eric

Author of "Automotive Atrocities" and "Road Hogs" (MBI). Currently living amongst the Edentulites in rural SW Virginia.

Bring Back T-Tops!

Mustang T tops

Some things – bell bottom corduroys, for instance – will never make a comeback. Well, hopefully. But I’d really like to see a new car with T-tops again. Remember T-tops? The ’68 Corvette was the first production car to offer them (though the idea had been patented in 1951 by Gordon Buehrig, automotive god/he-who-designed the…

Tipping Point?

Agenda 21 pic

The work-to-reward ratio has been in steady decline for decades, but may have shifted decisively and perhaps irreversibly since the bottom fell out in 2008. It’s bad enough (but still tolerable) when they take 35 percent of your income, but the remainder is sufficient to provide for the necessities plus some extras. When you can still comfortably indulge…

2015 Hyundai Genesis

'15 Genesis lead

Here’s some inside baseball. Two of the best luxury sedans on the market are – technically - not luxury sedans. Well, they’re not branded - or priced – as such. I speak – out of school – of the Chrysler 300 and the Hyundai Genesis, just updated for the new model year. But you’d be a fool…

Officer Go Fuck Yourself

Officer Go Fuck Yourself

Here’s a clip that “law and order” conservative Republican types might get something out of: A “hero” cop points a loaded assault rifle at journalists and threatens to “fucking kill” them. What would happen to an ordinary citizen who did such a thing? He’d likely be dead faster than you could say “officer safety.” If, that is,…

Hut! Hut! Hut! Heroes Seize “Non-Compliant” Land Rovers

Land Rover Destruction

Apparently, old cars now threaten the “homeland” (every time I hear that word used I feel as though I’ve been inserted into a black and white movie from the ’30s about Nazi Germany and trench coat-wearing Gestapo agents…  then realize it’s our living color reality here, today).  Anyhow, this couple in Statesville, N.C. got Hut! Hut! Hutted!…

2014 Lexus IS 350

'14 IS 350 curb 1

Good things come in small packages – but sometimes, they’re maybe a bit too small. Hence, Lexus’ re-bopp of the IS series sport sedan. It’s bigger now – with a passenger-viable backseat. Unlike its most obvious competitor – the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Which is a gorgeous car and a hell of  deal, with a brilliant drivetrain (potent turbo four, almost…

Ferguson

der Jude

If someone beat you up and stole your wallet, would you beat up the next person who comes along – and take his wallet – to make up for your loss? This is the tragedy of the Ferguson Situation. Based on the facts that have come to light so far, a predictably over-reacting law-enforcer summarily…

Vegas Heroes Beat Down Man For “Not Walking Fast Enough”

This involves an incident that happened shortly after a stabbing at the Vanguard Lounge, a bar/nightclub located on what is known asFremont East in Downtown Las Vegas. While members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are clearing people out of the area where the stabbing occurred, Officer Glowinski apparently wasn’t happy with the pace at which a man, named…