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Category Archives: Driving it Today

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

FUEL CELLS FORGOTTEN? YET AGAIN?

WHAT WITH everyone but the guy next door promising to build only “electrified” cars, it’s surprising to me that only a few of the world’s automakers are seeing promise in … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

IS THAT WALTER P. SPINNING TO REDLINE?

NO, ACTUALLY the metaphor for Chrysler’s founder spinning in his grave is long out of date. True, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is being courted today by possibly four—count them, four—Chinese automakers. … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

A LAMENTABLE TALE OF A FORD F-250

KEITH MARTIN’S Sports Car Market is an entertaining and informative magazine, even if, like me, you’re not into buying or selling collector cars at auction. In this magazine’s July 2017 … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

MAKE LITHUANIA GREAT (YET AGAIN)

WALL STREET’S love affair with Tesla has baffled me, though a news item from Vilnius, Lithuania, may help my reasoning. Based on the number of Tesla shares and their stock … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

48 VOLTS? (YET AGAIN? OR DIFFERENT?)

AUTOMOBILES WITH 48-volt electrical systems are being seen in some markets as a near-term necessity. In other markets, the unsettled U.S., for example, it’s anyone’s guess. Automobiles with 48-volt electrical … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 2 Comments