Category Archives: General Automotive

Anti-Drunk Driving Systems

America has always had a fairly tolerant attitude toward drunk driving. Back when I first started driving (way last century!) cops would escort drivers who had too much to drink back to their homes and stand guard outside to make … Continue reading

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Getting On Track

And now for something completely different! A story of a man, his car and a race track full of tight, twisty turns. The challenge? Drive as fast as you dare without spinning off into the weeds. Technically, it’s a High … Continue reading

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My New Roadster

In 1955, a neighbor took me for a ride in hisĀ  Jaguar XK-120. It was Olde English white with red leather interior. I still remember the smell of hot oil, the sound of the exhaust, the feel of the wind … Continue reading

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Are Fuel Cell Cars The Answer?

According to Gas 2.0, Ford, Mercedes Benz and Nissan have decided to pool their resources to bring affordable fuel cell vehicles to market as soon as possible. Most of us have no idea what a fuel cell is or why … Continue reading

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Peugeot’s New Hybrid Technology Is A Lot Of Hot Air.

And that’s a good thing! Today’s automotive world is obsessed with hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars. All of them have one glaring weakness – the batteries they need to work are heavy and expensive. They also contain lithium, a … Continue reading

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Does Stuff Make You Happy?

I have always wanted a 1952 Jaguar XK 120. My pediatrician owned one. He was a friend of the family and one summer day he took me for a ride in it. I still remember being 7 years old and … Continue reading

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How Much Does Your Car Cost To Own?

The new car market currently offers 4 types of cars: Conventional Cars, Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids and Electrics. Prices vary from about $10,000 to $40,000, with luxury and premium models costing much more. Many manufacturers are offering low interest loans and … Continue reading

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