Cars

‘Plane Resurrection’ – an outstanding documentary series on historic plane restoration

‘Plane Resurrection’ – an outstanding documentary series on historic plane restoration

If you love cars and motorcycles, then you’re a ‘gearhead’ like I am. And as a ‘gearhead’, you’ll love the 6-part documentary series ‘Plane Resurrection’ now on Netflix. The British documentary covers the restoration (or sometimes ground up re-creation) of notable planes such as so-called ‘Warbirds’ like the American P-51 […]

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Vintage Fiat. What is it?

Vintage Fiat.  What is it?

I love old cars. We spotted this vintage Fiat wedding car in the castle district of San Marino while on a motorcycle tour. Beautifully restored, it transported the bride and groom from high atop the castle district down into town. Anybody know what model and year of Fiat this is? […]

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Vintage Fiat spotted in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Vintage Fiat spotted in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We spotted this veteran Fiat in Chiang Mai’s ‘Old Town’. Like all Thai cars, this Fiat was a right-hand-drive version with the steering wheel on the right side.  Like the UK, in Thailand, vehicles drive on the left side of the street. Anybody know what year or model of Fiat […]

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Fuel economy. Why it matters.

Fuel economy.  Why it matters.

Most people don’t really care about fuel economy.  Sure, they complain when the price of gasoline goes up.  They see their hard earned dollars going to the petroleum companies, and it’s only human nature to complain about rising costs. But even among my ‘enthusiast’ friends and acquaintances – those of […]

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Car and Motorcycle Touch Up Paint

Car and Motorcycle Touch Up Paint

We brushed a curb with the wheels of our 2015 Subaru WRX. Aaaargh!  For obsessive-compulsive car owners (you know who you are), a ‘bruised’ alloy wheel is simply a sign that screams, “INCOMPETENT DRIVER!!” No problem, I thought.  I’ll just call my local Subaru dealer and buy some touch up […]

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2016 Toyota RAV4 – review

2016 Toyota RAV4 – review

Toyota RAV4s are extremely popular.  You see them everywhere. That’s no surprise.  Auto manufacturers have responded to the buying public’s seemingly insatiable demand for compact CUVs. North Americans have fallen in love with this class of vehicle.  Think of CUVs and SUVs as the modern day interpretation of the ‘stationwagon’ […]

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2016 Ford F150 4×4 Limited – Review

Pickup trucks.  Sheesh, for a self-proclaimed ‘Car Guy’ like me, pickup trucks aren’t on my radar. Mostly, I see pickup trucks as inefficient, gas guzzling, oversize rolling masses of steel that pepper the roadways and are simply ‘there’.  I often find myself wondering, ‘why would anybody own such a vehicle?’ […]

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2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE – review

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE – review

Wow!  I never expected to be impressed with Ford’s smallest hybrid, the C-Max, but after driving it for a few days in its natural habitat, stop-and-go urban trawling, it left us with a decidedly very good impression. Let’s face it.  Hybrid cars aren’t for everybody.  They tend to be more […]

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2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Access Cab V6 – quick drive

2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Access Cab V6 – quick drive

I’ve occasionally fantasized about owning a pickup truck or some kind of expedition-style SUV.  Two of the vehicles I’ve daydreamed about owning are the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck (sold outside of North America as the Hilux) and the Land Cruiser.  Both vehicles have earned world wide reputations for being bulletproof, almost indestructible. […]

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSi – review

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSi – review

I’ve always liked Volkswagens.  Years ago, we had a 1978 VW Rabbit handed down to us by my Dad who drove it for ten years without issue.  The front wheel driver was a blast to drive, with a 1588 cc fuel injected four cylinder and a 4-speed manual transmission (that […]

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