About the Site

My name is Grant Barron Griffin and welcome to the Sir Wheelsy blog. I’ll call myself an automobile junkie, vintage scooter nut, collector and seller of interesting and strange objects so you get the idea. Bottom line is that I’ve loved anything with wheels from an early age.

The Summer of 2011, I found myself digging through dusty boxes of Lambretta parts at one of the greatest vintage motor-bike swap meets in Portland, Indiana and a few weeks later I was in attendence at what I believe to be the pinnacle of motoring, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  I realized that I’ve met a lot of similar people all over the world.  Be it the Museo Piaggio, a Cushman meet, Monterey Auto Week, a Chevy dealership in Louisiana, or just talking four-wheel drives over a beer, I always seem to meet interesting people who have the same passion for their wheeled vehicles.

At the suggestion of my wife, Martha, I started this blog to document some of mine and my friend’s motoring (and non-motoring) exploits and introduce you to some other wheel junkies. Holy Jeez, this is starting to sound like a messed up version of an Anthony Bourdain speech.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and posts as much as I do.

- Grant Barron Griffin (GranT urismo)



*photo courtesy of Carlos Cardoza


4 thoughts on “About the Site

  1. Great page, and many an interesting adventure you have been on. Kudos for the excellent photos too. Quick question, who is in that shot at the top of the pages and where can I see a full shot, or even more of these pics. This seems like it is super early, 20′s maybe 30′s?

    • Well Thank You. I’m glad you enjoy the site. The image is a photograph by Jacques-Henri Lartigue taken in 1904. His images of racing cars, sports, and sunbathers in France are amazing. The man driving the cart is his brother Zissou and the lady is Madeleine Thibault. Lots of information on the web regarding Lartigue if you run an image search.

      • Amazing. Thank you very much. I wanted to guess that early due to clothes etc but didn’t want to seem foolish. What fun that would have been back then, and to a small extent, still to this day. Going to do an image search now. I would love that pic as my desktop background :)

      • Wow, I have to come back and say thank you again. I will be researching and viewing Lartigue’s amazing and quite varied photography for some time to come. And of course coming back here to check out your own.

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