[ originally published 10/19/09 | updated 01/01/18]
Continuing a brief series on change…
What does the future hold for gearheads? Two things immediately come to mind—EVs and self-driving technology. Both of which tend to rub gearheads like us the wrong way, but I worry some of us are at risk of missing out.
(That’s not a typo, by the way.)
December 28, 2017. Josh Mead, co-founder of Adventure Driven Design, becomes the first person interviewed for The Gearhead Project. The plan was simple. I wanted to find out more about how he and Adam went from being a couple Mitsubishi Montero-loving gearheads to gearhead entrepreneurs.
Did the idea just come to them? When? Where? How?
Did they take action immediately or take their time? Why?
Did they even take the idea seriously the first time? [Read more…]
[ Originally published 10/31/10 | republished 01/04/18 ]
If you really want to get to know someone, grab a couple-a cold beers and hike up a steep, deeply rutted, forest road crawling with scorpions in almost complete darkness and see what they have to say, isolated on the summit overlooking civilization—ideally after a long, hot drive up similar roads earlier in the day.
Here’s to starting over.
If not from scratch, from wherever you can—as best you can. [Read more…]
[ originally published 10/13/09 | updated 10/13/17 ]
#3: There will always be someone who has it better.
#4: For every smokin’ hot car you see, there’s a gearhead sick of its shit.
Number Four, there, is adapted from something Dino once told me. He was talking about girls.
(And that’s NOT the Number 3 we’re talking about today, by the way.) [Read more…]
[ originally published 10/12/09 | updated 10/12/17]
Sympathy for the devil.
Lemme tell you about my friend Dino, aka DarkOne.
When I launched Gearbox Magazine back in 2009, Dino was the first person I sought out for an interview. He ran the forum that taught me pretty much everything I know about cars and automotive performance—and became family over the years—2GNT.com. [Read more…]
First things first.
While DSMs are—absolutely—known for their turbocharged, all-wheel-drive reputation, that does NOT mean any Mitsubishi-made car from the 90s available turbocharged with all-wheel-drive is a DSM. [Read more…]
Here’s an email I sent to Deanna a couple weeks ago. I literally copied and pasted this here, added a picture of President Not Sure, and bolded a few lines here and there. I’m pretty stoked.
Forget the new year’s resolutions this year. Do something simpler. Do something that works. Do three words instead.
Are you ready for the return of Gearbox Magazine?
I am. Kinda. Okay, so I’m shitting bricks. I’m terrified. [Read more…]
After a nearly two year hiatus, I’m pleased to announce the return of Gearbox Magazine! We’re officially re-launching in January, but expect to resume publishing in December. [Read more…]
I’ve already mentioned living on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Riding the 3-wheeler, getting bit by the same dog twice, Dad’s brand new Chevy conversion van – the one stolen/repo’d our first week in Detroit. What I didn’t mention was Fort Bliss was where my brother and I had our first run-in with a Volvo. [Read more…]
It’s been over two months since the last time I published anything here.
Could this be the end of Gearbox Magazine?
Part of me says yes. Part says no.
The second half of my first grade year took place in Seattle, Washington. I’ve never lived in a more interesting neighborhood than I did there. I asked my mom if she remembered the address so I could Google Street View the place. All she remembered was “Magnolia” and the street was “a number of some kind.” (Hey, it’s been 30 years.) [Read more…]
If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve shifted towards more storytelling here lately. I’m trying to post more often; working on my gearhead autobiography. [Read more…]
(Reminder: This is a rough draft.) [Read more…]
And airplanes. Not so much boats and motorcycles, though I’ve always admired them from a distance. Chalk it up to one of those things where you know you’d probably love it and have even less time and money to spend on yet another interest. [Read more…]