April 7, 2015
C ALVIN MILLER, 23, of Blue Bell, is co-founder and CEO of MotorCar Studios, a digital-content-marketing company promoting the classic-car and car-restoration markets. The startup specializes in Web videos, mini-documentaries and photography to develop content-marketing strategies for its clients. Q: The backstory on the idea for MotorCar Studios? A: It started in an entrepreneurship class last year at Temple. The idea was to start a business and be profitable by the end of fall semester.
November 8, 2014 |
The buzz at Joe Hand's Gym that came with Bernard Hopkins' media day last week had simmered. A day later, it was time for the 49-year-old to focus again on Saturday's fight against Sergey Kovalev. The dozen spectators - mostly members of Hopkins' camp - pulled up chairs or sat on the tile floor. They watched in near silence, speaking in whispers, as Hopkins readied to spar at the Northern Liberties gym. Hopkins called his opponent "Iron Fists," a 27-year-old Ukranian who was instructed to mimic Kovalev's fighting style.
April 6, 2013 |
Roger Ebert, America's moviegoer-in-chief, died Thursday in his beloved Chicago, where for 46 years his ardent reviews drew readers to the Sun-Times. He was 70 and, since 2002, valiantly had faced down cancers of the salivary and thyroid kind. Mr. Ebert posted a blog Tuesday announcing that he was taking a "leave of presence" from intensive reviewing while he received radiation treatments for yet another cancer recurrence. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Ebert was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize.
April 5, 2013 |
Roger Ebert, America's moviegoer-in-chief, died Thursday in his beloved Chicago where for 46 years his ardent reviews drew readers to the Sun-Times. He was 70 and since 2002 valiantly had faced down cancers of the salivary and thyroid kind. Mr. Ebert posted a blog Tuesday announcing that he was taking a "leave of presence" from intensive reviewing while he received radiation treatments for yet another cancer recurrence. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Ebert was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize.
August 3, 2012 |
A Kensington garage housing 15 classic cars and up to 19 additional vehicles caught fire Wednesday morning, likely damaging all the cars beyond repair, according to a fire department official and the garage owner. The garage on the 1900 block of East Westmoreland Street had been home to most of the vehicles owned by the Latin Cruisers Car Club since the club was founded in 1991 by Hispanic antique-car enthusiasts, who felt unwelcome in the city's mostly white car clubs, said club president Scott Tennesen.
August 2, 2012 |
A two-alarm fire ripped through a garage building in Kensington today, sending black smoke billowing into the sky and damaging or destroying at least 15 classic cars. One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion suffered while battling the blaze at Jasper and East Cornwall Streets. The fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. and escalated to a second alarm about 9:45 a.m. as 150 firefighters and 22 pieces of equipment responded to the blaze, officials said.
July 11, 2012 |
Max Foltz never knew Jerry Warfel, but had Jerry's life not come to an early and tragic end, they would have been classmates last fall in the automotive program at Chester County's Center for Arts and Technology's Brandywine Campus. Instead, Jerry Warfel died along with three companions in a late-night car accident July 3, 2011, at age 14, before he could begin school at CAT-Brandywine. And Foltz, at the request of Warfel's parents, ended up helping restore a 1963 Chevy II Nova that their son had begun working on when he was 11, with the goal of driving it to his senior prom.
May 15, 2012 |
Three years ago, Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez wrote about Matt Miller, an aspiring young triathlete who survived a cycling crash that, but for an extraordinary stroke of luck, would have killed him. The stories drew an overwhelming response from readers. Vitez gives a full account of Matt's accident and his struggle to recover in a newly published book, "The Road Back: A Journey of Grace and Grit. " The following excerpt comes from the opening chapter. Mark Harris didn't know what caused the cyclist to spill over the double yellow line and fall into the path of the oncoming blue Porsche, but he saw it happen.
November 28, 2008 |
When the stock market plunged a few weeks ago, Lou Mandich wondered whether the phone would ring again at his Last Chance Garage. Mandich, who specializes in the care and repair of vintage automobiles, needn't have worried. Customers still call, and Mandich and his team of three mechanics have at least a two-week backlog. "I think we are just fortunate to have a large customer base," Mandich modestly explains. He could have added "loyal" and "peculiar. " People who love old cars, anyone familiar with the hobby will tell you, love them profoundly and irrationally.
August 27, 2008 |
James A. Grundy, 81, formerly of Riverton, retired owner of an insurance agency for car collectors, died of Alzheimer's disease Friday at Manor Care in Towson, Md. Mr. Grundy graduated from Lower Merion High School. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Philippines and Korea. After his discharge, he worked for an insurer in Philadelphia, then established his firm in Jenkintown in the mid-1950s. He began to specialize in policies for classic cars after his father-in-law, Sam Baily, a collector, said the policies would be profitable because the cars were valuable and unlikely to be damaged in accidents.