There is still no license process in mind, let alone an available license right now. If there was, I would have had a license three years ago. Instead, no one except CNN and a handful of schools are granted exceptions. Meanwhile in Germany a friend of mine can apply for a license through an already in-place process… » 1/19/15 10:30pm 1/19/15 10:30pm

Another fantastic column. However, you did now put yourself in a rather interesting position by stirring the great cauldron of Internet wrath in what seemed to be a revenge story, and now the baying (and moderately vengeful) masses are left without an outlet for their fury—and you've now taken the reasonable, logical… » 1/15/15 3:40pm 1/15/15 3:40pm

The "washed out" look is actually what raw (genuine raw, as in the file type) video footage looks like. Professional footage must be color corrected (true color correction—what's shown here, aside from the first pass, is color grading) with every clip. » 1/07/15 9:09pm 1/07/15 9:09pm

Actually, the import ban in the US was the product of Mercedes lobbyists who wanted to preserve exchange rate-related profits and prevent buyers of new vehicles from purchasing them overseas. No politician ran for election on the platform that he or she wanted to impose a ban on importation of any vehicle newer than… » 12/12/14 1:41pm 12/12/14 1:41pm

It is certainly spectacular, and it may be one of the last major finds from that era (at least until everything gets lost again), but thanks to the influx of rampant (but non-nostalgic) collectors in emerging markets, I'm fairly sure we'll have plenty of barn finds (or perhaps desert warehouse finds...) in the future. » 12/06/14 12:20pm 12/06/14 12:20pm