eric

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

Prius Clover

clover lead

I know. It’s an oxymoron. Prius drivers are almost always Clovers. But not because of the car. Because of how they drive. And not because they drive slowly. That’s ok – not Cloverish. As such. The problem is using your car to force others to also drive slowly. By refusing to yield when you are…

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

'17 Pacifica lead 2

Give ’em credit for not giving up. Chrysler – the company that invented the things – is the last of the Big Three to still have a minivan in its lineup. GM and Ford long ago said to hell with it – ceding this market to the Japanese (and Koreans). Which the Honda Odyssey and Toyota…

Now Harley

Harley lead

Now Harley’s being nailed to the cross. For “cheating” Uncle’s emissions rigmarole, like VW was accused of doing (and admited to doing). This being like “cheating” speed traps by using a radar detector. In each case, there being no evidence of tangible harm caused to anyone. Except, of course, an aggrieved Uncle. And he’s not…

Pill Popping Ohio Hero Charged With 38 Felonies

angry pig pic

  Via TheNews-Messenger.com: Sheriff Kyle Overmyer of Sandusky, Ohio faces several felony counts of deceiving physicians and pharmacists to obtain prescription pain medication on various dates beginning April 2014 through January 2015, including nine separate cases of seeking Percocet, five instances in which he sought Hydrocodone pills and one case in which he sought Oxycodone. “He…

Huge Bunch of Mail

dude 4

Just went out. Stickers ands magnets, I mean. The response to my post the other day (here) has been encouraging. We’re very close now to making it out of the red – and there are still a few days left in the month to get there. I think we will. Thank you, to all who…

The Latest on the VW Payout

geldscheisser

Volkswagen has reached an “agreement in principle” to compensate its 650 U.S. retailers for damages sustained by their businesses in the wake of the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The deal would be worth more than $1.2 billion, Reuters reported, citing two sources briefed on the matter. Under the terms of the preliminary pact, dealers will…

Hero Who Beat Girlfriend/Set Her on Fire Gets Six Months…

angry pig pic

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Alejandro Flores viciously attacked his now ex-girlfriend last year in what has been characterized as the culmination of a pattern of abuse. Flores beat his girlfriend (who only wants to be identified as “Maria” due to fear of further attacks) and used a gas stove to set her hair on fire, then threatened her with…

Another Canary in The Coal Mine…

Canary lead

Another canary in the coal mine has just dropped to the bottom of its cage. A few weeks back, I wrote about evidence that the bubble-ized new car business – “sales” inflated by the same kinds of financial flim-flam that gave us the housing bubble just about ten years ago – is on the verge of popping.…

Pacing a Hero

angry pig pic

Here’s a video I took the other day of a Park Police Hero ignoring the speed limit: You know – the speed limit Heroes force us to obey. Park Heroes are especially strict about enforcing the speed limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway which they patrol, where doing 9 MPH over – like the Hero in this video –…