eric

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

The Bio-fuels Boondoggle

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If something’s desirable it ought not to be necessary to force people to buy it. Chipotle, for instance, doesn’t need to spend millions in de facto bribes (“campaign contributions”) to wheedle Congress into passing burrito subsidies. Nor are you forced to eat at Chipotle if burritos and bowls are not your thing. The market has…

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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It’s smart that Toyota has undercut Honda on the price of the new Camry hybrid. You can pick one up for about $2,500 less than you’d pay for the a new Accord hybrid. This makes up for the Mileage Deficit between the two. The EPA says the hybrid Camry LE is capable of 43 city…

We Damned Well Did It!

It must have been a good sign. FrankenHarley is operational; I got my “Lost” jumpsuit in the mail… (motor pool logo, of course) and we just cleared the pie chart. We’re in the green! Made it! I want to thank in particular: Alan, Chris W., Sean, Chris T., Hanh, Henry, Bob and “Duke” for their…

What’s The Carbon Footprint of The PopeMobile?

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The Pope, it’s said, wears Prada. And travels by Mercedes, too. But apparently, he’d prefer you (and millions of other ordinary human beings) not. Because “global warming.” Er… make that “climate change.” The new – more general – term for the allegedly human-caused alteration of the planet’s weather. “Global warming” had to go because global…

EP On The Jeep Hack Thing

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Here’s the audio of my appearance the other day on Bill Meyer’s HD Radio Show: Update: We are this close to meeting expenses for the month – with about 48 hours left in the month. If we can make up the appx. 14 percent deficit, we’ll be out of the red and back in the black! If…