Disclaimer: there is some NSFW language. This car makes you swear a lot, but in a great way!
Rally driver Tommi Makinen won the World Rally Championship four years in a row between 1996 and 1999. For 2001, Mitsubishi made a special Tommi Makinen Edition Evo to commemorate his victories.
The Evo VI was never sold in the US, so this is a very rare car to see stateside. The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN has this and a bunch of other rare cars on display, many of which were also not sold here.
I do have a soft spot for these road-going rally specials. Enjoy!
The details of the McLaren Senna are immense. This may be the most track-focused version of a supercar to-date… to the point where the car is actually illegal for road use in Race Mode.
It’s a badass car for badass people who live badass lives. People who will walk out of Starbucks with a big straw in a small iced latte, J-walk to their car across the street, and drive off in Race Mode right in front of a cop. Hell yeah, unlike airflow, society can’t hold this thing down!
When it comes to old cars on YouTube, Roadkill’s ability to either make or break cars is second to none. They either go off with flying colors, or fail so spectacularly that words cannot describe what happens. Luckily, it’s all on film. Their “Disgustang”, a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 that had floors made more of rat droppings than steel, is back in action today as they attempt to drive it 1,300 miles from Los Angeles to a rally school north of the state line. Watch all the fun right here.
We visited the Philadelphia Auto Show this weekend and there were lot’s of sights to be seen. The exotics displays were as good as they’ve ever been, largely thanks to CF Charities and their friends. The hypercar game was strong, with two Bugattis and 3 very unique American offerings from SSC, Mosler and Saleen, among others. It was insane.
The rest of the show was top-notch too, with many of the latest and greatest offerings were on display. We also got to take a quick spin in the new KIA Stinger GT, and the car made a great first impression.
Enjoy the photos, some are mine and some are courtesy of my friend and co-worker Sam Chun. These are some highlights with plenty more to come.
When it comes to my favorite Roadkill cars, it’s hard to beat the Dodge Super Bee owned by Freiburger or the ’55 Chevrolet gasser aka Blasphemi, owned by Mike Finnegan. The story behind each car is excellent (both built up from a production shell, but sharing few original drivetrain parts), they both pack a variant of the monster 426 Hemi (Bee has a 484 ci, Chevrolet has a 426 with all kinds of goodies), and both look and sound like pure evil unleashed upon God’s green earth. Which one will survive this episode? Which one will fall apart for no apparent (or likely, a catastrophic) reason? Watch below, and find out.