A Look at the Future Brought to You By Auto Racing

Just like NASA's space program, auto racing programs foster inventions and discoveries that eventually trickle down to the public to make our lives better or easier in some capacity. The video below is from the eye of Tommy Milner, a racing driver piloting a Corvette C7.R for the Corvette Racing race program, and was… » 3/31/15 11:53am Today 11:53am

Buy a set of wheels which retain their value such as OE ZHP/CSLs from the E46 M3 and pick up a set of summer tires for $800. If you look around the BMW boards you might even score a complete wheel and tire combo for $1,500'ish and be able to re-sell for near the same price. Win. » 3/30/15 2:22pm Yesterday 2:22pm

The 2015 Automotive Report Card

Almost exactly 10 years ago, I wrote an article on a website I owned entitled "Charting the Horsepower War: Factory Fast Rates Automakers". In a pre-Kinja era, I was amazed to see that Mike Spinelli over at Jalopnik picked it up and reposted it onto the front page. The actual site is long gone, but through the magic… » 3/27/15 12:24pm Friday 12:24pm

To Japan and Back – Goodbye Subaru WRX, Hello BMW 535i

It was only last November that I sold my 2004 BMW M3 to get a 2015 Subaru WRX. Shortly after the purchase I wrote the things I hated about the WRX but what I didn't write about in that article was the straw that broke the camel's back. Just last week I took a minor hit and traded my 2015 WRX in to Sheehy Volkswagen » 3/25/15 5:51pm 3/25/15 5:51pm

The Time I Went to a Top Gear Taping

Well, it's official, Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked and will no longer be part of Top Gear. Sad really, I've spent quite a few years of my life watching the boys cock about on BBC. Here's hoping the Netflix rumors are true and that Hammond and May go along with him. Regardless, this "fracas" got me thinking about… » 3/25/15 12:22pm 3/25/15 12:22pm

Exotics Racing Las Vegas Review

Ever want to strap on a helmet and drive exotic cars really fas…of course you do. Unless you are some sort of hipster and only enjoy driving cars nobody has heard of, pretty much anyone would want to do triple digit speeds in a Ferrari or Lamborghini. We did just that at Exotics Racing out in Las Vegas. Here's how… » 3/17/15 2:44pm 3/17/15 2:44pm

SUCH DEST TRIVE.  M SSSSport WAGON 328i

I peaked in the boss's office this morning (yeah, I have a real job too) and uttered, "How's the Bimmer?" He had dropped it off yesterday because of some error codes being thrown and was curious to hear if the dealership had diagnosed the problem. "It's at the dealer. But hey, I got this sweet loaner car. You should… » 3/13/15 5:45pm 3/13/15 5:45pm

Not Just Another V8 Swapped RX-7

This story was featured over at Speedhunters.com and we felt it was good enough to share. Not to steal their thunder, I'll paraphrase a bit. The below is taken from the article on RightFootDown.com » 3/13/15 12:19pm 3/13/15 12:19pm

Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 Spider Widebody

As far as company names go, you can't get more American than "Liberty Walk", right? Maybe "Baseball Eagle", but that's about it. But you'd be wrong, Liberty Walk is a Japanese tuner of high end autos. And they're batshit crazy, turning pretty much everything they touch into a widebody version. That's cool. Which… » 3/12/15 10:49am 3/12/15 10:49am

Something Sleek and Low, That Way Goes

There I was, on Interstate 66 lamenting my evening commute home when suddenly my eyes perked. What is that? "What IS THAT, BOY?", like I was talking to my dog… if I had a dog. Two cars up ahead there was something low and sleek with wide double row tail lights. I maneuver to the left side of my lane to get a better… » 3/12/15 10:42am 3/12/15 10:42am