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Category Archive: CHEVY, FORD, MOPAR, Unhinged

Unhinged: Love ‘Em Or Loathe ‘Em, The Seventies Are Coming!

I often catch flak around here for being a fan of Malaise-era vehicles. Let’s face it: I’m 31 years old. Growing up, I rode in a mix of mid-1970s to mid-1980s vehicles, with very few...

Unhinged: How Many More Automated Systems Must Be Added Before NHTSA Figures Out The Problem Is The Idiot Behind The Wheel?

I’m gonna start with a press release from NHTSA: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to add two cutting-edge...

Unhinged: What “Good Old Days”? Here’s The Breakdown From the 2015 NAIAS…These Are The Good Old Days!

I could see the hate mail flying before I started typing…it’s sacrilege to say that anything besides the 1964-1972 “Musclecar Era” is worth mentioning when it comes to the...

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Unhinged: Mitsubishi’s Sad Fate Summed Up In One Purple And Green Mirage

Twenty years ago, Mitsubishi was making excellent cars. No, really…leave the Fast and the Furious jokes out of it and look at what was available in the showrooms in 1995: You had turbocharged...

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Scrapple, Your Guide To The “Meh”-worthy News Of The Week: Bond’s New Ride, Spyker Goes South And Ferrari’s Profane New Car

Lots of good stuff this week, but plenty of detritus to wade through to find it. And as usual, at the end of the week it’s time to take a stick to the bottom of the boots. This little pile is...

Unhinged: There’s A New Porsche, It Costs $500, And You’re Still A Tool If You Spend The Money

Why…Why do I always get the press releases on automotive shoes? It never fails! First it was, of all things, the Nike meant to look like a DeLorean, complete with the taillight-colored sole....

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A BangShifter Abroad, Part 5: The Ferry From Hell, The Book Written By Monks, And Seven Minutes In Heaven With A Stone

To read Part 1,Click Here To read Part 2, Click Here To read Part 3, Click Here To read Part 4, Click Here   The next morning we boarded the bus and left Edinburgh, driving down to the ferry...

A BangShifter Abroad, Part 4: Loch Ness, Whisky, And The Dark History Of Edinburgh

After our free day that we used to go to Bute, we started the actual tour of Scotland and Ireland. This necessitated a hotel change, so we called for a taxi and loaded our bags down to the sidewalk...

A BangShifter Abroad, Part 3: Finding Out Where You Came From

We woke up from our deep sleep in the Hotel Grasshoppers to a sunny day. After the wonderful homemade breakfast served by the hotel staff (a far cry from the dinner we had the night prior, which was...

A BangShifter Abroad, Part 2: It’s Not The Journey, It’s The Destination

To read The Prelude, Click Here At six in the morning, my wife started shaking me in the usual morning ritual of waking me up, which is normally where she shakes me out of deep sleep, then I lay...

A BangShifter Abroad, The Prelude: Going Back To Where I Came From

By the time most of you read this, I will be less than 12 hours away from hopping a plane and taking my first trip across the Atlantic that didn’t require me to wear a camouflaged uniform, on...

Unhinged: The Dangers Involved With Pushing The Limits Is Simply A Reality And Must Be Accepted

This week has been a low spot for the space community. One Scaled Composites pilot was killed and another seriously injured when the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo shuttle craft suffered an...

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Unhinged: One Out Of Every Five Vehicles Sold Has Been Recalled This Year.

At time of writing, there have been 544 recalls that have affected 52 million vehicles for model year 2014. Think about that: One-fifth of the vehicles sold this year shouldn’t have been sold...

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Unhinged: Why SEMA Special Build Cars Are The Ultimate Tease

The last time I was at the SEMA show, in 2012, I was more enjoying myself than I was working. I was taking in the sights and sounds, and had made my way to the Mopar booth. Sitting among Jeff...

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