Jack_Baruth

Jack_Baruth

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502 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - 2011 Ford Shelby GT 50... · 0 replies · +1 points

You can get the "good" stripes by not selecting the SVT Performance Package... the thin ones are meant to identify cars with that equipment.

Congrats on the win!

505 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Speed Read: 2010 Chrys... · 0 replies · +1 points

Check your email!

505 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Speed Read: 2010 Chrys... · 0 replies · +2 points

Sorry, I'm still thinking of it as a player of old-school Risk!

506 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Speed Read: 2010 Chrys... · 2 replies · +1 points

She is from the Ukraine, and she is super-cute :)

513 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Avoidable Contact #36:... · 1 reply · +2 points

It's apparently the pre-cats, not the intake manifold, that makes Spyder engines fail prior to 2003. I stand corrected!

521 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Avoidable Contact #22:... · 1 reply · 0 points

Thanks for the feedback, even if you were too timid to leave it anywhere but in a year-old article.

525 weeks ago @ Paul Kedrosky: Infecti... - Meet the Average Ameri... · 1 reply · +5 points

100% of the people who made that graphic don't know how to use an apostrophe.

532 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Avoidable Contact #33:... · 1 reply · +1 points

My quickie answer here is twofold:

1) Our government has consistently demonstrated its belief that regulation and control are better for "civilian" safety than training. This thinking should be applied consistently. If Tommy Kendall or Bobby Unser have to obey a speed limit, a cop who spends two days a year driving around tires in a Crown Vic should have to obey the limit as well.

2) Even trained drivers make mistakes under high speed and dangerous conditions. Watch any F1 race to see that. You simply can't train the average cop to be a master of 100mph P71 control.

532 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Avoidable Contact #32:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Chris,

I tried pretty hard to keep up with the maintenance on my Fox but after 90,000 miles it was pretty far from "excellent" condition. Even the seat frames ended up twisting over time. Not sure how that happened.

I've been trying for a while to find a decent 3-door Fox to use as an airport car/everyday driver but they are almost nonexistent. Foxes loved to rust.

For the record, I'm a Fox fan, have no impression that I'm "better than that now", or anything like that. I'd like to be able to pay $25K and get an everlasting Fox, just like they made 'em in 1990, only without the rust problems and some of the interior quality issues.

532 weeks ago @ Speed:Sport:Life - Avoidable Contact #31:... · 1 reply · +1 points

Hi David,

Responding to your last paragraph: It's primarily because the PR/press event/auto show circus continues to be built around the newspaper autowriters and their ilk. The automakers don't yet know how exactly to measure the impact of a particular online source, so as a result many legitimate contributors end up standing on the sidelines while the fellow from the Hicktown Register bumbles his way around Infineon in an Infiniti and rewrites the press release on the flight home.