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 […]
Automobile manufacturers pull out all the stops a couple times per year to make the most of their sales potential. One of the most apparent marketing initiatives always comes during the Christmas holiday season. Lexus’ tag line is the “Lexus December to Remember” Sales Event. Chrysler’s is called the “Big Finish 2014.” A new study […]
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 been snowing pretty much non-stop for the last two days and we’ve witnessed people in technologically advanced SUVs with all-wheel drive almost send their rigs out into the woods, regardless. In the old days, battling winter required specialized heavy equipment that looked like it came off the set of The Road Warrior. Let’s take […]
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 […]
If you’ve operated an automobile over the last decade or so, you’ve probably been aware that headlights have become exceedingly obnoxious. Ford Super Duty drivers, in particular, must spend half their nighttime driving flashing oncoming drivers that, no, their high beams aren’t on, but their low beams are so blinding that it makes the high […]
Halloween is one of the most likely days of the year for your car to be vandalized. Trick-or treaters will ply our streets for candy. A very small percentage may also have some random mischief in mind. Here’s what to do if your car is targeted.
With every passing year, automotive features that were once ubiquitous are relegated to the scrapheap.