Here is an article discussing the issue of hearing protection on motorcycles. There are quite a few out there. The short of it is that on a motorcycle at highway speeds, a rider’s ears are subject to high frequency noise exceeding 100 dB. On a sustained level, this causes permanent hearing damage. Essentially, if your… » 4/30/15 1:36pm Thursday 1:36pm

Wow - what a frustrating experience. You pretty much nailed it, Doug. Treating customers like that makes no sense, especially for a $40k car. I wouldn’t agree to a credit check with a dealer until we were ready to negotiate financing. That is, if I’m actually interested in financing the car, and we wouldn’t be talking… » 4/10/15 3:52pm 4/10/15 3:52pm

You are correct, I would try to throttle-steer any car in that situation. I track an old 911, and any competent 911 driver would also lift mid-corner to tuck the nose in to induce a yaw correction (and believe me, I'm no pro-rally driver). The difference is that in an old 911, snapping off the throttle will result in… » 3/27/15 4:48pm 3/27/15 4:48pm