I am Michael Carnell. There, that is settled! I was born in Louisiana and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. When I graduated from the College of Charleston I lived for a while in Savannah, Georgia, before moving to Atlanta. When we grew tired of living in Atlanta and dealing with traffic, we moved back home to Charleston and have been here ever since. Yes, Charleston is home.
For my technical breakdown, please check out my Technical Page.
My interests are varied but include writing, collecting books, messing around with old British cars, watching soccer, studying and playing with trains and trolleys of all varieties, and traveling as much as possible.
We have to talk about cars since I am a car guy. At the moment, I alternate between Catherine, pictured below, and the “Red Pregnant Whale” which is a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan that I picked up dirt cheap. Hey, it has A/C! I also have a 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 that is about to become my regular drive, I just need to finish cleaning out and reassembling the fuel system.
As mentioned above, Catherine is my 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100. I drive her to work occasionally but mostly to shows and on weekend outings. This is a wonderful car which was shipped over from England about 10 years ago by a friend of mine on the West Coast. Luckily when it came time for the car to find a new home I was first in line. She truly is a dream come true.
Finally, I have a 1977 MGB roadster that I am restoring and preparing to get back on the road – it is out there in the garage just itching to be driven.
On the work side, I am a programmer and sys admin for the Medical University of South Carolina. I have also done a good bit of writing for technical publications of both the print and electronic variety. For more details on what I have written, check out my list of publications.
Thanks for visiting, and if you want to contact me just use one of the links below.