As car people, one of the questions we are always asked is “What are your favorite car shows or movies?” For many of us, the motion pictures that formed our … Continue Reading Did Disney’s “The Love Bug” Foreshadow Pixar’s “Cars” Universe?
Among regular TTS readers and other folks who know me well, it’s no secret that in my 33+ years of driving, I’ve bought and sold a LOT of cars. The … Continue Reading The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More
We at TTS spend a lot (a LOT) of time looking at classified ads for cars – just like we know a lot of you do. Some of us <ahem!> have … Continue Reading How to Sell Your Car in 2020, COVID-19, and Beyond..
If history teaches us anything, it’s that we humans forget things – even bad things – pretty quickly. You might argue it has something to do with our resilience as … Continue Reading The Car Geek Life, During And After COVID-19
I visited an old friend last night – and before you start asking me about social distancing, mask-wearing, and all that, it wasn’t that kind of visit. David E. Davis, … Continue Reading Of Mad Men and Their Machines
Like most people *everywhere*, there is a good chance that due to the Coronavirus health crisis you find yourself these days with a little more time on your hands and … Continue Reading Car Geekery During COVID-19
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to write for car magazines. Heck, I think I started flipping through my dad’s Car & Driver and Road & Track magazines when I … Continue Reading A Peek Behind the Curtain…
There’s change afoot here at TTS. The biggest change and most noticeable will include some more frequent posting. This once-a-quarter pattern isn’t really working for us, although traffic has remained remarkably … Continue Reading Change is in the Air…..
One of the most asked questions of “car” people, second to “What kind of car should I buy?” and “How much do you think x will cost to fix?” is, “What … Continue Reading What Should Junior Drive?
Part of being a TTSer is coveting the strange, unusual, abnormal, underappreciated, etc. – automotively speaking. One of our favorite pastimes in the TTS offices is to peruse classified ads … Continue Reading Five Cars You Can Buy Today that Your Neighbor Doesn’t Have
There’s been a lot of chatter for a long time about the impending demise of the row-your-own manual transmission. I’m not talking about those automated manuals – with or without … Continue Reading Commentary: Death Of A Manual
Every time I turn around these days it seems like another manufacturer is forfeiting good old burbling big-displacement torquetastic motoring for force-fed fours and sixes. It would appear that the … Continue Reading Power, Poise and a Vanishing Breed: Five V8 Sedans on the Cheap
So it wasn’t just happenstance that I recently started looking at Boxsters. In truth, besides wanting to buy a convertible in the cold months and sell it on when the … Continue Reading Trip Notes: California Dreaming Porsche-style
We hate to break it to you, but winter is fast approaching. In fact, the subject of good “winter beaters” has been quite the buzz around the TTS offices of … Continue Reading For $3K, What is the Best Winter Beater for TTS Types?
So My dad died about three weeks ago. In his honor, I’ve been trying to write something witty, something solemn, and even something really, really long. But ultimately I decided … Continue Reading 1977 Fiat 132: The Cars of our Fathers…..
I hate when life gets in the way of solid blogging, but that’s just the way it’s been lately. I’m actually somewhat amazed at how much has changed since my … Continue Reading Fleet Update: Building Memories