Category Archives: Driving

Car Styling, Nationalism, and the Post-9/11 World

Car Styling, Nationalism, and the Post-9/11 World By Gavin Green | Edmunds.com It took the tragedy of 9/11 for American automakers to learn how to design American cars again. Before the Boeings hit the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade … Continue reading

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Slowing traffic by setting up living spaces in the street

Slowing traffic by setting up living spaces in the street Ted Dewan was tired of cars zooming down the residential street in front of his house, so he designed a series of “DIY traffic-calming happenings,” including living room furniture sets … Continue reading

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They’re Soft and Cuddly, So Why Lash Them to the Front of a Truck?

They’re Soft and Cuddly, So Why Lash Them to the Front of a Truck? Today’s New York Times has an article about people who tie stuffed animals to the front of their trucks and vans. This photo is by Robert … Continue reading

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Back to the ’70s: GM hot on custom vans

Back to the ’70s: GM hot on custom vans Now that SUVs are getting less popular, maybe we’ll all love vans again. By Peter Valdes-Dapena | CNN/Money Remember when vans were cool? No, not minivans. Those were never cool. I … Continue reading

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Letter from China: Car Town

Letter from China: Car Town by PETER HESSLER | New Yorker An upstart automaker targets the American market. On the way to Wuhu, I drove through Confucius’ home town. I also passed the Stone Warriors of Nanpi, the Iron Lion … Continue reading

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Ferrari steering wheel costs $25,000

Look at all the pretty knobs, buttons, and lights on this Ferrari Formula 1 steering wheel. It looks like a high-end crib toy. My 2-year-old God-son would love one! http://www.f1technical.net/article30.html         Posted Fri Aug 19th, 2005

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The Pickup Truck With ‘Roid Rage

Buyers of the New CXT Are Going to Need a Bigger Garage By Linton Weeks | Washington Post The pickup, introduced to the roads more than a century ago, was conceived to be the smallest possible get-the-job-done truck. Now International … Continue reading

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Google Maps

In February, Google introduced Google Maps, a faster and better-looking alternative to MapQuest and other online mapping sites. Last month it added a touch that made Google Maps different from any competitor: high-resolution aerial photos of the area covered by … Continue reading

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How do You Ride?

Silly Americans.  More passenger trucks are now being sold than cars in the U.S. — by something like a factor of two.  Trucks are not only cheaper to manufacture (therefore more profitable to sell), but are not required to have … Continue reading

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Crash Test Dummies Inventor Dies

CNN  – Friday, February 18, 2005 Posted: 1508 GMT MARINA DEL REY, California (AP) — Samuel W. Alderson, the inventor of crash test dummies that are used to make cars, parachutes and other devices safer, has died. He was 90. … Continue reading

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Humming for Hummers

Yay!  Just what the world needed: A new and larger Hummer for those willing to shell out the approx. US$ 107,000 – $117,000 necessary to have this grocery hauler parked in one’s driveway!  And they call it the H1 Alpha!  … Continue reading

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You smell like a Hummer

I usually don’t wear cologne myself, although sometimes I spray myself down with Lysol when my Arrid isn’t working like it should. However, I understand that some guys do use man-scent to draw the opposite sex in for the kill… … Continue reading

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