I'm a veteran car and motorcycle journalist, currently writing 5 articles a month at Forbes.com. I also contribute 1200-word tales of what I call "Whoah And Redemption" to the Op-Ed section of the NY Times as well as contributing travel/motorcycle stories several times a year to Guitar Aficionado...
The station wagon is - kindly - the cockroach of the auto world. Buffeted over the last 20 years by the preponderance of Sport Utility Vehicles, Crossovers and Minivans and hip as your Uncle Fred's combover, wagons have nonetheless survived. And why not? We've recently tested a few wagons and found them a low-key, versatile and even stylish means for getting out and about.
We swapped medications without a word between patient and pharmacist other than “Sign here” and “Next!” I opened the bottle at the water cooler, popped a pill and within 20 minutes, abdominal freedom. I’m not a litigious person, but I was a little riled up, not just because of the physical pain I’d had to endure because of the pharmacy’s bungling, but because no one seemed particularly concerned.
If you've never ridden in or driven a Viper, it can't be described other than saying “Dayyyyum!” or “It's fast.” If you have driven it, no explanation is needed. The Dodge Viper will cease production August 31, according to the Detroit Free Press. We're sad to see it go – we've had nine of them – but dwindling sales and competition sealed its fate and no amount of “No! Not the Viper!” will save it. Long live the Viper, however. Here are our 5 best Viper tales.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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