Tony Hamby

Tony Hamby

Tony is a father of three who has been married for nearly two decades. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. When not busy with work or spending time with his family, he enjoys writing.
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  • The Second Amendment, Second Class Citizens, and Lt. Col. Robert Bateman
    Lt. Col. Robert Bateman tells Esquire that you are essentially second class citizens, not trustworthy of owning a gun. However, United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 shows otherwise.
  • Car Talk's Click and Clack Put Down the Wrench After 35 Years on Air
    The offices of Dewey, Cheetham and Howe will fall silent this September. The distinctive voices of brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, who have taught us about cars for the last 35 years, will no longer be heard live as the brothers lay down their microphones
  • Volvo Tests Autonomous Cars on Public Roads
    Every morning you get in your car, gnash your teeth, and set out on the stress inducing daily commute. Imagine a world where you could avoid all of that and just read your Kindle while you transport to work.
  • 2013 Chevy Volt Goes Farther but Costs the Same
    The price at the pump is a budget challenge for most Americans today. While prices have varied over the last few years, they really haven't dropped. Americans are paying over $3.50 a gallon. It's easy to see why many Americans are looking to the EV market
  • Serving Your Country After College
    One of the best things I did for myself was to join the military. My military service gave me invaluable experience and made me who I am today. Afterward, the GI Bill paid for my college.
  • Five Cars Under $30,000 that Will Impress the Neighbors
    Keeping up with the Joneses, as they say, can be an expensive venture, but you don't have to be completely left behind. Pick up one of these five cars for less than $30,000 and make the neighbors envious.
  • Tips for Learning to Drive a Stick Shift from a Truck Driver’s Son
    Learning to drive a stick shift can benefit you even if you drive automatics exclusively. Good habits learned in a stick shift are useful in all vehicles. Here are a some useful tips for learning to drive a stick shift.
  • 2012's Five Sweetest Springtime Road Trip Rides
    Springtime is a great time of year for a road trip. Where ever you go, the right vehicle can make the road trip even more enjoyable. Check out these sweet springtime road trip rides.
  • 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Predicts Driver's Manual Shifting with Algorithm
    GM's new predictive system allows the Chevy Camaro ZL1 to predict when a driver is going to change gears.
  • Toyota Announces New U.S. Jobs at Chicago Auto Show
    Toyota is set to create 400 new jobs at their Princeton Plant in the U.S. by moving a $400M operation from Japan.
  • Fan's Guide to Chicago Cubs Spring Training at HoHoKam Stadium
    If you're a true Chicago Cubs fan, the best place for a spring vacation is Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. The first game of spring training starts on Sunday, March 4, so if you're planning on going, now is the time to start making plans.
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  • A Guide to New York Yankees Spring Training at Steinbrenner Field
    The Super Bowl is just weeks away and football is nearly done. If you're a diehard New York Yankees fan, it's time to head south to Tampa Florida and Steinbrenner Field for a month of fun, sun and Yankees pre-season baseball.
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  • Boston Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park at Fenway South
    The Super Bowl is almost upon us and football season is about done. If you're a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, that means it's time to head south to Fort Myers, Florida to JetBlue Park at Fenway South for a month of fun, sun and Red Sox pre-season baseball.
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  • Exciting Cars From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    The 2012 Detroit Auto Show turned out some great new cars this year. There is a lot of buzz and excitement over the new concepts and models. Here is a look at a few of the great cars that debuted this week at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
  • 5 Used Cars to Avoid and 5 Good Alternatives
    Buying a used car can be a great purchase. If you pick the right used car you will likely have years of reliable travel, however, the wrong used car can bury you in repair costs or even injury. Here are 5 used cars to avoid and 5 good alternatives.
  • Dodge Dart Gets a Fresh Start at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    In 1960, Dodge released a new model car with a name reminiscent of the era. The name Dart was just the thing to garner interest in a new car during the fast-paced days of the Space Race. Today, the Dodge Dart gets a fresh start.
