An expensive moment

She’d had her new car less than two weeks when she had the accident. She drove off with a ticket for failure to yield right of way when the law said she had right of way. I didn’t see the collision, but I got there in time to hear drivers tell their stories and they […]

Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for July 19, 2017

Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for July 19, 2017

The NMA Foundation presents The Car of the Future Weekly Roundup: In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup –WA moves forward with driverless cars— –Driverless trucks could be on highways in 3 to 4 years— –Self-taxis could have a vomit problem— –CA EV rebates are on hiatus– Click on the colored title to […]

Introducing…The Great Eight Phantoms

Introducing…The Great Eight Phantoms

If there is any make of vehicle that deserves reverence, it is the Rolls-Royce. With its exquisite portfolio of stylish vehicles, a reputation for quality and reliability and a long history of vehicle production, it is clear why the brand has earned admirers from all over the world.  Fortunately, an exhibition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom […]

Two search and seizure cases from Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided two cases recently about how far police can go when drivers of a car are probably up to no good but there’s no real evidence. Park near home In Commonwealth v. Martin the court ruled against police who chased a kid into his house. Three people were sitting in […]

Parts Aren’t Parts . . . Anymore

Parts Aren’t Parts . . . Anymore

What good is a car that could last for 20 years without major work if the minor parts you need to keep it running become unavailable after as little as ten years? Or, less? This is a metastasizing problem you would know about if you hung out with mechanics, as I do. They are having […]