I replaced the rear brakes on my car at the end of last week. It’s been a long-standing issue that I’ve been waiting to fix for a little while now, and once you can hear the brakes working, it’s generally a good indication that things need to be replaced. There’s been a bunch of things… More The Brakes
Fifty years ago today, in 1959, a car arrived that changed the face of motoring, with the unveiling of the Austin 7 (sometimes as Austin SE7EN) and the Morris Minor, best known as the Mini. In that half-century, the Mini has become a popular icon in today’s culture, and was ranked by car experts just… More The Mighty Mini: 50 Years and Counting
I love driving. I love it a lot, despite the slightly more frequent fuel ups – it’s about $30 to fill up my car – and the annoying price of insurance in Vermont with my type of car. However, there are elements to driving that I’m not thrilled with, namely, other drivers from Montpelier, VT.… More Rant: Montpelier Drivers
Yesterday, I left work early to go to a talk by P.W. Singer at Middlebury College, about the book that I just reviewed, Wired for War. It was a fascinating talk, but it didn’t really tell me anything new from the book. However, the talk was in Middlebury, in Western Vermont, where I’ve only been… More The Best Driving Road in Vermont
It’s been 4 or so weeks since I first test-drove and then purchased my Mini. During that time, the new-car smell has gone away, I’ve learned what all the buttons do and I still have a working clutch for the thing. I love this car. I absolutely love driving it, and now that I’m far… More You've got a sweet ride now, Charlie!