Hmm.. no JFK? It’s a complete NIGHTMARE to get back and forth from. The van Wyck is one of the only roads in NYC that has 24 hour traffic in both directions. That tram that connects you to the sh*t end of the E train is 5 bucks. There is basically a permanent ground delay in effect and every time you fly in there you… » 4/07/15 1:44pm 4/07/15 1:44pm

For me it’s basically every GM interior up until recently. All the gray plastic against light gray buttons against sort of grey carpets with big over sized black plastic touch points made me utterly depressed and sad. Everything screams cheap. Also, since GM cars are all basically the same just with the parts… » 4/07/15 1:25pm 4/07/15 1:25pm

Most of the people that engage in this argument (in my experience) are extremely simple minded in their intentions. The point being when you respond with an educated answer that illustrates how the challenges of multi national corporations, holding companies, global macro economics, supply and trade laws, product… » 4/03/15 2:52pm 4/03/15 2:52pm

just an idea for another article.. I’d be really interested in learning what developments (or in this case-lack there of) let to increased performance and efficiency from engines over the years. For example, how in the shit did they only get 300ish HP from 28+ litres. I understand it’s a 100 years old and this was a… » 3/31/15 2:38pm 3/31/15 2:38pm

Certain providers yes, certain no. Depends on a number of factors. If it's a track day.. 100% you're not covered. If it's a DE day (Drivers ED) then it can get sticky. Certain companies will cover you for this, which is why organizations like PCA and NASA make all the DE groups go to a classroom session. That's how… » 3/27/15 4:27pm 3/27/15 4:27pm

I think you're looking at it with the wrong lens. You can't buy a Range Rover, or any Land rover for that matter, and expect it to be the same as other cars. Despite what anyone says to you about British stereotypes, or "only the old ones do it", blah blah the simple fact is: Land Rovers are some of the most… » 3/25/15 3:02pm 3/25/15 3:02pm

Was at a Land Rover enthusiast get together in upstate NY. We were doing some illegal 4 wheeling on some power line trails. This guy was trying to get a stock range rover up some hill and kept mashing the pedal. He put a rock into the middle of the trailing arm causing it to bend and loose all of it's strength. … » 3/18/15 2:19pm 3/18/15 2:19pm

They work really well for this. Check out a company called Rekluse. They make conversion kits for bikes with a normal clutch. Had one on my dirt bike for a while and they work really well on the slow stuff by automatically slipping the clutch and preventing the engine from dying. I ended up removing it because I… » 3/12/15 6:00pm 3/12/15 6:00pm

That front end looks trashy to me. Just too gawdy with too much chrome. It's mainly the headlights I think. I don't understand why new trucks are like this. The new Titan did the same thing.. the front end was "shaped like a roman helmet" which somehow equates to headlights that are 9 feet tall. » 3/12/15 3:45pm 3/12/15 3:45pm

Looking at it the wrong way, it's actually a win. I bet you all those passengers got out of the airport faster having evacuated the plane on the runway vs if it had done the normal LGA routine of: land, taxi to obscure holding pen where pilot apologies for no gate, wait 20 mins, go to gate, have pilot explain there… » 3/05/15 2:05pm 3/05/15 2:05pm

The cities population is growing like crazy. 1.4MM people since 1980.. yet the subway has stayed effectively the same. As a born and raised New Yorkers who recently left after 30 years I could go on for days as to why the MTA is f*cked but mainly, it's the people. There are just too many people there for the… » 3/05/15 1:53pm 3/05/15 1:53pm

Yeah but most vehicle collisions are not side to side, they are front to back. Positioning a bike responsibly btw cars or riding between lanes put that rider out of harms way should the car in front stop short or rear end something. I've never had a close call splitting lanes but I have almost been rear ended by a… » 2/26/15 7:20pm 2/26/15 7:20pm

Tyler, great article as always. Reading about this weaponry has confused me on the role of destroyers and cruisers. They are basically the same size, have the same armament more or less and are both "multi-role" in their mission. Is this gun meant to be the "standard issue" for projectile weaponry regardless of the… » 2/24/15 1:59pm 2/24/15 1:59pm