Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Riding Old

Old bikes have style - and character. Any machine that's still operable after say 40 years will have become something special, a piece of living history that conjures sensations and sounds from decades long gone. Turn the fuel tap to on, kick the...

Eric's Autos: Fix it - Or Junk It?

Kids leave the house at 18, Christmas is always December 25th... but when is it time to sell, trade - or junk - your car? It's a hard question, especially if you like the car. Even more so if it's been reliable ... up to now. But, a day will come...

Eric's Autos: Why Do Cars Cost So Much?

How much would the average new car cost if the least expensive new car you could buy cost around $5,000? Probably, a lot less than the current average of just over $30,000. Part of the reason for the ballooning cost of new cars is the balloons in...

Eric's Autos: For-Profit Policing

You've heard of greasing the skids? A bill introduced in the Texas legislature would do just that - giving cops credit card readers, as an adjunct to their radar detectors. Instead of just, license, registration and proof of insurance, please - ...

Eric's Autos: How Uncle Killed Pontiac

The French philosopher-economist Frederic Bastiat wrote about the unseen repercussions of government interfering with the market's natural progressions. In other words, what might have been. Perhaps the saddest four words in the language. One such...