A commonly held idea in car culture is that “German reliability” is as oxymoronic as a diarrhea-free Chipotle burrito bowl. “The most expensive car I can ever buy is a cheap German,” people say. To prove them wrong, I bought a broken BMW 540i and planned to have someone other than me fix it, as I had other things to…
This is the Lamborghini story like you’ve never heard it before: from the son of Ferruccio, Tonino Lamborghini, the kid sitting at the dinner table.
Life is too short to drive boring cars. But when you drive a car that’s rare, old, bizarre, poorly designed or just downright atypical, your trips may not always go smoothly.
This is possibly the most brave car story I have heard told on the Internet—how one owner came to appreciate the most hated car of modern times. This is a story of love and a PT Cruiser.
Prince Michael of Kent is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. And despite me driving on the wrong side for only the second time in my life, I found myself chasing him and his guards with an SUV. As you do.
In California’s organic-hipster-foodie restaurants, a waiter will tell you what’s not in the food before telling you the two things that are in it. The same could be applied to this rally: It’s not a chance for wealthy men to flaunt their black cards. It’s not a rolling Grey Goose awareness campaign. It’s not a race…
Every year 200 of the most coveted collector cars in the world embark onto the eighteenth hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is home to one of, if not, the most competitive events in the automotive world. After a year long restoration, the Petersen Automotive Museum’s 1939 Bugatti…
Is the new Mustang any good? I should know the answer by now, because I was supposed to drive one today. But then came disaster in the Autobianchi, over and over again.
Last week we asked our readers for their experiences with sex and cars. Aside from some obvious lies (nobody has room to have an orgy in a Miata!), we got some, uh, interesting stories. Be warned: dragoning is involved.
It’s no secret that Steve McQueen loved his automobiles. The late actor is known to have owned some of the coolest cars around. A Ferrari 275GTB, Jaguar XKSS, even a Hudson Wasp graced McQueen’s driveway at one time or another. Now, one of the very last cars he ever owned will sell at Mecum Auctions this summer.Steve…
The other weekend I met a guy who turned a ‘90s BMW from a junkyard special parts car with a bullet hole in it into a somewhat successful track/drift car in 36 hours. What’s the craziest car build story from your life?
I’ve been lucky enough to drive some truly incredible vehicles in the last few years; race cars, Lasers, airplanes– but I still love coming home to my 2005 Acura TL. Yes, I drive a rolling manifestation of middle-management. It’s not sexy, but I promise there are joys in a sensible daily-driver.
Before one sets off on any reasonably long automotive journey, it's important to kick tires and check fluids. However, when you're staring down the barrel of 1,000,000 miles on the odometer, it pays to be a little more cautious. Here's how I made sure that I (hopefully) wouldn't be left stranded in the bad part of…
If you want to see the edge of civilization without going to the desert, look no further than Southern Louisiana. Several versions of apocalypse have come and gone there, so I drove down to True Detective-land to see what these various disasters had left behind. Some of what I saw was beautiful and some wasn’t pretty,…
For those of you lucky enough to never have had this happen, realizing your only car was stolen, stripped, and abandoned feels really, really shitty. However, there are times in life when what you lose in material goods is nothing compared to what you gain in love for humanity. This is one of those times.
Good decisions are made when people plan ahead and account for as many circumstances as possible. Bad decisions are made when people stay up too late, decide that their life needs spicing up, so they arrange to do things that they've never done with people they've never met. I'm not sure which one this falls into.
No, not the video game. This is a story about real life grand theft auto, and it's remarkably sweet.
If your business is restoring and selling old Italian race cars, you end up spending half of your day at home managing emails and researching the classics you're after. That means you also see more of how your kids grow up.