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  • Fuck DARPA: A Clunker Manifesto

    Jul 30, 13 • Featured, New Cars, RantsComments Off
    Fuck DARPA: A Clunker Manifesto

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist. It’s not because I don’t think that the government would love to start snooping around at what’s in my sock drawer, mind you. It’s because nobody in the government can seem to orchestrate a blowjob in a bus station men’s room without getting caught. But the more I read about ...

  • Phoenix Motorcars: Who styled this thing?

    Jul 19, 13 • Featured, New Cars2 Comments
    Phoenix Motorcars: Who styled this thing?

    (Ed. Note: We’ve got a really cool post today from reader Roger Niebolt on automotive styling, and the Phoenix Motorcars pickup he ran into. Welcome, Roger. Thanks for the post. — Craig) I live near Oxnard, in southern California.  This gives a confirmed motorhead like me many delicious opportunities to view countless celebrity-owned exotics—on their ...

  • Morning Edition’s Story on Toy Cars is Preposterous

    Morning Edition’s Story on Toy Cars is Preposterous

    For the last 25 years, I have been a regular NPR listener. My habits have changed slightly since the advent of the podcast, but I still listen at least once a day. I generally love the coverage, but I’ll say this: Every time Morning Edition or All Things Considered talk about cars or music, I ...

  • Photos: Hot Wheels Camaro, 2014 Silverado

    Jun 28, 13 • New Cars6 Comments
    Photos: Hot Wheels Camaro, 2014 Silverado

    Just a quick post from an event I went to last night. Chevrolet came to New England with some very cool stuff last night, including the Hot Wheels Camaro, and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, which I think I might be in love with...

  • Banned: 7 Cars to Have Sex In

    Jun 27, 13 • New Cars, News, Publishing6 Comments
    Banned: 7 Cars to Have Sex In

    (Ed. Note: Apparently, a certain major search engine has a “family audience.” That audience is fine with front-page promotion of a “Red Band” trailer for an R-Rated movie in which Jason Statham graphically shatters a guy’s elbow (see below), but humorous allusions to sex in a car? Why, I never. Anyway, here’s the post, in ...

  • What are you reading?

    Jun 7, 13 • Featured, New Cars, Publishing7 Comments
    What are you reading?

    I like cars and I like reading about them. As a “car guy” people sometimes ask my opinion about cars they’re considering to purchase so I need to have some working knowledge of what’s current. Once in a while I buy new cars myself so I want to know what’s new to guide my own ...

  • What’s a Clunker?

    May 18, 13 • New Cars5 Comments
    What’s a Clunker?

    Contributor David Esch wrote something for me the other day. Reader Brian Epro mentioned exactly the same thing. People have an idea in their heads of what a “clunker” is. For some, it’s a crappy car they never want to see again. For others, it’s tied up in the 400,000 cars the government crushed in ...

  • The Eternal Dilemma: New Cars vs. Used Cars

    May 13, 13 • eBay Finds, New Cars, Vintage Cars1 Comment
    The Eternal Dilemma: New Cars vs. Used Cars

    Iris mist. You won’t find it in the paint samples. But the Chrysler folks said I could have it. 164 hp, 2.5 litre V-6. Power heated mirrors and a tach no less. “Cab-forward.” I was married 4 years and biting the bullet. “I’ll take it” I said. That 1995 Cirrus was the first new car ...

  • Boston Globe – 2013 Beetle Convertible

    May 9, 13 • New CarsComments Off
    Boston Globe – 2013 Beetle Convertible

    I write about new cars for the Boston Globe, as well as keeping this blog up to date. Last weekend, the paper ran one of my articles on new convertibles...

  • Kiplinger’s List For People Who Hate Cars

    Apr 25, 13 • Commuting, Featured, New Cars3 Comments
    Kiplinger’s List For People Who Hate Cars

    Kiplinger’s is a pretty good personal finance/business magazine, but the cars they’re recommending on their 2013 Cheapest Cars list is a parade of vehicles that offer all of the spirit and pure enjoyment of a catheter. Buying new is never cheap, and if cheap is all your interested in, you’re left with the new cars ...