Peter Egan on the Overwhelming First Step of a Major Car Restoration

“Yours truly, the car medic who can detect a pulse when all others see only bleached bones with arrows through an empty rib cage out on the lonely prairie.” That’s how Peter Egan describes himself in this Side Glances column, “Girding Oneself for Battle With the Restorable Car.” »8/21/15 2:00pm8/21/15 2:00pm

Go Inside Cadillac's Monster ATS-V.R Race Car

I’m an unapologetic fan of the Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3-spec racer. It’s my favorite car on the Pirelli World Challenge grid, partly because I like the street ATS-V and partly because American racecars running against vastly more expensive European competitors is one of our proudest traditions. (Also, that batshit crazy … »8/02/15 12:41pm8/02/15 12:41pm

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: A Glorious 640 HP Exercise In Overkill

I’m coming into this review pretty conflicted. Not about the car — the new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is an extremely impressive vehicle, and I’ll cover why in plenty of detail — I’m conflicted about what this car actually means both to Cadillac and to us Americans, as people. It’s not bad, necessarily — well, here, we’ll… »7/31/15 1:30pm7/31/15 1:30pm

My Dinner With Cadillac Product People And Engineers

I just got back from Wisconsin, where Cadillac brought me to try out their new CTS-V on the track at Road America. I also stayed in a hotel owned by a toilet company that would make a great fetish hotel if you had a thing for golf caddies. While there, I was lucky enough to dine with some Cadillac folks, and ruin… »6/12/15 4:50pm6/12/15 4:50pm

Why Mad Men was secretly the best car show on TV

My favorite moment of the Mad Men finale, and probably of the show in its entirety, was over within the first minute of last night’s episode. It was the perfect farewell to the Don Draper that went unnoticed by most, but that you and I knew as a member of our family: Don Draper, the secret gearhead.
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