CarCynic.com

Home
Archives

Search the CarCynic Website:


Who's the CarCynic?
I am an Aerospace Engineer, Technology Hobbyist, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Collector of Rare Automobiles, specifically Classic Citroens. I  enjoy educating others about automotive technology.
Please see the CarCynic FAQ for more information.

Promote Vehicular Cynicism: The CarCynic's Vehicles and other Equipment belong to the CarCynic. If you share Photographs of the CarCynic or his vehicles, please paste this link into your post: http://carcynic.com. This helps ensure more and better content here on CarCynic.com.

Have the CarCynic Appear at your Event!
Have the CarCynic appear at your Automotive related event. The CarCynic can speak on a variety of topics, drive, crew, or facilitate. The CarCynic is also a DJ, with his own professional DJ and PA equipment. Free for select charity events. Contact the CarCynic using the email address below:
Contact Anti-Bot

Cars Available for Movies!
Citroen Dyane The CarCynic's Award-Winning Vehicles are available for movies and commercials. Add authenticity to your European or Eastern European set. The CarCyinc's garage is minutes from Central Florida Film Studios. Static or Moving. The CarCynic has experience on film and TV commercial sets. Contact Anti-Bot


Please visit our Sister Site,
linuxslate (1k image) Linuxslate.com was registered in 2000 to distribute, document, discuss, and support Open Source drivers and related software for Hand-Held Touchscreen Tablet Computers.
Today, all Android Phones and Tablets are LinuxSlates, and Linuxslate.com continues to provide relevant software and hardware development, commentary, and reviews, with occasional commentary and reviews pertaining to other technology and gadgets.
Linuxslate.com

Powered By Greymatter

Valid XHTML 1.0!

CarCynic Logo
"Modern Automotive Technology and other
Absolute Nonsense
"


Quick Links, Regular Columns, and Popular Articles


Popular:
The Citroen Music Page       Citroen 2CV Safety Part 1     Citroen 2CV Safety Part 2

Regular Columns:
The Car I Learned About Today     Automotive Safety    Warning Science Ahead

Looking for the CarCynic's other Website?
linuxslate (1k image)
Linuxslate.com has Build Logs and Projects, information about Radiation Detectors, and Reviews of some Unique Android Phones and other devices

The CarCynic is also on YouTube:
CarCynic on YouTube Make sure to Subscribe the CarCynic's YouTube Channel!


Last Updated by: admin on 08 October 12 @ 03:30 PM EST


25 October 22 @ 05:29 PM

What (truck) did the CarCynic Buy This Time?


The CarCynic isn't just Cynical about Cars. The CarCynic also prefers classic and unique trucks over the "contemporary" offerings. So when the CarCynic went shopping for something to haul his DJ equipment to car shows, you can be pretty sure the CarCynic didn't buy a Hyundai Kona. Besides, the CarCynic's Cerwin Vega's wouldn't fit in a Kona anyway.

So what Truck/Van/SUV did the CarCynic buy? --- This time, I'll make it a little easier --- I'll make it multiple choice.

Update: The Answer has been Revealed. See the answer here, where the Cynic's newest acquisition has been added to the page showing the CarCynic's vehicles.
1965 Chevrolet Panel Van

You can still read about other trucks the CarCynic was learning about below:

Note: None of the pictures shown below are pictures of the actual vehicle. All pictures are from Wikimedia, and used per their license.



1. UAZ 452 2. Chevrolet Panel Van 3. Volvo C304 4. Chevrolet Corvan

Read on to learn about each vehicle, and then send your guess via the pictorial email address to the left.

Check back here, or subscribe to the CarCynic YouTube Channel to find the answer.
The vehicle will be revealed at the Tree of Life Fall Festival and Car Show, this Saturday, October 29, at the Life Care Center of Melbourne, 606 East Sheridan Road, Melbourne Florida, 32901 from 10AM to 1PM. Just ask where the CarCynic parked.

Read More...


Posted by: admin on 25 October 22 @ 05:29 PM EST [Article Anchor]


18 August 22 @ 06:29 PM

The CarCynic and the Helping Seniors Car Raffle



The CarCynic and CarCynic Sound have been promoting the 2022 Helping Seniors Car Raffle. The "Dodge vs Chevy" Challenge promotes the raffle by pointiing out that the raffle winner can choose the car they win. Check the video above, and then follow the links below to enter. You do not need to be present to win. All entries get access to the American Muscle Car Museum the night of the drawing.

UPDATE: The Official 2022 Dodge vs Chevy Challenge video is out! Check it out on YouTube!

Choose_Car (125k image)
Which car do you think the CarCynic would recommend that the winner take home? Hint: Between the CarCynic FAQ, and an old episode of "The Car I Learned About Today", you can figure it out.

https://helpingseniorsofbrevard.info/hscr-2022/
https://www.facebook.com/HelpingSeniorsBrevard

To have the CarCynic/CarCynic Sound help with your Automotive Event, use the picture (anti-spam) email addresses on the left of the CarCynic website.


