Question of the Week

What’s the greatest Chevrolet car or truck ever?

What’s the greatest Chevrolet car or truck ever?

On this day in 1918, General Motors acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company, and positioned the fledgling automaker to create mainstream vehicles to compete with Ford. In the years that followed, Chevrolet produced some of the most iconic cars and trucks ever to grace the roads. Who can’t spot the fins of a ’57 Bel Air from a hundred yards?

What was your most impulsive automotive purchase?

What was your most impulsive automotive purchase?

There are a lot of “car things” I don’t discuss with my wife. Not because I’m hiding anything, but to avoid her eyes glazing-over in boredom. I may need to rethink this approach. Turns out, she would have liked to know beforehand that I was trading in our car.

by 03/09/2012 6 comments Question of the Week
Where’s the sketchiest place you’ve filled your tank?

Where’s the sketchiest place you’ve filled your tank?

Whether it’s brand preference, proximity to home, or the quality of the coffee… We all have a go-to gas station. But sometimes (usually at 2am in the middle of nowhere) our hand is forced. You know the place. The lights are flickering. A rusty Texaco sign hangs by one chain, swinging and creaking in the wind. Next services 80 miles?

by 02/16/2012 3 comments Photos, Question of the Week, Randomness
What’s the best automotive advice you ever received?

What’s the best automotive advice you ever received?

I’ve never really understood the question, “What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?” I’m always left wondering, “about what?” Sure, “look both ways before crossing the street” and “don’t take candy from strangers” have worked out pretty well so far, but they don’t really apply in every situation life throws at you.

by 12/13/2011 11 comments Question of the Week, Randomness
What’s the best vehicle for summer road trips?

What’s the best vehicle for summer road trips?

Richard Griot built this bitchin’ 1972 Suburban, loaded up his kids, and hit the road bound for Yellowstone Park. My dad once bought an old V-dub Westfalia just for a road trip to Frisco, then sold it when we got home. It’s an age-old tradition, from the Grapes of Wrath, to the Griswolds, right down to you and me. So… What’s your ultimate rig for summer road-tripping?

by 06/15/2009 11 comments Columns, Question of the Week
What’s your low-budge dream machine?

What’s your low-budge dream machine?

Here’s a variation on a question we’ve all debated on elementary school playgrounds. Back then, it was simple: “What’s your dream car?” Ah, to be so care-free again. Ok, grownups, tighten your wallets for the 2009 version: “If you could own any car under $30k, what would it be?”

by 05/21/2009 36 comments Columns, Question of the Week