Welcome to Skidmarks, a periodic column by NICOclub’s Guest Contributor Jerry Hofschneider. Skidmarks is an eclectic assortment of irreverent, humorous, and sometimes nostalgic commentaries on automotive-related themes. Pull up a chair, crack open a beverage, and enjoy Jerry’s wit and wisdom (and nearly 50 years of car enthusiasm) as he muses and rambles like only an old car guy can!
Postscript: We lost our friend Jerry in August 2017. He will be sorely missed by the NICOclub community. Safe travels, JHof. We’re proud to have had you aboard.
Whose skidmarks are these and how did they get here? Meet the man behind the marks as he shares his automotive-related wit and wisdom….
Stories about Cars
Or, How I Became a Car Nut Without Killing Myself or Anyone Else…
The $5 Chevy
Archaic Chevy Beats Wall Street, Beer-Drinkers Rejoice and girlfriend relents with the help of a good heater and large back seat…
Like a Good Woman, after massive plastic surgery, She Screams (and looks good doing it)…
Recollections of twisted metal and how some are lucky enough to survive youth…
Only Guy to Call me Dude
Arizona in the spring time, Route 66, backwoods bar and a new Nissan 350z…
Is The G Coupe a Better Z?
From Z to G, an enthusiasts comparison of the Nissan 350Z to the Infiniti G35 Coupe…
18 Years With a Z’s Cousin
The life and times of a 1987 Nissan 200sx; The cousin that could and did…
Busted in Georgia
What do the police, jail, a G35 and a waitress have in common with a “Midnight Special”?…
Z Irony Of It All
Boredom, illegal speeding and a biker bar.What do the three have to do with meeting a hottie in a Z?…
Day of the Cobra…A Mountain Story
A fall ride in the Blue Ridge mountains leads to a surprising classic auto show…
When You Get Caught Between The Z and New York City
The best thing about New York while driving a Z?The ride home…
Log of The Z–Remembering the Expensive Chimichanga
Enjoying the little things in life, driving a Z and Mexican food. Wait, where’s that Porta-Potty?…
Why I Stopped Caring About the Price of Gas
What to do when the G is sad and you are tired of sitting at home?Yep, ROAD TRIP…
A Supercar Buffet
A visit to the St Petersburg “Festival of Speed”…
The Fantasy Test Drive – Part I
From 1,000 miles to 11,000 miles on the odo, the Z gets a long break-in roadtrip..
The Fantasy Test Drive – Part II
From 1,000 miles to 11,000 miles on the odo, the Z gets a long break-in roadtrip…(continuation)
The Fantasy Test Drive – Part III
From 1,000 miles to 11,000 miles on the odo, the Z gets a long break-in roadtrip…(Final)
When 22.9 becomes over $4…
The Worst Car You Ever Owned?
What exactly was the “The Green Piece of Chit”?
And Now, A Hurricane!
Twin storms hit Florida, Jerry needn’t worry about his beer
4DSC Returns as an ’09 Maxima?
Jerry test drives the 2009 Nissan Maxima. Should NICOclub editors worry for their jobs?
Back from Nashville
Jerry finally gets to take another road trip
370Z Officially Out of The Closet
Trade-in time? Jerry tosses his opinion on the new 370z
History….One year since trading in the 350z and one year on NICO. How time passes
The wonderful Yugo GV…..Yeah, Jerry had one, technically.