  • GM Announces Free Fix for Chevy Volt Battery Fires
    A design flaw, discovered by NHTSA, allowed the possibility of battery packs in the Chevy Volt to catch fire sometimes weeks after an accident. GM has announced a fix for the battery fire issue.
  • Volvo to Showcase the Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    The 2012 Detroit Auto Show will play host to new innovations in automobiles. Spectators will be privy to glimpses of many new concepts and implementations of new technologies. One such implementation will be Volvo's new XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept.
  • GM to Increase Fuel Efficiency of Cars and Trucks with Carbon Fiber
    High performance race cars have been built using carbon fiber for years. That's great for race car drivers, but what if your own car could be built from carbon fiber?
  • Mitsubishi Set to Join the Electric Car Revolution With MiEV
    Mitsubishi is now set to join the green ranks of Toyota, Nissan and Chevy with their new plug-in all-electric Mitsubishi i MiEV, boasting the best efficiency yet with 112 MPGe.
  • Five Perfect Gifts for Chicago Bulls Fans
    Chicago Bulls fans love to show off their team pride. Here are five great Bulls fan gifts that are sure to bring Bulls basketball lovers to their feet.
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  • Electric Vehicle Market Continues to Grow Despite Setbacks and Doubt
    It's generally considered that EVs will not replace gas guzzlers any time soon. Despite this, companies such as Nissan, Toyota and Chevrolet are pressing forward with innovative design and production. And they may be gaining ground.
  • RV and Fifth Wheel Camper Insurance
    Camping is a uniquely American experience. Many people love it, and there are countless ways to do it, but is your recreational vehicle protected? If you only have a standard auto policy, you may not be as protected as you think.
  • Lower Your Teen's Car Insurance Premium
    Your teenager is itching to get behind the wheel. It's a fact that every parent eventually has to be concerned with. You'll need to insure your teen driver, but rates are often high. Here are a few ways to lower premiums for teen drivers.
  • Tips for Choosing the Right Insurance Company
    On the whole, all insurance companies are similar. So how do you know which insurance company is right for you? Follow this guide to help you determine the best company for your needs.
  • What to Do When You've Had a Car Accident
    This morning I was involved in a car accident. Later I thought about how many accidents happen daily and how often drivers may not know what to do next. For that reason I decided to write this guide detailing what to do after a car accident.
  • Toyota Recalls 550,000 Cars for Steering Problems
    Loyal Toyota owners have patiently weathered through multiple recalls lately and will have to weather yet another this month. Toyota is recalling 550,000 cars for potential steering issues.
  • Chevy Volt Fires Raise Doubts About Electric Car Lithium-Ion Batteries
    The NHTSA is investigating a fire that occurred on its own lots. A Chevy Volt used in a side-impact crash test caught fire on the lot 3 weeks after being used in the test.
  • How to Keep Auto Insurance Premiums Low
    Auto insurance is a fact of life. If you drive, you have to carry at least the state minimum coverage of auto insurance. Here are a few traps to avoid if you want to keep your insurance premiums from inflating.
  • Decide If Dental Insurance is Right for You
    Most people carry a wide variety of insurance, although you may not often think about your coverage. It's fairly normal for the average American to have insurance covering their home, cars, health, unemployment and life. So what about dental insurance?
  • Auto Industry Creates 88,000 New U.S. Jobs
    The American economy has taken a beating over the last few years. Jobs have been scarce and people have lost their homes. Yet as the dollar weakens against the euro and the yen, America begins to be an attractive option for auto manufacturers.
  • How to Get Low Car Insurance Rates
    Car insurance is expensive. Anyone who tells you different is pulling your leg. Advertising boasts cheaper rates if you buy one company over another but the truth is you are the only person who can really save you money on your car insurance. Here's how:
  • How a DUI Affects Your Auto Insurance
    Driving under the influence of alcohol can ruin or take your life and the lives of those around you. If you're killed, your family would be devastated emotionally and financially. If you're lucky enough not to kill anyone, a DUI will still be devastating.
