Great advice. Pretty much this exact routine has served me well for the last 20 years. (I like the interior lights thing, gotta remember that.) As a kid, sometimes I used to try the "scared because I've never been pulled over before" act, and it seemed to work for a little while... then one time when I was in… » 10/13/14 5:12pm 10/13/14 5:12pm

The Insanity at the Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet (lotsa pics)

Every spring and fall, I play hooky on a Thursday and go to the big Collector Car Swap Meet in Carlisle, PA. Sometimes I buy odds and ends for my '65 Chevy, sometimes I pick up stuff to feed my HO scale slot car habit, sometimes I just spend the day wandering up and down the aisles amidst acres and acres of boxes of… » 10/12/14 8:06pm 10/12/14 8:06pm

I am now totally distracted by the fact that the song playing in the background of the dashcam video is "The Color Of The Night" by Lauren Christy, which I thought nobody had ever heard of. It's from the soundtrack of a really bad Bruce Willis movie called "Color of Night," and I'm trying to figure out if Russian… » 10/03/14 6:40pm 10/03/14 6:40pm

Last year we bought my daughter a Saturn Ion with a salvage title for her first car. The seller explained that he has a connection with an insurance company, and he stays on the lookout for cars that are considered totaled by the insurance company but are easily and cheaply repairable. He said that happens a lot with… » 7/27/14 3:11pm 7/27/14 3:11pm

Seen at Spring Carlisle

I play hooky twice a year to go to Spring and Fall Carlisle. The place never ceases to amaze me. Even if I don't buy anything, it's therapeutic to just walk around 150 acres of awesome cars and shitty half-finished projects and crates and crates and crates of other gearheads' castoff junk. Here are some things I… » 4/24/14 11:17pm 4/24/14 11:17pm

1973 Monte Carlo. And by extension, all '73-'77 A-body and G-body Colonnade coupes. All a generation too late to be muscle cars, with too much pork and not enough power. What can I say? I've always had a thing for fat chicks. » 4/12/14 5:52am 4/12/14 5:52am