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2021 Jeep Gladiator

The idea of bolting a bed to the back of a Jeep isn’t new - it was done decades ago - but it’s nice...

2021 Jeep Gladiator Walkabout!

Here's a look at the '21 Jeep Gladiator - which isn't a new idea but I'm glad it's back. It's also got something new...

The Song an EV Will Never Sing

Here's what one of the world's greatest engines - BMW's -inline six - sounds like and also why it's a near miracle we can...

2021 BMW M440i

A few years ago, BMW stopped selling two-door versions of its 3-Series . . . by calling the two-door versions of the 3-Series the...

2021 BMW M440i Walkabout

Here's a look at the new BMW M440i - which is not the same car as the BMW M4. I know, the nomenclature is...

2021 Ford F250

It used to be that most trucks came with big V8s, leaf springs and solid axles. If you want such things in a new...

2021 F250 Tremor Walkabout

Here's a look - under the hood - of the 2021 Ford F250 Tremor and its available 7.3 liter pushrod V8! It's a shame that...

2021 Hyundai Accent

If you don’t want to spend more than about $15k on a new car, you won’t need to spend a lot of time shopping...

2021 Ford F-150

It used to be easy to review trucks. They were the most basic vehicles on the road - built to work and not to be...

2021 Ford F-150 Walkabout

Here's a look at the new - already! - Ford F-150, which offers some amazingly powerful equipment... and not just under the hood! . ....

2021 Kia K5

Other car companies - notably, Ford and GM - have all-but-given up on cars, cancelling most of them in favor of a lineup of...

2021 GMC Canyon

It’s no longer possible to buy a new compact-sized truck. The smallest new trucks are mid-sized and the interesting thing about that is they’re...

Classic Cars

Doomed: 1989 Ford Fiesta Shogun

You have probably heard about the Ford Taurus SHO - which was a Taurus equipped with a Yamaha-built 3 liter DOHC V6 engine that...

Parts Store Archeology

Once upon a time, oil came in cans. They stacked nicely but made a mess when you tried to extract the oil, which you did...

The Forgotten Last Muscle Car

It’s a strange but true thing that one of the last real muscle cars was - here it comes - a Buick. The 1973-1974 Century...

Old School Fast

Fast is not just about the numbers. Does it feel fast to be traveling 500 miles per hour in an Airbus? It feels much...

Plug n’ Play

One of the great things about old cars is you can selectively update them with modern technology without them turning into modern cars. An overdrive...

It Used to Be Fun

New cars have everything going for them except fun. Most are suffocatingly “safe” - and as entertaining as anything else with that word attached...

The Fixable vs. The Tossable

Being able to fix rather than replace things is probably going to become of greater interest in the years - perhaps weeks - ahead. One...

New Performance Shoes for Old Performance Cars?

If you own a classic muscle car made back in the '60s or '70s, you've probably become aware of an ironic problem: It is...

Reader Question: S10 MAP Sensor Debacle?

Here's the latest reader question,along with my reply!  BaDnOn writes: I've had a problem for some time that I need to get back to correcting...

Reader Question: ’68 Cougar?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kristy writes: I have a '68 Cougar that I bought in Tucson, AZ in 1995 when...

First They Came for the Muscle Cars . . .

You had to be there to remember - and to understand - so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the...

Motorcycles

Why The King Died

No, not Elvis. This old Kawasaki motorcycle I've got sitting in my office. It has a neat little engine of a type you don't see...

Indoor Motorcycle Storage

After my divorce, I realized I needed a new companion. The problem being, “she” was living in the garage. I refer to my much-beloved and...

Reader Question: Mummified ’83 Silverwing?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kyle asks: I am having my grandmother ship a 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing to me. It...

Enter the ZRX

I started one of my bikes yesterday after it had been sitting for the past six months - the time it took for me...

First Bikes

Bikes are not unlike shoes in that you want one that fits. If you're a big guy, there are bikes that won't. And if you're...

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...

Why I Won’t Pretend I’m Sick

I thought I'd take a moment to explain why I never have worn and never will wear a Holy Rag. Incidentally, I wonder why Joe...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 1/26/21

Here's the audio of my chat earlier today with Bryan Hyde - who hosts the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah! We talked about the...

