Category Archives: Diesel

The Police Car Perfected

I have been busy enjoying an end-of-summer road trip to New England for the past week.  Now I am spending some time on Cape Cod renewing acquaintances with relatives and old friends. As I drive around on highways and byways … Continue reading

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39 Miles Per Gallon

Today the President announced that new cars would be required to achieve 39 miles per gallon in a few years time.  Given the current state of America’s automobile industry this was an optimistic road to take. I would be delighted … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need a Car Czar

Should a Car Czar Be Part of the Solution? We have seen the CEO’s of the “Big Three” show up in Senate hearings begging for financial assistance.  Once they traveled by corporate jet and the second time via hybrid vehicles. … Continue reading

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Like I Said – No Free Lunch

 I wish the facts were different, but the latest analysis of biofuels is not encouraging.  There was already concern as regards using food crops to produce ethanol.  It meant that the food prices for that crop would increase (it has), … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi RA – Rah, rah , rah!

Mitsubishi has given us a peek behind the curtain with their concept car the RA.  Is RA a name based on the ancient Egyptian sun god, or is it an acronym for RalliArt?  The first guess might mean that it … Continue reading

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2007 – A Look Back

 There had been rumors that the price of oil might climb as the year began.  Few really expected it to be any more than the usual seasonal rise as the road travel season approached.  After all, the refineries around the … Continue reading

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The World According to Jim’s Garage

While realtors are burying statues of Saint Joseph in the hope of making a house sell and the stock market and hedge funds are hanging on the hope that the Fed will drop the interest rate by a quarter of a … Continue reading

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