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A Gated Manual Changed My Life!


You know on Game Of Thrones when Ygritte says “You know nothing Jon Snow”, and then walks off leaving the man completely humbled? Well, that’s how I felt every time I contemplated the fact that I had never operated a vehicle with a gated manual transmission. How am I supposed to even call myself an enthusaist if I… » 8/19/15 1:30pm 8/19/15 1:30pm

Used Car Buying Tip: Don't Trust Your Own Eyes 

As some of you may remember, I’m still in the market for a vehicle. I sold my S4 Avant back in April and have been driving my girlfriend’s Mk VII Golf should my bicycle prove to be an inadequate mode of transportation. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve had a few vehicles graciously loaned to me by various manufacturers during… » 8/18/15 3:30pm 8/18/15 3:30pm

Listen To 70s Gold While You Learn About The '74-'76 Mercury Cougar XR-7

At the dawn of the Malaise Era, when every other automaker was downsizing their platforms, one automaker dared to be different. Those rebel bastards where the folks at Mercury and the 3rd generation is their rolling middle finger to the establishment. » 8/17/15 6:09pm 8/17/15 6:09pm

Watch "The Art Of The Car Chase" Right Now

Not the first time someone has cut together a number of the most known chase scenes ever to grace the silver screen, but “The Art Of The Car Chase” is the best I’ve seen it done. Great editing choices and creative music make this video stand out from the many others that have hit the web over the years. I especially… » 8/13/15 12:55pm 8/13/15 12:55pm

Get Your Inspiration For Submitting To The Jalopnik Film Festival Here


Proponents of the finer things in life and haters of even numbers High Snobiety recently asked auteur automotive filmmaker Chris Kippenberger what his 9 all time favorite car clips were. Then, they harnessed the power of the internet and made the 9 clips available for all of us to watch. Pretty darn nice of them if I… » 8/07/15 12:00pm 8/07/15 12:00pm

A Perfect Saturday Morning @ Period Correct w/ video!


Beautiful, just, beautiful. That’s the only way I can describe this Aventurine Green 993 Turbo. It was by far my favorite car hanging out at Period Correct last Saturday, a title not easily won. In addition to this final edition of air cooled wonderfulness, there were a number of other interesting vehicles on hand, or… » 8/02/15 10:00am 8/02/15 10:00am

The Beautiful Gorgeousness Of A Classic Auto Auction On A Rainy Day

Southern California finally got some rain this past weekend and while it limited the amount of time I was able to spend outside photographing cars, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with what I was able to get. It was one of those times when I really wish I had a good friend to hold an umbrella over me, or at… » 7/21/15 9:00am 7/21/15 9:00am

Tomorrow I'm Going To Drool Over Cars I Can't Possibly Afford... 

To hell with a Maybach, a real baller needs a 1972 Mercedes Benz 600 LWB Pullman Limo. This rolling tribute to opulence is up for grabs at tomorrow during Auction America at Barker Hanger, in Santa Monica, and while I will be in attendance, I won’t be bidding. My financial advisor says that I’m not quite liquid enough… » 7/17/15 5:20pm 7/17/15 5:20pm

Introducing The AutoTempest Blog!

Well here goes, this is what I’ve been working on these past few months whilst trying to maintain a presence here on my beloved Oppo page. Ya boy here done got the call to step up and play some big league ball. Am I nervous? Goddamn right I am. People are relying on me, people are expecting me to be intelligent,… » 7/14/15 1:35pm 7/14/15 1:35pm

A Day At Willow Springs With The Cadillac ATS V Is A Day Well Spent.

In two days, those of us living in the United States will celebrate the independence of our nation and if I could have one car to drive on the most patriotic day of the year, it would be a Hellcat. As for the other 364 days of the year, I’d want to be behind the wheel of a 2016 Cadillac ATS V. » 7/02/15 12:35pm 7/02/15 12:35pm

I've Got A Subaru Impreza SEDAN For A Week, What Do You Want To Know?

I’m back east for a week visiting family and while I’m here I have the pleasure of touring around my old stomping grounds in a fully loaded 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i sedan. Like many other Vermonters, I practically grew up in Subarus and I have a deep attachment to the brand. Watching them rise from the official car of… » 6/29/15 1:23pm 6/29/15 1:23pm