Story time — back when my dad was working for an auto parts store in the late 1960s, he worked a long overnight shift doing inventory. On his way home in his Saab 96 2-stroker, he fell asleep at the wheel at the top of a long hill. Fortunately for him (and me, as I hadn't even been conceived yet), he blew past a… » 10/23/14 12:04pm Thursday 12:04pm

Back in my rally days (before we had such requirements as fire-proof gloves and shoes, or even race-rated seats), I used Chuck Taylor All Stars. They were great. I still use them in my spirited driving of backroads, even though I slightly melted the rubber near the heal at Ojibiwe. Who decided a rally in Minnesota… » 9/30/14 4:09pm 9/30/14 4:09pm

Lemme give you a scenario that shows it's not always advisable to wait for an ambulance. Say a person lives 2 miles from the hospital. Now, ambulances don't hang out near the hospital — they hang out farther away. So if their kid starts having an issue, it's a 5 minute drive at legal speeds to the hospital, as… » 9/26/14 9:31am 9/26/14 9:31am

Many years ago, my parents were buying a new Suzuki Sidekick. The dealership they bought it from used the owners face as their logo. It was annoying to see it everywhere, especially where the license plate should go (thus staying on until the real plates arrived in the mail). Near the end of negotiations, my mom… » 9/17/14 9:21am 9/17/14 9:21am