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2021 VW Atlas

How much difference does three feet - and 50 years - make? It’s the difference between a 1970 VW Beetle - that could carry four...

2020 Hyundai Kona

Crossovers are so popular, they’re getting smaller. Examples include the Honda HR-V, which was one of the very first subcompact crossovers - and also the...

2020 Fiat 500L

If you ever wanted to buy a new Fiat  . . . without going to Italy - this may be your last chance. Fiat isn’t...

2020 BMW Z4

Some things go together like bagels and cream cheese - and sports cars and manual transmissions. As a rule, sports cars used to come...

2020 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge has enough room for a third row  . . . but it hasn’t got one. What it does have is almost...

2020 Mercedes CLA

TV evangelists tell us meerakuhls happen. Maybe so. Actually so, when it comes to the seemingly limitless power being pulled out of limited displacement...

2021 Kia Seltos

There’s not much  . . . diversity in the compact crossover segment. Badges yes. Differences, not so much. Which is why it’s happy news about...

2021 Kia Seltos Look-See

The Kia Seltos isn't just a new model for Kia; it's something new in the segment. A small crossover with an optional engine -...

2020 Ford F250 Super Duty

There are three main contenders in the three-quarter-ton (2500) class but only one of them is in the four figure class . . ....

2020 F250 6.7 Diesel Walk Around

Here's a quick look (because low battery) at the 2020 Ford F250 Super Duty mit der sehr schwerer 6.7 liter Powerstroke turbodiesel V8. It...

2020 A35 AMG

Last year, Mercedes made news by doing something Mercedes had never done before: Put the three-pointed star  . . . on a front-wheel-drive car. Shocking!...

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

I’ll be back. Arnold said it - but Ram meant it. The now-number-two best-selling truck brand was forced to pull its “Eco” diesel V6 off the...

Classic Cars

The Pros and Cons of the Old . . . in...

It is far from a bad idea to consider buying an older car given the “new normal” descending. But - as with most things...

Quadrajet Metering Rod Trick

One of the more intimidating aspects of tuning a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor is getting the air horn back on without damaging the primary metering...

The Mysteries of Mechanical Fuel Delivery

If you’re under 40 and thinking about buying a car that’s older than you are, there are some things you may not know about...

Buying Orphaned Cars

McDonald’s isn’t successful because of its food. It is successful because of the availability of its food. Whether in LA or NYC, McDonald’s is...

Toyota’s Z-Car: The Celica Supra

Nissan's Z-car may have been the first Japanese sports car to make a real splash in the United States back in 1969 - but...

How Come No New Icons?

Car companies have been resurrecting iconic car names one after the other - the latest being Ford’s Bronco. Previous efforts include the Thunderbird reboot...

Reader Question: Yenko Camaros and Steel Balls?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Robert asks: Tell me every thing you know about Yenko Chevys. My chevy buddy thinks  thats...

Reader Question: TA Buying Follow-up?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Guy writes: We went to have a look at the '76 Trans-Am we're considering on Saturday...

Hershey Car Show Corona’d . . . But Not By...

People make the intellectual error of attributing the shutdowns and lockdowns to "the virus." In fact, the virus has had hardly any effect on...

The Weirdmobile

One of there reasons to go to an old car show isn't so much because the cars are ancient but because they are weird...

Retro-review: 1983-1988 Monte Carlo SS

If you were a kid in high school (or college) during the mid-late 1980s - and into fast cars - you probably have a...

Motorcycles

No Helmet, no Diaper . . .

It's hard to not get down when you see what's going on all around. The poltroonish passivity of the populace. Stay safe! Diaper up! So I...

The DeadWire

People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire . . . literally. Owners - and there aren’t many -...

Reader Question: Home for Old Kaw?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Fred asks: I've been a reader for years (but a slacker on donations). I used to...

Cycle Therapy

There are sound, practical reasons for owning a motorcycle that transcend fantastic gas mileage and low buy-in cost. I speak of the therapeutic aspects of...

Little Stinker Emerges!

Yesterday was one of the first warm/dry days we've had up here in The Woods of southwest Virginia, so I decided to step away...

Motorcycles in the Saaaaaafety Crosshairs

Motorcycles are the last vehicles still largely free from Uncle’s asphyxiating grasp. That is about to change. The unelected regulatory apparat known as the National...

Does Biker Deserve Death Sentence?

You may have seen the video below that documents a road rage incident which occurred the other day in California. A motorcyclist is riding adjacent...

2018 BMW  K 1600B

Motorcycles aren't subject to Uncle's fuel-efficiency fatwas. Not yet. Which explains why BMW is putting its sixes in its bikes  . . . while removing them...

Motorcycles Can’t be Automated

What happens to motorcycles in a world of automated - not autonomous - cars? Don't you hate that slippery shuck and jive? "Autonomy" means independent;...

The Not-Disposable Bike

Just as there was a sweet spot for cars - a moment in time when they were just modern enough to start perfectly every...

VW May Dump Ducati

Apparently, Volkswagen Group is considering selling off Ducati as the automaker seeks to streamline operations to fund a strategic overhaul after the emissions-cheating scandal, two people...

Ducks & Chickens Update!

I haven't posted anything in about a month about the chickens and ducks and thought the time was right to post an update. One thing...

