Category Archives: 2008 Summer

Websurfing With Tom- Our picks of the web

Just like everyone else in the world, we at Tom Dwyer Automotive spend way too much time surfing the Internet.  To turn what could be wasted time into productive effort, we decided to start this new section of the newsletter … Continue reading

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Ian’s Car Care Corner- Bird Bomb Triage

With summer here you’re probably looking for ways to keep your car looking shiny and new, but you know the deal… minutes after you leave the carwash a bird offers his aerial opinion of your sparkling paint.  We all hate … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Summertime Pasta Salad

12 oz Rotini Pasta 12 oz Spinach Tortellini 2 doz Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 10 oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded 3 tbsp Olive Oil ¼ cup Olives, chopped 1 tbsp Fresh Dill, finely chopped … Continue reading

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Client Profile- Mark Haffey, “Details by Mark”

(503) 231-4945        1613 SE 6th AvenuePortland, OR        97214 Fanatical.  Obsessive.  Compulsive.  These are the qualities to look for in an auto detailer, and they’re the qualities that perfectly describe Mark Haffey of “Details by Mark”.  A Portland native, Mark has … Continue reading

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Technician Spotlight- Chris Waterbury

Although there aren’t any gearheads in his family of artists and engineers, Chris Waterbury, 35, has been taking things like lawnmowers apart since he was a baby so working on cars comes naturally to him.  Studying video production in Phoenix, … Continue reading

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Dumping the Guzzler- The trade-offs on your trade-ins

As we go to press with this newsletter the national average gas price for regular unleaded gasoline is $4.00 per gallon, down from $4.12 a couple weeks ago.  Folks who squirmed a little as they drove their Hummers or Suburbans … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Step Lightly? Understanding your carbon footprint

We hear constantly about the threat of global warming, and the possible threats to our coastlines, food production, and even the continuation of life on Earth.  We are told that to prevent global warming we have to reduce the carbon … Continue reading

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Local Mechanic Brews Alcohol in Backyard- Dwyer, Unrepentant, Swears “I’ll Do It Again!”

No, this isn’t a story about Tom Dwyer being carted off to jail for moonshining.  Two years ago, he was looking into the possibility of having our shop do conversions on cars to make them flex-fueled or even totally alcohol-fueled … Continue reading

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