I had the opportunity to visit a Green Bay wrecking yard earlier this month. Most of the inventory was made up of the 10-to-15-year-old GM and Chrysler midsize sedans you’d expect in the Upper Midwest, but I also found this eight-year-old...Show More Summary
Macklemore’s “Downtown” track is apparently an amazing ode to mopeds. And the new music video for it, man, let’s just say I haven’t been this blow away by “cool vehicles set to song” since Cash Money Records put a New Beetle and a Jaguar S-Type in the same entourage. Read more...
In Los Angeles last night, a suspected car thief stopped and exited her plunder in the middle of a high-speed pursuit with police to dance to a few bars of Future’s “Where Ya At,” then returned to the car. Officers swarmed the vehicle and arrested her moments later, ABC 7 reports. Read more...
“Just passed this on Michigan Avenue outside of Dearborn. Manufacturer plate.” The above picture of a GT350R in the wild and the accompanying text found their way across the LTE network to my phone last Thursday. My good friend — let’s call him Acd — and I have a habit of supporting each other’s addictions. Show More Summary
If my personal relationship with Honda had a Facebook status, that status would be the one so beloved of mistresses, side pieces, and FWBs — namely, “It’s Complicated”. A decade ago, I took a gig reverse-engineering a piece of production-line equipment for them. Show More Summary
All brochure images are from the collection of Hemmings Motor News The marketers at Ford in Dearborn weren’t underselling their newest European delicacy, when it arrived in America for model year 1970—it really was an attractive, youthful car. It was famously conceived as Europe’s take on the incredibly popular Mustang, and although it would emerge […]
Today’s morbidly interesting victim is a friggin’ Yugo. If you know where this is going, I think there’s little else I could possibly say to encourage you to click the jump. My taste in cars strays wildly from that of most everyone. For me, exotics sit on opposite ends of the spectrum. Show More Summary
At virtually every other automotive outlet for whom I’ve worked, the communication between writer and reader has been a one-way street. I give advice. The reader listens. Whether the reader acts on that advice is completely unknown. Also, the reader never gives advice to the writer. Show More Summary
In some ways, handling a police car in hot pursuit is similar to handling a race car on a track, as this circa 1974 Sid Davis police training film shows. In other ways, it’s a lot similar to fishtailing on snow-covered roads. Who knew my youthful shenanigans on rural Central Ohio roads would have made […]
We’ve had a lot of posts on Monterey Car Week, but far too few on the really great stuff. By “really great stuff,” my admittedly biased words mean “Porsches racing.” Here’s a great video from Racer that shows what happens when you stick factory driver Patrick Long in a 911 that’s underpowered for its class. Read more...
Regardless of whether or not you’ve seen the new Mad Max: Fury Road, the level of automobile customization and carnage in the movie is just as good, if not better (have you seen the GigaHorse?!) than the previous Mad Max films. But seriously,...Show More Summary
Ford’s plans for the Mustang may include their 10-speed automatic transmission, jointly developed with General Motors, and a Mach 1 version, according to Automotive News (via Motor Authority). The amazingly engineered 10-speed, which...Show More Summary
Mercedes-AMG took the wrapper off its dual-flavored C63 AMG Coupe on Wednesday — and to quote the great Denny Green: “They are who we thought they were.” The Affalterbach duo was shown online after weeks of teases and official photo “leaks” two days ago. Show More Summary
Some ink has already been spilled on TTAC — and elsewhere — about the SCCA’s new Track Night in America program. I won’t rehash the the excellent overviews of the program that Jack and Bark M. have already provided, so any reader unfamiliar with the program should avail themself of the linked articles before diving into mine. Show More Summary
Last week, rookie TTACer Aaron Cole called the RAM Rebel a Jeep pickup. I don’t think it would be impossible to make the case that the Rebel is a successor of sorts to the J10 and J20 full-sizers like the one that Jalopnik is rebuilding right now. Show More Summary
Over the past few days, an objectively very boring video has been getting a hell of a lot of views and attention. It’s a video of an unquestionably shitty act for a person to perform — keying a car. As far as shitty acts go, it’s hard to say it’s the most heinous, or even remotely engaging to watch. So why are we all so damn interested? Read more...
Me and my father with the 1968 Triumph TR-250, at a “high-speed” auto-cross run on an abandoned runway in 1979 at Orange Airport, Massachusetts. I think I won my class that day. All photos courtesy the author. [Editor’s Note: Reader Peter Doherty, Jr. recently wrote in with his story of cars loved and lost and […]
I really don’t like traveling much any more. It’s usually way too much work on the airlines, efforts over which I usually have very little control other than complaining a bit on Twitter which doesn’t do much these days anyway. My business jet trips are fewer and farther between than the old days too. Take my […]
You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot 206 207 WRC car. This car was built from the chassis on up, from scratch, by a 22 year old rally driver named Alex Kelsey. It weighs just 1,000 KG (2,200 lbs) and makes 450 HP to all four wheels from a Renaultsport V6 out of a Formula 2 car. Show More Summary
You may have noticed that car dealers get bashed by the mainstream media on a regular basis. There are a few good reasons for that. We have what can be called an image problem. When folks think of a car dealer these days, they don’t think of a self-made man who started off with nothing […] The post Hammer Time: To My Fellow Dealers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.