Have Thumb, Will Travel

02.09.2017

Everybody used to hitchhike. But not anymore. What's changed?

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Will Hitchhike For Shrimp

01.23.2017

Our blogger Tim Cotton on hitchhiking, police conferences and why it's always worth it to upgrade your rental car (when somebody else is paying.)

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The Hierarchy of Riding Shotgun

12.23.2016

Who gets the front seat on a car trip? Tim Cotton explains the rules of engagement. 

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To Lock or Not to Lock?

11.30.2016

For some, that's actually a question! 

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What Happens When a K9 Cop Misses His Target?

10.28.2016

Find out why "Officer" Ninja owes Sergeant Tim Cotton a new pair of pants. 

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The Patron Saint of Mopar

10.24.2016

Tim Cotton earned the money to buy his first car mopping floors in the hospital morgue. What's your first car story? 

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If This Barracuda Could Talk

09.19.2016

A car's engine will take you places. The memories you make there? That's up to you.

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Driving Barefoot: The Eighth Deadly Sin?

09.02.2016

Can a person legally drive while barefooted? Car Talk's law enforcement authority, Tim Cotton, settles this myth.

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Lawnmower Lessons

08.19.2016

Find out why a rudimentary knowledge of the internal combustion engine can be an asset when trying to meet your future significant other.

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Jesus Don't Take the Wheel

07.27.2016

I'll drive, thanks. But if you don't mind, would you take a quick look at my insurance policy?

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A Brief History of Utility Trailers

07.16.2016

How our blogger survived the 70s' era of DIY trailers and kids riding atop the sacks of garbage on the way to the town dump. Plus, etiquette for the modern trailer borrower. 

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A Curmudgeon's Guide to Surviving the 4th of July

07.02.2016

Leading a rural New England parade also gives you an opportunity to use all the modes of the siren intermittently. Dogs hate you, kids love you, and parents put up with it because it’s the 4th of July.

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Tool-less TC and the Ladies of the Pine Tree State

06.20.2016

Broken down in Maine? The ladies of the Pine Tree State are standing by with the tools you forgot to pack. 

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My First International Incident

06.10.2016

The day I became a fan of the manual transmission is seared into my brain. It involves a worn set of Dickies, some dairy cows, and a manual shifting Bluebird bus I never drove.

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About

06.01.2016

Warmth and snark go hand in hand as Tim Cotton tells stories about people who drive and the motor vehicles that make it possible.

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