January 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the debut of ThroTTle, "Richmond's Better Magazine". Click the links below to see the actual early issues and other cool stuff. Thanks for visiting and remembering the first publishing year of this influential and beloved publication. For information on Issues 1-5 click on the archives at lower right. Paste up or shut up!
"Drivits with Whip Welder", a creation of Dale Brumfield, was a regular column about an insane, grumpy home handyman to whom no household, automotive or industrial repair was too difficult or imposing. Drivits ran for about 16 issues, with forays into Russian trolley repair, home people-mover construction, warehouse renovation and other unorthodox design and repair projects. Some of the letters were real.