Cars

Good Sentient Cars

When people think of sentient cars, they generally don’t have a positive response. That’s probably due to all the harmful stereotypes, particularly from horror books and movies. I’ve heard that Steve Prince has written two horror novels about a car that comes to life and hurts people! That’s so unfair. Yes, there have been a …

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A Hot Job

I might have the most dangerous job in the world. I drive a truck, but it’s not just any truck. I drive the Flaming Truck of the South, as they’ve been calling it on the local news. People love to speculate about what a 40-tonne truck with glow in the dark flames on the side …

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Magnum Auto Opus

Finally, my masterpiece is complete. This truly is my magnum opus, the greatest work I will ever create. If we were back in the Renaissance, bards would sing of this painting, and the children would grow up aspiring to see it in the Melbourne museum. That’s right, this piece isn’t going in an art gallery. …

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Freeway Fiasco

Cars: can’t deal with their continual demands on our wallets, can’t get places without ‘em. You know what I’m talking about. It’s a constant stream of expenses, not to mention the nagging doubt as to how long that brake repair is going to hold out after you paid your cousin’s mate to do it in …

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All New Rules

Another country, another set of rules to learn. Australia isn’t totally different to Ireland, I suppose. Same language, and people are always getting our accent mixed up with that of a close neighbour. Still, emigrating is such a huge hassle, in so many ways that no one warns you about. I have to get a …

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Car Love

It’s about time they made a reality TV game show that was entirely to do with cars. We have reality TV shows about literally everything else, so why not cars? Although I think the network had to tone this one down a little to make it appeal to a general audience. ‘The Tachometer’ is about …

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