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  • 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 ...

  • Hack Mechanic Story Contest Winners!

    Jun 11, 13 • Publishing, TechComments Off
    Hack Mechanic Story Contest Winners!

    And the winners are…no window shopping. Click the link, dummies...

  • 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 ...

  • We Want Your Best Hack Mechanic Story

    May 31, 13 • Contest, Publishing3 Comments
    We Want Your Best Hack Mechanic Story

    The nice folks at Bentley Publishing in Cambridge, Massachusetts sent along two copies of Roundel magazine contributor Rob Siegel’s new book Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic: How Fixing Broken BMWs Helped Make Me Whole. We’re going to give them both away. Here’s how...

  • How the Automotive Aftermarket Crushes Criticism

    May 29, 13 • Publishing29 Comments
    How the Automotive Aftermarket Crushes Criticism

    If you remember from last week, I wrote a piece for BoldRide.com regarding the general lameness of Concours-style events. After that article went around, the following was written to me on another blog: “Comment by Bethany Sullivan on 26 May 2013: Mr. Fitzgerald: I represent the marketing interests of a number of aftermarket companies whose ...

  • Concours Snobs Get Snobby

    May 21, 13 • Featured, News, Publishing13 Comments
    Concours Snobs Get Snobby

    So I wrote a piece for Bold Ride the other day about why I thought concours events blow. I assumed I was going to lure in a few folks to tell me I how I was wrong and that was going to be the end of it. Turns out it was a bigger deal than ...

  • Clunker Nation Facebook Photo Contest

    May 14, 13 • PublishingComments Off
    Clunker Nation Facebook Photo Contest

    We’re running a photo contest over at our Facebook page. Send us your best clunker photo and whoever gets the most likes and shares gets a limited edition, not to be missed, special issue, private stock ClunkerNation.com bumper sticker. You can send entries to submissions@clunkernation.com until noon EST on Saturday, May 25. We’ll pick a ...

  • Hemmings Blast From The Past: 1962 Chrysler 300 Sport

    May 6, 13 • Featured, Publishing, Vintage CarsComments Off
    Hemmings Blast From The Past: 1962 Chrysler 300 Sport

    I wrote a lot of stuff in my eight years at Hemmings Motor News. It’s funny how things keep coming back around years later. A good example: Larry Phillips’ 1962 Chrysler 300 Sport Convertible, which I wrote about in 2005, was just selected to be part of the Classic Car Club of America Museum’s Experience ...

  • Working on a Book(s)

    Mar 27, 12 • PublishingComments Off
    Working on a Book(s)

    Hi Folks: It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I wanted to update you on a couple of items. First of all, I’ve done a whole bunch of pieces for the Boston Globe, which I’m pretty excited about. The latest is a piece on driving a Porsche Boxster in the snow. There’s also a piece ...

  • Boston Globe Magazine, Sunday, October 30

    Oct 28, 11 • New Cars, News, Publishing14 Comments
    Boston Globe Magazine, Sunday, October 30

    Just a quick post to let you know that I’m going to have a piece on the back page of the Boston Globe Magazine on Sunday, October 30. Check it out! If it’s online, I’ll post it up here. When I talk about my wife, my friends envy me. See, she’s as interested in cars ...