Posts Tagged ‘cars’

Gotta Drive. Why?

March 10, 2021

If they want to work, shop for groceries, or visit, most Americans have to drive. Why? Laura Bult explores. A Vox video.

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How U.S. Road Signs Got Their Shapes

February 19, 2021

It’s an evolution, and comments on the latest revision are open until March 15th.

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Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD)

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Driving Home for Christmas

December 23, 2020

“Driving Home For Christmas,” written and performed by Chris Rea. Another version is here. Despite 24 albums and 72 hit singles in the UK, the British artist is not well-known in the USA.

2020 note: Stay the hell home this Christmas. COVID-19 is not an appropriate yuletide gift.

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Pa, I Need a Car

October 31, 2020

“Pa, I Need a Car,” written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Freddie Gorman, recorded by The Contours, 1963.

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The Rise And Fall Of Cadillac

April 30, 2020

Irene Kim outlines the the rise and fall of Cadillac, once America’s 4-wheeled measure of luxury and success. A Business Insider video.

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Goofy’s Freeway Troubles

April 25, 2020

“Goofy’s Freeway Troubles,” a 1965 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon directed by Les Clark. Written by William Bosché, with music by George Bruns. Animation by Ray Aragon, Jack Boyd, Bill Layne, Bob McCrea, Cliff Nordberg, Walt Peregoy, and Robert W. Youngquist. Narrated by Paul Frees. Goofy is voiced by Pinto Colvig, his last appearance in a role he created.

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Tech Breakthrough: The Prescription Car Windshield

April 1, 2020

This UK tech breakthrough means you’ll never drive with eyeglasses again. Announced April 1, 2010.

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Low Rider

January 5, 2020

“Low Rider,” recorded by War, 1975.

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Heavy Chevy

January 5, 2020

“Heavy Chevy,” written by Alabama Shakes, and performed by them at SiriusXM, 2012.

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Roadrunner

January 5, 2020

“Roadrunner,” written and recorded by Jonathan Richman, backed by the Greg Kihn Band, in 1974, re-released in 1977. Apparently Mr. Richman’s dad owned a Plymouth Roadrunner.

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“The car, the radio, the night – and rock’s most thrilling song,” Laura Barton, The Guardian

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