Mar 092012

I am trying something new here at Gearheads Anonymous. When I started my blog last year, I wrote a number of “tips for drivers” and “tips for owners” with limited success. I got almost no feedback and eventually I ran out of ideas. This time around, I am going for something that has a source pool that never dries up and will always be interesting to me: I am starting a “car of the week” feature.

The idea will be that, come the end of my week, I will assess the previous seven days and decide what car most piqued my interest in that time period. For each car I will briefly discuss why I chose it, give a brief discussion on what makes it interesting and unique and list some resources (online communities, etc.). The cars will be new and old, and the reason for choosing will vary weekly. I hope the variety keeps both you and me interested.

So, enough banality. On with the show. The inaugural Car of the Week is….

The 1993 Mazda RX-7 Continue reading »

Mar 052012

The ’90s were an interesting time for me as an automotive enthusiast. It was in 1996 that I first developed a more-than-passing interest in cars. It was in 1998 that I got my license, and it was in 1999 that I first drove a car that I could call mine.

But the ’90s were also a formative decade for the auto industry. Gone were the old ways of the ’80s – slow, heavy, dubiously-styled cars encumbered by emissions controls that no one really understood. Yet to come were the huge technological leaps that would make cars more than just transportation, but mobile computers nearly capable of driving themselves. Continue reading »