Spotted! 2011 Shelby Mustang GT500, Greenwich, CT

Mustang GT500

Brand new Shelby Mustang in the best color combination possible for this car!  Continue reading Spotted! 2011 Shelby Mustang GT500, Greenwich, CT

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Art of the Automobile: Can cars be “art”?

Sergio’s Masterpiece by Tom Montanari

In order to discuss this question we must first have a definition of “art” itself. The definition of art is largely personal will vary between individuals to some degree to be sure. There is some consensus though. “Art” consists of a deliberate action that is meant to evoke an emotional or sensual response, or meant to convey a message from the creator. It is a medium with which people may express themselves, and can really be anything at all. The factors defining “art” exist more in the reasons for doing something than the actual tangible result of such an action. This is because the motivation of the artist is what will ultimately determine the potency of their work’s effects on others.    Continue reading Art of the Automobile: Can cars be “art”?

Cars 101: “Understeer” vs “Oversteer”

Both occur at the handling limit of a car under hard cornering.

Understeer: the front of the car loses grip and the car will not seem to be able to turn enough.

Oversteer: the rear of the car loses grip and the car fishtails or will spin around. It will turn too much. Continue reading Cars 101: “Understeer” vs “Oversteer”

Test Driven: Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Me before my drive in the Gallardo

This winter, I was unbelievably fortunate and had the chance to drive my first Ferrari and my first Lamborghini back-to-back on the racetrack. What ensued was an unbelievable experience. My review along with more pictures, videos, and sounds are just one click away. Videos may be NSFW due to language.   Continue reading Test Driven: Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Test Driven COMPARISION: 2012 Ford Focus SE Sport vs. 2011 Mazda3s Sport vs. 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Since when did compact cars become so interesting?  Back in 2009, if you wanted something good in the compact class, you bought a Honda Civic or Volkswagen Jetta, and no one was the wiser.  But now, other brands have stepped in, and the pickings are, evidently, worth a serious look.  On a random day in April, I decided to drive three new compact cars, all of which are significant in their own right. Continue reading Test Driven COMPARISION: 2012 Ford Focus SE Sport vs. 2011 Mazda3s Sport vs. 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS

The ZR1 is a fantastic rip off…yeah, I said it.

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The ZR1 is undoubtedly the most bad-ass ‘Vette since we were still fighting in Vietnam–that much is clear. But why on earth would anyone actually buy one? This may seem like a stupid question, but I have a rather non-canon take on it that many will surely disagree with. But, I’m going to say it anyway.    Continue reading The ZR1 is a fantastic rip off…yeah, I said it.

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