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Garage Time

It happens every so often when the earth, moon and stars align. It is one of the most cherished things any car junkie could ask for. A whole weekend to yourself, out in the garage unencumbered, is like your own personal holiday. I was fortunate enough to have one such weekend recently, and I...

"Laissez faire" driving with Autopilot  engaged

Cars not Computers

  I have been attempting to follow the automotive industry’s new technologies. Some of the gadgets and do-dads have some substance, but as a whole, I am having a hard time following where the automotive industry is going. How many cameras do we really need to drive? Last time I counted I came up...

When you are staring at a crossroads

Those around me know I am a wagon guy at heart. Although I have never owned any of the classics, I have always tended to gravitate towards the size and presence of a wagon. They just seem to “fit” my personality and needs. I own a 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T and have had it...

Where has common sense gone?

I just read that there will be yet another recall on Chrysler vehicles because of their eight-speed electronic shifters. Most will read this and pass it off as another issue with quality control and chalk it up to another failed product from a large manufacturer. The problem is that this is not the issue...

Is the future electric?

I arrived at work this morning and went through my morning routine of checking emails and glancing over the daily automotive news when a headline stood out to me. The story was about the huge number of people plunking down $1,000 to secure an order for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 electric car. What...

It sold for how much?

Recently, I received an email from a reader from across the pond in the UK. The email touched on the sky-high values of collector cars owned by celebrities. With Jerry Seinfeld selling off a few of his prized Porsches at the recent Amelia Island auction for a good chunk of change, I started to...

When is too much not enough?

When is too much power a bad thing? I love power! How much power is enough when it comes to our cars? The adrenaline-fueled, muscle car-headed answer would be that there is “never enough power.” After the come down from such Red Bull-infused delusions you are faced with the reality that there comes a...

Brand War Vs

Brand Loyalty

    Have you ever sat down and wondered why you love Fords so much? I am sure it is because they are the most dependable and stylish vehicles to have ever graced the open road. I bet your buddy who drives a Chevy would say the same about his ride. Wait, do I...

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What makes a car special?

The other day I started to think about the underlying reasons I am drawn to cars. There are a million and one other hobbies I could gravitate towards. Don’t get me wrong, I have other interests besides cars, yet the draw to these metal machines pulls the strongest. Perhaps it is the symbolic nature...

DOHbolt

Doh! I just didn’t do that!

  We have all been there at one time or another. The worst part is that you cannot blame anyone but yourself. You feel stupid and wish you could turn the back the clock, but barring a breakthrough in quantum physics, you are out of luck. I had one of those moments recently working...