Dale Franks

Libertarian, Econ geek, blogger, motorcyclist, tech guy, broadcaster, soldier, baseball fan...Renaissance Man.


Reforming English

Dreaming an Impossible Dream


One of my personal little personality quirks is a deep sense of privacy. I mean, I’m civil enough, I suppose, but deep…


Hashtag Game

Tonight there was a hashtag game on Twitter called “Explain a Film Plot Badly”. I thought I would play the game for a while, but I think I got a bit carried away. Here are my…


Sibling Rivalry

2015 Kia K900 Sedan


Kia is generally referred to as the sister company of Hyundai. That’s not an entirely accurate depiction, as Hyundai actually owns…


Hanging In There

2013 Honda Fit


“Why,” you may be asking, “are you writing reviews of 2013 models when we’re already a couple of months into 2014?” Well, the thing about…

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Cars, Motorcycles,Driving, and Riding


Enraging

2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan


Car enthusiasts know all about the Ford Focus ST. It is the quintessential hot hatch, dropping 264 horses of fun through the front tires…


My Happy Place

2014 Jaguar XF Supercharged


Jaguar is a brand with a long and storied history. It was Jaguar, for instance, that gave us what Enzo Ferrari called “the…


Horsemanship

2014 Ford Mustang GT


For fifty years, the Ford Mustang has been the Pony car standard. Indeed, the Mustang is why we call them Pony Cars. It might seem that…


Frugality

2013 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec


The BMW 550i sedan is a really nice car, there’s no doubt about that. It’s got 449 HP, and lots of leather and brushed…


The Poor Man’s Hyundai

2014 Hyundai Accent Sedan


Let’s say you’re a young person who wants a new car. But, sadly, you’re a high-school drop-out, knocking tin in the…


Getting My Goat

2006 Pontiac GTO (Used)


For weeks and weeks I looked for one particular car. I wanted a 2005 or 2006 Pontiac GTO, with low to average miles, and the…


The Luxury of Speed

2014 Cadillac CTS-V Review


Let’s postulate three requirements for the rear-wheel drive car of your dreams. First, you want it to have outstanding…