Cars Of A Lifetime (COAL) Series By Various Authors And Paul Niedermeyer’s Auto-Biography: Links To All Of Them Here

Memoirs of life as seen and experienced through cars (click on various authors to go to their full archive of articles)

Paul Niedermeyer’s Auto-Biography Series

COAL Series: (alphabetical)

Aaron65’s Continuing COAL Series

DougD’s COAL and Family Stories

jerseyfred’s COAL Series

Jim Klein: The Cars Of A Lifetime Series


David Saunder’s COAL Series

Matt Spencer’s COAL Series

Wolfgang’s COAL Series


Evan Reisner’s COAL Series

Richard Weiman’s Unfinished COAL Series

Brendan Saur

2004 Toyota Highlander – My First Car

2010 Acura TSX V6 – I Picked A Winner

2016 BMW 228i xDrive – There’s No Point In Living If You Can’t Feel Alive

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo – If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then It Probably Is  (My Mom’s Ex-COAL)

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo – Rotor Eater  (My Mom’s Ex-COAL)

Mother’s Day Feature: The Cars Of My Mother

Jason Shafer

A Convergence of Transmissions, House Painting, Post-Partum Aggression, and Rental Trucks  

1975 Ford Thunderbird – Preparing for Flight

Adam Simpson

The Ultimate Car Of A Lifetime: I’ve Owned It Since I Was Three – 1959 Volkswagen

1988 VW Jetta GL: Oh Mk2 How I Miss You

Charles Platt

The Corporation: The Story of My Father, a GM Executive  by Charles Platt  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Olds 442 Trans Am Part Time

Two Poets; One Chevelle

Rust Bucket Heaven (1967 Buick Gran Sport 400)

Blowout? No Worries

Keith Thelen

1971 Chevelle Sedan: Easy Come, (Not So) Easy Go

Tyson Hugie

1994 Acura Legend LS Coupe – Half Million Miler


1989 Saleen Mustang: 25 Years Together And Still Going Strong

Kevin Martin

1963 Chevy Bel Air

Cars of My Girlfriends: 1967 Austin Healey 3000


Bikes of a Lifetime: Honda 450 Nighthawk – The Best First Bike


1979 Mustang Turbo: The “Old” “All New” Mustang