Posted by: admin on 18 August 22 @ 06:29 PM EST


26 February 22 @ 02:39 PM

CarCynic's comments on the current situation in Ukraine:


Based on My ownership of a car originally manufactured in the Soviet Union, I felt compelled to make a statement on the current situation in Ukraine.

Flag_of_Ukraine (2k image)st_javelin (45k image)
Origin of the image on the right is unknown. I claim no credit for this image.

I have decided to break that statement out to this separate article, and I will update this article as needed.

Original Entry: 24 February 2022
The CarCynic expresses his support and best wishes for the people of Ukraine. I would like to point out that this car was made in the former Soviet Union, a government that no longer exists. Russia in no way profited from the CarCynic's acquisition of this car. In response to Russian military action in Ukraine, the CarCynic is taking the following steps: 1.) At least for the short term, no parts or accessories will be purchased from Russian vendors unless those vendors specifically denounce the actions of the current Russian Government WRT Ukraine. This applies to companies and individuals selling on auction sites. 2.)The same applies to my support of YouTubers residing in Russia. Support means watching, "liking", purchasing "Merch", or providing links. The CarCynic will continue to support vendors and content producers within Ukraine and elsewhere who support and strive for a free Ukraine.

Please Read On for Updates...

Read More...


Posted by: admin on 26 February 22 @ 02:39 PM EST [Article Anchor]


24 September 21 @ 06:35 PM

What did the CarCynic Buy This Time?


Car_Blur_YT (123k image)

What did the CarCynic Buy This Time? Hint: It's not a Citroën. Check back soon for more information, and until then, you can send your guess using the anti-spam picture addresses to the left. Your email address will not be shared or sold. Right Click on the image, and choose "Open Image..." to see a larger picture.
UPDATE: The Answer has been reveled. Read More for a picture and description...

Read More...


Posted by: admin on 24 September 21 @ 06:35 PM EST [Article Anchor]


20 September 18 @ 02:20 AM

The CarCynic Crashes Electric Car Event on The Space Coast


SpaceCoast_EV_Show1 (148k image)
The CarCynic Invites Himself, and his Non-electric 1982 Citroen GSA to a "National Drive Electric Week" Event in Satellite Beach, FL. Photo: Unknown, Shared Publicly on Google Photos. Right Click and select View Image for larger version.

The CarCynic, His NOx-Gushing, Dino-burning 1982 Citroen, and a Stack of Pamphlets detailing the dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries -vs- Hundreds of EV Enthusiasts -- How's that going to end?

Read More...


Posted by: admin on 20 September 18 @ 02:20 AM EST [Article Anchor]


03 September 18 @ 11:37 PM

Did You Know?... The CarCynic is a DJ!


CarCynic_DJ (90k image)
The CarCynic Provides Live Mixes and PA at a Car Show in Satellite Beach, Florida, September, 2018. Photo:VMA.

It's True, and not only that, but... The CarCynic may be available for your next event!

The CarCynic can provide sound reinforcement to smaller events, or work with larger companies and bands to provide second stage or stand-in sound.

  • Free for select charity events
  • Multiple DJ and PA systems available
  • Pro and Semi-Pro Sound Equipment
  • 70V Line Amplifier available to connect to your facility's speakers.

The CarCynic, and his Award-Winning Cars, can also be available for presentations, lectures, demonstrations, or video productions.

The CarCynic formally worked for major Lighting and Sound Reinforcement companies in the Miami, Florida area, and has worked in the sound booth for major events at the Orange Bowl, the UCF Stadium, and premier Miami Beach Night Clubs. That may have been decades ago, but today, the CarCynic can bring that experience and professionalism to your next event.

You can contact the CarCynic right now, by re-typing the email address below into your email application:


Notes:
-- This is not the CarCynic's "Day Job". Availability Varies. The CarCynic reserves the right to determine which charity events he supports.
-- The CarCynic Buys, Sells, Horse Trades, Repairs, and sometimes Destroys his own audio equipment. Equipment availability is highly subject to change.


Posted by: admin on 03 September 18 @ 11:37 PM EST


13 May 18 @ 06:31 PM

Congratulations on that “New” Honda Clarity. It's design is 48 years old.


I'd like to thank Honda for giving me an excuse to talk about my new 1982 Citroen GSA. Yes, I'm the cynic, but in a strange reversal of roles, you may cynically call me out for referring to a 1982 car as “New”. Well, maybe that's true, but if so, then a 2018 Plug-In Hybrid that copies that 1982 Citroen (The Citroen GS was actually launched in 1970) isn't very new either.

Clarity_GSA (129k image)
Photo: Honda Clarity originally from wikimedia commons, edited by the CarCynic. Citroen GSA photo by The CarCynic.

Read on, and I'll leave most, but not all, cynicism aside as I explain...

Read More...


Posted by: carcynic on 13 May 18 @ 06:31 PM EST [Article Anchor]


More Cynicism Awaits: Previous Articles


Contact the CarCynic:
See side bar info to schedule an appearance by the CarCynic,
or to inquire about vehicles available for shows or movies.

As time permits, the CarCynic supports local (East Central Florida)
charity events without cost.

For anything else, it is best to contact the CarCynic through Google+.