Hell Hole

03.18.2014

A rip in the very fabric of space and time? One need look no further than rural Vermont roads for terra firma's own version of a black hole.

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The Art of Ditch Diving

12.06.2013

Think you have what it takes to execute a truly great ditch dive? Think again. Tom Bodett separates the posers from the true artistes.

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Road Koans

09.23.2013

What’s a koan, anyway? We're glad you asked. Step right this way and allow Tom Bodett to enlighten you.

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Homemade Handcart - Easy as a Day at the Beach

08.15.2013

Tom Bodett employs Einstein's little known law to his advantage: For every stupid product design there is an equal and opposite homemade solution.

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Happy Impatient, Not-Stupid Fathers Day

06.14.2013

It takes a teenager -- and his idiot buddies -- to fully exploit the mechanical weaknesses of the 1970 Bonneville Grand Safari wagon.

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Scheduled Maintenance

04.26.2013

The idiot lights on Tom Bodett's dashboard could be useful in lots of places. Like his forehead, for example.

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The Trouble with Snow

03.15.2013

Tom Bodett unveils middle aged men's true measure of winter: The Pucker Factor.

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Snow Tires

12.06.2012

35/55 R18 100R VI/DM? Do you speak "winter snow tire"? Tom Bodett provides a translation-- well, sort of.

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Fall Work

11.09.2012

What has Tom been up to? Preparing for winter, and excercising the machines and power tools! 

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Driven to Extremes: Man Meets Prius

10.01.2012

Tom Bodett spent a day with a Toyota Prius and it was not everything he dreamed it woud be. Find out why the guy who says, "It takes a real man to drive a minivan," felt totally emasculated by the cute little hybrid, right here.

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Fiat Is a Four-Letter Word

09.07.2012

Tom Bodett wrestles with repressed memories of his Worst Car Ever, a '74 Fiat-- and remembers how his conscience got the better of him when it was time to say good-bye.

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The Manly Van Can

08.24.2012

Tom Bodett doubles down on the Toyota Sienna! Find out what's so great about the manly van, here.

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How's My Driving? Call Dad with Your Compliments

08.05.2012

The trials and tribulations of teaching a teen to drive. Tom Bodett tells the tale.

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A Jeep Runs Through It

07.10.2012

Go West, Young Bodetts! Rollbars, ATVs, and some pretty cool cowboy hats, this way.

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Life at the Workhouse

06.14.2012

Tom Bodett on power tools, a guy's workshop -- and the fine line between work and play for the DIY'er.

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