The 12 in DMC-12 stood for it's price: $12K. Missed the mark a bit - - by the time it hit the dealerships it was more than $25K. Of course production problems, and a boat-anchor engine didn't help things, but being more than 100% above estimated price certainly had an impact. » 9/08/14 12:02pm 9/08/14 12:02pm

Honda Civic SiR. Each time a new Civic is released we here in the USA keep our fingers crossed that the SiR will get to our shores. Never happens. Heck, the pattern goes all the way back to the first gen CRX Si had the 1.6 litre twin cam in all other parts of the world, but only the 1.5 litre 12-valve was sold here. » 8/27/14 11:36am 8/27/14 11:36am

Any older Honda Civic Si. They are a fun, reliable, and economical but if you're over 30, know how to wear a belt and a baseball cap, and aren't willing to slap a V-TECH window sticker on the thing (along with random hand gestures) you'll look out of place behind the wheel. » 8/22/14 12:09pm 8/22/14 12:09pm

Battle for Castle Itter. At the close of WWII there were roaming bands of SS trying to cover up their crimes, generally by killing everyone involved. Castle Itter house French political prisoners who were on the SS' list. The Wehrmacht soldiers (everyone at the castle was on the list, even other German soldiers)… » 8/21/14 12:05pm 8/21/14 12:05pm

Laid off at the end of 2012 (Merry Christmas!) I found a new job a month later - - but 55 miles away. Worse was the fact of my twice daily navigation through a notorious highway intersection that experiences seriously backs at least twice a week. Not a bad job, but not great, and certainly not worth a 3-hours round… » 8/20/14 11:44am 8/20/14 11:44am

Mark's Classic Cruise in Granby, CT probably won't make the list as the largest, but it should earn some mention as being one of the most consistent, informal, well attended, week night get togethers in New England. Monday nights only, held in a 25 acre field, it consistently packs in over 500 cars each Monday night.… » 8/15/14 11:45am 8/15/14 11:45am

Z3 M Coupe. Hell, the damn thing was designed by engineers who just wanted to make a better Z3. No business case for it, and marketing seemed to abandon it upon launch, but it was just so refreshing to see Ze-Germans (Ze-German-Engineers, actually) build something they just WANTED. » 8/14/14 12:13pm 8/14/14 12:13pm

Breughel (the elder, and his sons) had a series of paintings entitled "The Triumph of Death". I don't recall how many were painted between the father and sons, but there are probably more than ten out there. They are all very elaborate depictions of death overwhelming the living, no matter the person's age, wealth,… » 8/01/14 6:13am 8/01/14 6:13am