Author’s Note: This piece was written prior to the reprehensible and cowardly terrorist attack that took place during the overall abhorrent events in Charlottesville, VA. It is not intended as commentary on that event, it was not inspired by that event, it just a piece about some cars I enjoyed driving. If its…
“Yo dude, who have you been writing for lately? Haven’t seen you post anything?”
You see that right there?! That’s the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat ADR. How do I know? Just trust me, I know.
This past week was a doozie. After doing my civic duty on Tuesday morning, I headed “out of reception” for the rest of the day to enjoy driving and shooting the 2017 Nissan GT-R. It was the perfect way to spend what will go down as one of the most shit days in American history.
Ben Collins (aka. The Stig) has pulled off some impressive feats of wheelmanship over the years, but when he says “that’s hardest thing I’ve ever done”, after reaching the bottom of the Inferno Murren, I believe him.
This past week I spent some time with one of the few cars in recent history that is already a classic, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The design of the car has remained relatively unchanged since it debuted in 2005, while the drivetrain and interior have received minor but important updates.
A few weeks back I was among the first to drive the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400, which was exciting because just over a year ago I was among the first to lay eyes on the final concept at Infiniti’s design studio outside San Diego.
This past Friday BF Goodrich invited me down to the Port of Los Angeles to check out the paddocks for the final Red Bull Global Rallycross race. The plan was to get the lay of the land on Friday, take advantage of a special opportunity, and then come back on Sunday to watch the battle for the championship.
In the desert, no one can hear you scream.
I’m going to start sharing four HQ photos every Saturday. Sometimes they’ll go together like these four, sometimes they’ll be unrelated. The idea is that each Saturday you’ll see these photos and be motivated to go take some photos of your own. Sounds fun right?
Why do I visit automotive museums? For the majority of my life the answer would have been easy, “to see vehicles that I can’t see anywhere else”, but that went out the window when I moved to Los Angeles. Between what I might see on the street any given day, and the various meets that happen regularly, there’s no…
I can’t remember the first time someone called me a “glutton for punishment”, but I know that it’s a phrase that’s been directed my way often. Whether jumping down stairs on a skateboard, driving obscenely long distances in a car intended for track use only, or choosing to guard the biggest guy on the basketball court…
I’ll be sharing many more photos from Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille over the next couple of weeks, but for now, these Charles Pozzi Ferrari race cars will have to do.
Boy is it good to be back on Kinja. I’ve been out there getting “paid” to write about “real automotive news”, but that hasn’t been completely satisfying, so here we are, talking about skateboard decks.
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.