Let’s say you find yourself at a local Cars & Coffee meetup, parked between a perfect vintage Lamborghini Miura and a Koenigsegg something something. You look down to find that you’ve, somehow, driven up in the most mundane, boring shitbox imaginable. There’s still hours left before the Mustangs start killing everybody
Many race tracks host non-racing events on-site to bump up their revenue stream, but Lime Rock Park’s Grand Weekend finally thought to integrate some automotive fun into a music and comedy festival. In addition to all the shows, you can test drive luxury cars and ride along in supercars on the circuit itself.
The 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 is a tire-shredding machine, a little voice in your mind to do a burnout anywhere, any time. That little voice reportedly put a dude in the hospital over the weekend.
Roadkill is now sponsored by Dodge. What’s the first thing they did? They pried a complete 707 horsepower Hellcat drivetrain from FCA’s hands and stuffed it in their ‘68 Charger. That’s the right approach to sponsorship right there.
I’m a fairly car-obsessed 20-something. When I’m not researching ways to fix my own cars, I’m watching videos about cars. I’m no stranger to a shop and I find fart humor quite refreshing, pardon the pun. I’m exactly the demographic that networks want when they launch new car shows. Why, then, do I think they all suck?
Think about how good those videos of crash tests and ridiculous Top Gear and Mythbusters specials do when they just throw an empty car at a wall as fast as they can. Would you be willing to pay to watch someone safely wreck cars for an hour? I would!
For today’s reminder of why we can’t have nice things, watch this dingus peel out of a car show all the way over a curb and into a crowd of onlookers. And hey, look, he managed to cut somebody off in the process. At least we can laugh about it because nobody was hurt, apparently.
Automotive reality television shows have been attempted for decades but have rarely succeeded. These are the ten best ways to make car reality TV shows more watchable.
If you hang around enough car shows, concours, and collector car events, you’ll hear a not-so-subtle tinge of disappointment from the grey-haired population concerning the next generation of car enthusiasts, or lack thereof. As the baby boomers age and enter the sunset years of their lives, it’s becoming more and more…
The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is an event that happens once a year in Connecticut. It seems as if every car enthusiast in the northeast makes the pilgrimage to see and bid on many wonderful vehicles. This makes for a very large and extravagant event. It also makes for a neat parking lot. Thankfully, the rain held…
Plug alert: Last year I worked on a two-hour special called Driving America about how the automobile shaped how we work, live, and play. It’s going to air tonight at 9:00 PM EDT/PDT on the National Geographic Channel. You can come back here around 8:30 PM and we’ll talk about it.
Car culture isn't just made up of famous events that get tons of coverage, there are many lesser-known events that are just as great as the big ones. These are the best you've never heard of.
Cars and Coffee Irvine, the Cars and Coffee, is reportedly getting shut down.
If you have the misfortune of encountering one of these assclowns at your local Cars & Coffee, Concours D'Elegance or wherever, do not engage. I repeat, do not engage.
Car shows are full of very interesting, very dedicated fellow gearheads, with information, stories, and amazing rides you'd never see outside of a meet. And then there are those guys.
We don't need any more contrived reality shows about building and selling classic cars. We need these.
Car shows today are horrifically formulaic. You have the ones where people drive cars and tell you what they're like (hint: they have a hint of understeer at the limit) and you have ones where people tell you how to fix old hunks of junk (hint: buy their licensed car care products). We need some new blood.
It seems to be a tradition around Thanksgiving that a Corvette driver does something dumb and then we have a new video to watch over and over. Well, have no fear, because it's 2014 and Corvette drivers are still doing dumb things. Here's Exhibit A.
Years ago, the Ridgewood Car Show would've been packed with muscle cars. Now you can find some absolutely stunning European classics there.