Amazing attention to detail on this scale-model build of a Mercedes-Benz Evo wagon

evo wagon scale model

The skill of others that exists out there in the world is truly wonderful. Case in point; I just discovered a YouTube channel called The Scalemodeling Channel. Here, you’ll find endless videos of amazingly detailed scale builds. A perfect example of this is seen in the video below. The builder starts with parts from a […]

Drive Your Heroes: An E30 M3 Race Car on Track is a Wonderful Thing

bmw e30 m3 on track

Getting emotional. It’s just a thing that happens now. Maybe it’s my age, my brain, or some medication. But in some moments, my eyes get a little wet. This life is better than I deserve, and I don’t know why I have it. My superstition is if I don’t acknowledge it, embrace it and be […]

This VW Touareg V10 TDI has been turned into an off-road beast

darkside developments v10 tdi

For some reason yesterday, the topic of the Touareg V10 TDI popped up in my world. I drove one once years ago, as it was the 2nd press vehicle to which I’d ever been given keys. It made an impact on my brain and I definitely still think about it. I know it wouldn’t be […]

Electric Trucks: Which one would work best for you?

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The Rivian R1T is available for sale right now. Ford’s all-electric Lightning is very nearly here. And the Chevrolet Silverado EV will land in showrooms sometime in the middle of 2023. If you were angling for electrified pickup action in your driveway, which one would you be choosing? Of the three, it seems the Rivian […]

The Morgan Plus Four CX-T seems stupidly brilliant

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

It’s definitely a trend of the last few years to take a road car and set it up for off-road adventure. People have been doing that for decades, of course, but the idea of “safari-ing” a vehicle has certainly gained in popularity as of late. Even automakers are taking this approach at the factory level. […]

Watch Garage54 flip their Lada on purpose

garage54 lada flip

Garage54 is a glorious corner of the Internet. It’s where a team of mad wrenches and fabricators in Russia attempt to do all sorts of stuff just to see if they can. From making wheels out of gears and using super glue as a head gasket to building an 8-wheeled Fiat and more, the Garage54 […]

Harry Metcalfe walks through the fixes/upgrades on his gorgeous restored Jaguar XJC

harry metcalfe jaguar xjc

The Jaguar XJC is a gorgeous car. The pillarless coupe has an excellent stance with its slightly raked nose, fender haunches, and open-air cabin feel. And automotive journalist legend Harry Metcalfe has got a damn good one. He’s been sharing a number of videos on the car as it’s gone through a full restoration. And […]

Introducing the #Dadburban – 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Premier

Dadburban - 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Premier

We are a four-kid family. I campaigned for a while to get a full-size van after we realized that our 2008 Sequoia was not quite big enough. We settled on the “Dadburban”, a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Premier, last spring. It is not the ideal off-road Suburban since it is not a Z71 trim, but it […]

Volkswagen Off-Road Racing – Past and Future

Volkswagen’s have been racing in the desert for decades. Juiced-up Baja Bugs are amazing at dispatching dirt with barely any horsepower. VW is still playing in the dust, but now it’s bringing out machines from its electrified future. The automaker invited me to Johnson Valley to try out a 1969 VW Beetle and a pair […]

Infiniti QX50 and the Nissan VC-T variable compression ratio engine

Decades ago, variable valve cam timing became a thing and is now present on most gasoline engines. Sometime after that, we went away from the distributor and adopted direct ignition systems that allow for multiple sparks during one power stroke. Direct injection was another big thing, allowing a precise amount of fuel injected directly into […]