  • Liability Only vs. Full Coverage Auto Insurance
    Auto insurance is the law and you must have it if you want to drive. There are varying degrees of insurance and it's not necessary to carry the maximum. Each state sets its own minimum, but the minimum may not necessarily be the right choice for you.
  • Benefits of Paying Your Auto Insurance in Full Versus Monthly Payments
    There was a time not so long ago when people would save up for purchases and buy things with cash, but the lure of the easy payment plan has many people paying more. Car insurance is often the same.
  • Safe Driving Tips for Low Insurance Rates
    Car insurance is costly burden on just about anyone's budget, but it is a necessary expense. Although you cannot avoid purchasing car insurance if you own a car, you can get cheaper rates through safer driving. Here are a few tips for safe driving.
  • Car Insurance Discounts for Seniors
    There are a lot of things about getting older that no one enjoys. There are good things about getting older, though. You get to pay less at many restaurants for your meals and you can qualify for cheaper car insurance rates.
  • 5 Great SUVS for Daily Commuters
    Living in the suburbs has its advantages, but it does have its disadvantages. If you live in the suburbs and work in the city the daily commute can be a grueling and slow march through exhaust filled landscapes. Here are 5 great SUVs to help you get there
  • Ford Recalls 1.2 Million Older Trucks for Fire Hazard
    Ford truck owners proudly keep their trucks for many years, often decades for one main reason: They last that long. Despite the longevity of Ford trucks, there are occasional problems. Ford is recalling 1.2 million older trucks for a fire hazard.
  • 5 Safe Crossover Cars for Families
    Safety is important to today's drivers and car buyers are looking for strong safety features at a good price. Auto manufacturers recognize this need and have made great strides in safety. Here are five great crossovers that will keep you safe.
  • How to Qualify for Accident Forgiveness
    Auto insurance is an expense that every driver must endure. One way to curtail the higher costs of auto insurance is with accident forgiveness, but how does a driver qualify for accident forgiveness?
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Errors and Omissions Coverage and Medical Malpractice
    As a professional, you strive to do the best job you can. You work within the standards of conduct and excellence in your field, but what happens when a client claims you have harmed them through negligence?
  • Travel Insurance: Vacation Without Worry
    A nice vacation on an exotic beach somewhere out of country may be just what the doctor ordered, but what if you have to see the doctor while you're there? There is a good chance that the medical services available are a long way out of your network.
  • A Universal Electric Car Charging Station: Creating the EV Standard
    Charging an EV is not like gassing up your current car. There aren't charging stations on every corner. If you're lucky enough to find a station, you may discover that it does not have the correct charger for your vehicle. Now, that's all about to change.
  • 5 Affordable Cars Great for Winter Road Trips
    Winter road trips are common for families. The holidays put many people on winter-weary treks across frozen miles to spend time with family. Here are 5 affordable vehicles that are great in winter weather and will help to get you there safely.
  • Volkswagen Recalls 168,000 TDI Diesel Equipped Jetta, Golf and Audi A3 Cars
    Volkswagen is recalling over 168,000 vehicles for possible fuel leaks. The recall covers 2009 through 2012 Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta Sportwagens, 2010 through 2012 Volkswagen Golf vehicles and 2010 through 2012 Audi A3 vehicles.
  • The Importance of Renters Insurance
    They say that home is where the heart is and while that may be true, more Americans now rent that home than own it. The first decade of this century was a time of change for many people and one of the biggest changes was the decline of home ownership.
  • The Necessities of Flood Insurance
    When you buy a house, you want it to be a home. You want your family to be safe and comfortable in the home, so you house shop until you find the perfect home for your family. After reading this, you may decide to purchase extra insurance.
