James May and Richard Hammond aren't destitute. Bored ? Sure. But poor? Hardly. So don't read anything into the fact that both former Top Gear presenters are sending some of their motorcycles up for auction this month. Read more...
NASCAR is one of those uniquely American things, much like baseball, Mount Rushmore, and Chuck Norris. Oh, and corn whiskey, also known as moonshine, white lightning, and mountain dew. That’s where the popular motorsport got its start at least; rum runners evading the lawman in souped-up cars barreling down back roads like the Duke Boys. Show More Summary
There comes a moment when it’s time to try something new. Like switching to an iPhone after using a Nexus and promptly learning that the iPhone can bend. Or wearing a mechanical watch rather than a quartz watch, only for it to stop ticking after it was on a nightstand for the weekend. Show More Summary
After this paragraph, you’ll have the chance to read nearly 6,300 words about the fastest transcontinental drive in history. Most of the important stuff is near the top; the rest of it is a detail-oriented interview with Alex for the community of fans across the country who live and die for this sort of thing. Show More Summary
Well, it’s well into 2015, and time for another Nissan Altima review. My Casamigos hampered research tells me TTAC has done a review of the Altima every year since 2006, except for 2011. Go ahead, search for Nissan Altima, I’ll wait....Show More Summary
The General shrank the Buick Electra for the 1977 model year and then ditched the model entirely in 1990, so the ’76 was the last of the proper single-digit-fuel-economy Electras. These comfy gerontocrusiers used to be everywhere onShow More Summary
The Chevrolet Colorado is a good little truck, certainly sturdy enough, leading me to believe that it is a capable enabler of various human endeavors that involve catapulting, hurtling, or generally straining one’s body across hill, dale, snow-capped extremity and Ace Hardware parking lot alike. Show More Summary
Step 1: Take a barn find 1948 Buick Super Convertible. Step 2: Give it the Corvette ZR1 supercharged V8 with almost 700 horsepower. Step 3: Call it Derelict. Not Derelicte, just Derelict! Read more...
Recently I had to go pick up a pallet of mortar for a temporary job I was managing. My Suburban was not up to the task, and I didn’t want impossible-to-vacuum-while-still-getting-into-every-crack concrete dust sitting in my wife’s BMW X1 for the next decade. Show More Summary
This weekend, the definitive film about the new wave custom scene is released to the public. Following its premiere at the San Sebastian film festival, The Greasy Hands Preachers is going global with Vimeo. From Sunday you can stream...Show More Summary
The 19,224 TEU MSC Oliver returned from sea trials this weekend ahead of next month’s expected delivery to Mediterranean Shipping Company from the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. MSC [...] The post MSC Oliver – Giant 19,224 TEU Boxship Readied for Delivery appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
One person has died following a fire aboard a Greek high speed ferry while docked at a shipyard in Drapetsona, Greece. Hellenic Seaways confirmed the fire Monday aboard their Highspeed [...] The post One Dies in High Speed Ferry Fire at Greek Shipyard appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
TTAC’s managing editor, Derek Kreindler, used an interesting phrase last Friday. “Well, this ought to erase memories of the Routan,” Derek wrote. Memories? Of the Routan? Who has memories of the Volkswagen Routan? Hardly anyone, that’s who. Show More Summary
Mitsubishi Motors USA broke its one-month-old, sixth-generation Mirage sales record in February 2015, soaring up to 1863 units, a 67% year-over-year improvement. The Mirage is a penalty box in the classic sense of the automotive term...Show More Summary
The image above, of the 1965 Honda RA272, isn’t all that striking – especially after the nice images of it under the bright lights that we recently saw – but the sound of that 1495cc 48-valve transverse mid-mounted V-12, as pointed out this week by MotorsportRetro.com, well, that makes up entirely for such a […]
I have a hard time being invested in televised sports. I could put it in my own words, but the best explanation comes from this essay, which likened it to being in an abusive relationship. Imagine a girl. Very pretty, a joy to be around, and a nice person that is kind to animals and people alike. Show More Summary
In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went toShow More Summary
Compared to the stodgy-and-sensible Valiant on which it was based, the Plymouth Duster was pretty sporty and sold well to coupe shoppers who wanted a cheap car that could handle indifferent maintenance and bad road conditions (the Zaporozhets not being available in the United States). Show More Summary
An old friend ran the Aragon Ballroom back in the days when it was Chicago’s version of Bill Graham’s Fillmores. He told me that contemporary rock bands that didn’t know any better would insist on being higher on the bill than Sha-Na-Na. Show More Summary
In our story this week on swamp buggy racing, somebody questioned why thousands of people would sit by the side of a giant mudpit to watch a bunch of good ol’ boys plow their jacked-up rigs through the muck and mire. Maybe this video – featuring Herbert McCurry and shot just a few years […]