Travelogue: A Personal History of The Rental Car

If we are pressed to get somewhere over hundreds of miles to some far away vacation place, we fly. That means the rigor of packing, getting bags through to the destination, going through security and getting on board when you are called to do so.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Ford F-150

Maybe I was too accustomed to the outgoing model. That last F-150 was innovative with its aluminum cab and bed bolted on top of a stronger frame. Then, you have not one, but three EcoBoost V6s engines, along with a diesel and a well-balanced V8 to the lineup. And, let’s not forget about the Raptor! Even with fewer cylinders and two turbochargers, the Raptor lived up to its mission of its original V8 icon, and rightfully so.

COVID-19 Update: New Year, Same Difference

The number cases and deaths rose in the USA to new levels that set off alarms across the country. A new set of guidelines and lockdowns were in place from state to state. The entire holiday season was spent with a few people at home with varying guidelines, depending on where you lived.

The Defender

First, the name Land Rover evokes images of the British Commonwealth. Of Series IIA 110-inch wheelbase models traversing the Tanzanian countryside or stationed at a Royal Air Force base as a troop carrier. These machines wore the badge proudly as the ambassador of the UK to its far flung lands discovering new territories.

V&R 10th Anniversary Stories: Hints from the 2011 NAIAS

In this case, I have to go back to the oldest story on the site. It was a look at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I was not at the show, but it would help frame future remote auto show coverage of those that I did not attend.

On The Dial: It Used To Be Called "The Radio"

Unfortunately, these definitions are not up to date. We know the word as pertaining to the combination of audio, navigation, other information and entertainment systems combined through a singular interface. We know some of the brand names it is sold as – SYNC, UConnect, Entune, HondaLink, NissanConnect, ConnectedDrive, UVO, MBUX…and so forth.

Historiography: What Became of British Leyland?

The story of the British automotive industry was one of imperial arrogance and a sense of superiority that would eventually lead to its lowest point several years ago. Many analysts are actually predicting an even lower position when the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union will result in potential tariffs, job losses, factory closings, and a deeper economic crisis. A pox on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, possibly.