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Category Archives: Driving it Today

CLEARING THE MPG AIR, IF NOT THE AIR ITSELF PART 2

OUR DISCUSSION of the Trump administration’s proposed backpedaling on existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards started here yesterday in Part 1. Today, we touch on states’ rights, international implications, returns … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

CLEARING THE MPG AIR, IF NOT THE AIR ITSELF PART 1

CORPORATE AVERAGE Fuel Economy (CAFE) has the news all agog with the Trump administration undoing yet another Obama administration action, this one involving fuel economy and emissions of new cars … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

HAPPY 50TH, SUBARU!

LET’S CELEBRATE Subaru’s golden anniversary selling cars here in the U.S. In doing so, I offer a parable of focusing on strengths to overcome adversity. Other tidbits here touch on … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

GERMANY COUGHS ON ITS OWN DIESEL EXHAUST

A RECENT German Federal Administrative Court ruling complicates that country’s love affair with diesel cars. The decision gives German cities the power to ban vehicles, especially older diesels, from urban … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

HAPPY 50TH, ISIS IMPORTS! CONGRATULATIONS, BILL FINK!

THE ISIS, a river renowned for its rowing and punting, flows through the English town of Oxford. When American Bill Fink was a student at Keble College, University of Oxford, … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 18 Comments

TRENDINGS, AUTOMOTIVEWISE

SOCIAL MEDIA are big on “trendings,” identification of how many of us are thinking about one thing and another. Being the Luddite that I am in some matters (driverless cars, … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

ON FUNKY MOTORING

I SUPPOSE my love affair with space-efficient Mondrian-rectilinear funky motoring began with the 21-window Volkswagen Transporter Microbus, aka the Samba, built 1964 through 1967. Alas, this love was, and will … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 1 Comment