Posts tagged "Bones"

Behind the Wheel in a Nissan Versa: Proof That Crap Comes in Many Colors

I like to believe that every dog has its day. As an automobile enthusiast, I sincerely want to believe that no vehicle- regardless of design, engineering or country of origin is inherently bad. Taking all of that into account, I am still finding it quite difficult to accept that the Nissan Versa is by any... Read more »

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.
To Whom It May Concern, First off, let me start off by introducing myself as the gentleman whose new Volkswagen you (repeatedly) scratched while attempting to squeeze all 201.2 inches of your Honda Odyssey into a space with room for only 199. Had you have taken an additional moment to look directly ahead of my... Read more »

Blogapalooz-Hour XIII: Why I Miss Spontaneous Test Drives of Well Worn Vehicles

Blogapalooz-Hour XIII: Why I Miss Spontaneous Test Drives of Well Worn Vehicles
As most people who read my blog already know, I love the automobile. From the smell of a new interior to the feel of a vintage, wooden steering wheel between my fingers, I am simply infatuated with the automobile and still find myself daydreaming like a little child about the next time I can get... Read more »
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The Volkswagen Jetta: Why Can't I Just Say No?

The Volkswagen Jetta: Why Can't I Just Say No?
The other day I came to the realization that I have personally owned a lot of vehicles. Sitting down and doing the math, I have basically averaged one vehicle for each year I am old. This is actually quite impressive considering that I am not (nor have ever been) independently wealthy nor am a card... Read more »

How to Give Your Car a White Collar Oil Change

How to Give Your Car a White Collar Oil Change
I have been on the road a lot lately. For those of you that follow this blog and my tweets, you know that I have been quite the busy man and have been doing my fair share of traveling. In the midst of all of my travels, I realized that my MKV Jetta was in... Read more »

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.2)

If you are just jumping into this blog for the first time, please allow me to warn you that today’s installment is a continuation from **THIS BLOG** and should be read first. I am just going to assume that you clicked the link and read the previous post and the beginning of this story first,... Read more »
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Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.1)

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.1)
“You know, they say that the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world.” This statement was presented to me by my friend Flemming (who also happens to be my brother-in-law to be) as we sat together on his patio, enjoying a craft beer and admiring a beautiful 10:00pm sunset at his lovely, rural,... Read more »

The Daily Grind- Sunroofs: Let in the Light and Potentially Cause Several Hundred Deaths... Simultaneously.

From a weather standpoint, today is a beautiful day. Gazing down at the thermometer on my vehicle’s information display, I noticed that it was a supposed 60 degrees outside, which placed it 10 degrees above my “…warm enough to open the sunroof and share my personal space with the world” rule. So as the sun... Read more »

The Daily Grind- Wham, Bam... Uh... Sorry Ma'am.

How do you make a Monday feel more depressing than usual? Answer: Rear end somebody on the way into work and inflict more damage to your vehicle than the one you hit. That alone is BS compounded upon BS compounded upon additional BS! (By the way, is that much BS tax deductible?) I am not... Read more »
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The Daily Grind- Quick Quips from My Mind Throughout the Week for Your Enjoyment

Some people say that inspiration strikes like lightning. For me, in clearly came in the form of a pothole that ruptured the sidewall of my tire and instantly left me with a loose pile of rubber, sagging off of an alloy rim. Now I may not be able to pinpoint the exact minute, but I... Read more »
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    My goal in life is to have "been there, done that" be the answer to most questions asked of me. Despite the lack of a map and compass, I am an explorer and always seeking out new challenges. People have referred to me as a "renaissance man" and to be honest- I can't think of a better description for myself. For years, I have always had a lust for the automobile and I am grateful that the staff at ChicagoNow has given me this opportunity to share my passion with you. In addition to researching the latest trends in automobile design and engineering, I am also an expert on web streaming video and enjoy spending time behind the camera as either a producer and/or photographer. My blogs are always open to comment, discussion or ridicule, so please feel free to engage with me.

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