Diaper Report 8/14/20

Yesterday I attempted to buy some booze at the government-controlled monopoly distribution outlet, the ABC store. The acronym stands for Alcoholic Beverage Control and...

Verbiage Matters . . .

Don't let the Diaper Demented get away with controlling the debate by controlling the language. It wasn't WuFlu that shut down the economy and threw...

A Better Business Approach to Diapering

A reader sent a screen shot of a sign posted at a business, which I will not name - for the sake of not...

Ethanol Finds its Market . . . Reluctantly

Imagine if the cup of coffee you just bought contained 10 percent not-coffee. Imagine if you weren’t allowed to buy 100 percent coffee -...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show 8/12/20

Here's the audio of my weekly chat with BillMeyer over at KMED radio in Medford, Oregon. We talked about the underlying motives for government...

When Saaaaaaaafety Isn’t . . . And You Don’t Get a...

The problem with saaaaaaaaaaaafety - the mandated by government variety - is that sometimes, it’s not. Which brings up the real problem, which is...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 8/11/20

Here's the audio of this weeks chat with Bryan Hyde, fellow Wrongthinker and Diaper Dissenter! Among other things, we talked about the criminality of...

Kryptonic Diapering

Who needs Kryptonite when Corona is afoot? Apparently, even Superheroes need Diapers now. Or rather, need to be shown wearing Diapers so as to further...

Conversion

It is wise to put aside some cash for just-in-case. Well, it was. When the economy was stable; when tens of millions of Americans weren't sick...

Latest Radio: David Knight Show 8/11/20

Here's the audio of my chat with David Knight over at InfoWars about the Diapering of America, old vs. new and Sleepy Joe's electric...

Diaper Report 8/10/20

Today, a slight break in the faceless vista of the endlessly Diapered at my local Kroger - where for the past week or so...

Cycles

Reader Question: 1980 Harley Starting Problem?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Jon asks: I hope you can point me in the right direction. I saw your video...

Two-Wheeled Post-Corona

Old motorcycles, like old cars, are probably going to experience a resurgence in interest as people become interested in low-cost transportation again. There may be even...

Rueing the Sherpa

As hysteria about Coronavirus spreads - faster than the disease and possibly more dangerous than the disease - I’m really regretting having sold my...

Reader Question: Is Motorcycle Culture Dying, Too?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Dex asks: I think Harley is dying because Harley riders are dying. Whenever I see a Hog,...

Reader Question: Air-Cooled Bikes in the South?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Bill asks: I hope you'll take a moment to answer this question for me. For many...

The DeadWire

People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire . . . literally. Owners - and there aren’t many -...

Reader Question: New Motorcycles?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kenny asks: I haven't seen anything much by you about the latest bikes. Have you given...

Pharaonic Totems

I had an older friend once who owned a couple of classic cars he never had time for. He worked, so they sat -...

Reader Question: Home for Old Kaw?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Fred asks: I've been a reader for years (but a slacker on donations). I used to...

1975 Kawasaki S1 Saaaaaaafety Ride!

Here's a quick thumb in the eye to Uncle - the government - which demands I wear a helmet for saaaaaaaaaaafety, on the bizarre...

MOCs and Conceptual Thinking

When someone does something wrong, punish everyone who hasn’t done it yet. This is the new American legal doctrine - which seems to be based...

New Car Reviews

2021 VW Atlas

How much difference does three feet - and 50 years - make? It’s the difference between a 1970 VW Beetle - that could carry four...

2020 Hyundai Kona

Crossovers are so popular, they’re getting smaller. Examples include the Honda HR-V, which was one of the very first subcompact crossovers - and also the...

2020 Fiat 500L

If you ever wanted to buy a new Fiat  . . . without going to Italy - this may be your last chance. Fiat isn’t...

2020 BMW Z4

Some things go together like bagels and cream cheese - and sports cars and manual transmissions. As a rule, sports cars used to come...

2020 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge has enough room for a third row  . . . but it hasn’t got one. What it does have is almost...

2020 Mercedes CLA

TV evangelists tell us meerakuhls happen. Maybe so. Actually so, when it comes to the seemingly limitless power being pulled out of limited displacement...

2021 Kia Seltos

There’s not much  . . . diversity in the compact crossover segment. Badges yes. Differences, not so much. Which is why it’s happy news about...

2021 Kia Seltos Look-See

The Kia Seltos isn't just a new model for Kia; it's something new in the segment. A small crossover with an optional engine -...

2020 Ford F250 Super Duty

There are three main contenders in the three-quarter-ton (2500) class but only one of them is in the four figure class . . ....

2020 F250 6.7 Diesel Walk Around

Here's a quick look (because low battery) at the 2020 Ford F250 Super Duty mit der sehr schwerer 6.7 liter Powerstroke turbodiesel V8. It...

2020 A35 AMG

Last year, Mercedes made news by doing something Mercedes had never done before: Put the three-pointed star  . . . on a front-wheel-drive car. Shocking!...

Doorless Deal from Extreme Terrain

EPautos' stalwart advertiser American Muscle (and American Trucks/Extreme Terrain) has some new Jeep accessories you may be interested in - specifically, lightweight replacement doors...

Reader Question: Finding Samizdat?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! OneMan writes: You wrote about Samizdat last year. Where or how can one find contemporary Samizdat...

Reader Question: In-Car RFID Readers?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Steve asks: I have a friend who works in a spook agency. He told me the...
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