Monday, September 26, 2022
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2023 Lincoln Corsair

4
Lincoln - Ford’s luxury car division - no longer sells cars, at all.  Lincoln is now Ford’s luxury SUV division - embodying a general trend...

2022 Honda Insight

13
It’s interesting that partially electric cars (which are nearly "zero emissions" cars at the tailpipe) have fallen out of favor - with government regulators...

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

3
Before there were “SUVs,” there were 4x4s such as the original Ford Bronco, the Chevy K-5 Blazer and the International Scout. These were go-anywhere...

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

6
There are lots of crossover SUVs available to choose from. Too many, arguably - in that so many are so much the same.  One that...

2023 Land Rover Defender Carpathia

6
It is said - fairly - that as good as new cars are in terms of just working, usually for almost forever and without...

2022 Mercedes S580

11
A measure of the sea changes in the new car market is that even in the $100k luxury car market, a V8 engine -...

2023 Chevy Malibu

18
It is the end of the line, almost. And of something else, too. The 2023 Chevy Malibu is almost the last car Chevy still sells...

2022 Genesis G80

12
What works well once often works well, again. Even if it’s not you who’s doing it, this time around. As for example what Toyota did...

2022 Toyota Tundra

25
Japanese-brand cars have gone from a non-presence (before the '70s) to a small presence (in the '70s) to a major presence (by the '80s)....

2022 Subaru WRX

20
The just-redesigned Subaru WRX does not have a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine - making it different from others in its class -...

2022 Mazda Miata

33
Here is a tonic - for those who still see cars as more than just  . . . transportation:  Mazda no longer offers an automatic...

2022 Toyota Camry

20
You can still get a V6 engine in Toyota’s Camry, which is the only remaining mid-sized/family-priced sedan that offers more than a four. Engines...

Classic Cars

Once, We Were Interested

59
Why is interest in cars waning - among the young, especially? The ones who used to be the most interested in cars? There are many...

Doomed: Pontiac Fiero (1984-1988)

22
John Z. DeLorean, the eccentric but indisputably brilliant father of the 1964 GTO, also had a vision for a sexy, low-slung Pontiac two-seater. He...

We Name Things We Love

24
When someone says they once owned a Corvair - or a Corvette - a story almost invariably ensues, prompted by fond or at least...

Modularity

37
It's easy enough to make fun of the performance-plucked cars of the mid-late '70s, some of which - including this writer's '76 Pontiac Trans-Am...

The Compliance Song . . .

39
Volare! Back in ’76, it wasn’t just a cruise ship lounge song. It was Plymouth’s new “compact” car - which by today’s standards would have...

The Off-Grid Car

26
The interest in tiny homes - and off-grid living - reflects a growing weariness with being carried along, unwillingly, by the rip-tide of "technology"...

A Case of the Heavies

50
This is a tale of two trucks, kinda-sorta. Both not really being trucks in that while they have beds, like trucks do, neither were...

Sleeping Bag . . .

3
It may not be feasible, soon, to drive my old muscle car - the Great Pumpkin, also known as the Orange Barchetta - courtesy...

How it Survived

27
As people who know me already know, I own a bright orange - technically, Carousel Red - 1976 Trans-Am. I have owned it for...

The Last Camaro . . . Again? 

39
It looks like the Camaro is about to get retired - again. This time may be the last time, though. And it’s different this time,...

Mechanical vs. Electronic Fuel Delivery

37
When I point out the various downsides of electric cars I am often accused of “hating” electric cars. Which I do - but that...

Motorcycles

A Little Therapy . . .

17
Owning a motorcycle is about more than just riding it. Caring for it is a big part of it. There are sound practical reasons for...

The Kz and the EV

48
Yesterday I did something I doubt anyone will be doing 46 years from now - at least, not with anything that's new right now. That...

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

81
It’s hard to know what’s really going on when it’s not being reported.  Much less explained. One example of this is the not-reported news - which...

Your First Bike

17
There is an exception to the rule about not spending money in order to save it. That exception is the two-wheeled alternative to four-wheeled...

Fun Sometimes Costs!

31
There is a saying about horses for courses. It means: Don’t take a Cyldesdale to the Kentucky Derby. Nonetheless, it’s sometimes fun to do...

Helmets, Again . . .

31
I've tried several times to make clear my point of view regarding helmets, on both practical as well as philosophical grounds. Do they "work"?...

Air-Cooled vs. Water-Cooled Bikes

15
Lots of interest in motorcycles now - for practical reasons. They are a way of dealing with the doubling of the price of gas...

Helmet Laws Are Unsafe . . . and Worse

60
The other night, I went for an evening ride with my girlfriend  - neither of us wearing a helmet, which is no longer legal...

Night Riding

22
Some things are better done in the dark. Riding a motorcycle, for instance.  At night, you do not have the sun in your face. You...

How to Double – Even Triple – Your Gas Mileage

38
There is not much we can do about the doubling-plus of the price of gas, which is a function of our money buying less...

The Art of the Ride

26
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...

Diaper Report: 9/26/2022

8
Yesterday, I cruised past the local regional hospital for my area of SW Virginia. It is the same hospital I cruised past on a...