AGW Threatens to Taze Man for Failure to Diaper

This is what America has been reduced to. A man walks into a gas station to buy a snack or pay for his gas -...

Diaper Report 1/26/21

We'll soon be transitioning to Needle Reports, probably. People accepted the Holy Rag; now they'll be "asked" - coerced - to submit to the Holy...

The Incentives Coming . . .

It’s pretty clear what is going to happen to new cars now that Joe Biden has been selected president. They will get smaller -...

Jabs for Cash?

A Republican - of course - has floated the idea of paying people to receive the Holy Jab. Or rather, to not pay those...

Selective Property Rights

Property rights are back in style - if you're on the Left. In which case, it's ok to deny service/refuse to do business with people...

What to Expect

Selections have consequences and this one will especially. There was a more than a dime’s worth of difference between the one side and the...

False Hopium and the Pompadoured Fail

Well, it's over - and now the time has come to sort through the debris. Where to start? How about with what is -...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED 1/20/21

Here's the audio of this week's chat with Bill Meyer, who hosts the Bill Meyer Show in Oregon. We talked about what's coming now...

Corona Car Buying

Another casualty of weaponized hypochondria will be - already is - the new car test drive. Which you can’t do anymore at most new...

How EVs Don’t Save Money

Electric vehicles are being sold, in part, on how much they’ll save people in terms of maintenance costs. This is a con on par with...

Cycles

Why The King Died

No, not Elvis. This old Kawasaki motorcycle I've got sitting in my office. It has a neat little engine of a type you don't see...

Reader Question: Mummified ’83 Silverwing?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kyle asks: I am having my grandmother ship a 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing to me. It...

Give ‘Em an Inch . . .

The problem with giving an inch is they always take a mile. This is why it is so important to never give them the...

Enter the ZRX

I started one of my bikes yesterday after it had been sitting for the past six months - the time it took for me...

Reader Question: Some Bike Advice?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sam writes: On Wednesday I saw a guy riding a green and white Kawasaki Super Sherpa...

First Bikes

Bikes are not unlike shoes in that you want one that fits. If you're a big guy, there are bikes that won't. And if you're...

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...

New Car Reviews

2021 Jeep Gladiator

The idea of bolting a bed to the back of a Jeep isn’t new - it was done decades ago - but it’s nice...

2021 Jeep Gladiator Walkabout!

Here's a look at the '21 Jeep Gladiator - which isn't a new idea but I'm glad it's back. It's also got something new...

The Song an EV Will Never Sing

Here's what one of the world's greatest engines - BMW's -inline six - sounds like and also why it's a near miracle we can...

2021 BMW M440i

A few years ago, BMW stopped selling two-door versions of its 3-Series . . . by calling the two-door versions of the 3-Series the...

2021 BMW M440i Walkabout

Here's a look at the new BMW M440i - which is not the same car as the BMW M4. I know, the nomenclature is...

2021 Ford F250

It used to be that most trucks came with big V8s, leaf springs and solid axles. If you want such things in a new...

2021 F250 Tremor Walkabout

Here's a look - under the hood - of the 2021 Ford F250 Tremor and its available 7.3 liter pushrod V8! It's a shame that...

2021 Hyundai Accent

If you don’t want to spend more than about $15k on a new car, you won’t need to spend a lot of time shopping...

2021 Ford F-150

It used to be easy to review trucks. They were the most basic vehicles on the road - built to work and not to be...

2021 Ford F-150 Walkabout

Here's a look at the new - already! - Ford F-150, which offers some amazingly powerful equipment... and not just under the hood! . ....

2021 Kia K5

Other car companies - notably, Ford and GM - have all-but-given up on cars, cancelling most of them in favor of a lineup of...

Reader Question: Finding Unholy Services?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Brandon asks: I wanted to know how you found a dentist to work with you without...

Reader Question: Buy (or not) a New Mustang?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Amy asks: Hey Eric, should I buy a 2021 Mustang? I'm on the fence. It's probably...

Reader Question: No Dipstick?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Shane asks: I read your review of the new BMW 4 Series (here) and wanted to...
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