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June 5, 2018 – 3:43 pm | Edit Post

I’ll be honest – even though my current track car is itself a classic, I’ve been harboring the secret desire to pilot an 80s-era NASCAR at my local HPDE for quite a while.

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Drive-Thru Blues

February 6, 2009 – 12:14 am | Edit Post
Drive-Thru Blues

The next time you stop by Wendy’s for a mid-day snack, count how many cars you see there just sitting, idling in line waiting for their food. Have you ever considered just how colossal a waste this is?

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Review of Microsoft Zune 120

February 4, 2009 – 3:16 pm | Edit Post
Review of Microsoft Zune 120

Having abandoned satellite radio and requiring a new form of audio entertainment for my automobile, I decided to finally invest in a sizeable MP3 player. While I had owned a number of 2 gigabyte and smaller devices over the years, I knew that in order to match the depth and breadth of music that XM used to provide me with I would require something with a high capacity hard drive.

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XM – The End of an Era

January 27, 2009 – 10:01 pm | Edit Post
XM – The End of an Era

Several years ago, I found myself in the position of owning an automobile that hailed from an era where tape decks were luxury items and most drivers were lucky if their in-car entertainment consisted of both AM and FM bands instead of just the hum of the tires against the asphalt.

Naturally, given the low-rent characteristics of the vehicle – it had been purchased as cheap winter transportation, although it was later converted into a fire-breathing sleeper-mobile – I was reluctant to invest too much money into a stereo system.