"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Welcome to my garage.

NOTE: As of 25 November 2005 all further updates will be posted here at the new and improved:

Stargazer's Garage

I've made a few simple modifications to some cars I've owned: a 2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited, a 1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX, and a 2002 Mazda MPV ES. I started this this site in the hope the experiences I've encountered will be helpful for fellow owners and enthusiasts. Because the Passat, the MPV, and the Sequoia are all sold, I will no longer update those sections. However, I will continue to keep all the information online.

In the spring of 2005 I purchased a brand new Suzuki Burgman Type S and got my motorcycle endorsement over the summer. The Burgman is a 400cc "maxi-scooter" with a lot of zip and is great fun to ride.

My latest aquisition is a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI--300 hp and 300 lb-ft of rally-inspired fun!

Stargazer's STI

Thanks for visiting.

If you're looking for more information about the Passat or the MPV make sure you visit PassatWorld Forums (formerly ClubB5.com)and MPVClub.com because there are a lot of helpful people out there. If you're interested in other Volkswagen vehicles, VWVortex.com is where my obsession got started. 

My obsession has spread to my brother who went from a brand-new VW GTI to a modified R32 in less than one year. I'm so jealous! He's even made a web page with pictures and info on his R32. With my apologies to his wallet, click the image below to visit his site:

R32 Argent

For local VW enthusiasts check out VW Drivers of Vancouver where I'm sure you'll encounter "Dixie" in her second life. My Passat will always have a special place in my heart (that's why there's a VW sticker on the truck), but to all the great people I've shared information with, met at get-togethers, cruises (Krispy Kreme!) and car shows, here's to new experiences --so long, and thanks for all the fish!

Past vehicles I've Owned

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Disclaimer: As always, your mileage may vary. Everything listed on my pages has worked for me and my particular car. Part numbers are numbers I used and may be different for different models and years and is subject to change. Please verify everything with your dealer. I assume no responsibility for any modifications you do on your car. If you don't feel comfortable working with automotive electrical wiring I suggest you let someone with some experience do these modifications. Laws in your country/state/region/ may not allow you to modify systems such as the external lights on your car. Always check with your local authorities.

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BC Premier Arrested in Maui for Drunk Driving

CP Photo/Maui Police
B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, charged with drunk driving, is shown in booking photos released by Maui police. January 10, 2003 - Campbell blew .149 in a breathalizer test (almost double the limit) and was charged with drunk driving. New charges laid 11 Feb 2003 include speeding, failing to drive on the right side of a roadway and disregarding traffic lane markings. 

Way to go, Gordo!

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