Spotted by my aunt in the UK last summer near a train station by Kew Gardens. Continue reading Spotted! Caterham 7, Kew Gardens, UK, August 2010
Spotted in St. Johns Wood, London during April 2009.
Spotted by: Randi P-H
Recently, Ford pulled the plug on the Panther chassis, which underpinned the Crown Victoria and its brothers. Continue reading Barges: What’s the deal?
I’m starting with this car because I learned to drive stick on a ’90 944 S2, so I have a special spot in my heart for it. The 944 was Porsche’s base model back in the 1980s and early 90s. It was very controversial at the time, and, like the Boxster today, was seen as “the poor man’s Porsche.” I can attest to the contrary 100%. The 944 is a fantastic sports car with great handling, 50/50 weight distribution, solid power and speed in the upper trims, fairly light weight (2700lbs or so), and a good look and feel to it. Back in its day the upper models would have competed with the likes of the BMW E30 M3, Lotus Esprit, Toyota Supra Mk3 Turbo, etc. Continue reading Secondhand Saint: Porsche 944
When Ferrari announced it was bringing out an entry level model I was not skeptical at all because I love Ferrari, and, in my opinion, they haven’t really screwed anything up since the late 80’s or early 90’s. I want to begin by saying that I do not think Ferrari has screwed up at all here in their making of the car. It was well received by most and from what I have heard is quite a great car. Its folding hard top is surely a plus for road use, which is this car’s purpose. I would not hesitate one second if thrown the keys to a California, and Im sure I would love how it drives. But here’s the thing, I would never buy one and there is a few reasons for that. Continue reading The Ferrari California: Sadly Tainted
Ever since Al Gore’s little film there has been a bit of a frenzied panic going on in many areas, but especially in the car industry. Everyone has sudden obsession with green technology in an effort to save the earth from turning into an igloo in two days time without warning. Now I’m not one of those people who says that global warming is not real, not by a long shot, but the overwhelming majority of people do not actually know anything about what actually it is, and have just jumped onto the panic bandwagon like a bunch of spontaneous, ignorant, morons. This hysteria has become a detriment to much of the automotive industry because it has forced many companies to rush development and quality has suffered. Continue reading My thoughts on the whole Hybrid/Electric thing….
I’m going to start by listing all of the awful things about the Murcielago. It is hard to get in and out of, the driver position is awkward and not straight, the seat pokes you in many places and isn’t very comfortable, it has a small trunk that is almost useless, The steering is really heavy, the car feels absurdly huge, you have to avoid every pothole (expensive fix if you don’t), you have to be careful not to cut turns because you may scrape the car (like in a box truck), the car is cramped, there are blind spots everywhere except directly in front of you, its offensively impractical and vulgarly ostentatious, Its wider than the lane, rearview mirror is useless and only show you the engine, the side mirrors are useless and only show you the intakes for the engine, it is terrible on gas, nothing on the car is conventional or easy, no part of the car is socially acceptable, and because of the money at stake and the blindness, it is a terrifying car to drive and extremely stressful. So what is the appeal then? Continue reading Test Driven: Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640
Chris Harris wrote an article on Jalopnik concerning Ferrari a few months back (see link at below) and it stirred up many people within the world of cars. In short, he criticizes Ferrari for using underhanded tactics with journalists, specifically forcing them to disclose the details of the testing they will be doing so that Ferrari personnel can set the car up specifically for the test and the place it will be conducted in an effort to gain an advantage over the competition. I must applaud Mr. Harris for his courage in writing this article because as a journalist he will almost certainly be “blacklisted” by Ferrari, barring him from ever driving their press cars in the future. It is important to speak one’s mind, Mr. Harris has done a bang up job, and his article is by far the best thing on Jalopnik in recent times.
This is a video by Streetfire.net from back in 2008 on the SSC Ultimate Aero. Such a cool interview and some good highway action with a Lambo Murcielago.
Alfa Romeo Montreal (driven by Michael Caine) vs. a yellow Porsche 911 Targa (driven by a beautiful woman in leather driving gloves). Continue reading My new favorite car chase.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is a fantastic, well-executed supercar for the street. Like most cars in this sector, it is still impractical in many regards, but nowhere near to the degree of the Murcielago. Overall though, it can be quite useable as a second car, that you drive for fun on nice days, because it is practical enough for most basic tasks, and a lot more fun than your other car would be.
My parents caught this car participating in the Israel Day Parade in New York City on June 5th. Of all the cars to see in a parade, an Alfa 8C Spider is probably the one I wouldn’t expect. With only 500 in the world (and only 35 in the country), this is a real treat.
Spotted by: Barbara D and Glenn D