Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: The Old Kaw

If you're into naval history, you probably know the story - and the significance of - HMS Dreadnought. The first big gun battleship, launched in 1906. She mounted 12 inch guns in two main turrets - giving her massive firepower compared with her ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 Nissan Altima

You may have heard this story: Back in the mid '60s, that wild and crazy guy John Z. DeLorean - father of the GTO - almost fathered a Pontiac rival to Chevy's Corvette. It was a slick two-seater called Banshee (internally, XP-833) that got ...

Eric's Autos: Tortured Traffic Laws

At some point - I think it happened back in the late '80s - a government bureaucrat decided it was "unsafe" to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. Not content to wear one himself (assuming he rode motorcycles; in all likelihood he - ...

Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2014 VW Tiguan

The name's awful. Let's get that out of the way first. It's hard to pronounce - it's hard to spell. A neologistic concatenation of "Tiger" and "Iguana." Yes, seriously. It's nearly as poor a choice for a car's name as Touareg. But don't hold that ...