Here’s an interesting little thought experiment. Imagine 3 muscle cars in your garage. Can you name them? Could you tell me year, make, model, and/or trim? You probably could, right? 65 Mustang, 71 Superbird, dat Yenko – something like that. Now imagine 3 pre-war (read: older than 1942) cars in your garage. A little bit trickier, isn’t it?
1.07 BEGINS WITH A VIPER GTS | It was Build Day for issue 1.06 and I woke up to half a dozen emails from someone I didn’t recognize, all with “Viper” in the subject line. Justin Mohney of Detective Coating asked Josh Renzo, said Viper owner and one of his customers, to pass along pictures of his work for his interview in issue 1.06. Josh happily obliged.
I thanked him, also explained my trouble with “Year of the Snake,” and asked if he’d be up for an interview in the next issue. His response? “Sure. What do you need from me?”
I’m excited to announce that, not only did he come through in a pinch with pictures we could use in Justin’s story, he was on top of the questions like a boss. Barely four days after 1.06 dropped,the first story is ready for 1.07. [Read more…]
A growing number of automakers have pure electric vehicles available these days, but EVs are still relatively scarce. And what do we – the gearheads – know about them? They’re expensive. They don’t go very far. They don’t go very fast. Most of them (at least on the American grid) are charged from coal-fired power plants, making them even dirtier than the conventional cars they replaced.
Oh, and they’re driven by tree-hugging hippies who don’t care about automotive performance. [Read more…]
Earlier this month, we showed you what the Essen Motorshow 2006 looked like. Today, we’ll skip some years (four, to be exact), and take a look how the event has evolved. To give a few hints: more classic cars, less bikes, more Opel, more Irmscher, more US classics, and less European classics… [Read more…]