Interesting to note that nutso Kiwi sailplane pilots have been wave soaring in New Zealand for at least 40+ years, albeit not at these extremes. But pushing commercial airliner levels. Imagine looking out your window on a Transpacific flight and seeing a single-place glider humming along at 120mph or so, pilot in a… » 7/29/14 11:34am Yesterday 11:34am

You mean the third of Americans who get meaningful snow and are too lazy or cheap to buy snow tires? And the tenth of Europeans who actually have a harsh, snowy winter but were also raised in a culture where snow tires and balzout rally driving are part of the elementary school cirriculum? » 7/29/14 10:54am Yesterday 10:54am

I'm looking for my wife, have you seen her? I don't make any major purchases without consulting her and you HAVE TO HELP ME FIND MY WIFE! I just saw her on the back of an elephant on the way to the Pankot Palace Tata dealership. I should have listened to Short Round and bought a Kia, now I'm stuck with this F-150 in… » 7/28/14 12:42pm Monday 12:42pm

Considering that airliners are such an impulse buy, this doesn't surprise me at all. I'm sure well-heeled international travelers were swayed in by the model year 2014 closeouts and the big red thing with the wavy arms at the end of the airstrip. Get em in the door, get em on a test flight, and you got a 67% chance of… » 7/18/14 12:34pm 7/18/14 12:34pm

A pickup tool, magnetic and/or grasping. Nothing sucks quite as much as dropping your special order 6.5mm stubby offset triple square driver into a narrow abyss between the intake plenum and the valve cover, then just accepting the fact that you'll just have to drive around like that for the next decade, ignoring it… » 7/17/14 11:41am 7/17/14 11:41am