30 October, 2005
12 October, 2005
Ford with a good cause
I can't help but support this cause, as Driver has diabetes. Life with diabetes is a bitch--there's no doubt about it, but I feel better knowing that driving me makes Driver happy. Indeed, it would make nearly any driver happy. Go test drive an Audi A3 and see for yourself!
10 October, 2005
10 inches of rain!
10 inches! That's how much it rained this past weekend here in southwest Vermont. No wonder the Hannafords parking lot flooded.
09 October, 2005
It wasn't 40 days or 40 nights...
It was only a day and a half. But this past Saturday night, while making a run up to the local Rite-Aid for sinus medication for Driver, I was stopped cold in my tracks. It began raining Friday evening, and not too heavily at that, but by Saturday afternoon it was really coming down hard. Anyway, Saturday night I was just about to pull into the parking lot of the Rite-Aid from the only entrance/exit to the whole thing when Driver noticed that the car in front of us was in water up to the tops of its wheels. This is not an exageration! The parking lot was under water, and I was about to be driven right into it. Well, I quickly turned around and Driver got out to take a picture, but wouldn't you know it; the camera's battery had died. We stayed and tried to warn other cars, but to no avail. We watched in horror as other cars tried to make it through the water. This struck me as a futile effort, and indeed it was. One car after another stalled, and their drivers had to get out and wade thigh-high through the muck to get to the Hannafords and Rite-Aid. I have no idea if they ever got out that night, but there were numerous work crews and trucks in the lot this morning presumably trying to fix the problem.
I'm wondering what will happen when the snow comes!
30 September, 2005
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up...without driving a stick!
Ok, so there are lots of folks out there that like to claim the Audi DSG automatic transmission (and it is an automatic) makes the manual transmission obsolete. I don't buy that shit. It is, in my humble opinion, the best automatic transmission out there. But quite frankly I get pissy when people use the phrase "row through the gears" like it's a bad thing. It's called driving a car, people, learn how. No really, learn how to drive. If you don't like to control a car through three pedals and choose not to, that's fine. That is 100% acceptable. In that case I highly reccomend one of my brethren with a DSG transmission; it really is awesome. But to not be able to drive any car in a pinch? That's just crazy. The guy in this anecdote is a loser--plain and simple.
23 September, 2005
ManCar if the Weekend
Alright, I would be remiss not to include this bad boy as a MCotW at some point. Quite frankly, if you don't understand why the Bugatti Veyron is a sexy piece of carflesh, then I don't want you around this website. I wonder what our lovechild would look like if I were ever lucky enough to spend the night with him.
20 September, 2005
Oh, how I wish I could go topless! Thanks to our friend at the German Car Blog for this little nugget about the upcoming A3 Cabrio.
VW Jetta GLI review...
19 September, 2005
Now, let me be clear. I am a car. But even cars know that SEC college football teams just aren't supposed to lose to Vanderbilt. Yet, that is exactly what the University of Mississippi football team did this weekend. So, I thought I would post a picture of me parked in the middle of Manning Way on the Ole Miss campus. This is a similar image to one that I stitched together from three others and posted weeks ago. I show up better in this one, though. In light of the state of Ole Miss football right now, that's probably a good thing!