wow! I guess I am looking old… the good news was the fee was $10 and I now have a lifetime pass for any national park! After a few hours of riding back roads a

Day 8 of The 131 Motorcycle Tour.. off to Utah!AmNo

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Dear Family & Friends, Today we are leaving Colorado so I was reflecting on our time there. Sometimes there are moments of magic or clarity.. Nothing terribly important but fun… One afternoon we were riding over a Rocky Mountain Pass so I thought it would be nice to listen to John Denver singing Colorado Rocky Mountain High…. don’t you think that would be appropriate?? So off we went with John Denver singing in my ear. I have listened to this song many times in the last 40 years and have always enjoyed it, but the words went in one ear and out the other without any great meaning.  This time when he sang about “Fire and rain in the Sky” it really struck a cord as I looked out over the Rocky Mountains, the sky dark with rain and lightening all around me.. Wow! I was living the song and suddenly the words really touched me.. Nothing earth shattering but none the less an enjoyable experience to feel it.. I am not an artsy guy so I have to get it when I can,,,,,’ So today Duane