734 Blog Posts From the Eric Peters Tag


The Most Expensive Ticket Ever?

The Most Expensive Ticket Ever?

Imagine a ticket for “failure to display a front license plate” — not even a moving violation — costing you almost six figures. Nathan Cox of Mechanicsville, VA doesn’t have to, because he lived it. Well, he paid it. $94,000. And it could have been worse. Initially, he was looking at $1.3 million. Technically, it […]

2017 Ford Focus RS Review

2017 Ford Focus RS Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * Everyone knows Rocky — the movie character. Not many people know Chuck Wepner – the real-life boxer who went 15 rounds with Ali – and knocked him down, too. Wepner became the inspiration for the movie character. […]

Desperate Solutions to Made Up Problems

Desperate Solutions to Made Up Problems

Desperation brings out the worst in people — including engineers. But then, you can’t really fault them. The government issues its edicts — which aren’t suggestions — and it is the job of the engineers to figure out ways to comply with the edicts. Hence, the becoming commonplace use of turbochargers and direct injection. Neither […]

2017 Ford F250 Review

2017 Ford F250 Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * If the Bugatti Veyron “transitioned” into a truck, this might be the result. Instead of 1,000 horsepower, almost 1,000 ft. lbs. of torque. Instead of a 200-plus MPH top speed, the ability to drag around more than […]

The Demon Demonized

The Demon Demonized

Really, it’s surprising it took them so long. But it is much more surprising that automotive journalists are leading the chorus gyrating for the outlawing of the Dodge Demon muscle car. The automotive journalists at Automotive News — which is (or was) to the car world what The New York Times once was to the […]