Change ≠ progress, automotive division

The Wall Street Journal reports on a nefarious development for gearheads: Do you own the car you’ve bought and paid for? Not really, not all of it. At least that’s what auto makers are asserting to the U.S. Copyright Office. Tinkerers, aftermarket repair shops and copyright activists are lobbying for an exemption to the Digital […]

The Corvette industry

Facebook has two groups with the same initials focusing on my favorite car, the Corvette. (One of which — the car, not the Facebook group — again did not show up in my driveway on my birthday, or Father’s Day, and most likely will not show up on Tuesday, National Corvette Day, commemorating the first […]

It’s about time

The National Motorists Association is happy, because … Thanks to the efforts of many citizens and public officials, Wisconsin’s maximum speed limit will soon be raised to 70 mph. The new limit will apply to select stretches of interstate highways and freeways throughout the state. The NMA has supported the increase ever since Manitowoc Assemblyman […]

The sweetest sounds

Legendary Speed Shop passes on Nitto Tire’s video: As you know, one of my weird interests is car starter sounds. A car’s starter motor (assuming it successfully starts the car) is a promise of a trip to a destination, the expression of transportation freedom found in no other mode of transportation. The ultimate starter sound […]

The infrastructure deficit, and how to fix it

State Sen. Frank Lasee (R–De Pere): The debate over Wisconsin Prevailing Wage law is reaching a fevered pitch. Many are still unclear about what prevailing wage is and how repealing it will save taxpayers millions and help local and state government reduce their building costs for years to come. Prevailing wage is a mandatory, government-set […]