Cars Of A Lifetime (COAL) Series By Various Authors And Paul Niedermeyer’s Auto-Biography

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’s COAL Series


David Saunders’ COAL Series

Matt Spencer’s COAL Series

Wolfgang’s COAL Series


Evan Reisner’s COAL Series

Richard Weiman’s Unfinished COAL Series


1972 Ford Torino: A Tale of a Torino, Fathers and Sons, Part 1     Part 2

1976 Chevrolet Malibu: Unsung Hero

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

2018 BMW 540i xDrive – The Bavarian Beast

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)

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4Matic – Teutonic Proficiency (My Mom’s 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