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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
It’s no fun getting pulled over by the police. Sometimes you know you’ve done something wrong and aren’t really surprised, but sometimes you have no idea what you’ve done to attract the attention of the local authorities. Turns out, driving a banana car is one of the things that attracts that kind of attention. […]
They say it’s the thought that counts, but if you put this kind of thought into a gift for your car friends, maybe you should just stick to a $10 gift card from Dunkie’s.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we asked our friends at Car Talk to come up with their worst food transportation horror stories. There were way to many great responses to include all of them here, but you can see the whole thread at Car Talk’s Facebook page. These were our favorites:
Thanksgiving really gets short shrift these days with Christmas sales starting around Labor Day. But since 1973, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been a staple in our house. SPOILER ALERT: In the final moments, Charlie Brown and his pals pile into the wayback of his unseen parents’ station wagon. It’s how you got to your […]
DISCLAIMER: Do not leave your dog in the car with the engine running, even for a second because the next thing you know, your best buddy is going to be doing donuts in your cul de sac. That’s what happened to this Port St. Lucie, Florida Ford Taurus owner, who left his pooch in the […]