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John Elder Robison
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Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater
Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater

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Tech Inspection and Track Days - what we look for and why
I’ve been a tech inspector for track events for the Porsche
and Ferrari Clubs for the past 20 years.   Sometimes people ask what we require in a tech inspection, and how it
differs from Massachusetts state inspection.   In this essay I will show you. The pu...

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The Future of Collectible Land Rovers - Defender, Discovery, Range Rover Classic
Fifty years of off-road prowess built Land Rover an enviable
reputation.   Even
their newest and plushest offerings lived up to the 1960s slogan – No Road, No
Problem.   From its introduction in the
1950s the Land Rover was consistently one of the most capa...

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Mastering the Obvious in Autism Science
At this years IMFAR autism science conference I saw several presentations on seemingly obvious topics.  For example, one study (DaPaz, University of California at San Francisco) assessed the responses of 89 parents to their children’s autism.  The comments ...

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Getting involved guiding autism research
In the early days of autism research non-autistic doctors and scientists observed autistic people like me, asked questions, and then formulated their best ideas about what our problems were, and what research might be beneficial and interesting.  Autistic p...

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Tech Session for the Yankee Region RROC Rolls-Royce and Bentley club
On Sunday April 30 we were pleased to host the Yankee Region of the RROC - the national club for Bentley and Rolls-Royce motorcar enthusiasts - at our complex in Springfield, MA.  We looked at a bunch of member cars and we showed off some of our projects, i...

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Tire Monitor Systems (TPMS) and high performance cars
Tire monitoring systems first appeared on passenger cars
about 20 years ago.   They’ve been
mandated on passenger cars in the USA for a little more than a decade.   The idea was that underinflated tires
contribute to over 250,000 accidents every year, and t...

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Things to look for when buying a Bentley Continental GT
Things to look for when buying a Continental GT The Continental GT is the first Bentley to be
developed under VW ownership.   The car
was introduced for the 2003 model year and remains in production as of this
writing (2017)   The Continental GT has
been th...

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Changing to Evans Waterless Coolant
Vintage cars have some unique cooling system issues that
differentiate them from modern vehicles used for day-to-day
transportation.   We may be able to
address those issues with waterless coolant – a derivative of traditional
cooling technology. Convention...

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Interesting Visitors to the Robison Service Shop
We have the great fortune to see a lot of interesting cars at our Springfield shops.  Can you identify all the cars in these photos, from the past 6 months? John Elder Robison (c) 2017 John Elder Robison John Elder Robison is the general manager of J E Robi...

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Update - Hauling Bentley and other collector cars in trailers
Last fall I wrote a post on trailering collector cars .   We do a lot of hauling and many of our
vehicles are big, heavy vintage Bentleys.   We’ve seen the ongoing discussion on how to secure the cars and we wish
to weigh in with a fresh opinion. When hauli...
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