Bikes At the Track

A new experience for me. I got invited out by @dan.robertson to check him out at a motorcycle lapping day, at the always popular (and technically challenging) Calabogie Motorsports Park. I wouldn’t be riding (obviously, I’ve never been on a bike in my life!) but I grabbed my trusty cameras (yes, plural) and took a … More Bikes At the Track

What’s In A Name?

Yeah, I know, it’s a bit of an automotive trope these days. But cars SHOULD have names. A4 is a piece of paper, not a compact sedan, 300 is my threshold for “I can buy this toy without discussion” not a fullsize sedan, and 124 is… someone who can’t count?

The Totally Stolen From Somewhere Else “CrapCarGarage”

So, we’re all enthusiasts here, and we all get our ideas from the community around us, the material we read, and the ideas that spurs – I’m no different. And as you may have guessed, The Truth About Cars is one of my daily fixes. Recently they started a series called “Crapwagon Garage”, each article … More The Totally Stolen From Somewhere Else “CrapCarGarage”

The Name Game

So, Ford is bringing back the Ranger and Bronco (both midsize Body-on-Frame, one a truck, one an actual 4×4 SUV, rather than softroader/CUV). Mitsubishi is bringing the name “Eclipse” back, but not as a hot coupe, but a compact CUV (Eclipse Cross). And that’s the point at which TTAC asks what else? Does it make … More The Name Game

The Hayabusa Effect

Good grief. I disagree with [Jack] Baruth on a lot these days, but this? THIS IS 100% what I see in the automotive community. Where 5, 6, 7 second 0-100km/h is “slow”. “I’d warned Creighton about the Hayabusa Effect prior to his Hellcat purchase. It’s a phrase I coined many years ago after meeting a … More The Hayabusa Effect

Beer Season! Car Season! Beer Season! Car Season!

Never fear, there’s more car-oriented things to come, but this week has been oddly interesting here at the ‘wrench. You all know this is a “we’d be doing it anyway” kind of thing – we appreciate the listeners, but we’re car guys, through-and-through, and we’d be having these conversations anyway.  And I’ve (Mark here) always … More Beer Season! Car Season! Beer Season! Car Season!