Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 GMC Canyon test drive review. The truckin' sweet spot

These days, when a manufacturer claims their truck is full-sized, they mean it. I’ve reviewed some pickups lately that completely dwarf the old HMC ’63 Chevy. And while these new trucks are capable of carrying payload and pulling trailers that would have been impossible just a few years ago, there are some people that just don’t want to drive something that big. That’s where the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon comes in. This truck is still able to handle most of the things people buy trucks for in the first place, but it comes in a smaller, more manageable package.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Luke Duke comes to Cooter's Place

We had a brush with fame last weekend.  I've mentioned before how much I loved old car-themed movies and TV shows like The Dukes of Hazzard.  Well, those shows were more than just the cars--someone had to drive them.  BHo and I were really excited to hear that Tom Wopat would be at Cooter's Place in Nashville signing autographs.  Naturally, I forced everyone to stand in an hour-and-a-half line to meet Luke Duke.  We met people that were more obsessed with the show than me.  All-in-all, I'd say it was a pretty fun day.

Merry Christmas from Hover Motor Company*

Christmas and cars.  Now there are two things that really go together.  Well, they go together for me anyway.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a Christmas where I didn’t get at least something car-related.   And apparently, they go together for car manufacturers too.  I can prove that claim by looking back at all the Christmas-themed automotive advertisements that have graced the pages of magazines over the years.  Of course, most of them are from a time when it wasn’t forbidden to mention Christmas in a main-stream advertisement.  So that’s been awhile.  But it’s still fun to look back on some of the stuff they used to print.  Who wouldn’t want a new Packard under the tree?!