Abortion, automobiles, and Alabama

Shortly after the female Republican Governor of Alabama endorsed HB 314, a law that would ban all abortions statewide, even in case of rape or incest, the calls for boycotting Alabama in all forms started. Kay I'vey signed into law the “Human Life Protection Act” a bill that is intended to be a “vehicle” to [...]

By |2019-12-25T18:48:40-08:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Politics, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

The Devil’s in the distillery

The Devil's in the distillery Nestled in the little town of Mammoth, California 8,181 feet high above the sea it is 10 am and John Mendel is sipping on a bourbon. The rest of the novel could be a bad Shakespeare play or a Hemingway novel; a man retired from an automotive job that took [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:54:38-08:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Honda|Tags: |0 Comments

Honda Hyundai Kia Jeep Smart WAPO carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I was at the Hyundai Ioniq event yesterday. I left last night because they are forecasting 25 mph winds and 1/2 an inch of rain every hour. Combine that with a little CRJ airplane, and I called United Airlines and changed my flight. Have you heard about the Ioniq? It's [...]

By |2020-01-29T19:24:32-08:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

2017 Honda CR-V world unveil debut

Seconds try harder. Honda knows this, and they have Completely redesigned and reengineered America's best-selling SUV fifth generation of its CR-V nameplate to keep the barking dogs at bay. The 2017 Honda CR-V made its world debut in Detroit, Michigan. Honda is betting that the numerous enhancements and noticeable improvements to the vehicle, including a [...]

By |2020-02-17T14:33:17-08:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Honda|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Twelve-year-old Cameron Honda Toyota carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Twelve-year-old Cameron came to visit me this week. Like most young boys, Cameron doesn't speak much unless you ask them a direct question, or you want to talk about cars. Cameron didn't like the look of the Honda Ridgeline. I queried him because that is a powerful statement for a [...]

America’s best Auto employers for 2016

Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies, or auto suppliers. In order of their ranking in 2016 here is the list; Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies or [...]

John Mendel at #WAS16 – recalls, fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles

John Mendel was the keynote speaker at the Washington Auto Show (before the blizzard that shut down the entire city) #WAS16 on fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles. Honda has had to recall many cars because one of its suppliers, Takata, made defective airbags. They have spent millions trying to find all [...]

2016 Rosebowl Parade floats, marching bands, equestrians, and Nellie

Floats Mascot Nellie, and Lou Ann Hammond, show you the floats, bands, and equestrians from this years 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. The Rose Parade's elaborate floats have come a long way since the Tournament's early days. Today, float building is a multi-million dollar business and float construction begins almost immediately after the previous year's parade [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

2016 NACTOY The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 is the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC 90. The winners will be announced on January 11th at the North [...]