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2020 Mercedes CLA 35 AMG

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...

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

There are so many small crossovers on the market it’s hard to figure out which one to pick. Maybe eenie meenie miney moe? Might as...

2020 Mercedes E53 AMG

Many people think the defining element of a high-end car is a V8 engine - or even better, a V12 engine. But some of the...

2020 GMC Savana

There aren’t many new vehicles that are almost 25 years old. The GMC Savana van is, in fact, the only one. If, of course, you...

2020 Buick Regal Tour X

Some of the best deals going are on the cars almost no one knows about - which stands to reason. How do you buy...

2020 Genesis G70

It was once a kind of automotive axiom that if you liked to drive you aspired to own a BMW. They were, after all,...

Classic Cars

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...

Maybe the TA Isn’t Corona’d!

Possibly. . . maybe . . . if the ghost of Burt Reynolds favors me . . . the Great Pumpkin will soon ride...

The TA Corona’d!

I took the Great Pumpkin out the other day, to try and pump some much needed carbon dioxide into the very cold air. Some...

A Good Time to Buy a Classic Car?

People who've longed to buy a classic car may be thinking now is a great time to go shopping for one. Maybe. But classic cars are...

Wide Stance?

My little pick-up truck - with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine - has exactly the same size wheels and tires (225/70R-15) as the...

The Road Warrior Didn’t Have OnStar

It is probably a very good idea to learn how to adjust - and rebuild - a carburetor. To set point gap, even. Neither...

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...

Latest Radio: Reveling in WrongThink! 7/7/20

Here's the audio of my talk earlier today with Bryan Hyde, who hosts The Bryan Hyde Show in Utah. Bryan is also a new...

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...

Paying for Your New EV . . . Even if You...

For now, they’re only requiring that electric cars be manufactured. How long will it be before they require people to buy them? Actually, you’re already...

The Cases! Oh, my!

Here's a little rant about the "cases" - because almost no one is talking about the bodies. Which tells you everything you need to...

White Kid’s “Privilege” Didn’t Save Him

This idea that armed government workers are at war with black people is as absurd as this idea that healthy people should be walking...

Innumerate, Indifferent . . . or Complicit?

Are people innumerate? Or indifferent? Perhaps, they’re just lazy. Or - worse - industriously eager to demonstrate their virtue (really, the virtue they’re told to...

What to do About the Ducks?

This is part three of the saga about the chickens - and ducks - I got a few weeks ago just in case there...

AGWs Refuse to Diaper!

Here's some good news- for a change -  about armed government workers in Oregon, who refused to Diaper up: The AGWs were in a coffee...

Last Ride of the Scharnhorst . . .

One of the great stories of Naval history is the Battle of the North Cape in late December, 1943 during which Germany’s last battleship,...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 7/2/20

Here's the audio of my weekly chat with Bryan Hyde . . . who hosts the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah! . . . Got...

Another Life That Didn’t Matter

Video has just surfaced of an armed government worker summarily executing a young man for "speeding." The young man was not immunized from the...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED 7/2/20

Here's the audio of my usual weekly chat with Bill Meyer over at KMED radio in Oregon - near the Event Horizon of the...

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

2020 Mercedes CLA 35 AMG

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...

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

There are so many small crossovers on the market it’s hard to figure out which one to pick. Maybe eenie meenie miney moe? Might as...

2020 Mercedes E53 AMG

Many people think the defining element of a high-end car is a V8 engine - or even better, a V12 engine. But some of the...

2020 GMC Savana

There aren’t many new vehicles that are almost 25 years old. The GMC Savana van is, in fact, the only one. If, of course, you...

2020 Buick Regal Tour X

Some of the best deals going are on the cars almost no one knows about - which stands to reason. How do you buy...

Reader Question: Health – or Compliance?

Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Zane writes: Haver you seen Michael Savage's recent video about the Face Diapers being about compliance,...

Reader Question: Avoid the 500?

Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Sean asks: I was watching a YouTube video made by a guy denouncing the Fiat 500...

Reader Question: CD Players?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Crissie asks: One of the reasons I like my older ('99) car is because it has...
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