Housekeeping: Memorial Day is Here Again

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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Monday marks Memorial Day in America, and therefore, TTAC is taking a break.

Yes, like many of you, we will be off Monday.

We’ll also be light on posts today, with a shutdown sometime in the early afternoon.

As per usual, celebrate/honor our war dead safely (especially with COVID still lurking, especially if you haven’t been vaccinated yet), don’t drink and drive, and get what we all hope is going to be a post-pandemic summer (at least in some parts of the world — the devastation elsewhere is heartbreaking) started off right.

We’ll be back next week, with the usual shenanigans.

Until then, enjoy your weekend.

[Image: Shutterstock user Andrey_Popov]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Shipping96 Shipping96 on May 28, 2021

    May everyone have a safe enjoyable holiday weekend. Take a moment to reflect on the intent behind Memorial day, for those who paid the ultimate price.

  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on May 28, 2021

    Thanks for all your hard work. May we remember on Memorial Day that every single soldier or sailor who gave their life for this country was a real human being, and that we should have a damn good reason and an equally good strategy when we send those human beings into harm's way.

  • Slavuta Slavuta on May 29, 2021

    There will be no shortage of veterans for the long future. Respect Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye" Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock" Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai" Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", space monkey, Mafia Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land" Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion "Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan "Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law Rock and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore

  • CKNSLS Sierra SLT CKNSLS Sierra SLT on May 29, 2021

    slavuta- You are a pathetic idiot.

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    • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on May 31, 2021

      @slavuta It is not a good idea to learn History by listening pop-musicians. At least try Hard Rock.