My new ride!

December 19th, 2012

Well, I knew I wouldn't last that long. I finally got another Mustang: a 2012 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 to be exact! It' s a wonderful car with gobs of power and style. I'll do me well until the 2015 Mustangs come out...

I am a Man without a Horse

August 26th, 2009
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So, I sold my blue 2007 Mustang to a relative.  Got a "sporty" little Volkswagen EOS with front wheel drive and a perky, yet German, attitude. Why?  Because Cleveland winters are a bitch.  I can't go through another winter driving the Mustang.  It's like a $30,000 ice skate.

So I opted for a nice semi-sensible (at least for me) front-wheel drive car for the first time in a long time.  I feel a little blue.  I'll miss the kick in your pants acceleration of the Mustang, but I won't miss the axle-hop that seemed to buck and kick over every minor bump.

I'll miss the cool retro styling and the spartan simplicity until I look at my EOS and run my hand over the incredible fit and finish that the Mustang could only dream of.

I also won't miss the car insurance premium.  Not as bad as my '90 Mustang GT when I was 20-something years old.  But still not awesome.

The New VW Eos
Image by ~Jetta Girl~ via Flickr

But I will be back.  I will own another Mustang someday.

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iPhone App for Car Guys

May 14th, 2009

I'm as much of a car guy as the next gearhead.  I spend most of my days thinking about cars.  I'm also a gadget guy, and I love to tinker with my iPhone and the great treasure-trove known as the Apple App Store.  I've been depressed though about the quantity of decent automotive apps in the store, that is until now.

VIN Hunter is a VIN decoder and vehicle history application that does so much more.  It not only allows you to enter a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and decode a vehicle, but it also gets an instant CARFAX record count!  You can learn while at a car auction or some dude's driveway that the car in front of you is a lemon... quick and easy.

You can also purchase a CARFAX report and access the new National Insurance Crime Bureau's web site to check on flood damage and stolen vehicles.  All in one app.  Oh, you can also add a photo and notes to each vehicle you record, to help you keep track of your findings.

So if you're an individual or a automotive professional looking for the best way to track and research vehicles be sure to check out VIN Hunter in the app store.  Also, check out their web site at

The Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R for 1995

May 7th, 2009

The 1995 Mustang is an important vehicle to Ford for the coupe market segment. The SVT Cobra R is a member of a series of five trim levels for the Mustang which include SVT Cobra R, GT, GTS, and Base. The two-door car with its rear-wheel drive is positioned to aggressively fill this niche for Ford. There is strong competition from vehicles from Honda.

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