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More home made movies

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in David's Blog

Here is a video made by Rolf Meyer, Continental’s founder and Erich’s Dad. Erich’s Dad Rolf must have been a really creative guy. Last week we saw his home filmed movie of a cycling race in Deep Cove. This week’s video is of a summer drive in a beautiful MGA. First the wash, then some fly-by shots, then some in-car action. It’s a greatĀ film that must have taken some time and care to make. Remember- this was film edited by hand- literally cutting and pasting. It doesn’t surprise me that Rolf was creative. Erich is one of the most creative people I’ve...

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Deep Cove Bike Race

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in David's Blog

First off, I’m sorry. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. My loyal fans (Hi Mom!) deserve an explanation, but I have none. Just the usual “I’ve been so busy”. We all sure love to be busy, don’t we? I keep busy by riding my bike. If I’m not at the shop or playing with our cats I’m out riding bikes. I’m currently the only cyclist in the shop, but I’m not the first. One of the founders of the shop also rode and raced bikes. Fritz Cronjaeger was Erich’s Uncle and one of the original owners of Continental Repairs. Not...

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Old and New

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in David's Blog

What’s harder to work on, old cars or new cars? What’s more fun? It’s hard to say. It probably depends on who you ask. I like working on old cars. They have character. They require a type of skill and knowledge that is hard to find. When I work on old cars I am given the freedom to fiddle a bit: to adjust instead of replace, to massage back into usefulness. But old cars are dirty and frustrating and rusty. You can’t have timelines with old cars, they just won’t allow it. So most guys like fixing newer cars. I like fixing new cars. The technology is interesting....

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This Old Shop

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in David's Blog

    It’s a bit drafty. The doors aren’t quite straight. The upstairs creaks and the roof tends to leak. We wouldn’t want it any other...

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Come in. Eat our sweet fruits. Drink our fine coffee. Please.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in David's Blog

There is fruit on our front counter now. Please take a piece of fruit. Perhaps it’s morning and you’ve skimped on breakfast because you needed to bring your car into the shop. Perhaps you just like apples. For any old reason, please take a piece of fruit. We selected the container carefully. Not too girly. Not too mechanicy. A good, clean container that has never held anything but fruit. If not the fruit, then try the coffee. On some days it’s as good as any. On others, its still better than most. No flavoured water here. There are four mugs just waiting to be used....

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They can’t all be German

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in David's Blog

We specialize in Volkswagen and Audi, but we work on all sorts around here. Asian cars. German cars. The occasional British car even sneaks in. Ahem…yeah, we screen the Brits pretty carefully. This week, we’ve got a Maserati, and not just any Maserati. No roachy 80′s Bi-turbo. No sketchy Ghibli with strange electrics and finicky carbs. No, this one is actually quite sweet. A 2006 Gransport. We can’t agree if it’s fully pretty. It’s nice. It turns heads, and it sure looks good out front, but it’s a bit portly in the haunches, it’s got a body...

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