  • Honda Recalls 310,773 Pilot SUVs for Seat Belt Issue
    Honda is recalling the Pilot. The stitching that holds the seat belts to the anchor webbings may be missing or incomplete. This could be a problem in a collision. The seat belts could detach from the anchor and leave the driver and passengers vulnerable.
  • Growing the Electric Vehicle Solution
    Electric cars have the potential to revolutionize the way we travel, but there are some hurdles to overcome before the technology can become the norm. A few companies are making strides in conquering these hurdles.
  • Electric Car EV Range Extender Engine Technology
    There is a certain romance to the idea of electric cars. You see them often in sci-fi futuristic movies as complete electric cars, but today's EV's still need a little help from Range Extenders. One unique design may prove to be revolutionary.
  • Electric Tron Lightcycle Motorcycle Becomes Reality
    If you've ever dreamed that you were abducted by evil computer hackers and sucked into a virtual world where you had to compete against opponents in a never-ending computer game to survive, you're probably going to be excited about this bike.
  • 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Edition
    The new 2012 Jeep "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" Edition. Built for the hardcore "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" fan.
  • The Cost of Better Fuel Economy
    Gas prices are weighing heavy on the minds of Americans these days and many people are looking for ways to cut costs. The auto industry is trying to heed the call.
  • Medical Coverage Options After an Auto Accident
    A car accident can be a major disruption to your life. It can take months or even years to recover. Medical costs can sky rocket and lost wages can frustrate the issue further. Here are some options you can use to help cover your costs and losses quicker.
  • Common Questions About Auto Insurance Claims
    If you've never had to file an auto insurance claim, the process can be confusing when you have an accident. Here are some common questions and answers about how to handle the situation.
  • Adding Your Teen Driver to Your Auto Policy
    For most American teenagers there are few things more important than getting a driver's license. A driver's license for a young adult represents freedom. As a parent, your concerns are not of malls and movies, but of safety and auto insurance.
  • Winterize Your Car Early
    It was a hot summer, but it's winding down. August is over, the kids are back in school and the days are going to start cooling down soon. It's time to start thinking about getting your car ready for cooler weather.
  • 5 Great Tips: How to Buy a Car
    Buying a car can be a frustrating and exciting transaction. You're going to be driving your new vehicle for a long time. The excitement will wear off long before the payments, but if done right, buying a car doesn't have to be a bumpy ride.
  • GM Recalls the 2012 Chevy Impala and 2012 Buick LaCrosse
    Owners of the 2012 Chevy Impala and the 2012 Buick LaCrosse will want to check their VIN numbers. Some of these vehicles are currently being recalled.
  • 5 Fun Facts about the 2011 Chevy Cruze
    If you want a car that is economical and fun, here are five fun facts about the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.
  • Why I Love My 1993 Ford Ranger Truck
    High MPG and long warranties are no match for a dependable truck that is paid in full - and that's why I love my 1993 Ford Ranger.
  • 5 Most Suitable Drivers for the Jeep Wrangler
    Jeep has a longstanding tradition of being America's most rugged 4x4. So, the question is, how do you know if you are a suitable driver for a Jeep Wrangler?
  • The 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Hyundai's Next 40 MPG Car
    We all want better gas mileage these days, but we want it with style and at an affordable price. What if you could get great mileage for less money without a hybrid vehicle? Enter the Hyundai Veloster.
  • The Ancient Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: A Guide
    Basic motorcycle maintenance is the responsibility of every conscientious bike owner. Here are some commonly overlooked motorcycle maintenance tips that can keep your bike in superb riding condition for years to come.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Corvette, an American Powerhouse
    Corvette owners have their own culture. For many who own one it's more than a car, it's a life style. If you are thinking of joining the club this year with a 2011 Corvette, Chevrolet has several models from which to choose.
  • 5 Essential Motorcycle Accessories for Every Biker
    I often tell people that I can't imagine anything better than my Harley Davidson, but the truth is that some essential accessories have made my bike all the more exhilarating and fun. Here are five motorcycle accessories that I won't go without.
