This is Matt Farah’s L.A.-canyon-spec Fox Body Ford Mustang, about as perfect as a 1980s Mustang can be. As is only appropriate, here it is shot by the inimitable Larry Chen using film equipment of the day.
“Great car TV?!” you might be (rudely) exclaiming. “With no Top Gear or The Grand Tour?” you may ask, still being kind of hurtful. But yes, following our own Jalopnik show, Car vs. America, premiering on Fusion last night (which you can watch online here), our /DRIVE friends also return to TV tonight!
Buying a powerful, low-slung two-seat “sports car” specifically to sit in traffic seems a little odd. Or is it actually an excellent idea?
Gosh those where good times. One of my all time favorite cars that I’ve owned was my 2005 Subaru Legacy GT wagon, I’d even go so far to say that it was one of the best Subarus the brand ever made. Our friend Matt Farah got behind the wheel of one in his most recent One Take video series and he had a few glowing…
The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is one of my favorite cars. These days, you can’t really get one for less than an obscene amount of money. Matt Farah at The Smoking Tire got to drive one, that bastard. And then I realized that I have more in common with him than I thought.
Brandon from Tucson is doing it right, and the rest of us need to make major changes to our lives. That’s because apparently Brandon bought this sexy, red, luxurious, 4.4-liter V8-powered BMW 740iL for only $1,250, and proceeded to slam the hell out of it.
When I first saw that a shop in Florida had yanked the low-slung flat-six out of a Porsche Cayman and stuffed in a tall 5.0-liter Ford Mustang V8, I wondered if the car’s handling might be compromised. But now my musings have been answered by Matt Farah and some badass canyon roads.
The old adage that goes “Better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow,” is especially true for the little Mazda2. Because light feet and low power makes for a really, really good time. Here’s how much more fun it can be with some tweaks.
There are exactly two types of TV shows about cars: sensationalized “build” dramas set to slow-motion footage of sparks, and Top Gear knockoffs. The latter “boy’s trip” motif tends to be a little more bearable so I’m excited to see what my friends have in store for the third season of /Drive on NBC Sports.
Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire and The Drive took a Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode canyon carving in his latest One Shot review, and then he decided to let the car’s Autopilot driver assistance software give it a go. So how did it manage?
If you want to get a perfect drift shot like the one above, it’s easy! You just need a few things.
The Ford Model T was once the most popular car on the planet, so you’d think that it would be easy for a novice to operate. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Depression from a recent loss is no laughing matter. Do you feel like nothing even matters anymore because you’re a washed-up, has-been failure? Did your Mustang lose to someone’s garbage boosted Civic? Matt Farah is here to help. Try the revolutionary Mitsubishi Eclipse and turn that frown upside-down.
Matt Farah went for a drive in the first Lotus Evora 400 delivered to America, only to get so surprised by it that he might need to buy one now. And he should.
The Nissan Axxess may have only been brought to the United States for one year, but its relative rarity hasn’t discouraged its owners from making the most ingenious mod ever to the back hatch. That’s right: there’s a toilet.
The Japanese auto industry isn't what it was 20 years ago. The ridiculous performance cars of the 1990s have, with a few exceptions, yielded to staid and respectable sedans and crossovers. Even Mazda, makers of the Miata and some of the most fun normal cars around, doesn't come close to their Bubble Era madness.
You know, my co-worker Travis said something recently that really stuck with me. (Not when he said "Stop selling cigarettes to minors," because he's just jealous my side business is so successful.) It was in his 2015 BMW M3 review, where he basically said you can either have the M3 or the M3 fighter.
Matt Farah is unabashedly in love with the new Range Rover. Hard to blame him, they're a treat to ride in regardless of how hard they are to own. This video has some great dust-throwing against a beautiful desert backdrop, plus a bonus at the end that's a little... different.