Editor’s note: Dominick’s passion for his Marauder transcends most obstacles and follies that would have your average enthusiast throw in the towel and give up. Seeing his post today on Facebook made me realize that giving up and putting things off is simply a waste of an opportunity to learn, and gain experience. He’s a… Read More High Mileage Marauder Is Far More Than Just A Car
Last month I got offered a huge opportunity, to record music out by New York City and get paid for it. Normally anyone would fly, but the recording studio had asked the drummer and I to bring our own gear. So a set of wheels was needed. It would be 14 hours of driving time… Read More Driving A Borrowed Chrysler Across Country
As owner of a 2003 Mercury Marauder that has nearly 250,000 miles I can speak from experience. Some people say that anything with over 200,000 miles is a ticking time bomb and others say if it exceeds 200K, it’s because it was taken care of. I’m a believer that everything depends and there is… Read More What Does 200,000 Miles Say About A Car?
Premium audio systems are a hot-ticket item that some salesmen might have you go for, but make sure the system matches your music tastes first. The answer to this question ultimately depends on what you listen to. These days music is usually multiple tracks merged together. Music recordings started as a single track, then a… Read More Do We Need Expensive Factory Audio?
Work, adventures, friends and more with a $300 van. Two years ago I bought a 1993 Ford E-250 for $300 and that was the asking price. All it needed was fresh gas and a fresh battery and I drove it home. As a band member, I needed a van to get the crew and gear… Read More How to Keep a $300 Van on the Road for 30,000 Miles and Counting
Do you ever need a replacement part for your car, but are running tight on funds to go the dealership? Perhaps you want to learn how to work on your car, but do not wish to risk ruining your own. The solution to these issues is the nearest junkyard. Back in 2008 when the general… Read More How Junkyards Are Thrift Shops For Car Enthusiasts
Bikes and hybrids ease the pains of traffic, and save more fuel for enthusiasts. Let’s face it, whenever we see someone on a bike, we see the person as someone in the way. They hardly ever stop at stop signs, weave though traffic and love to throw a fit whenever they get hurt or almost… Read More Car Enthusiasts Should Respect Bicyclists And Prius Owners.
With rising fuel economy standards and more red tape each year for petrol-loving cars like my Mercury Marauder, I would have thought we would have nothing to buy for transportation other than potatoes powered by vegetable oil. Oh my, was I wrong. Instead, we received the next evolutionary, revolutionary, step in speed. The hypercar. These… Read More Strict Vehicle Emissions Create A Monster: The Hypercar
Is the so-called “smart car” making us less intelligent drivers? I say yes. Back when cars were first mass-produced for the public, they were complicated machines. You had to crank them to start them, be able to identify all of the fluids, let them warm up and give yourself plenty of time to slow down.… Read More Are Smart Cars Making Us Less Intelligent?