Sunday
Mar302014

Our 1995 Ford Mustang GT Out Of Hibernation 

After 160 days, or more sitting in the garage from the worst winter in Michigan in over 100 years, we fired up the Mustang today for the first time in 2014!
Next up we need to head to the store get some oil and a new filter, give it a bath, and then we can take it for it's first drive of the year.
Can't tell you what a big smile it put on our face to fire this up today!

Friday
Mar282014

Reviewed 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara: It IS A Jeep Thing And We Understand! 

 

First off if the quality is a bit wonky, we apologize, we shot this review last fall, and this review, along with a few others were on a memory card that went bad.  It took us four programs to find one that would recover the footage.  Life lesson to learn, always back up!!
So this is the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara edition, as we said we had this for a week in the fall of 2013.  Having never really driven ANY Wrangler based platform before we didn't know what to expect.
There are many things we liked about it, a few we didn't (fuel economy is less than stellar) but overall we liked it.
Dive in with us for this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

 

Monday
Mar032014

Reviewed 2014 Lincoln MKZ AWD: Solid Luxury Sedan 

 

If you read much of the enthusiast press when the Lincoln MKZ came out, you would have thought that this was just another forgettable effort from Lincoln. 

 

We came in to this review with pretty low expectations, not only in in reading other reviews, but also talking with other colleagues who'd driven that car.

 

Our experience was quite different, OK, maybe it's not the best in class, but it's a very solid effort, and very competitive if you are looking more on the luxury side than the Sports Sedan side of the ledger.

 

Thursday
Jan302014

Bluebitch Driveway 2013

When we were in St John back in 2011 we shot the the road and driveway to the place we were staying, the house is called "Bluebitch", named after the native rock it is built from.  The owners, Albion and Ann have made some improvements since we were their last, so, we thought it would be cool to shoot another video!  If you are looking to unplug from the world, and enjoy the sun, then we HIGHLY recommend staying here.
If you are interested in renting Bluebitch you can find all the details here:
If you'd like more information on Albion and his Steelpan music you can find that here:

Monday
Jan132014

2015 GMC Canyon Debut

Sunday night before the start of the Detroit Auto Show, automakers like to have a few debuts to try and grab some headlines.  Tonight it was GMC showing of the new "Midsized" pickup, the Canyon.  Midsized in name only, this is about 85% the size of a Silverado/Sierra 1500.  Still it's a good looking truck and we should see it on sale around November.