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To Harass And Impose

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It was a beautiful August Saturday night; high 70s, low humidity and mostly sunny. A local restaurant on the main strip of our town (honestly it’s not that much of a strip) hosted a small car show. The owner of the restaurant is also the owner of the developed & undeveloped lots and mini-malls in the…

Clover Pulls Out/Won’t Move Over

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Here’s another Clover in action: Crappy old truck just has to pull out abruptly – even though he could have waited 10 seconds and let the faster-moving car go by before pulling out. Then Clover refuses to accelerate – understandable, given he’s driving an old POS truck. What’s incomprehensible – but typically Clover – is…

2015 Mazda Miata

25th Anniversary Mazda MX-5

McDonalds still sells the Quarter Pounder. McRibs have come and (thankfully) gone. Similarly over at Mazda. Since 1989 – the first year for the Miata – many other Mazdas have come … and gone. Not necessarily because they weren’t appealing cars (a twin-turbo RX-7 is very appealing) or even because they were bad cars (like…

Labor Day Weekend Clover

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Here’s a Clover I encountered over the weekend. 55 MP speed limit – Clover’s doing 40… and slowing for the “curves.” This Clover – clearly impaired (by slow-wittedness? fearfulness? Glaucoma?) will almost certainly not be pulled over by a bullet-headed “hero”… probably a “hero” who will man a “drunk driving” checkpoint later on, at which…

Contradictions

Maserati cop car

No one likes a hypocrite – which helps to explain why thinking people increasingly tend to dislike cops. They routinely ignore or violate the laws they spend their days forcing us to obey. Everyone, for example, has seen cops insolently ignoring the posted speed limit. Frequently, while not wearing their “safety” belt. Insolently, because they…

2015 Scion FR-S

'15 FR-S lead

Muscle cars and pony cars and exotic high-performance cars abound. But there aren’t many true sports cars around. Not for less than $25k to start, at least. Arguably, the Mazda Miata has been the only one. It has certainly been the most successful one. For 25 years now – and still going strong. Subaru and Toyota…

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…

Eric’s Most Recent Interview

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Two hours of required government defense information Erin Dakins and Vincent Finelli are joined by Eric Peters of EricPetersAuto.com and dscuss cars, trucks, car spying, government tracing of cars, the best older trucks to buy to avoid government tracking… two hours of required government defense information. Listen/Download Here  http://www.usaprepares.com/ http://truthfrequencyradio.com/vincent-finelli-the-bunker-files-40327/ We depend on you to keep the…

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…