In the late 80's, friends who lived in Indian Village had been through multiple B&E's, and had over a dozen Merc hood ornaments harvested from their garage. For a while, the thieves stuck to the garage. Then they started entering the house. A shotgun 'click' and some yelling would usually see them off. Then it escalated … » 4/19/14 10:25pm Saturday 10:25pm

It would be very interesting to see a follow-up article to see how the trucks they ran fared over the journey - i.e. what kind of damage they sustained, what challenges they had to overcome, what the life expectancy was afterward for the vehicles, etc. I have to think all that sand would find its way into CVs and ruin… » 3/28/14 11:35am 3/28/14 11:35am

As 427SOHC points out, you're wrong, by law, in most cases. As I'll point out, the filming driver in this video is wrong from a moral and ethical perspective for trolling the person by intentionally refusing to let them pass, and then antagonizing with video. That kind of person deserves a special place in hell too. » 3/27/14 6:48pm 3/27/14 6:48pm

My dad had an S-Class Mercedes with a manual transmission back in the 80's. It was a custom AMG 'show car' imported from Germany back when you could do such things. 540SE AMG wide body conversion, one of only a handful of four door wide bodies ever to exist... » 3/26/14 11:57am 3/26/14 11:57am

This rule of perception is even more flawed if the owner does their own work (maintenance cost goes way down). You can get very spendy, low-volume luxury cars very inexpensively. If the car in question was sufficiently low-volume, no one has any idea how old it is, except judging by general design cues. » 3/25/14 2:40am 3/25/14 2:40am