  • Hybrid Cars: A Buyer's Guide
    There are many reasons to buy a hybrid vehicle and there are many concerns about why you shouldn't. Taking an educated approach to the possibility of purchasing your own will help you to make the right decision for yourself.
  • Test Drive: 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
    Everyone knows that the glory days of muscle cars were the 1960s and 1970s when Detroit turned out machines that stirred the souls and dreams of young Americans. Today, Dodge is bringing back that powerful feeling with the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T.
  • How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip
    A road trip can be a great part of a vacation. Responsibly, you've changed your oil, topped off liquids and kicked the tires. These are important steps to prepare for a road trip, but there are other things that can save you money, time and frustration.
  • 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Pays Homage to Its Ancestor the 1969 Boss 302 Mustang
    The Ford Mustang Boss 302 was first introduced on April 17, 1964. Now, 43 years later the Boss 302 Mustang is back with a bang and a lot more horsepower.
  • How to Decorate Your Car for Your Local 4th of July Parade
    Independence Day is fast approaching. Most of us will come out to watch the parades in our town, but some of us will be the parade. If you are driving a decorated car in the parade and need ideas for decorating your car, here are some great ideas.
  • Five Most Iconic Classic American Cars
    For generations Americans have been obsessed with cars. Muscle cars are so well loved that many cars featured in Hollywood movies have actually become more famous than the actors who drove them. Here are some of America's most iconic cars.
  • 37 Million American Drivers Can't Pass the Drivers Exam, Says GMAC Insurance Study
    GMAC Insurance says that 37 Million American drivers can't pass the driving test. They also reveal who is the better drivers, men or women.
  • Safety is Still the Most Essential Auto Feature for Your Car
    Safety features are still the most essential features in your car. Entertainment features are useless in the moments after an accident. Safety features that help you avoid or survive an accident are the most important features to have in your car.
  • Mobile Car Apps that Enhance Driving's Pleasure
    Baseball is America's favorite past-time but there is no denying America's love affair with cars. There's nothing like the feel of a steering wheel , a roaring engine and the wind in your hair. Now, Mobile apps give us even more ways to cherish the ride.
  • America's Big Three Automakers Are Making a Compact Car Comeback
    The American Auto industry is finally on the compact car comeback track. For years Detroit all but ignored the compact car market leaving Japan to dominate the category. Today it seems that America's automobile hub has finally seen the light.
  • Consumer Road Test: 2011 Hyundai Elantra, Taking Over the Compact Car Market
    Stepping into the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra is not what you would expect. Rather than finding cheap plastic moldings and rubbery vinyl seating, I found luxury and technology that traditionally has only been found in much higher priced cars.
  • Buying a Jet Ski Without the Mistakes
    A long summer on the water riding your own jet ski can be an exhilarating time. Buying a jet ski can be a rewarding experience if you avoid these common mistakes.
  • Replacing the Idle Air Control Valve to Fix Engine Stalls and Idle Problems
    A rough running or stalling engine can be fixed by cleaning or replacing the Idle Air Control Valve. Here's how.
  • Five Expensive Dream Cars for 2011
    If you've got a taste for the exotic and a bankroll to boot, there are automobiles that can move your soul at an unbelievable pace. If you are a dreamer like me, come along for the ride.
  • Five Most Strange and Odd Auto Features in Cars
    The features in a car, its gadgets and niceties, have always been a selling point. However, there are some odd auto features emerging that are just strange.
  • 'Macho Man' Randy Savage Dead from Florida Car Accident
    Randy the Macho Man Savage died early Friday morning in a car crash on a Florida highway in Pinellas County. Savage was one of the most recognizable wrestlers in the WWE.
  • A Dandy of a Car: Ford Makes Rubber from Dandelions
    Ford and a few other visionary companies believe that crops of dandelions are the natural rubber of the future. In a few short years we may experience the driving flower power of the suburban weed.
