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2012 Promotion – FREE Shipping!

| July 13, 2012

Great savings for readers, especially the humor-loving kind! $14.95 + FREE Shipping As author and humor columnist Rick Cogbill prepares Book 2 in the Slim Shambles series for release later this year, we are offering a Freight-Free Sale. That means we are paying all the shipping charges on Book 1, A Fine Day for a Drive, a […]

A Fine Day for e-book readers!

| June 11, 2012

Yes, A Fine Day For a Drive is now in e-book format, and at a great new price of only $9.95! I am a recent convert to e-books myself, having received a Kobo for my birthday just as I was leaving on a recent trip overseas. I can honestly testify that tucking one thin e-reader into […]

THE CAR SIDE is going Stateside!

| January 30, 2012

THE CAR SIDE (now entering its 14th year) will be appearing in the US-based automotive trade journal Tire Review, beginning with the February 2012 issue. With a subscription rate of over 32,000 shops, that’s a whole lot of new readers! A big thanks to Editor Jim Smith and Babcox Media for the kind invitation to be a part of […]


| September 23, 2011

Yes, once again we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all book orders between right now and Christmas 2011. So if you haven’t got your copy of this amazing literary work (and why haven’t you?), or if you need some holiday cheer to stuff into ol’ Grumpy’s Christmas stocking, then it don’t get any better than […]

New Year…New Deal!

| December 31, 2010

Actually, the New Deal is that we’re going to continue the Old Deal…at least for now.  We’ve had such a great response with our FREE SHIPPING Christmas Special that we’re going to continue it until further notice. So if you purchase A Fine Day for a Drive at the regular low price of $14.95 + gst, […]

A Christmas Special…and more.

| December 13, 2010

For those of you wanting to get that extra something for the person who has a bad case of the grumpies, we’ve made it easier to give the gift of laughter this year – order a copy (or ten) of A Fine Day for a Drive, and we’ll pay all the shipping costs! That’s a […]

Road Trip Blues…

| October 7, 2010

I’ve just returned from two and a half weeks on the road, putting on over 5500kms on my truck between Summerland, BC and Winnipeg, Manitoba as I visited bookstores, gift shops, and libraries across Western Canada. I’d forgotten how big this country can be! I also stopped in many, many automotive shops along the way, […]


| July 1, 2010

RICK’S BOOK HAS GONE INTERNATIONAL! Take a look at the updated sales map below and you’ll see that not only has A FINE DAY FOR A DRIVE been sold all across Canada (including the Yukon), but it’s also found a home in Mozambique, Africa, as well as in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Yes, we are quite proud […]


| May 14, 2010

That’s right – from now up until the end of June pay NO SHIPPING FEES. That’s a savings of $2.75 per book! With Father’s Day coming up soon, we wanted to make sure that A FINE DAY for a DRIVE was at the top of your list of Gifts For Dad! So even if you […]

Our newest feature…Archives for The Car Side column

| April 6, 2010

We’ve started with the very first column that came out in April of 1998, and we will be putting up additional ones on a regular basis. For those who are new to the gang at Slim Shambles Auto Repair, these back issues will help introduce you to Slim and the boys, and show you why […]