eric

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

Rain Day Clover

dancing Clover

Here is today’s Clover: It’s lightly raining outside – misting, really. For Clover, this constitutes dangerous driving conditions. Saaaaaafety! Ergo –  Must Slow To A Crawl. And even more important (to the Clover): Must ignore the cars stacking up behind me – and make no effort to let them get by. This video also documents a…

Direct Injection Debacle

crusty valves

You may have noticed that new cars with gas engines “diesel.” They clatter and rattle a little at idle. It’s especially noticeable if you raise the hood (and remove the big plastic sound-deadening cover almost all new car engines are covered with). What you’re listening to is the sound of direct injection – which is…

Here’s Why I Carry…

Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, ‘knocking out’ shoppers THV11 September 8, 2014 CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local…

Clovers Hogging Passing Lane

dancing Clover

Here are today’s Clovers. Clover number one in the white PT Cruiser squats obliviously in the passing lane, even though the right lane is empty and even though there are cars behind him who are obviously waiting for the cement-headed Clover to notice them and move over. He doesn’t – so we’re forced to pass him on…

2015 Nissan NV200

'15 NV side windows

My buddy the electrician is being eaten alive by the cost of feeding the full-size (and V-8 powered) van he uses to haul his stuff from job to job. Eleven in the city (and 15 on the highway) makes 33 gallons (the size of the tank in his Ford E-350 van) disappear almost as fast…

Can’t Pass a Bicycle Clover

dancing Clover

Here’s today’s Clover: Unable to pass a bicycle without putting half his vehicle across the double yellow and into the opposite lane of traffic. So instead, Clover simply creeps along behind the bikes at their pace, which is hardly moving (steep hill). Eventually – finally – Clover decides it’s “safe” to pass. And uses up…

Clover: Origins?

shill pic

I came across what follows below after chasing a link sent to me by a reader. It’s interesting stuff!  I Was a Paid Internet Shill   By Ex-Shill, Above Top Secret I am writing here to come out of the closet as a paid shill. For a little over six months, I was paid to…