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Ohio Heroes Draw Down on Mom & Grandma in Minivan

… because a five-year-old was looking at license plates in a parking lot:   DAYTON, OH — A family outing to an airplane museum turned into a horrific nightmare as young children watched their mother and grandmother yanked out of their minivan and forced to their knees at gunpoint. The Hill family of Columbus had…

Hero Opens Up on Minivan Full of Kids

Here’s a video of a Hero cop blasting away at a minivan full of children: All this began over “speeding” – a minor traffic ticket. The woman got mad at being mulcted by the buzz cut thug – and drove off. Not recklessly – but she made the almost-fatal error of showing contempt for the…

2012 Mini Coupe

Who doesn’t like the original Mini? It’s cute, but not girly. Sporty – but not overbearingly macho. A six foot man can drive it – and not look (or feel) silly driving it. So can his five-foot-five daughter. Or her 65-year-old grandmother. The Mini is also inexpensive – around $19k to start, which is cheap…

2012 Fiat 500: A Better Mini?

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I did not expect to like the Fiat 500. But I quickly fell in love with it. It may be my favorite new car. I’d consider buying one myself – and that is an eruption of affection from me, a guy who reviews new cars but mostly owns and drives old (and ancient) stuff. There…

2011 Mini Cooper Countryman

Everyone (well, almost everyone) likes the Mini Cooper – the reincarnated, updated version of the micro-car Brit car of the 1960s. The problem has been that not everyone can use the Mini – which up to now came with just two doors and room for two only (or at least, realistically). So for 2011, the…

2015 Mercedes Sprinter

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I live just two miles away from one of the most popular recreational roads in America – the Blue Ridge Parkway. So I see a lot of recreational vehicles. And lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of Benz Sprinters. Nominally, it’s a commercial van – in the same class (and useful for the same purposes)…

Inspections

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Government is nonsense and force – assembled in either order. Those mandatory “safety” inspections most of us are forced to deal with every year, for instance. The presumption underlying them is, of course, that because some people are fools everyone must be presumed a fool. Smith does not take care of his vehicle; he drives…

Vidcast: Uncle Under The Hood

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I wrote the other day about the disappearing V-8 (and also the disappearing six). This Vidcast gets into all of that: Like a tsunami that hasn’t yet arrived, the seas appear calm. But there is an epic shift under way that will become increasingly obvious over the next several years, as we get within sight…