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Expanding on the Gadget Bloat post – a scholarly approach

An MIT economist details the interesting relationship between the overall weight of cars, their more powerful engines, and how that has conspired to make today’s much more efficient engines less efficient in the real world.

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2012 Hatchtopia Calendar – available now!

Only $15!  Get more details here and a full preview of all 13 months here.

Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.

2012 Hatchtopia Calendar Teaser

Just to give you an idea of what the Hatchtopia Calendar will look like…

Hatchtopia’s staff is feverishly working on getting it ready for a mid-January release.  So if you didn’t get a calendar in your stocking this year, don’t settle for a sad leftover at a Christmas clearance sale – ordering information and a full preview will be available soon!


2012 Hatchtopia Calendar!

So a couple of things to note as Hatchtopia continues its rocket-like upward trajectory into the rarefied air of the best blogs in the Universe…

Soon, Hatchtopia will be transitioning to a dedicated domain – which unfortunately costs money.  Not a lot, mind you.  That said, Hatchtopia will be trying to raise a few bucks to pay for the domain registration.  Accordingly, a calendar will soon be on offer in the Hatchtopia Shop, along with some other branded products.

Hatchtopia has been out and about, looking for the most promising hatchback models to star in the upcoming calendar – but if you have any hi-res photos you’d like to submit, by all means, let us know in the comments section below.

Speaking of comments, leave some!  Usually, posts are written in a sort of open-ended manner to hopefully aid in dialogue.  So if you have something to say – like that the author is a complete raging moron, or brilliant (more likely the latter) – do so.  You’ll likely get a response, and there’s nothing more thrilling than interacting virtually with a world-famous published author, right?

Site News

You may have noticed a couple of new articles posted last week.  I will be attempting about 3 updates per week, so we’ll see how that works out.

Also, the menu bar above now has  “Shop” and “Gallery” links.  In the coming weeks, I will have a lineup of clever t-shirts bearing the Hatchtopia logo that you fans can shamelessly wear about town to provide free advertising to my blog.  The gallery section will eventually be the repository for my better “Hatch in the Wild” photos, which if they are any good, I may offer for sale as well.

As always, if you have any ideas for stories, cars to feature, locations of oddball hatchbacks to photograph, whatever, let me know in the comment section.