Archive for 2013

Thanksgiving is here and I am thankful for Alfa Romeo. No, that isn't a punchline.

Thanksgiving is here and I am thankful for Alfa Romeo. No, that isn't a punchline.
For years, the Italians have built vehicles that have captured the eyes of children, the hearts of drivers and the sanity of many mechanics- Many of whom would make a late night phone call to a priest, with hopes that they could exorcise whatever evil spirits were preventing a seemingly functional car from starting. This... Read more »

Don't Judge Me Because I Drove a Hummer... I Actually Helped People!

Alright people- It’s story time. Back before a SMART Brabus graced my driveway and a Volkswagen Jetta Turbo captured my heart, I drove a Hummer. Yes, I am not afraid to admit that despite all of my adoration for vehicles that handle well or are innovative with their engineering, I drove a vehicle that was... Read more »

Speeding... Like a Fireball: 8 Days on the Road With the Fireball Run Adventurerally's Broadcast Crew (Part 1)

Whenever anybody mentions the term “road rally,” most people immediately conjure up images of fast cars, crazy adventures and Burt Reynolds. Like the infamous Cannonball Run, the Fireball Run is made up of people of varied backgrounds, driving across the country and encountering random adventures at every turn, the Fireball Run has a larger message.... Read more »
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Navigating New York in a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer: A Real World Road Test and Review

Navigating New York in a 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer: A Real World Road Test and Review
I guess growing up in one of the “Top 3” cities skewed my perceptions a bit. For years, I have heard that New York was a big, hard city, filled with traffic, congestion, wandering pedestrians and food carts. From my observations, there may be some truth to that statement, but I found New York City... Read more »

Quality Over Quantity: My Quest to Make a Better Blog

Good evening ladies, gentlemen and/or whoever else subscribes to my modest blog. I know I haven’t posted a random rambling in a while, but please know that I have been thinking about you and ways to make this blog better. After sorting out some personal issues as well as finishing up some business related trips,... Read more »

Speed Cameras Coming to Chicago and Why It May Not Be So Bad

It is probably no surprise to anyone who reads my blog that I love to drive. As much as I respect those who chose to leave the smallest carbon footprint in their wake by taking public transit or by cycling, I still love to drive my vehicle whenever and to wherever. Given the demands of... Read more »
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Fail Friday: Packed, Jacked and Cracked

Everyone enjoys seeing people succeed, but sometimes success just isn’t amusing. Now every Friday, I will bring you some of the biggest automotive related “fail” videos and/or stories from around the web. So sit back, relish in the misfortune of others and be prepared to feel a little bit better about yourself… Wow. That van... Read more »

Wreck it Wednesday: A Salute to Saab and Swedish Safety

It amazes me just how many people purchase a new car, without knowing just how well it can withstand a collision. Fear not loyal readers, as I am looking out for you! That’s right, every Wednesday I will pick 5 random vehicles that were crashed in the name of public safety and that I decided... Read more »

Fail Friday: Crashing, Flashing and Bashing

Everyone enjoys seeing people succeed, but sometimes success just isn’t amusing. Now every Friday, I will bring you some of the biggest automotive related “fail” videos and/or stories from around the web. So sit back, relish in the misfortune of others and be prepared to feel a little bit better about yourself… The German police... Read more »
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Wreck It Wednesday: Scion iQ, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Honda Fit and Smart ForTwo

It amazes me just how many people purchase a new car, without knowing just how well it can withstand a collision. Fear not loyal readers, as I am looking out for you! That’s right, every Wednesday I will pick 5 random vehicles that were crashed in the name of public safety and that I decided... Read more »