How The Five Liter Mustang Craze Was Born

This one is funny, because not only did I know all the players, some were and some still are friends. Back in 1987, there was this crazy car magazine, kind of underground called Cars Illustrated. It was everything Hot Rod and Car Craft was not. Cars Illustrated was about low budget guys and not only […]

Dressed for Excess: Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 vs 205 XS

The fantastic thing about my Peugeot 205 XS ownership is that I’ve driven precious few 205s. I’ve spent 22,000 km behind the wheel of mine after I bought it in 2013, and every other 205 I’ve touched has had less power. That’s why it was so interesting to sample a 205 1.9 GTi after all […]

Honda restored a Chevy Apache pickup

Honda makes the Ridgeline pickup. If we’re going to be honest, the unibody Ridgeline is 90% of the truck that 85% of people will need. It certainly capable enough to transport a pair of dirt bikes. So why in the world wold Honda restore a sixty year old Chevy? Because before long Honda sold cars […]

Throwback Thursday: 60 Minutes Visits Lamborghini Circa 1987

“A more elegant weapon from a civilized age” would seem to appropriate for this. In April of 1987, CBS’s Morely Safer headed to Sant’Agata to visit the Lamborghini factory, get a tour and go for a ride in the Countach with the legend Valentino Balboni. A few highlights to look forward to. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. The […]

Classic Moments in Rally: Tommi Mäkinen gets an important phone call

One of the best Finnish motorsport clips doesn’t show any driving. I’m talking about the clip showing a taciturn Tommi Mäkinen receiving a surprise phone call at a British hotel lobby in late November, 1998. The 1998 Network Q Rally of Great Britain was the ’98 WRC season-ender, and Mäkinen was still battling for crucial […]

Bullitt Time: San Francisco in a 2001 Mustang Bullitt; 50 years later

It’s tempting to floor it. Even more so than usual. Every child-like instinct tells me to point the Mustang’s nose over the precipice of Union Street, romp on the gas, and let it fly. If only this was a stunt car. Instead, it’s my daily driver, and I’m not chasing baddies in a sinister black […]

How To Smoothly Display Your Inner Car Nerd With These Amazing Socks

The chances are good that you have a plethora of automotive inspired clothing sitting in your closet right now. it shows off some sort of brand loyalty or cheeky humor. While this is fun for some, a more subtle approach is necessary for others. Lets face it; some of us car fanatics out there don’t have the […]

A Golden (Hour) Opportunity – Ed Roth's Hot Rods at Amelia

While out on the setup day for this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, I happened to stumble across the hot rods of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth being towed in and set up for the Concours. To top it off, it was the beginning of golden-hour, the perfect time of day to capture them in photographs as […]

A Return To Rugged Ridge

The phrase, “It’s a Jeep thing you wouldn’t understand” is one we have all heard, and to a point understand, but have you ever deep dived into the Jeep culture? Even just for a short time? A recent trip to Atlanta to visit Omix-ADA (i.e. Rugged Ridge) gave me a taste. In a fairly short […]