Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car


I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

With Sacramento Gas prices inching up to $4.00 a gallon. Electric Cars are looking sexy


  There is no joy at the pumps these days . If your driving a mid size car in Sacramento a tank of gas could cost you fifty eight bucks,.  If your driving a huge pick up or SUV nearly a hundred.   The more we spend for gas the less we have for other things. Continue reading “With Sacramento Gas prices inching up to $4.00 a gallon. Electric Cars are looking sexy”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2018 Chevy Cruze (3800 mile supertest)


When you are a large person, your always aware of space.  Can I fit in that chair is it strong? When it comes to size the rule of thumb, is a large exterior equals a large interior.  In the past, I would typically rent a full size car or larger. One year, a rental carContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2018 Chevy Cruze (3800 mile supertest)”

Something old and different for Friday 9-28-2018 (yes, there’s video)


Spotted on the streets of Sacramento  A vintage 1955 Buick Century Cailfornia Highway Patrol Car  These cars were specificly built for the CHP. They had the Special 48 coupe body, Century engines and Roadmaster brakes  (This was back in the day when GM built different engines and parts for each divison) They were among theContinue reading “Something old and different for Friday 9-28-2018 (yes, there’s video)”

Tesla shows how (5th best selling car in the USA)


     While drivers are abandoning cars for SUV’s  Tesla has quietly become the best selling Luxury car company in America.  Selling more cars than BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, and Lexus. Last month, Tesla’s Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the US.   This is not a misprint 1. Toyota Camry 30,141 2.Continue reading “Tesla shows how (5th best selling car in the USA)”

Hanging on to HIS Mercedes


Just another day on Florida’s I-95 Love is 4 EVA, until it isn’t!  When Junior Francis and Patresha Isidore bought their C class, they knew their love was forever, after all they share a daughter.   Forever meant a joint title. On Sunday, forever wasn’t home.  Patresha message was simple  my car, MY car, MY CAR,Continue reading “Hanging on to HIS Mercedes”

“Space X” Elon Musk is an immigrant from one of Trumps S***hole Countries


  On Tuesday, the nation was temporarily distracted from the State of our union and watched the successful launch of Falcon Heavy, the world most powerful rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space Exploration Technologies Corp (Space X) wants the reduce the cost of space travel. One day it hopes transport humansContinue reading ““Space X” Elon Musk is an immigrant from one of Trumps S***hole Countries”

Big Man Rides 2018 Kia Nero


With gasoline prices being what they are, one would question why would Kia bring a small hybrid to market, when Toyota can’t give the Prius away?    However, this is the same company that has just introduced the Kia Stinger at a time when the public are buying SUVs. Nearly two decades ago I rentedContinue reading “Big Man Rides 2018 Kia Nero”

Genesis: The Beginning


  Twenty Seven years ago a Japanese Company Toyota, entered the Luxury Car market to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz and Cadillac .   Their first model the Lexus LS400 was an instant hit and immediately established Lexus as a player.  Within months Nissan and Honda entered the market.   Today, LexusContinue reading “Genesis: The Beginning”

Big Man Rides 2015/2016 Volkswagen Passat


One cant mention Volkswagen without mentioning the International Diesel Scandal. Which effects nearly the entire Volkswagen line  including the Passat. There are many questions concerning the future of VW and resale values.  Sales for VW through May 2016 is down 13% Volkswagen is currently the largest automaker in the world, larger than Toyota and GeneralContinue reading “Big Man Rides 2015/2016 Volkswagen Passat”