Jack Baruth to Miata haters: your argument is invalid because ND

It's the tiny elephant in the room: the legitimacy of the Maza Miata's man card. Is it forged, or authentic? Are roadsters still manly? Does anybody really care after driving one? Moot points, says Jack. The new Miata is fit for a man, and you're wrong if you disagree. » 10/08/14 10:53am 10/08/14 10:53am

Don't fall prey to the sinister myth of the affordable supercar

At some point, the stuff of your dreams (and if you're here, those dreams might just have side strakes and NACA ducts) gets old. One day, the all-conquering hero of yesterday's car rag crosses the depreciation threshold of your average income, no matter how many posters filled bedroom walls or pre-driver's license… » 8/28/14 11:32am 8/28/14 11:32am

Engine Swap Of The Day: NASCAR-Spec Chevy Small-Block In Mazda RX-7

We're not saying we don't like the Mazda Rotary, but it's hard to say anything bad about an RX-7 that can spin the tires in fourth gear. Jack Baruth, aka ViergangFuchs » 11/07/08 11:00am 11/07/08 11:00am, ran across this 543-horse beast when he stopped by Matt “Tinman” Johnston's shop to pick up his new NASA Neon ACR (the previous one having been…

In Defense Of Brightly Colored FWD Cars

Jack Baruth over at the many-coloned Speed:Sport:Life » 10/22/08 4:00pm 10/22/08 4:00pm, which brought us the challenge, is at it again with a tirade against those who eschew FWD and brightly-colored cars from the . Baruth is the proud owner of both a vintage Porsche Lime Green , which is as bright as they come, and a red , which is both bright and…

24 Hours of Lemons Winner Trades Roles With Chris Bangle

That's right, folks- rumor has it that Jack Baruth, journalist, member of the winning team at the Flat Rock 24 Hours of LeMons, R8 driving instructor to yours truly, and our very own ViergangFuchs, will be swapping lives with controversial BMW designer Chris Bangle, as part of a new reality-TV series entitled Wait'll… » 1/15/08 4:00pm 1/15/08 4:00pm