The Greatest Generation marks time by V-J and V-E Day. Baby Boomers by the first time they saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. For Gen X’ers, it’s the first time they heard the opening chords of Waylon Jennings’ guitar on the first episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, which first aired on CBS 40 years […]
It’s the myth that just seems to keep on giving. Any time the temperature dips below freezing, a whole lot of opinion based on myth, conjecture and urban legend gets published regarding whether or not its safe to let your engine sit at idle for any length of time before driving off. We’re here to […]
Americans have abandoned the sedan and have pledged their love to the crossover, an amalgam of the best features of both sedans and traditional SUVs. The trouble for many of us, though, is that $20,000 to start, for a 2WD, bare-bones economy crossover is a little too taxing on the bank account.
In one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last sermons before he was assassinated in 1968, he provided some very distinct advice on how much you should spend on a car. It was part of a
There have been two pace car incidents at major races that have special places in the annals of ignominy. The first a lot of people remember: Car dealer Eldon Palmer crashed a Dodge Challenger into the press box at the Indy 500 in 1971, with astronaut John Glenn in the back seat. The second? Not […]
Recently, we posted a story on things taller drivers should be looking out for when purchasing a new vehicle. It suddenly became obvious that we should also provide some advice for those of lesser stature. We polled our smaller friends to find out their challenges when finding a new car.
Here in the US, we have a love/hate relationship with car/truck hybrids. We’ve produced two — the Chevrolet El Camino (and its twin, the GMC Sprint) and the Ford Ranchero — and they have both rabid fans. In Australia, though, car/truck hybrids know as “utes” are popular alternatives to the compact pickups from Toyota, Nissan, […]
It’s that time of year when everybody is feeling generous, and people like your mailman are leaving holiday cards in your mailbox to remind you that they’d really appreciate a few bucks for the service they’ve provided over the course of a year. The people you often don’t think about, though, are the people who […]
Back before Nintendo Switch, Frozen 2 merch and the Consumer Protection Agency, the toys we got under the tree had the real risk of injury and/or house fire. Some were good, some not so good. We’ve cataloged some of the biggest winners and losers from the Sears Wish Book, circa 1977.