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Automobiles

They're big, expensive, and breath-taking marvels of engineering, but to view automobiles purely as transportation is to miss their essence. Cars are the first true freedom of the adolescent, and throughout our adult years they continue to represent escape, the ability to speed away from responsibilities and cares. It's no wonder Detroit constantly plays upon this theme in its advertising — they know it sells!

Automobiles are both a means of getting from one place to another and a place in themselves, making them both conveyance and cocoon. We sing along to the radio in them, something we'd likely not dare to do at home. Our first passionate encounters take place in them. And when all other resting places fail us, we sleep in them. Automobiles are as much about private inviolate space as they are about transportation.

The importance of automobiles in our lives secures their place in the lore of our times. They are both practical and whimsical, reliable and frightening, mundane and exciting, necessary and exotic, commonplace and mysterious. They are, in other words, the mechanical expression of humanity.
Auto-Erotica Auto-Erotica
Cars and love affairs.
Insurance Inanity Insurance Inanity
Insurance: Pay it now, or pay later.
Better Business Better Business
Buying and selling the automotive fantasy.
I Fought the Law I Fought the Law
Don't fight the law, 'cuz the law wins.
Coupe de Grace Coupe de Grace
How to get revenge, in a few easy lessons.
Motoring Mishaps Motoring Mishaps
Motorists make mechanized mayhem.
Cursed Cars Cursed Cars
You might give up your car, but not necessarily the ghost.
Passenger Pigeons Passenger Pigeons
Sometimes hitchhikers want more than a ride.
Dream Machines Dream Machines
Luxurious and powerful autos as objects of desire.
Pink Slips Pink Slips
Clueless and confused car owners.
Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto
Clever (and some not-so-clever) crooks target cars.
Techno File Techno File
Tales of drivers who find automotive technology confusing.
Highway Hazards Highway Hazards
Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel.
Traffic Accidents Traffic Accidents
What happens when you don't keep your eyes on the road.
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