The New Brands vs. the Gone Ones

29
There are about a half-dozen fewer brands of new cars today than there were about fifteen years ago - and almost all of them...

“Environmentalism” vs. Conservationism

32
Before there was "environmentalism" there was conservationism. The latter being about not wasting stuff. That it was better to save than to spend - for...

No More Down by the River?

72
"Electrification" - as it is styled - is also an attack upon those of modest means, who can least afford a 30-50 percent increase...

How the Left Advances . . . One Step at a...

26
The reason the Left advances is because it never stop advancing. This is of course a simple tautology - but no less trenchantly true for...

Weaponized Etymology

38
Who needs government regulations when you have General Motors? The world's once-largest automaker and now world's second-greatest rent-seeker (after Tesla Motors) says it wants even...

Incompetent – or Malicious?

103
Are the people who rule us merely incompetent, but well-intended? Or are they deliberately malicious? It has to be one or the other. So which...

More DWV (Driving While Vaccinated)

5
Here's another one! Every day, there's another one. Every time I go for a drive I encounter one. Or more. Here's one more:

Latest Radio: David Knight Show 9/21/22

2
Here's the audio of my conversation yesterday with David Knight, host of Real News With David Knight. We talked about the Happy News that...

Henry Ford vs. Elon Musk

37
Henry Ford was the antithesis of Elon Musk. The latter uses government to force people into cars that are more expensive and less practical,...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 9/20/22

8
Here's the audio of my talk earlier today with my friend Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah. We talked about...

The “Pandemic” is “Over”

42
Isn't it wonderful that the "pandemic" is "over" - now that Joes Says So? And just like that, it is. Except, of course, it...

Cycles

A Little Therapy . . .

17
Owning a motorcycle is about more than just riding it. Caring for it is a big part of it. There are sound practical reasons for...

The Kz and the EV

48
Yesterday I did something I doubt anyone will be doing 46 years from now - at least, not with anything that's new right now. That...

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

81
It’s hard to know what’s really going on when it’s not being reported.  Much less explained. One example of this is the not-reported news - which...

Your First Bike

17
There is an exception to the rule about not spending money in order to save it. That exception is the two-wheeled alternative to four-wheeled...

Fun Sometimes Costs!

31
There is a saying about horses for courses. It means: Don’t take a Cyldesdale to the Kentucky Derby. Nonetheless, it’s sometimes fun to do...

Air-Cooled vs. Water-Cooled Bikes

15
Lots of interest in motorcycles now - for practical reasons. They are a way of dealing with the doubling of the price of gas...

Helmet Laws Are Unsafe . . . and Worse

60
The other night, I went for an evening ride with my girlfriend  - neither of us wearing a helmet, which is no longer legal...

Night Riding

22
Some things are better done in the dark. Riding a motorcycle, for instance.  At night, you do not have the sun in your face. You...

How to Double – Even Triple – Your Gas Mileage

38
There is not much we can do about the doubling-plus of the price of gas, which is a function of our money buying less...

The Art of the Ride

26
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...

Dumb – As Seen in the Rearview

52
We all do dumb things - which we thought at the time we did them were smart things. One of the dumbest things I’ve...

New Car Reviews

2023 Lincoln Corsair

4
Lincoln - Ford’s luxury car division - no longer sells cars, at all.  Lincoln is now Ford’s luxury SUV division - embodying a general trend...

2022 Honda Insight

13
It’s interesting that partially electric cars (which are nearly "zero emissions" cars at the tailpipe) have fallen out of favor - with government regulators...

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

3
Before there were “SUVs,” there were 4x4s such as the original Ford Bronco, the Chevy K-5 Blazer and the International Scout. These were go-anywhere...

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

6
There are lots of crossover SUVs available to choose from. Too many, arguably - in that so many are so much the same.  One that...

2023 Land Rover Defender Carpathia

6
It is said - fairly - that as good as new cars are in terms of just working, usually for almost forever and without...

2022 Mercedes S580

11
A measure of the sea changes in the new car market is that even in the $100k luxury car market, a V8 engine -...

2023 Chevy Malibu

18
It is the end of the line, almost. And of something else, too. The 2023 Chevy Malibu is almost the last car Chevy still sells...

2022 Genesis G80

12
What works well once often works well, again. Even if it’s not you who’s doing it, this time around. As for example what Toyota did...

2022 Toyota Tundra

25
Japanese-brand cars have gone from a non-presence (before the '70s) to a small presence (in the '70s) to a major presence (by the '80s)....

2022 Subaru WRX

20
The just-redesigned Subaru WRX does not have a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine - making it different from others in its class -...

2022 Mazda Miata

33
Here is a tonic - for those who still see cars as more than just  . . . transportation:  Mazda no longer offers an automatic...

A Measure of the Obsolescing

48
Once upon a time, the car industry was accused of planning obsolescence - i.e., designing cars to be replaced, ideally as soon (and as...

Livecasts?

11
I am considering attempting to do a "live" show - so to speak - using Rumble or YouTube. The idea would be to respond...

Reader Question: Air Filter Shelf Life?

1
Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply! Mark asks: I've stocked up on air filters for both my bike and my car. With...
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