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

I Had A Fun, Foggy Morning...

Ran the Mulholland circuit early this morning in the 370Z Nismo(generously loaned to me by Nissan for a week) and brought some friends along as well. The Z more than held it’s own against the 911, only in the straights was any sort of advantage apparent, in the corners they’re evenly matched except for when the TCS… » 6/14/15 4:20pm 6/14/15 4:20pm

What's Your Most Embarrassing Automotive Story?

We’ve all had that moment when we realize that our mouth hath runneth over or we’ve put ourselves(and possibly others) in a less than ideal situation. People do a whole lot a stupid shit while behind the wheel of a car but that’s not what I’m interested in hearing about, at least not today. What I want to know is what… » 6/13/15 12:00pm 6/13/15 12:00pm

Dear Civic Driver, You Suck.

I can’t put up the video right now due to being in the middle of my work day but I’ll have it up soon so ya’ll can fully understand just how bad this driver was. What you can clearly see is a Civic well over the double yellow into my lane and my hands angling the Camaro away from him. What you can’t see because of the… » 6/08/15 6:00pm 6/08/15 6:00pm

Variety Is The Spice Of Life At Super Car Sunday

I wasn’t planning on taking pictures at Super Car Sunday this morning, I headed there to meet up with some friends to go for a drive. When I arrived it was clear that something was going on because the parking lot was a damned madhouse. I was quickly informed that it was the marquee day for McLaren, something I had… » 6/07/15 5:00pm 6/07/15 5:00pm

Saturday Survivor: 1997 Subaru Outback 

For the love of god somebody buy this thing. $9,450 for a 1997 Outback with 40k mi on it, that is the deal of deals. This thing looks like it was just dropped off by Paul Hogan himself. The white letter Michelins, the blue tweed seats, the rally inspired fog lights, this is the total package! The only downside is that… » 6/06/15 11:00am 6/06/15 11:00am

Oppo First Drive: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR

As I’ve mentioned in the past I’m a huge fan of the 3rd gen Nissan Maxima, you know the boxy yet somehow ahead of it’s time one. This was the first Maxima to have a 4DSC(Four Door Sports Car) sticker slapped on it and in my opinion the only one worthy of wearing it. The 4th gen Maxima was OK but the bloat had begun… » 6/03/15 10:00am 6/03/15 10:00am

Car Spotting & People Watching At Bimmerfest 2015

I wasn’t supposed to go to be at Bimmerfest 2015. I was supposed to be on my way to the high desert for a 3 day camping trip with an Airstream in tow behind the Infiniti QX 80 I have for a week. However a series of unfortunate events led to my chrome rolling dreams being dashed (more on that soon) and I found myself… » 5/26/15 10:30am 5/26/15 10:30am

OK, Now I Think The GT-R Is Photogenic

It was a cool and foggy up on Angeles Crest Highway earlier this morning, perfect conditions for shooting photos of the GT-R. Most of the photos I see of the GT-R are always in urban setting with the car perfectly lit from every angle. My goal was to get out and see if it was at all inspiring to shoot in the wild, I’d… » 5/16/15 8:50pm 5/16/15 8:50pm