Oh, So That's How Shifting Works In Movies

The other day we revealed the secret to shifting in the Fast and Furious movies. Fascinated, I decided to investigate this further, and found that while the Fast and Furious franchise obviously required something a bit more robust, there actually did appear to be a special version of manual transmissions used in… » 5/04/12 12:30pm 5/04/12 12:30pm

Automatics Closing Fuel Economy Gap On Manuals; Engines, Electronics…

In a stringer piece for the Detroit News » 8/20/08 10:20am 8/20/08 10:20am, Rex Roy makes the observation that automatic transmissions are finally beginning to catch up to stick shifts in fuel economy. While we say "it's about damn time," considering automatics make up more than 90% of the US new vehicle market, we simultaneously lament that same…

Jaguar XJS-C, The Car For Small Town Closeted Gay Voyeurs

We're really starting to like Stick Shift, Vanity Fair's weekly gay car blog. It explains to us the intricacies and variations of the gay psyche in a language we can understand: cars. Take, for instance, that really nice middle-aged guy who runs the local antiques shop. He's always inviting you and your teenage… » 8/08/08 1:40pm 8/08/08 1:40pm

The Gang That Couldn't Find First: Carjackers Thwarted by Stick Shift

What's wrong with society when carjackers can't even work a stick shift and third pedal. Do they want the world just handed to them? It's true. Two teenaged carjackers from Georgia fulfilled their charter, jacking a guy's car outside a pizzeria. But when one of them jumped behind the wheel and saw that strange, floppy… » 6/21/07 7:32am 6/21/07 7:32am