Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Thoughts on Heaf Cayuh “reform”

People talk pro and con about Obamacare but the philosophical question - the principle - at issue is: What's the legitimate role of government?  I believe its role should be preventing us from...

Clovers in the Snow

It is snowing (and icing) here; very treacherous driving. So naturally, I went out! "Out" means downtown Roanoke - about 35 miles away. And it means going down (and back up) Bent...

Mustang SVO, 1984-1986

Trying to keep the performance flame flickering in the late '70s wasn't easy. Big-cube, high-powered V-8s had been all but outlawed. Only a handful of smallblocks were still gimping along, their...

5 DIY Tips…

If you mess around with cars long enough, you'll figure out ways of doing things that make the job easier. Here are five tips that have worked well for me over...

2011 Honda Insight

Last year, Honda brought out the Insight hybrid to compete against the well-established, best-selling Toyota Prius hybrid. The 40-43 MPG Insight didn't quite match the 50-plus MPG fuel efficiency of the...

Must-Have Classic Car “Accessories”

A few weeks back, before the weather turned to schiesse, took my old Pontiac - a 1976 Trans-Am - to a local old car show. The old disco machine is...

Is it Ever OK to Speed?

On any given road, at any given time, the posted speed limit might be too fast for current conditions - or unrealistically low. An interstate highway built in the 1950s for safe...

Things You Can’t Do in a Car Anymore

Burnouts -  It is still possible to light up the tires, but there's more involved than just stomping on the gas pedal. First, you usually have to turn off the traction control -...

2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid

There are lots of hybrids of all types on the market. But only one isn't priced higher than the non-hybrid version of the car it's based on - Lincoln's MKZ hybrid. That's...

1966-76 Jensen Interceptor: Great Name, Nearly Great Car

Hybrid vehicles are not a modern invention. The quirky, quintessentially British Jensen automobile company of Birmingham, England had the idea long before Toyota - and decades before there would be...
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