Car Culture

The automobile has permeated every aspect of our lives. Need proof? Check these out.

Car Tag Manifesto

Something I wrote about a year ago--if you don't know what car tag is, take a couple of moments and read this.

Hot-hatch culture

Ever seen a lowered, tinted-glassed, big-exhausted econobox and wondered what was going on in its owner's head? Me too--check out my article.

Memories of China

Take 3 parts smog and add 1 part of automotive wackiness; what you have left is China's burgeoning and crazy automotive market.

Canadian Auction Group

Moving almost two billion dollars worth of cars a year all comes down to psychology.

Book Reviews

What better way to pay for my book-ingestion habit than to write reviews of books about cars? Here are some recent ones:

How to build a car

Four books show you how not to do it. They make great gifts, if you can find them.

Road trip USA

By interstate or back road, there's a book to help you out&emdash;or scare you If you're into travelling, a couple of books that I recently read and reviewed may be just up their alley.

Better than a showroom

Lehbrink and Schlegelmilch take you on a guided tour of Ferrari history.

The Essential Guide to Buying and Selling a Car in Canada

Pape and Wise know a lot about how to wheel and deal, being former car salesmen, but it's clear that they neither love nor know a lot about the vehicles themselves.

Academic essays

Since I'm a student, I still have to write the occasional dry academic paper. But I try to inject some humor--and cars--into them as often as I can. You'll need an Adobe Acrobat reader to open these files. A fast Internet connection wouldn't hurt, either.

Thunder Road: Rock & Roll, Suburbia and the Automobile

Tracks the sometimes-convergent courses of popular music, suburban youth, and car culture from the fifties to the seventies.

Painful symbiosis: the auto industry's complex reciprocal relationship with the mass media

How impartial is the automotive media? How can I be impartial if I get free trips and free cars? Find out in this essay.

Various and sundry

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