eric

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

Another Shooting-in-the-Back

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In the wake of the Scott Walker murder by Michael Slager many CopSuckers (police apologetics) have claimed that such incident was an isolated one. Well, that should make this story from September 2013 hard to explain. According to the original story posted by Arizona’s ABC 15: Exclusively-obtained dash-cam video shows Dontrell Stephens, 20, talking on a cell…

2015 VW Golf R

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Subaru’s WRX STI is the fastest n’ most furious turbo all-wheel-drive thing going… right? Wrong. At least, not anymore. The new king is VW’s Golf R – the “R” for returned after a two-year hibernation. Well, not really. The R is just VW-speak for really, really, really quick. Those two years in the garage? Time…

EP on The Bill Meyer Show

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Here’s a link to my appearance last Friday on the Bill Meyer Show. We talked about the Cadillac ELR and other automotive inanities. I should be on the Kate Dalley show this coming week. If you value independent media, please support independent media. We depend on you to keep the wheels turning! Our donate button…

Worst Car Design Trends

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Looks may be in the eye of the beholder – we can argue about the aesthetic appeal of the Pontiac Aztek all day long without anyone proving they’re right – or wrong. But functional flaws are objective. Here are some picks of the litter: * Steamroller wheels (and tires) –  I recently reviewed the 2015 VW…

Oklahoma Murdering Hero Goes On Vacation

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A volunteer sheriff’s deputy plans to vacation in the Bahamas while facing a second-degree manslaughter charge in Oklahoma, his attorneys told a judge Tuesday, drawing immediate criticism from the family of the man he killed. Robert Bates pleaded not guilty during the hearing in Tulsa district court. The 73-year-old former insurance…

Low on the Dipstick

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Hi all – I know I posted a fundraising appeal just the other day – and big thanks are due to a couple of people who responded almost immediately. But we are still way low for the month (46 percent off as of today, April 24) with about a week left in the month. If things don’t…

You Say You Want a Revolution?

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Looking back on the American Revolution, John Adams (in 1813) wrote: “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.”…

2015 VW Passat TDI

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When you’re the only game in town, you’ve pretty much got the market cornered. But it helps when what you’re selling is also what people want. People want Passats. It’s a very popular car, in part because it’s the only German car in its class – and in this price range. The rest are (cue…

Michigan Heroes Beat Innocent Man To A Pulp

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INKSTER, MI — A horrific raw video has surfaced online showing police officers strangling an innocent man and pounding the man’s head over and over again. The incident began when Floyd Dent was pulled over for a traffic stop. Floyd said that during the traffic stop, cops planted drugs in his car. Many people still…