What started this whole silliness about an older car with a potential transplant, and modernized suspension and brakes was, the sixties Jaguar MKII. I spent an afternoon watching the coverage of the GoodWood Festival of Speed, and specifically, their historic racing. When you think of historic racing, you think mostly of people taking their babies … More The Project Car Diary, Part 2. I drive a Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag.
I’m not down with all their rules, but… I am actually going somewhere with this. Right now, there’s a corollary going on in the automotive world, as a couple of things continue to happen – they’ve been happening for a good twenty years now – the take-rate on manual transmissions drops, and the efficiency, and … More “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad”
For the last two years, I’ve mused occasionally regarding selling the Genesis Coupe. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I still enjoy it immensely. But I yearn for something newer-to-me, and something that I can feel good having “down” while I do significant work to. At the same time, I want to get a project (maybe) that I can drive … More The Project Car Diary, part 1
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
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?
ed. Well, Colton was going to leave a comment, but it got a little wrong… I mean, long, so he decided it needed a post of it’s own. A rebuttal, as it were. This should be interesting So I’m not saying Mark is wrong… Wait, yes I am. Mark is wrong with his Crap car … More CrapCarGarage: Rebuttal a la Colton
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”
Well, we’re behind again. And after we said, last episode, that wouldn’t happen again. *shrugs* Life happens. And the reality is, it’s family, friends, work, play, in that order. Which is what has gotten on top of us. I’ve had an illness in the family (although things are looking a lot better now, it was … More State of the Union & Cars’n’Coffee Cornwall
So, a friend approached me (a non-car guy, in that he likes cars, but isn’t a change-all-the-things enthusiast) about whether a chip can really add 75hp/100lb.ft. For the record, he has a ’17 VW 1.8T Golf SportWagen with 4motion, and a DCT. It is, in fact, a great little package. I almost bought one myself, … More Tuning, Chips, and MOAR POWAH
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