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Podcast: Episode 56 – Freedom Top from the 2014 NY Auto Show

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The 2014 New York Auto Show was last week, and we took that opportunity to bring the podcast show on the road. Don’t worry, we bought new equipment so the audio should be solid. Additionally, we lined up a handful of guests to talk all things automotive. Patrick George from Jalopnik.com, George Kennedy from BoldRide.com, and our own Kamil Kaluski were all on hand to prattle on about nonsense in between discussions about the latest automocars.

Last year at the NY Auto Show, we recorded from a boat. Our podcast palace this time around? We went upscale with a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter that had been transformed by Becker Auto Design. It’s called the JetVan, and you can see why if you click that link I posted within this very sentence.

Enough day dreaming about a mobile command center though, it’s time to click down past the break and get to the aural goods.

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The Fabulous World of eBay Motors “Other Makes” Section

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That vehicle above? It’s a Go-4 Interceptor electric... thing, and it's for sale right now on eBay Motors. I found it in the “Other Makes” section, which is a wonderful repository of truly diverse machines being offered up for a vast range of prices.

The eBay Motor Other Makes is my go-to search section when I want to find the weird, wild, and wonderful that’s currently for sale today. Let’s take a dip into this wacky pond, but remember that this is just the tip of a massive iceberg.

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Modern Art Monday: The McLaren 650S

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While the 2014 New York Auto Show seemed a bit sleepy this year, there were a few items that helped to spice things up. A flock of Mazda Miata examples certainly helped, as did a slew of sports cars on display. One item, however, was not actually on the show floor but instead a few blocks away.

It’s the 2015 McLaren 650S, and it made its official North American Debut just around the corner from the Javits Center. Is it more than just a “budget” (term used insanely loosely) McLaren P1? Yes of course it is… it’s also a bit of Modern Art that should help your day get started, even if you haven’t had coffee yet. 

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Fantasy Finds Friday: 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible
When in Texas, you best go big…

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I’m sitting at the airport in Houston at the moment, during a layover in my trip home from the New York Auto Show. Since I have a bit of time, I figure it can’t hurt to browse the local vehicles for sale on the lists of Craig and Bays of e. Since this is Texas I’m talking about, I figured I should keep my eye out for a grand vehicle in honor of Fantasy Finds Friday.

I found the one…

It’s a 1966 Lincoln Convertible, and it’s listed on eBay for sale right here in Houston. Go big or get the hell out of this state… isn’t that the saying?

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Review: Morgan 3 Wheeler
A love of driving… Distilled

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Four wheels can be fun, and two wheels seem adventurous. Somewhere in the middle lies the Morgan 3 Wheeler. It’s essentially a bathtub connected to an X-Wedge S&S motor and a triumvirate of wheels. Inside the cockpit is a pair of quilted leather seats, a wooden steering wheel, a gear shift lever, and a few gauges set alongside a starter button.

It’s a simple recipe… Yet when it’s all stirred together it created one of the most entertaining vehicles on the entire planet.

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The Drift Chronicles: The Other Side… Rivalries

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It’s a new season of Formula Drift, which means it’s a new season of… The Drift Chronicles! This time we’ve teamed up more closely with our friend The Drift Idiot (AKA Sam) to bring you a look at the other side of drifting. Last season ended with Michael Essa taking the overall win… with some controversy, and it’s setup the new season to see some rivalry drama unfold.

In this episode of The Drift Chronicles, we examine rivalries between Chris Forsberg and Michael Essa, Justin Pawlak and Vaughn Gittin Jr., and also the rivalry between the drivers… and the walls.

Click on down past the jump to take in an all-new season of The Drift Chronicles.

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Podcast: Episode 55 – We’re Talking About Racing with Justin Wilson

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IndyCar and Dale Coyne Racing driver Justin Wilson joins Jeff Glucker and Blake Z. Rong in the podcast palace. The chatter dives right into the world of motorsports, of which Justin is a prominent figure. He’s won at nearly every level in which he’s competed, and he’s now gunning for a strong showing in the 2014 Indy season.

Eventually we talk about some non racing bits, including the NSX, which Jeff can’t stop talking about. 

If you’re a fan of motorsports, this will be our greatest podcast episode ever. If you’re not, it’s still pretty damn awesome.

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Modern Art Monday: Let there be light…

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Is the Acura NSX a piece of modern automotive art?

If you don’t know the answer to that question, you’re on the wrong website… and Muthalovin’ would like to speak to you out back.

This photo will serve as a teaser to some oh-so-awesome video to come. Stay tuned…

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Review: 2014 Chevrolet SS
A last dash for Aussie gold

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We look upon the Australian automotive offerings with jealous delight. There are coupes, wagons, and sedans that we’d love to put in our own garages. Don’t even get me started on Utes…

It’s not often that a bit of Oz awesomeness makes it Stateside though, and that’s because the idea of a rear-wheel-drive V8-powered bruiser only appeals to a limited bit of the market. We love that bit of the market, and that means we should love the 2014 Chevrolet SS. It’s a rebadged Holden Commodore VF, which means it has a 6.2-liter LS3 motor up front and the driven wheels planted out back.

Sounds like a recipe for Hooniversal success… but is it? Hop on down to find out.

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Project Civic Si(gh): The kids are alright

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Is that not a wonderful photo?

That is a merry band of high school students getting their hands dirty and learning how to wrench on a car. Some of them are elbow deep in my Honda Civic, because it needs a bit of work as you all know. Actually, it needs a tiny bit more than I originally thought, and you can see why after the jump.

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