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Archive for June, 2011

  • This Week on ThrottleYard

    This Week on ThrottleYard

    I’m having a great time finding cool bikes for sale and writing about them on ThrottleYard. It’s really forcing me to try and think about the bikes an audience of enthusiasts would find interesting, and I think I’ve managed to come up with some neat stuff. Check ‘em out and leave comments: 1956 Bianchi Mendola ...

  • Sweet Leaf

    Jun 22, 11 • Commuting, New Cars4 Comments
    Sweet Leaf

    I’m not a proponent of alternative fuels, alternative power, hybrid cars or anything other than the internal combustion engine. We’ve come nowhere near the end of what an internal combustion engine is capable of. Fuel mileage can be dramatically increased if we’d all just get used to the fact that our workaday passenger cars can’t ...

  • Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

    Jun 20, 11 • News, NHTSA, Publishing, Vintage Cars4 Comments
    Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

    Two stories in the last few days have cemented my opinion that every news channel should have a legitimate automotive expert on speed-dial, if not on staff. The first was the news that ABC News’s “Chief Investigative Correspondent” Brian Ross won himself a coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative report on the Toyota Prius’s ...

  • Your humble scribe on ThrottleYard

    Jun 16, 11 • Motorcycles4 Comments
    Your humble scribe on ThrottleYard

    If you’re anything like me, before your feet hit the floor in the morning, you’re combing eBay, Craigslist, and every other classified site you can think of to see what’s out there for vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles for sale. BringATrailer.com was a revelation to me. “Wait, you mean I don’t have to find this ...

  • 2011 Jeep Compass Latitude: Adios.

    Jun 16, 11 • New Cars2 Comments
    2011 Jeep Compass Latitude: Adios.

    Disclaimer: This is a harsh review. Lest anyone think this is some kind of a blanket indictment of Jeep or Chrysler, it’s not. I’ve seen Chrysler build a truly fine new Charger, Grand Cherokee, Durango, 200 and 300 already, so I’m excited to see what’s in store in the coming years. The Compass/Patriot is mercifully ...