Sad News -
With the release of Mike's latest book,'U.S. Route 101', I want to inform all of you of Mike's passing. Mike was diagnosed with brain cancer in January, 2014. Surgery, radiation and chemo followed.
Mike continued working on his passion, writing about the old U.S. highways and his Porsche 912 throughout his therapy. He did very well until August, 2015 when they discovered new tumor growth. The cancer grew rapidly and Mike died on October 15, 2015. He had so much more to give and so much more he wanted to do.
He has several almost finished books. The mechanics of their completion will be researched with the possibility of their release at a future time.
With sadness, I give you this news. A great life has been lost: Michael has begun a new journey.
Wife Bernadette joined the 912 and me for our full-length southbound journey on our westernmost U.S. highway from Tumwater WA to Los Angeles CA. Included are Oregon’s coastline, the giant California Redwoods and portions of “El Camino Real”, an important predecessor to U.S. Route 101 before the U.S. became a nation.
Just about any car can be a “highway Cruiser”. But what is it? It starts with a solid car in good condition that is then purpose-modified in certain ways to be safer, more reliable and more economically suited for long-distance (1,000+ miles) highway travel. Mike shows how it’s done, using his 1969 Porsche 912 as a primary example.