Rapid Roy [The Stock Car Boy] by Jim Croce
He got a tattoo on his arm that say “Baby”
He got another one that just say “Hey”
But every Sunday afternoon he is a dirt track demon
In a ’57 Chevrolet
April’s Monthly Motoring Song will make you
roll down the windows, smile, and gas it.
I would like to share with you a pet peeve of mine during my many miles of daily driving. I am a Safety Director for a construction company and drive between 3000 to 5000 miles a month while performing safety audits on various work sites.
Have you ever come out of a store to find you can’t get into your car because of someone’s creative, freestyle parking? How many of you have had to perform the awkward over-the-center-console crawl? Why is it that parking lots so readily display some of the most unappealing aspects of society?
Hang on a sec while TDG takes a swig of his adult beverage…there…ahhh…that’s better! Parking lots, and writing about them, are two very stressful facets of TDG’s life.
One of the cultural aspects of driving is the concept of personal space (a three foot buffer, according to Mosby’s Medical Dictionary). Naturally, this applies to the confines of our car but it also extends to the area surrounding our vehicles. The root of all parking lot maladies boil down to matters of personal space and a couple of other undesirable societal traits.
If you’re one who hates or, even worse, downright refuses to sell your own vehicles, perhaps this series of informative posts will give you pause to reconsider. The bottom line is that you will make more money by selling your own vehicle. Being prepared and having a plan are the key factors to emotionally ready yourself to sell. The mechanical aspects of the sale will fall into place if you’ll just have a little faith in TDG.
<Joe Isuzu>Trust Me. Would I lie to you?</Joe Isuzu>
TDG has a plethora of simple (world-class, really) vehicle selling tips that, when observed, practically guarantee an efficient and satisfying selling experience. Following these tips avoids the typical pitfalls encountered with bad selling habits and, by using these simple techniques,TDG has sold vehicles sight unseen with nary a complaint.
Nothin’ But A Driver by The Bottle Rockets
Am I happier than you are?
No way for me to know
I know I love to drive your cars
And see how fast they go
March’s Monthly Motoring Song cuts straight
to the chase – it ain’t about the money.
So I’m dating (not dancing with) myself a bit with the Sgt. Joe Friday reference from Dragnet. Be that as it may, keeping a service log with “just the facts” of your car or motorcycle’s history can save you gobs of time, money, and frustration. If you’re not careful, it just might inspire a little pride of ownership.
A bit of the anal retentive nature of TDG is revealed when suggesting you keep a log, but a small amount of effort and organization will produce a very valuable document. Heck, you’re already on your computer, or some advanced gadget, so finish reading this post and take action.
Keep a detailed service log.
“Just The Facts, Ma’am.”
See if you’re able to answer the following about your car:
No, not those of you who Swing dance or fulfill your carnal desires by stretching the boundaries of marriage (though you still may be included). This is for our road brethren that swing wide whilst making turns — both to the left and right as a matter of directional, and political, correctness. The physical barriers and road striping aren’t swinging, why are you?
The topic of Swingers was on my extensive list of items to discuss and will be the first thanks to a near-paint-swapping incident this morning. So much inspiration out there…!