  • Two Feature Rich Minivans to Rival Any Luxury Sedan
    In the past, driving a minivan wasn't always considered very cool, but today's minivans offer much more than just space for your crew. The optional technology and gadgets found in some minivans today rival just about any luxury sedan.
  • How to Apply a Spray-On Bed Liner to Your Truck Bed
    A truck bed is a useful tool - it can carry everything from furniture to firewood. Yet it is often neglected. Abrasive cargo such as rocks, sand and wood can often scratch and ding a truck bed, causing trouble later. Read on for tips on how to protect your truck bed.
  • 5 Great Cars for Families
    A family car needs to be roomy, have plenty of cargo space and be safe. When you're on the go you spend a lot of time in your car, so it should be spacious and comfortable. Here are five great automobiles for families.
  • 5 Safe Cars for Moms
    Mother knows best when it comes to her children, but what about what is best for Mom? A safe car. Mom's are constantly on the go and often have kids in tow. Safety is paramount. Here are five safe cars to get your darlings to their destinations.
  • Small Price, Big Style: 5 Cheap and Dependable Cars for Families
    A young and growing family needs an affordable car that they can depend on that won't leave them stranded or need constant costly repairs. You don't have to forgo style just to own a dependable car. Check out these stylish and affordable options.
  • Bike trails in Memphis, Tennessee: Where to ride
    Two wheeled adventure is never far away when you are in Memphis, Tennessee. It may not be Crested Butte, or Moab, but there are some pretty great trails in Memphis.
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  • 2011 Toyota RAV4 Review
    At first look, the Toyota RAV4 looks very much like a small Toyota Highlander. The body changed somewhat from its humble beginnings and while RAV4 is still a smaller SUV, it now has the interior space of a mid-sized SUV. The small RAV4 is doing big things.
  • Classic Car Restoration as a Hobby & How to Get Started
    Classic car restoration can be a very rewarding hobby. Each day is another part closer to the finished project and the roar of the engine. Don't know how get started? Here's How.
  • 2011 Nissan Murano Review
    The new 2011 Nissan Murano has made some changes and improvements over last year's model while still keeping the feel of the original Murano. The introduction of a new trim class makes techie additions more affordable now.
  • Spring is here: Best bike shops in Memphis, Tennessee
    When springtime comes and the weather warms, bike riders bring out their bikes. It's a great time to don your helmet and get out and peddle in the sunshine. Before you do, though, it's always a good idea to have your bike tuned up by a professional.
  • Saving America's Auto Industry
    Economic recessions across the globe, driven by the rising fuel costs, led to disastrously declining auto sales in the latter half of the last decade. Outlandish spending and government bailouts have nearly brought the auto industry to its knees.
  • 10 Points to Check when Buying a Used RV Camper
    A used RV can be a great investment for travelers. If you enjoy camping or if you just want the comforts of home when traveling a good used RV can be indispensable. Here are a few steps to help you avoid common mistakes when buying a used RV.
  • Review of the Top 10 Pocket HD Camcorders
    Today's technology allows us to have tiny camcorder equipment that truly fits in the palm of your hand and, in most cases, records a much better image than the bulky camcorders of the past. Here are 10 such tiny technological wonders.
  • Two U.S. Air Force Soldiers Killed in Shooting at Frankfurt Airport in Germany
    For the first time in a quarter of a century, two American soldiers were killed in an attacked in Germany today. Two U.S. Airmen were killed at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany.
  • Possible Cure for Cancer Found in Laron Dwarfs in Ecuador
    Deep in the mountains of Ecuador, in a village with no roads lives 99 villagers who may hold the cure for cancer and diabetes as well as the secret to long life.
  • Justin Tennison, 'Deadliest Catch' Crew Member Found Dead in Motel
    It seems that icy waters aren't necessarily the deadliest way for a crab fisherman to die. A second cast member of the popular show, "Deadliest Catch" has died.
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