NHRA Cracks Down On The Dumbest Fake Street Racing Show On Television

Several National Hot Rod Asscoation drag racers who appeared on the worst idea for a show ever, Street Outlaws, have been warned that their competition license may be suspended for going on the show. Problem is, several members are still booked to appear on the show and this sudden change in policy enforcement comes… » 2/27/15 6:30pm Friday 6:30pm

The GM IndyCar Aero Kit Looks Like A Big-Boned F1 Car From 2008

The Chevrolet IndyCar aero kit for the DW12 is, uh, angular. Lots and lots of angles and flaps—so much so that it reminds us of the Formula One racers from almost a decade ago. Moreover, we're still not really sure why this is the big issue the series chose to tackle for 2015. » 2/17/15 9:30pm 2/17/15 9:30pm

This Was Top Gear's Finest Moment Of The Past Few Years For One Reason

Die-hard Top Gear fans, such as myself, have been softly complaining for years now. The greatest car show on Earth is still the greatest car show ever, but it hasn't been as great as it once was. Something was gone, but exactly what was missing was a bit intangible. But this past Sunday it returned, for an incredibly… » 2/17/15 4:02pm 2/17/15 4:02pm

Here Are The Four Things You'll Need To Own A Cheap Luxury Car

In my short time writing about cars in this little corner on the internet, I have amassed more than few criticisms about my unorthodox approach to used luxury car buying advice, but the reality is: I'm not simply "lucky," luxury cars can be a great value, and there is a method to this frugal madness, starting with… » 2/10/15 3:11pm 2/10/15 3:11pm

Thanks For Saving My Race Team's Butt, Radio Shack

When my Porsche 944 decides to pull Feats of Bosch and our communications system's parts go missing or fall apart, that usually means a trip to one store: Radio Shack. Count me in with the so-called geeks and nerds who are deeply saddened by its demise. How are we supposed to kludge together last-minute fixes now? » 2/06/15 9:15pm 2/06/15 9:15pm

Why Are Automakers Still Using Race Cars To Sell Street Cars?

Back in the 1950's and 60's automakers took their cars to the track with the mantra of "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." Today, car companies continue to make marketing connections between racing and their production cars, but given the differences in technology and viewership, does it even matter? » 2/04/15 4:10pm 2/04/15 4:10pm

Are Owner's Manuals Still Necessary? 

As gear-heads we are ingrained that when an issue pops up with our car, we consult the owner's manual. That book that sits lonely in the glove-box only to be used by a select few. My 2010 Mazda3 had a problem the other day, and my owner's manual failed me. So I started to wonder if these books should even exist… » 1/27/15 10:52am 1/27/15 10:52am

Bill Auberlen Lays The Verbal Smack Down On Nick Tandy After Accident

Bill Auberlen, driver of the #25 BMW Z4 GTE, let the nice folks on television know exactly what he thinks of #911 Porsche 911 RSR driver Nick Tandy. Tandy collided with Auberlen early in today's race, forcing the BMW to fall behind in order to make repairs to the car. » 1/24/15 6:37pm 1/24/15 6:37pm

You Can't Have A BMW 2-Series With A Manual And All-Wheel-Drive

BMW announced that all-wheel-drive versions of their M cars will be available in the near future. What will most likely not be available with these all-weather performance machines, is a manual transmission. That is because BMW won't sell you what may be their best car in the lineup with 3-pedals and AWD. » 1/16/15 4:40pm 1/16/15 4:40pm

PSA: There Is No Such Thing As A "Spoiler" In Motorsports

Now that Dakar is in full swing and the Roar Before the 24 is coming up fast, it's time for us to post a friendly reminder: there is no such thing as a "spoiler" in motorsports. We're not going to give you "spoiler warnings" on races because that's not a concept that applies to live news. » 1/05/15 5:43pm 1/05/15 5:43pm

Here Are Four Great Reasons Why Luxury Cars Aren't Only For Rich People

When it comes to buying used cars, value is king. You need to know that what you're getting gives the best overall experience per dollar spent. Nowhere can that experience be more robust than in the understated opulence of a modern luxury car - an experience that fortunately is no longer bound to the deep pockets of… » 12/13/14 10:03am 12/13/14 10:03am

Here's Why The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Isn't As Impressive As You Think

Mercedes-Benz makes great luxury super-sedans, and their newly unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600 is no different, touting cutting-edge comforts that your E-class-leasing manager could only dream of. But here's something your boss doesn't know: This $250,000 car is almost completely useless. » 11/24/14 3:21pm 11/24/14 3:21pm

Why Mercedes Having A "Shrink" At Abu Dhabi Is Nothing Crazy

Several tabloids this week have run sensational headlines claiming that the Mercedes Formula One teams have a "shrink" on standby to console the loser of this year's World Driver's Championship after the final race at Abu Dhabi. Here's why they're all a sack of turds for singling Mercedes out on this. » 11/23/14 9:09am 11/23/14 9:09am

Lamborghinis Are The Perfect Cars For People Who Can't Drive

The problem with writing a column with the working title 'the problem with Lamborghini' just before a major motor show is that it doesn't account for the possibility that Lamborghini might unveil its best concept car since the Miura. But even post-Asterion unveil, I think Lamborghini has regressed into being a… » 11/13/14 12:00pm 11/13/14 12:00pm