This is one of the first superstock drag specials from Chrysler corporation in the 1960s. This was right at the beginning of the horsepower wars where scores between the big three were settled both on drag strips and at stoplights. Dodge put a 413ci (6.8L) V8 in the Dart, a huge engine for what was a midsize car at the time. The 413 put down around 415hp through a 3 speed transmission, allowing this Dart to break many records in sanctioned drag racing. The owner, a lady named Stacy, told me that she drives this car every day, even dropping off her daughter at school in this beast. If that is not cool in this day and age, I don’t know what is. Most parents may roll up with their kids in Prius’ or Accords, and then you see this old drag racer pull up; unreal. This is one of those legendary muscle cars that steals the show, even when surrounded by other incredible things. I was happy to have seen it, and to be able to take some pics of it. I have yet to see another one like it, enjoy the pics of this great car.
An extremely rare spot on Woodward Ave this weekend. Only around 1900 C10 generation Skyline GT-Rs were produced worldwide, and only a small handful of them have found their way to the US. This car took me completely by surprise, but I recognized it as soon as I saw it and kind of just stood there dumbfounded because I had never seen one before. He came back the other way on Woodward a few minutes later and I was able to get these two shots. I never saw him go by again that night so I’, glad I got these pics. Hopefully I will find it parked at some point, and can do a real quality photo shoot. Till then, I’m just happy to have seen it at all. Great car.
It’s no surprise that a car can be a dangerous device. If the speed and momentum isn’t killing somebody swiftly, then the very substances that go in and out of it will do the job slowly from the inside. Many toxic chemicals can be found in the vehicles we use and depend on everyday; if we want to be safe and responsible automobile owners, then it is absolutely vital that we take the proper amount of time to understand them. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a model Lamborghini Aventador made of carbon fiber and diamonds. It costs 3.5 million euros which is funny because the actual Aventador car itself costs only around 300,000 euros, so you could have 11 or 12 real ones for the price of this model. Models are for people who cannot afford the real thing. Something like this is just absurdly ostentatious, and if you ask me whoever buys it should have all their assets seized on the spot and should be forced to check into a mental institution. Look I’m not against spending money in crazy ways, I’m even a little elitist at times myself, but there is a line and this sort of thing way over-steps it.
We were present for the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Because we are not a news site we plan to release our coverage of the event and other shows in a more gradual fashion so that you may savor it just as we did. This will cover a nice overview of the Concours though, stay tuned for some of the more detailed showcases though. It was truly a magnificent show this year.
Since it’s mandatory for a car site to feature Ken Block’s videos, here you go. Its a good one, by far the most theatrical yet. We have also decided to feature the other 3 Gymkhanas, and one good spoof, below so you can see where all of this has come from. In my opinion these videos were much better when he was driving a Subaru, but I’m biased as hell. Enjoy watching.
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Evo Magazine’s Harry Metcalfe rides along in the Pagani Huayra with Horacio Pagani himself. Notice how Mr. Pagani happens to be an absolute savage behind the wheel of his creation, doing unimaginable speeds down little single lane italian back roads. Also check out how the Huayra’s key is actually a small sculpture of the car itself. This is just incredible, everything about the Huayra is just awesome, and listen to that twin turbo V12!!! This shows exactly what I was talking about in my recent article on Pagani, everything is a masterpiece.
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Main Street in Motion is a free promotional event put on by GM where anyone can come test drive their cars and some of their competition on a closed course. It is a bit of an automotive traveling circus that travels to cities all over the country. As I said it is completely free, even the refreshments, so all you have to do is sign up online and go to the event to take part. Al and I went to their recent event in Philly, here is what I have to say about it. Read the rest of this entry »