This little mutt is an AMC Spirit AMX, a mini-musclecar from the late seventies with flares n’ white-lettered tires n’ a big ol’ hood decal - and a somewhat lamentable 130hp V8. Based on the Gremlin, it’s a sawed-off runt that few remember. Well you’d remember this one: it’s got a 96-inch wheelbase and a built 401ci… »
Old race cars, model airplanes, trophies, a climbing wall, and even the Indianapolis 500 Oldsmobile Aurora pace car from his first win: it’s good to be Juan Pablo Montoya. Now that he’s won a second Indy 500, we fully expect Montoya to make a few additions to this Miami warehouse full of toys.
Porsche 911 owners are known for their love of two things: the joy of a true rear-engine car, and the popular newspaper puzzle known as Jumble™. Go ahead, ask any Porsche owner. That’s why this Dubai 911-owner must have been so delighted when he got his car back from some bumper repair with a Jumble™-tastic badge. »
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Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. »
I’m pretty sure we have more than our share of typography nerds in our readership, myself included. So when I saw Volkswagen was planning a change to their corporate font, I was interested — VW has been remarkably consistent with their strong typography over the years, so this change better be good! Sadly, it isn’t. »
From the moment the traction control light began flickering during my ascent of the steep grade entry road to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, I knew there would be trouble. Even on street rubber, the wide rear end of the 2003 Porsche Carrera 4S I was driving fought for traction against the stream of water running down the… »
When you take any car on any sort of test drive, you try not to drive it like you’ve never pushed pedals before. Mostly because you’ll just look like a pissboy, but also because It Is Not Your Car. That rule especially applies to something like the Audi RS6, which it moves very quickly. Which means it also collides… »
The US Air Force is shopping around for 54 Kawasaki KLX110L “motorcycles” (dirt bikes) with skid plates, infared lights, and milspec desert tan paint jobs. I mean, awesome. But why? »
Reports are coming in that the USS Arizona Memorial was struck by the USNS Mercy while the massive hospital ship was attempting a docking operation in Pearl Harbor. It’s unclear if the hallowed site was hit by the ship, one of its tugs, or both and what kind of damage occurred, but eyewitness say they heard the ship… »
The great Swede Erik Carlsson, the man who helped establish Saab’s rally career (and the Saab mythos itself) passed away today. »
Australian outfit ARB has a huge catalogue of off-road parts, but they’re probably best known for pneumatic locking differentials. To demonstrate how they work, the ARB crew brings this amazing self-contained off-road obstacle all over the world. »
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson claims he was trying to adjust the track bar in his car because it was too loose, but I know he secretly wanted more of that sweet, sweet oversteer. Johnson once again showed that he is a master of opposite lock in a situation that would’ve sent many other drivers into the wall.