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Interests: Hot rods, fireworks, cheap beer. Your financial support for these activities is deeply appreciated. If you are so inclined, feel free to drop a buck or two into the tip jar on the left sidebar on the main page.
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All the entries are in, and once again it's been a bang up year for the Earth Week Cruise-In with 70 entries from around the world. Thanks again to all participants for your grassroots climate activism and dedication to horsepower.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at iowahawk
What, you thought you could get rid of me? After another six month-long kick in the nuts from Ol' Man Winter, it's time to shake the dust off this blog and rev up for the 9th Annual Iowahawk Earth Week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at iowahawk
Happy 4th & 5th of May! (with apologies to Marty Robbins) The Ballad of Han Cholo Out in the Tatooine town of Mos Eisley I fell in love with an Alderaan girl Nighttime would find me in Chalmun's Cantina Music... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at iowahawk
Thanks again to all who participated in this year's edition of the Earth Week Cruise-In and for renewing my faith in the transformative healing power of internal combustion. And now comes the hardest part: winnowing the entries to determine who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at iowahawk
What, you think I forgot? Rejoice citizen, it's time for the 8th Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In - 7 days of peace, love, and carbon-belching horsepower straight from the garages of Iowahawk readers. Together we can combat climate change and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at iowahawk
(with apologies to Billy Joel) At the Boston Marathon, someone set us up the bomb Backpack tax attacks, at least that's what they say Talking heads smelling Tea, live on MSNBC New York Times solving crimes, suspects the NRA Journalist,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at iowahawk
... from Austin, TX with these ginchy photos of the 12th annual Lone Star Round Up hot rod and custom extravaganza. I'm also semi-back from my self imposed blogging exile, and plan to resume assaulting your sensibilities here at Iowahawk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at iowahawk
WASHINGTON DC - Engaged a relentless battle against time and fatigue, a select group of message scientists assembled by the White House's Center for Narrative Control say they will take "all steps necessary" to contain a recent outbreak of scrutonium,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at iowahawk
Special Iowahawk Guest Commentary By Barack Obama, Stargazer-in-Chief When I learned of the untimely passing of Neil Armstrong I was, like all Americans, deeply moved and saddened. I share your sense of loss for this American hero, even if his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at iowahawk
Wings and Wheels: vistas from the Hawkperch as we watched the Blue Angels and other attractions at the Chicago Air and Water Show yesterday. Plus bonus photos of Cruise Night at Buffo's! Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at iowahawk
Ahh... a leisurely weekend taking in Auto Historica XII in Highland Park IL, followed by the 64th annual AACA Antique Car Show in Lake Forest IL, followed a jaunt out to the nuclear cooling towers of Byron, IL for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at iowahawk
Readings from the Book of Barack 1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at iowahawk
WASHINGTON DC - Jubilant scientists at the DNC's High Speed Word Collider (HSWC) announced today they have conclusively disproven the existence of Roberts' Taxon, the theoretical radioactive Facton particle that some had worried would lead to the implosion of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at iowahawk
In my advancing decrepitude, I'm as guilty as the next geezer bemoaning the state of America's callow youth, what with their twist music and beatnik hair and what-not. Imagine my delight then when I stumbled upon this scene today: a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2012 at iowahawk
Good afternoon! Hello, residents of Whispering Hills subdivision! Thank you for that fine reception. How's everybody doin' out there? Now that's what I call spirit - Reno spirit. American spirit! Yessir, what you folks might lack in numbers, you make... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at iowahawk
Spent yesterday afternoon at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa, taking in the 3rd annual Vintage Torque Fest, where I also took in $5 pork-chops-on-a-stick and lungfuls of dust from the quarter mile bowl dirt track. Tastiest of all... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at iowahawk
The continuing adventures of Barack Obama's favorite eyeless, mouthless government dependent Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at iowahawk
After carefully considering all the wonderful entries in the 7th Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In, it's time for me to recognize who went above and beyond the call of carbon duty and earned immortality in our Hall of Champions. Let... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at iowahawk
The trill of robins and the roar of 2-stroke lawn mowers herald the return of my favorite blogular tradition: yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the 7th Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In where together we celebrate Mother Earth -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at iowahawk
Who does ace motivator Tony Robbins turn to for motivation? Little ol' inflammatory me, that's who. Here's a new video where he revises and updates my post "How to Feed Your Family on $10 Billion Per Day" which my pal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at iowahawk
A few months ago I was in Los Angeles for a car show, and decided to text Andrew Breitbart about getting together for drinks. We occasionally shared a glass or two whenever he was in Chicago, or I in L.A.;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at iowahawk
Separate water fountains.
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Besides hot rods and cheap beer, I am also a sucker for the clean, minimalist postwar industrial design revolution which has become known as Midcentury Modern. Enough of a sucker that me and my lovely missus make an annual February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at iowahawk
It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half. Diagramming plays. Texting their agents and German supermodel wives. Reviewing Belichick's aerial spy photos. It’s halftime in America,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at iowahawk
Sometimes our intrepid media class chooses to cover a story that perfectly (if inadvertently) illustrates the real problem: our intrepid media class. Case in point: the Washington Post's Sunday feature on the Solyndra scandal. In reading the headline one initially... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at iowahawk