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I’ll bet these fine soldiers never thought they were signing up to drive school buses when they enlisted. But Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has activated 90 Guardsmen to serve in the areas of Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn, with another 160 available for additional communities should the need arise. The Drive and Jalopnik have the … Continue reading Massachusetts Activates National Guard to Combat School Bus Driver Shortage →
During my drive through the Carolinas, I spotted for the first time the trend of squatted trucks, also known as the Carolina Crouch. They’re raised in the front, lowered in the back, and give the driver terrible visibility as to what’s ahead of them. Headlights shine straight into oncoming traffic. And on top of all … Continue reading Carolina Squat Banned, Violators Could Lose License →
People used to turn their Subarus into wanna-be rally cars. Now, it’s wanna-be overland rigs. Good news! Subaru will now do it for you in the Forester Wilderness. The Drive has a good write-up about it. It’s taller, beefier, and can tow more. My concern, though, is for the transmission. Subaru CVTs have not proven … Continue reading The Subaru Forester Wilderness Is a Factory Overland Rig — Or Is It? →
Your car breaks down, and it’s going to cost a lot of money to fix it. How do you decide whether to bite the bullet and fix your car, or throw in the towel and replace it instead? This article at FIXD may help you decide. Yes, I wrote it. That’s my day job. This … Continue reading Red Flags It’s Time To Replace Your Car →
The early days of motoring, back in the late 19th century, saw the introduction of speed limits. After all, people were operating their new fangled horseless carriages at ludicrous speeds, exceeding 10 mph in some cases! Obviously things have changed since then — or have they? RFI reports the city of Paris, France, has just … Continue reading Paris Sets Draconian Citywide 30 km/h Speed Limit →
In response to an internet troll who called the Performance Blue color of the Ranger Raptor “very gay,” Ford has gone over the top and created this work of art that they call, and I quote, the “Very Gay Raptor.” Motor1.com explains that Ford created this particular truck for Christopher Street Day in Cologne, Germany, … Continue reading Ford Reveals the “Very Gay Raptor” →
People just don’t look where they’re going. Or sometimes, they do, but they just don’t notice you’re there. Just ask any motorcycle rider. The Mazda Miata is basically a motorcycle with four wheels. One enterprising owner compensated for his car’s small size by installing a train horn. This video shows how the horn and the … Continue reading Speak Softly and Carry a Train Horn →
I was in first grade when this car paid a visit to my elementary school in Acton, Massachusetts. I remember it clearly because my mom had a 1974 VW Super Beetle in Screaming Yellow Zonker (I’m almost positive that’s the factory’s name for the color), and this was a police Beetle, which I thought was … Continue reading This Crusty Cop Beetle Visited My Elementary School →
We shouldn’t have to say this. Cheese is for eating and enjoying, not for throwing at cars. Jalopnik reports that unfortunately, a growing trend on TikTok shows otherwise. Why, people? Just why? I can understand doing something like this if it’s genuinely amusing. The classic pie in the face gag is as old as movies … Continue reading Please Don’t Throw Cheese At Cars →
They say you can live in your car, but you can’t race your house. Well, I live in a van, but I don’t race it. By the time Leif Tufvesson is done with his 1978 Chevy G10 shorty van, though, he should be able to do both. It has the heart of a modern C7 … Continue reading This 1978 Chevy Van Has the Heart of a C7 Corvette →
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