Top Gear Season 19, Episode 1: Video Open Thread

The world's most popular British serial motoring program just debuted and we know you're anxious to talk about it so we've created an open thread for you to do just that. Of course, we're referring to Top Gear Season 19. While you now only have to wait a week to see it on BBC America, we understand a week is still too… » 1/27/13 8:47pm 1/27/13 8:47pm

I Drove An Ariel Atom Killer Built From Spare Parts

Bits of rubber and gravel rocks are pelting me. The January cold is mercilessly whipping me from head to toe. Tears are streaming down my face. All of the sudden, that Top Gear episode where Clarkson has his face ripped off by an Ariel Atom is profoundly less funny. I'm riding shotgun in one of the wildest vehicles… » 1/27/13 3:00pm 1/27/13 3:00pm

How Americans Came Close To Getting The Slick Opel Calibra

Last week when I was looking at 90s coupes, I came across one that Americans never had the chance to get – the Opel Calibra. A successor to the Opel Manta that Americans once got through Buick dealerships, I began to realize it was a shame we never got to have this. Weirder, considering it shares a lot of underneath… » 1/27/13 2:00pm 1/27/13 2:00pm

A Day With A Ford Raptor Put The Biggest Smile On My Face

My usual qualifier for a good car is whether or not it constantly puts a smile on my face. This means I like a lot of cars that are, on paper, bad choices. A Nissan Altima has never made me smile, nor has a Chevrolet Cruze –- yet both are cars I'd recommend to people looking in those respective segments if they want… » 1/27/13 12:00pm 1/27/13 12:00pm