I’m about to ask you to read a little over 1,500 words, so I’ll keep this introduction brief. Prior to spending a week with this Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl Challenger Hellcat, I had only driven one at Willow Springs for all of 5 laps. I had just gotten out of a Viper GT and before the Viper I had been in a Charger…
This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, so get out there and play with your toys. If you don’t have any toys, make a new friend, and see if you can play with their toys. I haven’t been on a motorcycle for two years, so I won’t be hopping on this Ducati 1299 Panigale S, but I think the Challenger Hellcat…
When _______ reaches out to you last minute, and asks if you’d like to come down to the Long Beach Grand Prix, there’s really no choice but to say yes. Not because you want to stay on their good graces, but because you know lots of people would kill for such an invite, and on some level it’d be insulting to them not…
How many life changing experiences have you had? Were they related to a place, person or thing? At best, a life changing experience is a combination of all three, and at worst it’s dependent entirely upon a thing.
Last week I made my way to Dana Point, which despite being just 66.9 miles from my apartment in Venice, took me nine hours to do. The details of my arduous travel day are inconsequential, all that you really need to know is that I went above, and beyond to get there so that I could drive the 2017 Cadillac XT5.
I don’t own a Porsche, but thanks to the folks at Dietz Motorcraft and Stuttgart Automotive, I now a piece of one. More on that later, for now I’d like to share some photos, and thoughts with you related to my experience at what I would consider the best kind of automotive community gathering.
What do people shopping for a new vehicle these days value the most? Is it power? Nah, most vehicles are within striking distance of of one another thanks to turbocharging running rampant.
I’m a bit of an odd position here, in that everything that can be said about this car has apparently already been said. Truly, I’m not sure what angle I’m going to take on this thing, so as not to simply regurgitate the words of my peers at the end of the week.
You read that right, the era of classic cars is now over.
I can’t remember exactly when it started, but one of my close friends recently started calling me “Grandpa Andy”, and he’s not wrong, he’s just an asshole. Maybe it has something to do with my affection for a good chunky knit cardigan, slip on footwear, or a really peaty scotch. It’s certainly not because I have…
8:00 AM sharp, that’s what time the doors opened. 8:17, that’s what time I arrived, and by 8:30 I was already reeling from the amount of gorgeousness that lay before me.
I needn’t go on about the performance prowess of this vehicle. I find the numbers associated with the sixth generation Camaro SS to be among the less important factors contributing to it being a thoroughly enjoyable vehicle.
Being a major player in the automotive media marketplace isn’t easy. PR people are always bugging you to come to their fancy parties, designers want your take on their latest creation, and #brands are constantly hitting you up, begging you to put them in the spotlight.
When I learned that I’d be getting the top of the line Escalade for week, a number of story ideas flooded my head. I could notify all my friends that I had it, and spend the better part of the week trucking them around to events, that would give me a good idea of its practicality. I contemplated a quick trip to Vegas…
This morning I left cool and soggy Los Angeles for cold and snowy Bozeman, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m up here with Dave Burnett, aka. Puppyknuckles, and tomorrow we hit the road west, bound for Seattle in a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. What model we’ll be in is up to the automotive gods, but if you want to send some…
Got my ass up out of bed early this morning, and headed down to O.C. Coffee & Cars to get some shots of 3 star cars from Spectre. The C-X75 is even more striking in person than I imagined it would be, and it also led me to ask myself how in the hell Dave Bustista fit in there.
Last night whilst enjoying the masterful second episode of FX’s Fargo, I was temporarily inundated with advertisements because I haven’t upgraded to the ad-free experience on Hulu. I know, it’s shameful, but I really need to save every bit of $ possible if I’m going to get myself a Limited Slip Diff for Christmas.
When an invite to Willow Springs Raceway for FCA’s open house popped up in my inbox my first thought was,
Okay, you’re close, you’re really, really close. All you have to do is click the picture above or HERE, and you can read my well researched, definitely not a rant, piece of work over on The AutoTempest Blog.
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado can now be had with a 2.8L Duramax turbo diesel, rejoice oh yee midsize truck fans! Rejoice!