June 13, 2016 |
Uh oh, Father's Day is nigh. He might say "don't get me anything. " You don't have to listen. Déjà vu (all over again). Does Dad or Grandpop talk fondly of holding a transistor radio to his ear to listen to the ball game or Top 40 hits? Even if he doesn't, he'll get a kick from the CC Skywave from C. Crane, a more advanced example of the species. It tunes AM, FM, shortwave, weather, and air traffic bands, with favorites easily stored on the array of 10 preset buttons. With alarm clock functionality, it's apt for travelers.
March 7, 2016 |
The week I got my driver's license, my parents rushed out of town to a funeral. "You can use the car, but don't go far," warned Dad on his way out the door. "Whatever you do, don't cross the bridge. " Meaning, I shouldn't go visit my teenage crush Ruth and buddy Jake, who'd introduced us, in remote Cherry Hill. Of course, I did that anyway, and got away with it. But probably wouldn't today, I realized last week, while cruising across the same Ben Franklin Bridge in a new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu equipped with Teen Driver tech.
February 14, 2016
Valentine's Day and cars go together like peanut butter and jelly, like the Dowager Countess and wisecracks, like horsepower and torque. It's the first time I've been so honored to have Driver's Seat fall on this special day, creating an opportunity to tackle the notions of romance and cars. To that end, here are some useful - if in some cases fictional - questions from folks driven crazy by driving. Dear Car Guy: What one option should I make sure I have in my car to keep my marriage intact?
February 1, 2016
S everal readers have contacted us about the viability of taking a road trip overseas. Despite a love of hitting the open road in America, their fear of the unknown makes them reluctant to drive in a foreign land. We've taken independent road trips on five continents, including a memorable journey in Africa. Getting off the well-worn tourist path is often the best way to experience local culture. A car provides the mobility to discover a country and its people. A few simple tips help ensure your foreign road trip is safe and enjoyable: Rent from a reputable agency.
October 19, 2015 |
ATHENS, Greece - I am a paper guy, always have been. I read this newspaper in its paper version, the dead-tree form you can hold in your hand, fold, use to swat flies, clean glass, and line birdcages. I work for the other newspaper in town. I am a paper guy. Similarly, I've always liked, and used, paper maps. I know how to perfectly fold them. Not bragging, just saying. I love their look, their feel, their smell. Still - it's a new age, the machines have arisen. There are new ways.
March 20, 2015 |
After killing his wife, Kyle Crosby marked two locations on a GPS device where he considered dumping her body, naming one "Maybe" and the other "Idk" for "I don't know," authorities say. Ultimately, they say, he decided on a spot near the two: A wooded area on farmland in Sykesville, Md., where he left the body of his wife, Erica Crippen, wrapped in a blanket beneath a pile of branches. The Mount Laurel woman's body lay there for more than two months, the tattoo on her chest and the cesarean scar from one of her two childbirths preserved beneath the cold and snow of winter.
March 9, 2015 |
Family, friends, and complete strangers have joined in the search for a missing Delaware County teen, combing the region on foot, by car, and in the air, their movements tracked electronically to ensure no spot is missed. More than 200 volunteers showed up at Episcopal Academy on Saturday as the search for Cayman Naib, 13, of Newtown Square, entered a third day. The Civil Air Patrol joined in the effort and the FBI was analyzing the youth's cellphone and computer to see whether he had contacted anyone before disappearing.
July 26, 2014 |
One Sunday earlier this year, Jean Celestin was taking his daughters to a party in West Deptford Township. On the front seat of his green Volvo was a wrapped birthday present. Behind him, Justine, 8, and Jeanelle, 3, were in child seats. At the wheel, Celestin, a U.S. citizen who was born in Haiti and now lives in Swedesboro, was glued to his GPS. Big mistake. Instead of taking him to the Delaware River's edge for the party, he said, it led him into the riverside complex of Solvay Solexis, an international chemical company, on a parallel road.
March 21, 2014 |
"GREAT THINGS in small packages" is a consumer tech mantra, with makers compacting ever more features into ever smaller designs. This goal is being applied to upscale compact cars in the U.S. market, with the 2015 Audi A3 4-door as an apt case in point. BY THE NUMBERS: Jazzing up big sister A4's staid looks, nicely outfitted at $29,900 (plus delivery) and laden with extraordinary tech features and options (pushing a fully loaded ride to 44 large), the A3 has generations X and Y and millennials in its sights.
January 31, 2014 |
JENNIFER SERRANO knows how backward Pennsylvania's laws protecting domestic violence victims can be. She's been fighting off her abuser at home and in court for 10 years now. Like the times she'd hand-delivered stay-away orders with a police escort - only to be attacked by her ex after the police officers drove away. Or the other times her ex would stand outside her workplace and call 50 to 60 times to berate her on the phone. She'd call the cops, only to watch them shrug, saying he wasn't violating his restraining order because he wasn't physically abusing her. In 2007, she grew so desperate to escape the torment that when she saw a "How can we help you?"