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FrankenHarley

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For about a month now, I have been trying – like Dr. Frankenstein – to breath life into something inert: The cobbled-together corpse of what was – once – a 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster. The derelict ironhead had been been left outside like a yard gnome for about four years. Its owner – my neighbor’s son –…

Harley Facing Hard Times….

Harley-Davidson Inc.’s main ad agency for more than three decades has dropped the struggling motorcycle maker in favor of new business. This is not a good sign. Ad agency Carmichael Lynch, a unit of Interpublic Group, said many factors went into the decision, including the fact that the Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker has slashed its marketing…

VW’s Politically Incorrect Chick Car…

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There are men’s – and women’s – clothes. Different cut, different colors, different emphasis. No one sane complains that either derogates the other. If anything, the opposite. Women’s clothes make women look better; men’s also. It’s kind of the point. They are tailored to fit their different bodies and different preferences. Because the sexes are…

Punishment vs. Being Held Responsible

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Which is better? Which is right? Punishing people … or holding them responsible for the harms they cause? Libertarians think (well, this Libertarian thinks) it is enough to hold people responsible for any harms they cause. That punishing them when they have caused no harm to anyone is bizarre, cruel – and most of all, morally indefensible. Punishment…

Things Unseen…

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The hand of Uncle – which aways wields a gun – distorts our lives in so many ways it’s impossible to catalog them all. There are the things we’re forced to have – and things we never had. (Frederic Bastiat, the 19th century economist, called this phenomenon “things seen and unseen.”) In the things-we-never-had category: Affordable…

Fiat’s Miata

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Fiat needs a transfusion, something new. But the pending (2017) Spider 124 strikes me as a graft … a pre-existing thing stitched on to the body. Will it take? Time will tell. The 124 is a rebadged Mazda Miata with a Fiat Abarth 1.4 liter engine in place of the Mazda 2.0 engine. The Fiat engine…

Nevada Heroes Get it All Wrong

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Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner A string of errors on the part of troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol resulted in a humiliating and frightening experience last year for a couple from Washington cruising down the highway in their classic 1962 Chevy Impala. Now, the couple, Robin and…

Bitch of a Switch

This right here is a bitch of a switch to find. It came out of my right side hand controls on my 1996 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Edition.  I have it rigged up to my spot light circuit. Here is the manufacturer website: http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/switches/sealed/dc.htm I’m still waiting to here back from them. I’ve taken…

2012 New Truck/SUV Preview, Highlights & Predictions

The 2012 model year is almost here – and could mark a turning point away from traditional (truck-based) SUVs, at least as far as mass-market vehicles. The redesigned Ford Explorer, for openers, is the first-ever Explorer to be built on a light-duty, car-based platform. It also no longer even offers a V-8 engine – and…