Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 BMW X5

When you've got a good thing going - and BMW's X5 has been going good for almost 15 years - you don't mess with it. Not fundamentally. Keep what's good - what works - and tweak things to make the overall package better. That's the 2014 X5 - ...

Eric's Autos: Steam Locomotive & Cars

There is a museum in my town devoted to the photography of O. Winston Link (see here). He was fascinated by steam locomotives and spent years - the declining years of the steam locomotive - taking pictures of them, recording the waning days of ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Toyota Camry

Is bland bad? How many gallons of vanilla ice cream get sold in a given year? How man Toyota Camrys? For the past 12 years, it's been the best-selling mid-size/family car in America. There are more exciting "flavors" available - but for ...

Eric's Autos: Throw Winter in The Woods

I am near my breaking point. Today may just push me beyond it. A foot of frozen worthlessness is headed this way. It is 15 degrees outside. Again. How long, Oh Lord? I sit inside, watching Sons of Anarchy… the guys riding their motorcycles in ...

Eric's Autos: A Mouse in the Air Box

Just before "Winter Storm Pax" (someone hand me a ball peen hammer so I can bash in the skull of the cretin who came up with the idea of giving a name - a stupid-sounding name - to every week's weather system) arrived I figured it'd be a good ...