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by | Sep 23, 2022

Henry Ford was the antithesis of Elon Musk. The latter uses government to force people into cars that are more expensive and less practical, thereby diminishing personal mobility. The former designed and built a car that cost less (each successive…

by | Aug 28, 2022

Does anyone remember the Before Time? It was a time, not a long time ago — about 10 years — when it was common for family cars in the $30k range to come standard with V6 engines and when V8s…

by | Jul 21, 2022

One of the biggest economic incentives to drive a hybrid (or a full-boogie electric car) is not having to buy gas and — by dint of that — not having to pay the extortionate tax applied to the purchase of…

by | Jun 25, 2022

Isn’t it grand that, just perhaps — and for three whole months — gas may only cost slightly less than twice what it used to? Well, maybe. Assuming the cost of the gas, itself, does not triple by then. Such is the beneficence of President Joe…

by | Jun 3, 2022

The DeLorean isn’t coming back. And Mr. Fusion was never here. The car that was the star of the Back to the Future movies was a stainless-steel-bodied gull-wing coupe designed by John DeLorean, a former GM engineer and executive who was among those responsible…

by | May 9, 2022

Why ride a motorcycle?  You are exposed to the elements. It requires concentration, involvement. You cannot text. You may get wet. You are fully in control of the thing, especially if it’s a bike without ABS or stability control. There…

by | Apr 14, 2022

At the turn of the last century, cars were made to order, one at a time. “Body by Fisher” — some will remember — meant literally that. The body was made by Fisher, which began as a builder of coaches…

by | Mar 31, 2022

A long time ago, Hot Rod magazine — paper and all — published an article called “Caddy Hack.” It was not about web hackers. It was about taking panels off. They did that to see how quickly an otherwise completely stock…

by | Feb 19, 2022

Never mind the plethora of sound, objective reasons for not wanting an electric car. These have been elaborated at length many times previously. I just don’t want an electric car. For purely emotional, entirely subjective reasons. I cannot understand why anyone would want…

by | Jan 23, 2022

The good news is the federal mail delivery monopoly — the Postal Service — only lost half as much last year as it did the prior year. According to Reuters the USPS posted a net loss of $9.2 billion for…

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