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2022 Toyota Tundra

12
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...

2022 Genesis GV70

1
If something works, why not do it again?  Last year, Genesis launched the GV80 - the first mid-sized luxury crossover SUV to be offered by...

2022 Mazda CX-9

6
It’s hard to make a crossover different from all the other crossovers  . . . without making it something other than just another crossover. It’s...

2022 VW Tiguan

5
The stiffest competition for VW’s Tiguan may be . . . another VW. That one being the one VW introduced last year as the...

2023 Toyota Supra

13
We all could use some good news, given the news - so here is some very good news, for a change: The previously automatic-only Toyota...

2023 Chrysler 300

11
Chrysler - the luxury division of Dodge - is down to just two models on offer. One of them probably won’t be around for...

2022 Jaguar XF

13
Jaguar - the luxury brand known for its cars - currently makes only two of them. And only one of them is a sedan.  The...

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric (vs. the Not)

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Is it worth the extra spend - to the tune of $12,700 - to buy the electric version of Hyundai’s Kona rather than the...

2022 Infiniti QX80

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There is a boundary layer - of iridium - above which there are no dinosaur bones to be found - because the dinosaurs were...

Classic Cars

Once, We Were Interested

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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)

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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

22
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 . . .

37
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

25
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

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

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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...

Motorcycles Are Next

52
We live in inverted times. A “virus” that posed a significant threat to about 1 percent of the population was used as the pretext for...

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...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 8/9/22

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Here's the audio of this week's talk with my friend Bryan Hyde; we talked about the Sicilian Message sent by the Hut! Hut! Hutting!...

Acting vs. Talking

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There is one clear difference between Leftists (they style themselves "Democrats") and Republicans  - who often style themselves "conservatives," though of what, exactly, it...

Alex First

103
It is not easy to defend an important principle embodied in the person of a questionable man. Once upon a time, when it still pretended...

Another Horned Up “Hero”

13
A Stockton, CA armed government worker (AGW) is n trouble over revelations that he was engaged in serial sexual harassment of sex workers, often...

How About “Zero Emissions” for Real?

60
Here's a bit of logical consistency - as regards electric cars: Those pushing them say they are essential to prevent the "climate" from "changing" in...

Corrupting the Youth

32
When you're facing a really big project - something like a total house remodel - it can be psychologically helpful to not look at...

Talk vs. Fail

121
A sound way to judge a person is by his deeds - as opposed to his words. By this standard, Ron DeSantis, the governor...

The Sound, if Not the Cylinders

22
Here's a look - a listen - at the new Toyota Tundra's replacement for displacement. As you probably already know, the just-redesigned 2022 Tundra -...

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

74
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...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show KMED 8/04/22

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Here's the audio of this week's talk with my friend Bill Meyer over at KMED Radio in Occupied Oregon! . . . Got a question about...

The Gangs of San Mateo

26
In the old Batman TV series, Commissioner Gordon would light up the Bat-Signal to summon Batman. In San Mateo County, CA, a rich guy...

DiaperedLosi

49
The sight of Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan - fully Face Diapered, along with her entourage of Sickness Kabuki Players - is almost as risible...

Cycles

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

74
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...

Nostalgia, Already . . .

22
We will sell no wine before it’s time. So said Gallo pitchman Orson Welles, a long time ago. Nostalgia is like that. It takes time...

2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental Walk Around

7
Here's a look at what I used to love about new cars... on two wheels: Full review will be up in the next day or...

New Car Reviews

2022 Toyota Tundra

12
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...

2022 Genesis GV70

1
If something works, why not do it again?  Last year, Genesis launched the GV80 - the first mid-sized luxury crossover SUV to be offered by...

2022 Mazda CX-9

6
It’s hard to make a crossover different from all the other crossovers  . . . without making it something other than just another crossover. It’s...

2022 VW Tiguan

5
The stiffest competition for VW’s Tiguan may be . . . another VW. That one being the one VW introduced last year as the...

2023 Toyota Supra

13
We all could use some good news, given the news - so here is some very good news, for a change: The previously automatic-only Toyota...

2023 Chrysler 300

11
Chrysler - the luxury division of Dodge - is down to just two models on offer. One of them probably won’t be around for...

2022 Jaguar XF

13
Jaguar - the luxury brand known for its cars - currently makes only two of them. And only one of them is a sedan.  The...

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric (vs. the Not)

17
Is it worth the extra spend - to the tune of $12,700 - to buy the electric version of Hyundai’s Kona rather than the...

“Sarah,” et al

1
Hi everyone - You have probably noticed the recent influx of Russian spambot "posters" - such as "Sarah" - who tender incredible news about how...

Mitsubishi Rising

31
An interesting thing that's not being reported - by the usual suspects - is that Mitsubishi's net profit hasn't dropped by nearly half, as...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 7/26/22

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Here's the audio of this week's talk with my friend Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in occupied Utah! . . . Got a...
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